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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc (DCPH.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Taylor

63 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Flynn

64 2014 Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Thomas Kelly

47 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Morl

59 2016 Chief Business Officer

Oliver Rosen

53 2014 Chief Medical Officer

Patricia Allen

56 2016 Independent Director

Edward Benz

71 2016 Independent Director

James Bristol

71 2007 Independent Director

John Martin

57 2015 Independent Director

Liam Ratcliffe

54 2015 Independent Director

Michael Ross

68 2015 Independent Director

Dennis Walsh

59 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Taylor

Dr. Michael D. Taylor is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Dr. Taylor has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2014 and as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2014. Prior to joining Deciphera, Dr. Taylor was Chief Executive Officer of Ensemble Therapeutics, Corp., a small molecule drug discovery company, from July 2007 to October 2013. Prior to joining Ensemble, Dr. Taylor was Senior Vice President for Pfizer Inc.’s Global R&D division and served as Vice President, Drug Development at Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis, where he led early and late-stage development projects across multiple therapeutic areas, including Lipitor® and Neurontin®. Dr. Taylor has authored or coauthored 65 manuscripts and published abstracts and is co-inventor on eight patents. Dr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, was awarded an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in natural products synthesis and structure elucidation at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a B.S. magna cum laude in chemistry from the University of South Florida. We believe that Dr. Taylor’s experience with pharmaceutical companies and his executive leadership, managerial and business experience qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Daniel Flynn

Mr. Daniel L. Flynn is Founder, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Dr. Flynn. is our founder and has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since March 2014. He previously served as Deciphera’s President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2003 to March 2014 and as a member of our Board of Directors from November 2003 to September 2015. Before founding Deciphera in 2003, Dr. Flynn held senior roles in small molecule chemistry with various biotechnology and pharmaceuticals companies, including as Senior Director of Chemistry with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Director, Medicinal Chemistry at Amgen Inc., and Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Chemistry and Research Fellow at Monsanto Company, G.D. Searle Unit. Dr. Flynn is currently Adjunct Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas-Lawrence and has served as the national Chair for the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Flynn received both his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry and his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, and he completed post-doctorate training in synthetic organic chemistry at Indiana University.

Thomas Kelly

Mr. Thomas P. Kelly is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Kelly has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2015. Prior to joining Deciphera, Mr. Kelly served as Chief Financial Officer of AdvanDx, Inc., a private molecular diagnostics company, from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining AdvanDx, Mr. Kelly served as chief financial officer for various public and private life science companies, including deCODE genetics, Inc. from 2010 to 2011 and Critical Therapeutics, Inc. from 2007 to 2008. Prior to joining Critical Therapeutics, Mr. Kelly was a life sciences investment banker at Robertson Stephens and Canaccord Adams and was an attorney in the corporate and securities group of Foley, Hoag and Elliot, LLP. Mr. Kelly holds a Juris Doctor with honors degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services degree cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Christopher Morl

Mr. Christopher J. Morl is Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Morl has served as our Chief Business Officer since October 2016. Mr. Morl has more than 25 years of experience in strategic and operational roles in private biotechnology and multinational pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Deciphera, Mr. Morl was a member of the senior executive team at miRagen Therapeutics, Inc., an oligonucleotide therapeutics discovery and development company, serving as the Chief Operating Officer from May 2016 to October 2016 and Chief Business Officer from May 2013 to May 2016. Prior to joining miRagen, Mr. Morl served in senior management roles at various biotechnology companies, including as Chief Operating Officer at Ambit Biosciences Corporation, an oncology-focused biotechnology company engaged in discovering and developing targeted small molecule kinase inhibitors, and as Vice President of Business Development at Agensys, Inc., prior to and following the acquisition of Agensys Inc. by Astellas Pharma, Inc. Before joining Agensys, he served for 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility in research, sales, marketing, business development and county/general management at GlaxoSmithKline plc. From February 2010 to December 2016, Mr. Morl served as an Independent Director of Alethia Biotherapeutics. Mr. Morl earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Biology and Pharmacology from the University of London (UK) and an M.B.A. from Cranfield School of Management (UK).

