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Cymabay Therapeutics Inc (CBAY.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Wills

65 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Sujal Shah

45 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Charles McWherter

64 Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Daniel Menold

49 2017 Vice President - Finance

Paul Quinlan

56 2017 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Pol Boudes

62 2014 Chief Medical Officer

Klara Dickinson

52 2019 Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer

Robert Booth

65 2016 Independent Director

Carl Goldfischer

60 2003 Independent Director

Caroline Loewy

53 2016 Independent Director

Evan Stein

72 2016 Independent Director

Paul Truex

50 2016 Independent Director

Kurt von Emster

52 2009 Independent Director

Robert Weiland

59 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Wills

Dr. Robert James Wills, Ph.D. is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Board of the Company. Dr. Wills has been a member of our Board since March 2015 and Chairman since October 2015. Dr. Wills was elected to the Board because of his extensive and significant experience over more than 35 years in the pharmaceutical industry, including preclinical and clinical research and development, business development and strategic partnering. Dr. Wills served in a variety of executive roles for Johnson & Johnson, or J&J, a medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer goods manufacturing company, from December 1989 to February 2015 and recently served as Vice President, Alliance Manager where he was responsible for managing strategic alliances for J&J’s Pharmaceutical Group worldwide since 2002. Prior to this, Dr. Wills spent 22 years in pharmaceutical drug development, 12 of which were at J&J and 10 of which were at Hoffmann-La Roche Inc. Before assuming his role as Alliance Manager at J&J, Dr. Wills served as Senior Vice President Global Development at J&J where he was responsible for its late stage development pipeline and was a member of several internal commercial and research and development operating boards. Dr. Wills is a member of the Board of GTx, Inc., where he serves as Executive Chairman and Chair of the Scientific and Development Committee. He is also a member of the Board for Parion Sciences, Inc. Dr. Wills holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and a M.S. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Texas.

Sujal Shah

Mr. Sujal Shah is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Shah has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since November 2017. Prior to that he served as our Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2017 to November 2017. From December 2013 to March 2017, Mr. Shah served as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that he served as a consultant and acting Chief Financial Officer for us from June 2012 to December 2013. From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Shah served as Director, Health Care Investment Banking for Citigroup Inc., where he was responsible for managing client relationships and executing strategic and financing related transactions for clients focused in life sciences. From 2004 to 2010 Mr. Shah was employed with Credit-Suisse, last serving in the capacity as Vice President, Health Care Investment Banking Group. Mr. Shah received a M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University—Tepper School of Business and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University. Mr. Shah currently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the Chemistry Life Processes Institute at Northwestern University. Because of his extensive experience executing strategic and financing transactions both as an advisor and as an operator in the biopharmaceutical industry, his foundational scientific training, and his intimate knowledge of our company, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to the Board.

Charles McWherter

Dr. Charles A. McWherter, Ph.D. is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at Metabolex, Inc. Dr. McWherter has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer since 2013. From 2007 to 2013, he served as out Senior Vice President, Research and Preclinical Development. From 2003 to 2007, he served as Vice President and head of the cardiovascular therapeutics areas of Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. McWherter served as Vice President of Drug Discovery at Sugen, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company acquired by Pfizer Inc. in 2003. Dr. McWherter obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

Daniel Menold

Mr. Daniel Menold is Vice President - Finance of the Company. He has served as our Vice President, Finance since April 2017, and previously served as our Corporate Controller since January 2014. Prior to joining CymaBay, Mr. Menold served as for technology firm Zoosk, Inc., from 2011 to 2013, where he was responsible for the accounting and financial reporting functions and as Controller and Director of Accounting at Affymetrix, Inc. from 2005 to 2010. Prior to 2005, he held accounting and finance positions of increasing responsibility at public and private life sciences and high technology companies in the Silicon Valley. Earlier in his career, Mr. Menold was at Ernst & Young LLP where he was an audit manager and served on audits of life sciences and high technology companies. Mr. Menold received a M.S. in accounting and B.S. in finance from The University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce.

