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Cidara Therapeutics Inc (CDTX.OQ)

CDTX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Rocklage

63 2013 Chairman of the Board

Jeffrey Stein

63 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Director

James Levine

44 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Paul Daruwala

47 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Carmen Betancourt

2014 Senior Vice President - Regulatory affairs and quality

Laura Navalta

Senior Vice President - Clinical Operations

Les Tari

Vice President - Discovery Research

Jessica Oien

2018 General Counsel, Secretary

Taylor Sandison

2017 Chief Medical Officer

Daniel Burgess

56 2014 Director

Timothy Franson

66 2015 Director

David Gollaher

2018 Director

Chrysa Mineo

53 2018 Director

Theodore Schroeder

63 2014 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Rocklage

Dr. Scott M. Rocklage, Ph.D. is Chairman of the Board at the Company. He has served as a member of our Board since 2013. Dr. Rocklage joined 5AM Ventures, a venture capital firm, in 2003 as a Venture Partner and became a Managing Partner in 2004. Prior to joining 5AM Ventures, Dr. Rocklage served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, from 1994 to 2003 and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Nycomed Salutar, Inc., a diagnostic imaging company, from 1986 to 1989. Dr. Rocklage has also served in various research and development positions at Nycomed and Catalytica, Inc., a private pharmaceutical company. Dr. Rocklage currently serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Rennovia, Inc., a private bio-renewable chemical company, Kinestral Technologies, a private technology company, Aprea Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company, and Expansion Therapeutics, a private biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Rocklage previously served on the board of directors of Achaogen, Inc., Epirus Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Relypsa, Inc., and VBI Vaccines, Inc., all public biopharmaceutical companies, and Pulmatrix, Inc., a public biotechnology company. Dr. Rocklage holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jeffrey Stein

Dr. Jeffrey L. Stein, Ph.D. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Director of the Company. Since January 2014. Prior to joining us, Dr. Stein was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Trius Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, until its acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2013. Dr. Stein was also a venture partner at Sofinnova Ventures, a biotech venture capital fund, from 2005 to 2010. Prior to joining Sofinnova, Dr. Stein was co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at Quorex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private pharmaceutical company, from 1999 until its acquisition by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2005. He has also served as a Principal Scientist with Diversa Corporation and the Agouron Institute. Dr. Stein currently serves on the board of directors of Great Lakes Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company, and Paratek Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Stein holds a B.S. in marine biology and an M.S. in biology from California State University—Long Beach and a Ph.D. in marine biology from the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Stein conducted his postdoctoral research in bacterial genetics as an Alexander Hollaender Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

James Levine

Mr. James (Jamie) E. Levine is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer of the company. Prior to joining Cidara, Levine held senior executive and Board roles at two biotechnology companies, Sapphire Energy and Verenium Corporation, both of which were focused on the development, manufacture and sale of products for the human and animal nutrition markets. Previously, Levine was a managing director in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs & Co. in both New York and London, where he spent 11 years focused on serving clients in the healthcare and energy industries. Levine holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brandeis University.

Paul Daruwala

Mr. Paul Daruwala is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He was Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Since December 2014. From September 2012 to October 2014 he was the Vice President of the U.S. Viral Hepatitis Franchise (HCV and HBV) at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Before joining Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mr. Daruwala founded Delta Sage, a private consulting practice, in February 2012. From May 2010 to February 2012, Mr. Daruwala served as Vice President of Commercial and Strategic Management for HCV at Vertex Pharmaceuticals where he was responsible for the therapeutic area strategy, marketing, patient services, and a national field team of health care provider support. From 1992 to May 2010 Mr. Daruwala served in a number of roles at Merck & Co., including: the U.S. lead for HCV, Global Lead for Antiviral New Products, Global Lead for the Hospital Antifungal Franchise, and Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning for the Anti-inflammatory and Analgesic Franchise. Mr. Daruwala spent several years in a business development role, leading commercial and strategic assessments which culminated in preclinical through Phase 2 transactions in oncology, infectious diseases, immunology, and metabolic diseases. He started his career in sales, sales management, and managed markets in Merck’s U.S. division. Mr. Daruwala received his degree in pharmacy from The University of Kentucky.

Carmen Betancourt

Laura Navalta

Les Tari

Jessica Oien

Ms. Jessica Oien J.D., is General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. She formerly served as vice president, compliance at Otonomy, Inc., where she developed and oversaw the commercial compliance program and was the legal lead for the commercial business. She served in similar roles at Pernix Therapeutics, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Verus Pharmaceuticals. She provided legal consulting services for a robust clientele of early-stage biotech companies including legal support for numerous collaborations, and research and development programs. Oien also served as senior director, legal affairs at Elan Corporation. She began her legal career as outside corporate counsel at national law firms including tenures at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison and Millbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy. Oien holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from North Dakota State University.

Taylor Sandison

Dr. Taylor Sandison, M.D., M.P.H., has been appointed as Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Sandison has been with Cidara since October 2015. Prior to joining the company, he served as senior medical director at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from July 2014 to January 2015 and then, following Merck's acquisition of Cubist, as senior medical director at Merck from February to October 2015. Dr. Sandison has also held positions at Trius Therapeutics and Novartis Diagnostics, and served as a member of the faculty in the Department of Medicine at both Stanford University and the University of Washington. He received B.S. and B.A. degrees from Dartmouth College, and M.D. and M.P.H. degrees from the University of Washington. He completed residency training at the University of Colorado and fellowship training at the University of Washington. Dr. Sandison holds board certifications in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine.