Oliver Rosen

Dr. Oliver Rosen, M.D is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Rosen. has served as our Chief Medical Officer since June 2014. Prior to joining Deciphera, Dr. Rosen served as Vice President of Global and U.S. Medical Affairs at Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company from December 2009 to June 2014, and from March 2006 to November 2009, he held senior medical affairs and clinical development roles at Genentech Inc., including Medical Director on the Avastin team. Prior to Genentech, Dr. Rosen served as Associate Director of Medical Affairs at Amgen Inc., Clinical Scientist at F. Hoffman-La Roche Ltd, and Global Project Physician at Merck KGaA. Dr. Rosen received his training in oncology and hematology at the University Hospital Charité in Berlin with research activities focused on hematological malignancies and bone marrow transplantation. Prior to his clinical training, Dr. Rosen participated in a post-doctoral program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Hamburg. Dr. Rosen holds an M.D. from the University of Cologne, Germany.

Patricia Allen

Ms. Patricia L. Allen is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Allen has served as a member of our Board of Directors and as the Chairperson of the Audit Committee since September 2016. Since 2013, Ms. Allen has served as Chief Financial Officer of Zafgen, Inc. Ms. Allen has over 20 years of financial leadership experience in the biotechnology industry at both publicly traded and private companies. From 2011 to 2012, she provided independent consulting services to biotechnology companies in a variety of areas, including interim chief financial officer services, fundraising, deal structures, financial planning, organizational structure, investor relations and business development. Previously, from 2004 to 2011, Ms. Allen served as the Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Prior to Alnylam, Ms. Allen was at Alkermes, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, most recently as the Director of Finance. Ms. Allen began her career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Ms. Allen graduated summa cum laude from Bryant College with a B.S. in business administration. We believe that Ms. Allen is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on her experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as her expertise in finance and accounting.

Edward Benz

Dr. Edward J. Benz is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Benz has served as a member of our Board of Directors since October 2016 and as the Chairperson of the Nominating and Governance Committee since September 2017. Dr. Benz is currently the President and CEO Emeritus of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine, professor of Pediatrics, professor of Genetics, and faculty dean for Oncology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. From November 2000 until October 2016, Dr. Benz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Chief Executive Officer of Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and a Trustee of Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care. Prior to joining Dana-Farber, Dr. Benz was Chairperson of the Department of Medicine and Physician in Chief at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sir William Osler Professor of Medicine. Dr. Benz is also a past president of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing and the Association of American Cancer Institutes. From March 2002 to June 2016, Dr. Benz served as associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. He also served on the boards of directors of Xenetic Biosciences, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and serves on the boards of directors of Knowledge to Practice, Inc. and Advantagene, privately held companies, as well as non-profit organizations, including the Rockefeller University and MDI Biological Laboratory. Dr. Benz is the author of over 300 books, chapters, reviews and abstracts. Dr. Benz holds an M.D. degree magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, a M.A. Privatim degree from Yale University and an A.B. degree cum laude from Princeton University.

James Bristol

Dr. James A. Bristol is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Bristol has served as a member of our Board of Directors since August 2007, as Chairperson since February 2015 and as co-Chairperson from September 2007 to February 2015. Dr. Bristol has also served as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee since September 2017. Dr. Bristol worked for 32 years in drug discovery research and preclinical development at Schering-Plough Corporation, Parke-Davis and Pfizer Inc., serving in various senior research and development roles. From 2003 until his retirement in 2007, Dr. Bristol served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Drug Discovery Research at Pfizer Global Research & Development, where he oversaw 3,000 scientists at seven Pfizer sites as they produced an industry leading number of drug development candidates in 11 therapeutic areas. In 2009, Dr. Bristol joined Frazier Healthcare Ventures as a Senior Advisor. He has served as director of Ignyta, Inc. since 2014 and Cadent Therapeutics, Inc. since 2011. Dr. Bristol is the author of over 100 publications, abstracts and patents, and he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan (NIH Postdoctoral Fellow) and at The Squibb Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Bristol holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a B.S. in Chemistry from Bates College. We believe that Dr. Bristol is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including in management and as a director, as well as his expertise in drug discovery and development.

