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Cerus Corp (CERS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Swisher

56 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

William Greenman

52 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin Green

47 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Carol Moore

69 2013 Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Clinical

William Moore

2019 Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain

Laurence Corash

75 2019 Chief Scientific Officer

Richard Benjamin

59 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Vivek Jayaraman

44 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

Chrystal Menard

48 2012 Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel

Timothy Anderson

72 2003 Independent Director

Eric Bjerkholt

59 2018 Independent Director

Timothy Moore

57 2018 Independent Director

Jami Nachtsheim

60 2019 Independent Director

Gail Schulze

67 2007 Independent Director

Frank Witney

65 2014 Independent Director

Tim Lee

2017 Investor Relations Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Swisher

Mr. Daniel N. Swisher, Jr., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Cerus Corporation. Mr. Swisher has served as a member of our Board since June 2011 and has served as Chair of the Board since October 2013. Mr. Swisher has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc since January 2018. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Sunesis, and a member of its board of directors from January 2004 through December 2017, and as its President since August 2005. From December 2001 to December 2003, he served as the Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sunesis. From June 1992 to September 2001, Mr. Swisher served in various management roles, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, for ALZA Corporation. He also serves on the board of directors of Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated, or Corcept Therapeutics, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Swisher holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

William Greenman

Mr. William M. Greenman is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Cerus Corporation. Mr. Greenman has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our Board since April 2011. Mr. Greenman served as our Senior Vice President, Business Development and Marketing from August 2008 until April 2011 and was named our Chief Business Officer in April 2010. Mr. Greenman served as our President, Cerus Europe, from 2006 until August 2008. From 1999 to 2006, Mr. Greenman served as our Vice President, Business Development after returning to Cerus after a brief time in the venture capital business. Prior to joining us in 1995 as Director of Business Development, Mr. Greenman worked in various marketing and business development positions in Baxter’s Biotech Division from 1991 to 1995. Mr. Greenman has served on the board of directors of Aduro Biotech, Inc., a public clinical-stage immunotherapy company, since June 2010. Mr. Greenman holds a B.A.S. in economics and biological sciences from Stanford University.

Kevin Green

Mr. Kevin D. Green is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of Cerus Corporation. He was appointed our Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in February 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Green served as our Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer, a role to which he was appointed in March 2009. From January 2006 to March 2009, Mr. Green was our Senior Director of Finance and Controller. From 2000 until 2006, Mr. Green held various financial management positions with Macromedia, Inc., a software company acquired by Adobe Systems in 2005, including Director of Finance and Assistant Controller. Prior to joining Macromedia, Mr. Green was a member of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the Assurance and Business Advisory Services division. Mr. Green is a certified public accountant. Mr. Green received his BS in Accounting from California State University, Fresno.

Carol Moore

Ms. Carol M. Moore is Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Clinical of Cerus Corp. Ms. Moore was promoted to Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Clinical in February 2013. From April 2008 to February 2013, Ms. Moore was our Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Quality and Clinical. Prior to joining Cerus, Ms. Moore served in various roles at Bayer Corporation, most recently as Vice President, Worldwide Regulatory Affairs, for over 30 years focusing on the registration and regulatory compliance of Bayer’s biological and biotech products, health policy, and strategic planning. Ms. Moore received her BS in Biological Science from California State University, Hayward.

William Moore

Mr. William Moore Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain of the company. Mr. Moore most recently served as Vice President, Lab Operations at Quest Diagnostics, where he was responsible for approximately 1,700 employees in all laboratory operations across Quest Diagnostics' East Region with annual revenue of approximately $1.5 billion. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President, Operations, Biomedical Services at the American Red Cross, where, as the senior operations executive in the world's largest blood banking operation, he was responsible for over 5,000 employees and an annual operating budget of $800 million. Bill's 11-year tenure at the Red Cross included national responsibility for all testing laboratories, donor health, customer service and manufacturing operations. He led the integrated supply chain including technical procurement, fleet, warehousing, kitting, logistics, and distribution. Prior to joining Red Cross, Bill spent more than 20 years in the specialty chemicals industry with American Cyanamid Company and Cytec Industries, holding leadership roles in engineering, global supply chain, manufacturing, R&D and quality. Bill holds a B.Engr. in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union (NYC) and an M.B.A. in General Management/Corporate Strategy from New York University.

