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Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (CRBP.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yuval Cohen

44 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sean Moran

61 Chief Financial Officer

Robert Discordia

2019 Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing

Sergei Atamas

2019 Executive Director - Research

Craig Millian

51 2019 Chief Commercial Officer

Barbara White

68 2014 Chief Medical Officer 

David Hochman

43 2013 Director

Avery Catlin

70 2014 Independent Director

Alan Holmer

69 2014 Independent Director

Rachelle Jacques

47 2019 Independent Director

John Jenkins

60 2018 Independent Director

Paris Panayiotopoulos

45 2017 Independent Director

Ted Jenkins

2018 Senior Director, Investor Relations and Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Yuval Cohen

Dr. Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company., since March 27, 2014. Dr. Cohen has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a director since April 11, 2014. Dr. Cohen joined Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly JB Therapeutics, Inc.), our wholly-owned subsidiary, as its Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. Prior to joining Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., he was the President and co-founder of Celsus Therapeutics PLC (“Celsus”) (Nasdaq CM: CLTX) from 2005 until February 2013, and as Senior Vice President from February 2013 until June 2013. Dr. Cohen was also a board member of Celsus until December 2013. Starting as a small startup with seed financing, under Dr. Cohen’s leadership, Celsus developed five novel anti-inflammatory drug candidates with two reaching Phase IIb stages focusing on allergies and autoimmune diseases of the skin (eczema), airways (cystic fibrosis and hay fever), digestive tract (inflammatory bowel disease) and eye (conjunctivitis). Dr. Cohen participated in all stages of the pre-clinical and clinical development from project management to interactions with regulatory bodies and with the investment community in fundraising. Apart from his industry experience, he is also the author of a number of peer-reviewed papers and reviews as well as listed inventor on a number of patents. Dr. Cohen holds a BSc (Hons) in microbiology and biochemistry from University of Cape Town, South Africa, and has a Ph.D., summa cum laude, from the Curie Institute of Cancer Research in Paris and the University of Paris V. Dr. Cohen was selected as a director because of his business and leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical sector, as well as a result of having served as a director since our inception.

Sean Moran

Mr. Sean Moran, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Moran has served as our Chief Financial Officer since April 11, 2014. Mr. Moran joined Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly JB Therapeutics), our wholly-owned subsidiary, as its Chief Financial Officer in January 2014. Mr. Moran has over twenty-five years of senior financial experience with emerging biotechnology, drug delivery and medical device companies. Mr. Moran has worked at three different companies that completed initial public offerings and maintained a listing on a public exchange. Before joining our company, Mr. Moran served as Director of Finance and then as Chief Financial Officer for InVivo Therapeutics Corporation from 2010 to 2013 and served as Chief Financial Officer of Celsion Corporation from 2008 to 2010, Transport Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2006 to 2008, Echo Therapeutics Inc. from 2002 to 2006, SatCon Technology Corporation from 2000 to 2002, and Anika Therapeutics Inc. from 1993 to 2000. Mr. Moran is a CPA by training and earned his M.B.A. and a B.S. in Accounting from Babson College.

Robert Discordia

Sergei Atamas

Dr. Sergei Atamas has been appointed as Executive Director - Research of the company, Effective April 01, 2019.

Craig Millian

Mr. Craig Millian is Chief Commercial Officer of the company. Mr. Millian brings 25 years of experience leading commercial organizations for a range of pharmaceutical companies during all stages of development and commercialization. Prior to joining Corbus, Mr. Millian held various leadership positions at EMD Serono, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Fertility and Endocrinology from 2012 to 2016, and Senior Vice President, Head of U.S. Neurology and Immunology from 2016 to 2018. In these roles, he was responsible for leading the strategic direction and driving operating results for these franchises in the U.S. He oversaw areas of the business including sales, marketing and patient support services. Previously, Mr. Millian served as Vice President, Commercial at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (“Vertex”), where he helped design and build the commercial infrastructure, organizational capabilities and go-to-market plans in advance of launching the Vertex product pipeline. Prior to Vertex, he held commercial leadership roles at Pfizer Inc. and Sanofi. Mr. Millian holds an MBA from New York University and a degree in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania.

