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Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc (CRBP.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mark Tepper

President, Chief Scientific Officer

Yuval Cohen

54 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sean Moran

Chief Financial Officer

Barbara White

64 2014 Chief Medical Officer 

David Hochman

41 2013 Director

Paris Panayiotopoulos

43 2017 Director

Avery Catlin

66 2014 Independent Director

Renu Gupta

59 2014 Independent Director

Alan Holmer

65 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mark Tepper

Dr. Mark A. Tepper, Ph.D., is President, Chief Scientific Officer of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Dr. Tepper has served as our President and Chief Scientific Officer since the Merger. He has more than twenty five years of management experience in pharmaceutical R&D. During the last 12 years, Dr. Tepper has focused on identifying unique early stage biotechnology assets which fill a significant unmet medical need and has founded or co-founded three new biotech companies, including Corbus, to commercialize these assets. Prior to joining JB Therapeutics in January 2012, Dr. Tepper was a consultant to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry from 2009-2011. Prior to that he was President and Chief Executive Officer of NKT Therapeutics Inc. from 2007-2008 and before that President of RXi Pharmaceuticals from 2003 to 2007. Dr. Tepper served at EMD Serono from 1995 to 2002, most recently as Vice President of Research and Operations where he played a key role in the development and commercialization of the fertility drug Gonal-F and multiple sclerosis drug Rebif. While with Bristol Myers Squibb from 1988 to 1995, most recently as Senior Research Investigator, he was a member of the project team responsible for developing the cancer drug Taxol and the rheumatoid arthritis drug Orencia. Dr. Tepper received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Biophysics from Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, and a B.A in Chemistry with Highest Honors from Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. He gained postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts in the laboratory of Professor Michael P. Czech.

Yuval Cohen

Dr. Yuval Cohen, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Director of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc., since March 27, 2014. When JB Therapeutics, Inc. became a wholly-owned subsidiary of us (the “Merger”). Dr. Cohen joined JB Therapeutics as its Chief Executive Officer in July 2013. Prior to joining JB Therapeutics, 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 KS. 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.

Sean Moran

Mr. Sean Moran, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Mr. Moran has served as our Chief Financial Officer since the Merger. Mr. Moran joined JB Therapeutics as its Chief Financial Officer in January 2014. Mr. Moran has twenty 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 Corbus, Mr. Moran served as Chief Financial Officer for InVivo Therapeutics Corporation from 2010 to 2013, 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.

Barbara White

Dr. Barbara White, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. 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 Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Mr. Hochman has been one of our directors since December 2013. Since June 2006, Mr. Hochman has been Managing Partner of Orchestra Medical Ventures, LLC. He is also President of Accelerated Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a medical device accelerator managed by Orchestra. He has over seventeen years of venture capital and investment banking experience. Mr. Hochman is the Chairman of Vital Access Corp. and serves as a director of MOTUS GI Medical Technologies Ltd., Caliber Therapeutics, BackBeat Medical, FreeHold Surgical, Maternity Neighborhood, and Prescient Medical, Inc., an interventional cardiovascular device company Mr. Hochman co-founded in 2004. Prior to joining Orchestra, Mr. Hochman was Chief Executive Officer of Spencer Trask Edison Partners, LLC, a principal investment partnership focused on early stage healthcare companies. He was also Managing Director of Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc. during which time he was responsible for directing the firm’s venture banking group and led financing transactions for over twenty early-stage companies. Mr. Hochman was a board advisor of Health Dialog Services Corporation, a world leader in collaborative care 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 director of PROLOR Biotech, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing longer-lasting versions of approved therapeutic proteins, which was purchased by Opko Health in 2013 for over $600 million. Mr. Hochman also currently serves as a board member of two non-profit organizations: the Citizens Committee for New York City and the Mollie Parnis Livingston Foundation. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan.

Paris Panayiotopoulos

Mr. Paris Panayiotopoulos serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Panayiotopoulos was most recently 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 in January 2016, 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). 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.

Avery Catlin

Mr. Avery W. Catlin, CPA, is an Independent Director of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Mr. Catlin became one of our directors in August 2014. Currently, Mr. Catlin also serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary of Celldex Therapeutics, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. 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, 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.

Renu Gupta

Dr. Renu Gupta, M.D., is an Independent Director of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc.. Dr. Gupta became one of our directors in June 2014. Dr. Gupta has more than 25 years of drug development, regulatory and senior management experience within the biopharma industry. Renu is currently special advisor to the CEO of Insmed having served as Chief Medical Officer there since 2008. Previously Renu has served as the Executive Vice President Development and Chief Medical Officer of Transave, Inc. since September 2006, and has been a Director of the UK subsidiary, Transave Inhalation Biotherapeutics as of May 2008. From May 2003 to August 2006, she held the position of Senior Vice President Development at Antigenics, Inc. Prior to that, she served at Novartis as Vice President and Head of U.S. Clinical Research and Development and Global Head of Cardiovascular, Metabolics, Endocrine and Gastroenterology Research. Renu also spent almost 10 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb. She received her bachelor and medical degrees from the University of Zambia and completed her medical and post-doctoral training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, the Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and the University of Pennsylvania, where she was Adjunct Assistant Professor until 1997. Her work has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals and she has been active in numerous relevant academic and professional societies. Renu is a founding member of the Industrial Management Board at the Harvard Medical School, served as Chair of the Medical Advisory Council for Antigenics, past member of the Scientific Advisory Board at Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, and the Institute of Medicine Forum on Emerging Infections, and is a Board Member of Aim at Melanoma, formerly Charlie Guild Melanoma Foundation.

Alan Holmer

Mr. Alan F. Holmer, J.D., is an Independent Director of Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Inc. Mr. Holmer became a director of Corbus Pharmaceutical in January 2014 and became one of our directors in connection with the Merger. 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. Since January 2012, Mr. Holmer has 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, included currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 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.

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