Laurence Corash

Dr. Laurence M. Corash, M.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of Cerus Corporation. Dr. Corash is one of our co-founders, has served as a member of our Board since December 2002. As noted above, Dr. Corash announced his intention to not stand for reelection at, and he will retire from the Board effective as of, the Annual Meeting. Dr. Corash has been our Chief Scientific Officer since July 2015, and will continue to serve as our Chief Scientific Officer following his retirement from the Board. Previously, he had been our Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Chief Scientific Officer since July 2009. Prior to that, he had been our Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since March 2008, Vice President, Medical Affairs since July 1996 and Director of Medical Affairs from July 1994. Prior to that, Dr. Corash was a consultant to us. Dr. Corash has been a Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco since July 1985. He was the Chief of the Hematology Laboratory for the Medical Center at the University of California, San Francisco from 1982 to 1997. From February 1990 to July 1994, Dr. Corash was a member of the FDA Advisory Panel for Hematology Devices. From 2008 until 2011, Dr. Corash served as the industry representative on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability. Dr. Corash’s extensive knowledge of us, having been a director since 2002, brought historic knowledge and continuity to the Board, and his scientific expertise obtained from over 30 years as an M.D. in the field of hematology contributed significantly to the Board.

Richard Benjamin

Dr. Richard J. Benjamin Ph.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the CERUS CORPORATION. Dr. Benjamin was appointed our Chief Medical Officer in July 2015. From January 2006 to June 2015, he served as Chief Medical Officer for the American Red Cross, where he oversaw donor and patient safety issues for approximately 40% of the US blood supply. Dr. Benjamin is a Board Member and Regional Director for North America for the International Society of Blood Transfusion, as well as an active member of the American Association of Blood Banks. He has also served on the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability in the U.S. from since December 2016 and previously served on the committee from 2006 to 2007. Dr. Benjamin is an Adjunct Full Professor of Pathology at Georgetown University and author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications. He received his Ph.D. at Cambridge University, England in Immunology and completed post-doctoral research at Stanford University.

Vivek Jayaraman

Mr. Vivek K. Jayaraman is a Chief Commercial Officer of the CERUS CORPORATION. Mr. Jayaraman was appointed our Chief Commercial Officer in August 2016. From October 2009 to February 2016, Mr. Jayaraman served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing of TriVascular Technologies, Inc., or TriVascular, where he oversaw TriVascular’s commercial expansion as the company grew from a preclinical, venture-backed startup into a publicly traded, global medical device company. Mr. Jayaraman received his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and holds dual bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan.

Chrystal Menard

Ms. Chrystal N. Menard is a Chief Legal Officer of Cerus Corporation. Ms. Menard was was appointed our Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel in December 2012. From August 2011 until October 2012, Ms. Menard was Senior Corporate Counsel at Zynga Inc. Prior to August 2011, Ms. Menard was a partner of the law firm presently named Cooley LLP, practicing corporate and securities law. Ms. Menard received her BS from the University of Colorado and her JD from the University of Chicago.

Timothy Anderson

Mr. Timothy Bruce Anderson is an Independent Director of Cerus Corporation. Mr. Anderson has served as a member of our Board since 2003. Mr. Anderson was Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development of Baxter International, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from 1999 until 2002, and held various management positions at Baxter International from 1992 until 1999, including President, Biotech Group from 1992 until 1997, Group Vice President from 1993 until 1997 and Chairman, Baxter Europe from 1997 until 1999. From 2006 until 2010, Mr. Anderson served as a member of the board of directors of Puricore Public Limited Company.

Eric Bjerkholt

Mr. Eric H. Bjerkholt is Independent Director of the Company, Mr. Bjerkholt has served as a member of our Board since October 2018. Since April 2017, Mr. Bjerkholt has been the Chief Financial Officer of Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing treatments for food allergies. From 2004 until April 2017, Mr. Bjerkholt held various roles at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing oncology therapeutics, including as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From 2002 to 2004, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Ardea Biosciences, Inc. in 2006. Mr. Bjerkholt was a co-founder of LifeSpring Nutrition, Inc., a nutraceutical company, and from 1999 to 2002 served at various times as its Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Financial Officer. From 1990 to 1997, he also served as a vice president in the healthcare banking group at J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated, an international banking firm. He has served on the boards of directors of several publicly traded companies, including as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of Corium International, Inc. until its acquisition by Gurnet Point Capital in November 2018, and as a member of the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee of StemCells, a biotech company, until its November 2016 acquisition by Microbot Medical Ltd. He holds a Cand. Oecon degree in Economics from the University of Oslo and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Timothy Moore