Paul Quinlan

Mr. Paul T. Quinlan is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Previously, he has served as our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since December 2017. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Secretary at TerraVia Holdings, Inc. (formerly Solazyme, Inc.), a biotechnology company, from 2010 to January 2018, where he was responsible for the general supervision of the company’s legal affairs. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Quinlan was General Counsel and Secretary at Metabolex, Inc., and from 2000 to 2005, Mr. Quinlan held various positions in the legal department at Maxygen, Inc., or Maxygen, most recently that of Chief Corporate Securities Counsel. Prior to joining Maxygen, Mr. Quinlan was an associate at Cooley LLP and Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Mr. Quinlan obtained a law degree from Columbia University Law School and a M.Sc. in Medical Biophysics from the University of Toronto.

Pol Boudes

Dr. Pol Boudes is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Boudes has served as our Chief Medical Officer since April 2014. Prior to joining CymaBay, Dr. Boudes was Chief Medical Officer at Amicus Therapeutics from 2009 to 2013 where he was responsible for clinical development, pharmacology, medical affairs, regulatory affairs and quality assurance, and toxicology. From 2004 to 2009, Dr. Boudes was with Berlex Laboratories (which merged with Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals in 2006) where he held the position of Vice President, Global Clinical Development, Women’s Health Care US. From 1990 to 2004, Dr. Boudes held positions of increasing responsibility with Wyeth-Ayerst Research both in Philadelphia, PA and in Europe, with Hoffmann-La Roche, and with Pasteur-Merieux Serums & Vaccines. Dr. Boudes received his M.D. from the University of Aix-Marseilles, France. He completed his internship and residency in Marseilles and in Paris, France and was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Paris. He is specialized in Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases, Internal Medicine, and Geriatric diseases.

Klara Dickinson

Ms. Klara Dickinson is Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer of the Company. Ms. Dickinson has served as our Chief Regulatory and Compliance Officer since January 2019. Prior to that she was our Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Compliance since June 2017. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, Chief Regulatory Officer at Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2014 to 2017, where she was responsible for the general supervision of the company’s regulatory affairs. From 2007 to 2014, she was Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance at Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Dickinson also spent three years at CoTherix, Inc. as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Healthcare Compliance Officer, and held various positions at biopharmaceutical companies such as Scios, Inc. and DEY Laboratories (a subsidiary of Mylan, Inc.). Ms. Dickinson holds a B.S. in Biology from the College of Great Falls in Montana and is certified by the Regulatory Affairs Certification Board.

Robert Booth

Dr. Robert F. Booth, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Booth has been a member of our Board since December 2016. Dr. Booth is the Founder and has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Virobay, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since May 2010. He was previously the Executive Chairman of ViroBay, Inc. from July 2006 to May 2010, during which time he served concurrently as an Operating Partner and Senior Advisor at TPG Biotech. Dr. Booth is also the Executive Chairman and co-founder of Ab Initio Biotherapeutics and of CuraSen Therapeutics. Dr. Booth was appointed to the position of Adjunct Professor in the School of Medicine at Stanford University in 2016. From 2002 to 2006, Dr. Booth was the Chief Scientific Officer at Celera Genomics, where he was responsible for leading all discovery and development activities. Dr. Booth served on the board of directors of Pharmacyclics until its acquisition by Abbvie. Dr. Booth was at Roche from 1989 to 2002, in positions of increasing responsibility and was the Senior Vice President and Business Unit Leader for Roche in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Booth was a member of the Global Research Management Team and a member of the Business Development Committee, which oversaw licensing opportunities for Roche. Dr. Booth currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Glialogix, Inc., CuraSen Therapeutics, Ab Initio Biotherapeutics and Virobay, Inc., and in the last five years served on the board of directors of Pharmacyclics, Inc. and CuraSen Therapeutics. Dr. Booth received a B.Sc. and a Ph.D. from the University of London in biochemistry. Because of his more than 25 years of experience in biopharmaceutical companies in Europe and the United States, as well as his extensive and valuable corporate governance and board oversight, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to the Board.