Barbara White

Dr. Barbara White, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. White has served as our Chief Medical Officer since August 2014. Previously, Dr. White served as Senior Vice President and Head of Research and Development at Stiefel, a dermatological pharmaceutical division of GlaxoSmithKline, a public pharmaceutical company, from 2011 to 2013. From 2010 to 2011, Dr. White was Vice President and Head of Immunology Therapeutic Area at UCB, a public biopharmaceutical manufacturing company. At MedImmune, LLC, a subsidiary of AstraZeneca plc, a public pharmaceutical company, Dr. White served first as Senior Director of Clinical Development from 2006 until 2007, and then as Vice President until 2010. Prior to her pharmaceutical career, Dr. White was Professor and Associate Chair of Research, Department of Medicine, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. She was formerly Associate Chief of Staff, Research Service, at the Baltimore Veteran Administration (VA) Medical Center, where her research focused on immune-mediated mechanisms of lung fibrosis in scleroderma. Barbara also previously served as Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins University and University of Maryland Scleroderma Center. Barbara received her medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is board certified in internal medicine, rheumatology and allergy/clinical immunology. She completed her postdoctoral studies in basic cellular immunology at the National Institutes of Health.

David Hochman

Mr. David P. Hochman is Director of the Company. Mr. Hochman has served as a director since December 2013. Since June 2006, Mr. Hochman has been Managing Partner of Orchestra Medical Ventures, LLC (“Orchestra”), an investment firm that employs a strategy to create, build and invest in medical technology companies intended to generate substantial clinical value and investor returns. He is also President of Accelerated Technologies, Inc., a medical device accelerator company managed by Orchestra. He has over twenty years of venture capital and investment banking experience. He is Chairman of Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS), as well as Caliber Therapeutics and a director of BackBeat Medical, Inc. (where he is also President), and FreeHold Surgical, Inc., all of which are Orchestra portfolio companies. Mr. Hochman currently serves as a director of Adgero Biopharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Orchestra, Mr. Hochman was Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Trask Edison Partners, LLC, an investment partnership focused on early stage healthcare companies. He was also Managing Director of Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc. during which time he led financing transactions for over twenty early-stage companies. Mr. Hochman was a board advisor of Health Dialog Services Corporation, a leader in collaborative healthcare management that was acquired in 2008 by the British United Provident Association for $750 million. From 2005 to 2007, he was a co-founder and board member of PROLOR Biotech, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing longer-lasting versions of approved therapeutic proteins, which was purchased by Opko Health (NASDAQ: OPK) in 2013 for over $600 million. He currently serves on the board of two non-profit organizations: the Citizens Committee for New York City and the Mollie Parnis Livingston Foundation, for which he also serves as President. He has a B.A. degree with honors from the University of Michigan.

Avery Catlin

Mr. Avery W. Catlin, CPA, is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Catlin has served as a director since August 2014, and has also served on the board of directors of Provention Bio, Inc. since September 2018. From January 2000 to June 2017, Mr. Catlin served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary of Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLDX), a public biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CLDX) in January 2000, he served as Vice President, Operations and Finance, and Chief Financial Officer of Endogen, Inc., a public life science research products company, from 1996 to 1999. From 1992 to 1996, he held various financial positions at Repligen Corporation (Nasdaq: RGEN), a public biopharmaceutical company, serving the last two years as Chief Financial Officer. Earlier in his career, he held the position of Chief Financial Officer at MediSense, Inc., a Massachusetts-based medical device company. Mr. Catlin received his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and M.B.A. from Babson College and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Catlin was selected as a director due to his leadership experience at other public companies, and his financial and accounting experience and his expertise in governance matters.

Alan Holmer

Mr. Alan F. Holmer, J.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Holmer has served as a director of Corbus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since January 2014 and chairman of our board since April 11, 2014. From 1996 to 2005 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), an organization that represents the worldwide interests of leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, based in Washington, D.C. From 2005 to 2007 and again from February 2009 until its acquisition by Merck in May 2011, Mr. Holmer served as a Director of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and at various times as member of its Corporate Governance Committee, Audit Committee, and Drug Development Committee. In addition to his pharmaceutical industry experience, Mr. Holmer has significant expertise in handling legal, international trade and governmental issues, having held various positions within the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Commerce Department and the White House, including serving as Deputy U.S. Trade Representative with rank of Ambassador. Mr. Holmer served as Special Envoy for China and the Strategic Economic Dialogue, a position to which he was appointed by Secretary of the Treasury, Henry M. Paulson, Jr. from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Holmer also served as a partner at the international law firm, Sidley & Austin (now Sidley Austin LLP), and as an associate at Steptoe & Johnson LLP. From 2012 to 2016, Mr. Holmer served as Special Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Mr. Holmer has been involved in many community service organizations, including as the former Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (2009 to 2018). He also served as Co-Chairman of the President’s Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS. Mr. Holmer received an A.B. degree from Princeton University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Rachelle Jacques