Daniel Burgess

Mr. Daniel D. Burgess is Director of the company. Since April 2014. Mr. Burgess is currently a venture partner at SV Life Sciences, an investment fund, a position he has held since June 2014. From June 2011 until its acquisition by The Medicines Company in December 2013, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Rempex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company. From December 2013 until June 2014, he ran the Rempex subsidiary of The Medicines Company. Prior to that, Mr. Burgess was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company, from May 2007 until its acquisition by Aptalis Pharma Inc., now a subsidiary of Actavis, Inc., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, in April 2011. From August 1999 to May 2007, Mr. Burgess was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Harbor BioSciences, Inc., formerly Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Harbor BioSciences Mr. Burgess held positions at Nanogen, Inc., Gensia Sicor, Inc., Castle & Cooke, Inc. and Smith Barney, Harris Upham and Company. Mr. Burgess served as a director of Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc. from March 2004 until its acquisition by Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated in January 2010. From July 2004 until its acquisition by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in January 2014, Mr. Burgess served on the board of directors of Santarus, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Burgess holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Timothy Franson

Dr. Timothy R. Franson, M.D., is Director of the company. since March 2015. Since May 2014, he has served as the Chief Medical Officer of YourEncore, an advisory firm focused on global life sciences and consumer health companies. From 2009 until May 2014, Dr. Franson was a Principal of FaegreBD Consulting, a clinical and regulatory pharmaceutical development consulting firm and he currently maintains a relationship with FaegreBD through its strategic alliance with YourEncore. From 2008 until 2009, Dr. Franson was the Founder and President of Franson PharmaAdvisors LLC, a clinical and regulatory pharmaceutical development consulting firm which merged with FaegreBD Consulting in 2009. Prior to YourEncore and FaegreBD Consulting, Dr. Franson was Vice President of Global Regulatory Affairs at Lilly Research Laboratories, a part of Eli Lilly and Company. He joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1986. Dr. Franson also currently serves as the President of the US Pharmacopeial Convention which establishes drug quality standards enforced by regulators such as FDA, and is integrally involved in global public health initiatives through USP, as well as on the Executive Committee of their Board of Trustees. He also recently joined the Board of Directors for the Critical Path Institute, which collaborates with FDA and industry in innovation advances. Dr. Franson has authored more than 50 articles in the fields of infectious disease, epidemiology, pharmacoeconomics and antibiotic utilization, as well as four book chapters relating to innovation policy topics. He also served as a member of the board of directors for Myrexis (formerly Myriad) Pharmaceuticals from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Franson holds a B.S. in pharmacy from Drake University and an M.D. from the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases.

David Gollaher

Mr. David L. Gollaher, Ph.D. is Director o the Company. Dr. Gollaher served as vice president of worldwide government affairs and policy for Gilead Sciences from early 2014 to mid-2018, a period during which the company launched a breakthrough cure for the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and tripled revenues from $10 billion to $30 billion. In addition to leading the introduction of three novel drugs for HCV, building on Gilead's strength in virology, he was involved in the launch of a new generation of medicines for HIV/AIDS. Prior to joining Gilead, Dr. Gollaher served for 20 years as co-founder and chief executive officer of the California Healthcare Institute (CHI). During this time, he built CHI into the nation's premier state-based life sciences policy research and advocacy association, representing nearly 370 biopharma, medical device and diagnostics companies, along with leading academic institutions, venture capital and professional services firms. Earlier in his career, Dr. Gollaher was vice president at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, responsible for managed care, strategy and corporate affairs. Additionally, in June of 2018, Dr. Gollaher was appointed a Senior Fellow at the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at the University of Southern California. He also currently serves on Gilead's Health Policy Advisory Board and the Board of Overseers for The Scripps Research Institute. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California Santa Barbara and both masters and doctorate degrees from Harvard University.

Chrysa Mineo

Ms. Chrysa Mineo is Director of the Company., since March 2018. From 2009 to 2015, Ms. Mineo led corporate development at Receptos, Inc., a biotechnology company acquired by Celgene in 2015. Prior to Receptos, from 1997 to 2009 Ms. Mineo held roles of increasing business development responsibility at Neurocrine Biosciences, a biotechnology company. Prior to Neurocrine, Ms. Mineo served in various capacities in research, marketing and business development for such companies as Amgen, DNAX Research Institute, Schering Plough and Baxter Biotech. Ms. Mineo holds a B.S. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis and an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

Theodore Schroeder

Mr. Theodore R. Schroeder is Director of the Company. since April 2014. Mr. Schroeder co-founded Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in May 2004 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors, until its acquisition in May 2014 by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company. From August 2002 to February 2004, Mr. Schroeder served as Senior Vice President, North American Sales and Marketing, of Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a neuroscience-based pharmaceutical company. From February 2001 to August 2002, Mr. Schroeder served as General Manager of the Hospital Products Business Unit at Elan Pharmaceuticals. From May 1999 to November 2000, Mr. Schroeder held the position of Senior Director of Marketing Hospital Products at Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty respiratory pharmaceutical and pulmonary drug delivery company, until its acquisition by Elan Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Dura Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Schroeder held a number of hospital-related sales and marketing positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global pharmaceutical company. Mr. Schroeder is currently a member of the board of directors of Sharp HealthCare Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization, and Biocom, a regional life science trade association, where he is Chairman and a member of the executive committee. Mr. Schroeder is also a director of Hyperion Therapeutics a publicly traded company focused on ultra-rare diseases. Mr. Schroeder received a B.S. in management from Rutgers University.