Carl Goldfischer

Dr. Carl Goldfischer, M.D. is the Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Goldfischer has been a member of our Board since August 2003. Dr. Goldfischer was elected to the Board as a result of Bay City Capital’s investment in CymaBay and his in depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Goldfischer is an investment partner and managing director of Bay City Capital, a venture capital firm, serving as a member of the board of directors and executive committee, and has been with the firm since December 2000. His background includes extensive public and private investment and transaction work, as well as clinical trial development knowledge. Prior to joining Bay City Capital, Dr. Goldfischer was chief financial officer of ImClone Systems Inc. Previously, he was a research analyst with the Reliance Insurance Company, helping to establish its portfolio and presence in the health care investment community. Dr. Goldfischer is a member of the board of directors for Epizyme, Inc., and was previously a member of the board of directors of EnteroMedics, Inc., Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Goldfischer received a M.D. with honors in scientific research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College. Because of his more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry as an investor, his financial expertise as a former chief financial officer, and his extensive corporate governance and board oversight, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to the Board.

Caroline Loewy

Ms. Caroline Loewy is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Lowey has been a member of our Board since December 2016. Ms. Lowey is a biopharmaceutical and financial executive with over 25 years of experience in the field. She is a consultant providing strategic advisory services for biopharmaceutical companies. Ms. Loewy has been a board member of PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Aptose Biosciences Inc. since 2018. She was a Co-Founder and served as the Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Achieve Life Sciences, a biopharmaceutical company (acquired by OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2017), from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Loewy has previously held the position of Chief Financial Officer of both public and private biopharmaceutical companies including Tobira Therapeutics (acquired by Allergan Inc. in 2016) from 2012 to 2014, Corcept Therapeutics from 2008 to 2011, and Poniard Pharmaceuticals from 2006 to 2008. Prior to her roles in company management, Ms. Loewy spent 11 years as a senior biotechnology equity research analyst at Morgan Stanley and Prudential Securities. Ms. Loewy has leveraged her experience in the medical arena and financial expertise to benefit those affected by rare disease. She is a founding board member of the Global Genes Project, one of the leading rare disease patient advocacy organizations in the world, and is a member of the National Advisory Council of the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) Center for Rare Childhood Disorders. Ms. Loewy is also a founding board member of the KCNQ2 Cure Alliance, promoting education and research into the rare disorder affecting her son. Ms. Loewy holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MBA/MS from Carnegie Mellon University. Because of her more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and financial expertise as a chief financial officer, as well as her extensive and valuable experience in providing strategic advisory services.

Evan Stein

Mr. Evan A. Stein is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Stein has been a member of our Board since April 2016. Dr. Stein was elected to the Board because of his extensive and significant experience in clinical research and the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Stein is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of LIB Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Stein was on the full-time faculty at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio, from 1977 to 1998 as tenured Professor of Pathology and Laboratory, and remained on faculty as Voluntary Professor until August 2015. In 1988, he founded Medical Research Laboratories, which was acquired in 2002 by Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC. Dr. Stein also founded the Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center in 1988, which was merged into Medpace, Inc. in 2008, where he served as Chief Scientific Officer and director until December 2012 and where he continues to serve as Director Emeritus. Dr. Stein was a member of the board of directors of Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2006 to 2015. Dr Stein has had a number of appointments to the National Institutes of Health since 1986, including the General Clinical Research Centers Advisory Committee, NCEP Lipid Standardization Committee, Data and Safety Advisory Board of the NHLBI Program on Genetics in Hypertension from 1999 to 2003. From 2006 to 2010, he served on the FDA Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Toxicology Advisory Panel. He has received a number of NIH grants including as Principal Investigator of central laboratory for the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) trial. Dr. Stein received his M.D. and Ph.D, from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. Because of his more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry as a research executive, his clinical and laboratory expertise as a tenured professor in academia, and his extensive involvement with national research institutions, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to the Board.