Ms. Rachelle Jacques is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Jacques has served as a director since April 2019. Ms. Jacques has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Enzyvant Therapeutics, Inc., a private biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for patients with rare diseases, since February 2019. Previously, beginning in 2017, she served as the Senior Vice President and Global Complement Franchise Head at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXN), where she was responsible for commercialization strategy and execution. From 2016 to 2017, Ms. Jacques was Vice President of U.S Hematology Marketing at Shire plc, which acquired Baxalta Inc. (“Baxalta”) in 2016. Prior to this role, from 2015 to 2016, Ms. Jacques served as Vice President of Business Operations at Baxalta after its spinoff from Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) (“Baxter”) in 2015. From 2013 to 2015, Ms. Jacques served in leadership positions, including Vice President of Finance, US BioScience Business, at Baxter. Prior to joining Baxter, from 1995 to 2013, Ms. Jacques served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Dow Corning Corporation, including U.S. and international operational management roles. Ms. Jacques received her B.A. degree in business administration from Alma College. Ms. Jacques was selected as a director due to her multinational business leadership and commercialization experience, particularly in the biotechnology industry.

John Jenkins

Mr. John K. Jenkins is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Jenkins has served as a director since June 2018. Dr. Jenkins has served as Principal, Drug and Biological Products at Greenleaf Health, a strategic, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”)-focused regulatory consulting firm helping companies developing new drugs and seeking FDA approval, since February 2017. Previously, Dr. Jenkins worked in various positions of increasing responsibility at FDA from May 1992 until his retirement in January 2017. Dr. Jenkins began his FDA career in 1992, where he was a medical officer in the Division of Oncology and Pulmonary Drug Products. He subsequently served as Pulmonary Medical Group Leader and Acting Division Director before being appointed as Director of the Division of Pulmonary Drug Products in 1995. He became the Director of the Office of Drug Evaluation II in 1999 and remained in that position until he was appointed Director of the Office of New Drugs in 2002. Prior to joining the FDA, Dr. Jenkins served as an Assistant Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at VCU/MCV, and as a Staff Physician at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Jenkins is board certified in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis and completed his post-graduate medical training in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases, and critical care medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University/Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Dr. Jenkins was selected as a director due to his medical knowledge and strategic regulatory expertise.

Paris Panayiotopoulos

Mr. Paris Panayiotopoulos serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Panayiotopoulos has served as a Managing Director in the Blackstone (NYSE:BX) Life Sciences Group, focused on growth investments in the biopharmaceutical industry since its acquisition of Clarus Ventures in December 2018. Prior to joining Blackstone, from January 2016, Mr. Panayiotopoulos was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Takeda Pharmaceuticals in February 2017. Prior to joining ARIAD, Mr. Panayiotopoulos served as President of EMD Serono, Inc., the North American biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, from 2013 through 2015. Prior to being appointed President of EMD Serono, Mr. Panayiotopoulos held positions of increasing responsibility within Merck KGaA, serving as President of Merck Serono, Tokyo, Japan, from 2012 through 2013; Global Chief of Staff for the CEO in Geneva, Switzerland, from 2011 through 2012; Head of Western Europe for the fertility and endocrinology franchises, in 2011; Global Marketing Director of the neurology franchise, from 2007 through 2011; and Global Strategy and Business Intelligence Director from 2004 through 2007. Prior to joining Merck KGaA, Mr. Panayiotopoulos was at Eli Lilly and Company from 1999 to 2004. Mr. Panayiotopoulos has led multiple partnerships, including those with Pfizer Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Eli Lilly, Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Incyte Corporation and has served on the board of directors of BIO. Mr. Panayiotopoulos currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Medicines Company (NASDAQ: MDCO) and is the Executive Chairman of Genevant Sciences. Mr. Panayiotopoulos holds a combined B.Sc. in Chemistry and Management Studies from University College London and a M.Sc. from Cranfield Business School in the United Kingdom.

Ted Jenkins

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