Mr. Timothy L. Moore is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Moore has served as a member of our Board since September 2018, filling the vacancy left by our former director, Bruce Cozadd. Mr. Moore is currently Executive Vice President, Technical Operations of Kite Pharma, a Gilead Company. Prior to Kite, he spent more than 12 years at Genentech, a Roche Company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Technical Operations – Biologics and a member of the Genentech Executive Committee. While at Genentech, he oversaw global leadership for more than 7,500 professionals across 10 internal sites and managed more than 30 contract manufacturing organizations, including end to end quality supply performance of more than 20 biological products. Mr. Moore is currently a member of the board of directors FusionKite, a joint venture between Gilead Sciences, Inc. and Fusion Pharmaceuticals Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering from Tulsa University and an M.S. from Northwestern University.

Jami Nachtsheim

Ms. Jami Dover Nachtsheim is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Nachtsheim has served as a member of our Board since March 2019. Ms. Nachtsheim served in a variety of positions with Intel Corporation from 1980 until her retirement in 2000, most recently as the Corporate Vice President of the Sales and Marketing Group and Director of Worldwide Marketing. Ms. Nachtsheim served on the Board of Directors of FEI Company from March 2010 until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in September 2016. Ms. Nachtsheim also served on the Board of Directors of Affymetrix, Inc. from May 2009, and as Chairman starting January 2015, until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. in March 2016. Ms. Nachtsheim currently serves on the Board of Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and has since April 2017. Ms. Nachtsheim holds a B.S. in Business Management from Arizona State University.

Gail Schulze

Ms. Gail Gaumer Schulze is an Independent Director of Cerus Corporation. Ms. Schulze has served as a member of our Board since 2007. From May 2008 until June 2012, she was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zosano Pharma, a biopharmaceutical company. From May 2006 to March 2007, she was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of YM Biosciences US and President, YM Biosciences, Inc., a then global biopharmaceutical organization. Prior to joining YM Biosciences in 2006, she was President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Eximias Pharmaceutical Corporation, then a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology. From 2001 to 2004, Ms. Schulze was Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Aventis Behring LLC, then a fully independent biologics subsidiary of Aventis, and from 1997 to 2001, she was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. From 1995 to 1997, she was Corporate Vice President of Allegiance Healthcare Corporation, where she led the creation and management of the Cost Management Services group of divisions. From 1979 to 1995, Ms. Schulze held multiple positions within Baxter Healthcare Corporation focused on the global development and commercialization of chronic therapies, most recently as President of the US Managed Care division and President of Renal Division Europe. Ms. Schulze has served on multiple private and public boards. She received a B.A. with highest honors in psychobiology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, studied neurophysiology at the University of Wisconsin and received her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Frank Witney

Dr. Frank Witney is an Independent Director of Cerus Corporation. Dr. Witney’s has served as a member of the Board since March 2014. Dr. Witney has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Affymetrix, Inc., a provider of life science products and molecular diagnostic products, from July 2011 through March 31, 2016, the date it was acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. Dr. Witney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dionex Corporation, a provider of analytical instrumentation and related accessories and chemicals, from April 2009 until its acquisition by Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc. in May 2011. Between December 2008 and April 2009, Dr. Witney served as Affymetrix’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to that, Dr. Witney served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Panomics, Inc. from July 2002 to December 2008. Dr. Witney was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and an M.S. in Microbiology from Indiana University, and B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Illinois.

Tim Lee

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Daniel Swisher

252,996

William Greenman

2,983,440

Kevin Green

1,022,270

Carol Moore

981,744

William Moore

--

Laurence Corash

1,040,260

Richard Benjamin

1,013,210

Vivek Jayaraman

1,093,860

Chrystal Menard

804,346

Timothy Anderson

201,420

Eric Bjerkholt

183,233

Timothy Moore

199,014

Jami Nachtsheim

--

Gail Schulze

199,420

Frank Witney

212,420

Tim Lee

--
As Of  31 Dec 2018