Paul Truex

Mr. Paul F. Truex is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Truex has been a member of our Board since April 2016. Mr. Truex was elected to the Board because of his deep knowledge of, and experience in, the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Truex has served as Executive Chairman of Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Anthera, a biopharmaceutical company, since December 2016. Mr. Truex was a founder of Anthera where he served as Director and Chief Executive Officer from September 2004 to December 2016. Prior to founding Anthera, Mr. Truex was a co-founder and served as a Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Peninsula, from the commencement of its operations in October 2001 until December 2005 after which Peninsula was acquired in a series of transactions by Johnson and Johnson and Forest Laboratories. Prior to Peninsula, Mr. Truex was Vice President of Commercial Development for Versicor, Inc. (acquired by Pfizer) from April 2000 to September 2001. From July 1997 to April 2000, Mr. Truex worked at Eli Lilly and Company where he served in various marketing and sales roles. Mr. Truex obtained his M.B.A. in marketing and finance from Indiana University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Waterloo. Mr. Truex is also a director of Milestone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Milestone, and was the Chairman of Milestone from 2002 to 2016. Mr. Truex previously served as a director of Trius Therapeutics, Inc. from June 2008 until September 2013. Because of his more than 25 years of experience in biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies as an executive, as well as his extensive corporate governance and board oversight, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to the Board.

Kurt von Emster

Mr. Kurt von Emster, CFA is an Independent Director. Mr. von Emster has been a member of our Board since April 2009. Mr. von Emster was elected to the Board because of his in depth knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry where he has been an institutional biotechnology and health care analyst and portfolio manager for 26 years. Mr. von Emster has been a Partner at Abingworth LLP, a venture capital firm, since January 2015 and as Managing Partner since July 2015. Prior to joining Abingworth, Mr. von Emster was a co-founder and Partner of venBio LLC, a venture capital firm, from May 2009 until January 2015. In 2001, Mr. von Emster became a General Partner at MPM Capital, a leading biotechnology private equity firm, and launched the MPM BioEquities Fund, a cross over public and private biotechnology hedge fund. He was the portfolio manager of this fund from inception in 2001 until his departure in 2009. Mr. von Emster’s investment career started in 1989 at Franklin Templeton Investments where he founded and managed several health and biotechnology funds in the 1990s. He is a member of the board of directors of CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc., and is Chairman of SutroVax, Inc. (private). He is a former member of the board of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kesios Therapeutics, Ltd., Cytos Biotechnology, Ltd. (merged with Kuros Biosurgery Holding AG), Facet Biotech Corporation (sold to Abbott Laboratories in 2010) and Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (sold to Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. in 2013), and a former board observer of Acceleron Pharma Inc. Mr. von Emster holds a B.S. in Business and Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Because of his more than 25 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry as a portfolio manager and investor, as well as his extensive corporate governance and board oversight, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to the Board.

Robert Weiland

Mr. Robert J. Weiland is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Weiland has been a member of our Board since April 2016. Mr. Weiland was elected to the Board because of his extensive experience as an executive and general manager in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Mr. Weiland is a biopharmaceutical consultant and served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from December 2017 to January 2019, and as Chief Commercial Officer from April 2016 to December 2017. Mr. Weiland served in a variety of senior executive roles for Baxter International Inc., or Baxter, a healthcare company, from 2009 to 2016, including Vice President – Strategy, where he led the redevelopment of Baxter’s global go-to-market commercial strategy and Vice President, Corporate Development where he headed the corporation’s mergers and acquisition activities. Prior to joining Baxter, from December 2005 to May 2008 Mr. Weiland was Vice President of Operations and Strategic Analytics for Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. From 2004 until December 2005, Mr. Weiland headed the clinical, commercial and operational activities for the surgery business unit of The Medicines Company as its Vice-President and General Manager. Prior to The Medicines Company, Mr. Weiland served for more than 14 years in a variety of senior domestic and international positions at Abbott Laboratories, including Marketing, General Management and Business Development. Mr. Weiland earned a B.S. from DeSales University, Center Valley, Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Because of his more than 25 years of experience in biopharmaceutical industry, as well as his extensive commercial, operational and business management experience in both small and large capitalization companies, we believe he is able to make valuable contributions to the Board.contributions to the Board.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Wills

291,042

Sujal Shah

1,938,020

Charles McWherter

1,792,120

Daniel Menold

857,262

Paul Quinlan

2,961,280

Pol Boudes

1,590,320

Klara Dickinson

--

Robert Booth

173,056

Carl Goldfischer

153,131

Caroline Loewy

176,056

Evan Stein

148,670

Paul Truex

157,503

Kurt von Emster

147,381

Robert Weiland

153,670
As Of  31 Dec 2018