John Martin

Mr. John R. Martin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Martin has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2015. Mr. Martin has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Reference Laboratory since January 2015, having previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Clinical Reference Laboratory from February 2014 to January 2015. Mr. Martin has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CHC, Inc., the parent company of Clinical Reference Laboratory, since June 2016, in addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board of FormFox, Inc., another subsidiary of CHC, Inc., since August 2016. Prior to joining Clinical Reference Laboratory, Mr. Martin held senior executive roles with Viracor-IBT Laboratories, a clinical diagnostic laboratory specializing in infectious disease and immunology, first as its Chief Financial Officer and then as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Viracor, Mr. Martin was with George K. Baum & Company, where he served as Managing Director leading the firm’s middle market investment banking and strategic advisory practice. Mr. Martin’s career also includes 11 years in management roles with Sprint Corporation and General Electric. Mr. Martin holds a B.S. in Finance from Kansas State University. We believe that Mr. Martin’s executive experience in clinical diagnostics, finance and general business administration qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Liam Ratcliffe

Dr. Liam T. Ratcliffe, M.D., Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Ratcliffe has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2015. Since June 2013, Dr. Ratcliffe has served as Managing Director, concentrating on biopharmaceutical investing, at New Leaf Venture Partners, a venture capital firm that he joined as a venture partner in September 2008. Prior to joining New Leaf, Dr. Ratcliffe was previously Senior Vice President and Development Head for Pfizer Neuroscience, as well as Worldwide Head of Clinical Research and Development. Additional positions during his 12 years at Pfizer Inc. included Vice President of Exploratory Development for the Midwest region (based in Ann Arbor, MI), and Head of Experimental Medicine at Pfizer’s Sandwich, UK Laboratories. Dr. Ratcliffe serves on several academic and industry advisory boards, as well as a director on the boards of the following biopharmaceutical companies: Aptynix Inc., Arvinas Holding Company, LLC, Calchan Holdings Ltd., Edge Therapeutics, Inc., Karus Therapeutics Ltd. and Unum Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Ratcliffe received his M.D. degree and Ph.D. degree in immunology from the University of Cape Town and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. He completed his internal medicine training and fellowship in Immunology at Groote Schuur Hospital and associated teaching hospitals in Cape Town, South Africa. We believe that Dr. Ratcliffe’s experience in the pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical industries, including in executive management, drug discovery and development, and venture capital, as well as a director for several biopharmaceutical companies qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Michael Ross

Dr. Michael J. Ross is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Ross has served as a member of our Board of Directors since December 2015. Since 2002, Dr. Ross has served as a Managing Partner at SV Health Investors, LLC, a venture capital firm that he joined as a venture partner in 2001. Previously, Dr. Ross served as the Chief Executive Officer of CyThera, Inc., Carta Proteomics Inc., MetaXen LLC and Arris Pharmaceutical Corp. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ross was employed at Genentech Inc., serving in several roles, including Vice President of Development and later Vice President of Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry. Dr. Ross currently serves as co-chairman of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is on the board of directors of Ophthotech Corporation, both publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, and is on the Board of Overseers of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Dr. Ross received an A.B. in chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and completed post doctorate training in molecular biology at Harvard University. We believe that Dr. Ross’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including in management and as a director, as well as his expertise in drug discovery and development qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Dennis Walsh

Mr. Dennis L. Walsh is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walsh has served as a member of our Board of Directors since February 2015. Mr. Walsh is currently a partner with Walsh Washburn, LLC, a tax and finance consulting firm, which he co-founded in 2003. Prior to founding Walsh Washburn, Mr. Walsh was the controller and tax director for six years for Americo Life, Inc., a privately owned life insurance company. Mr. Walsh began his career with Touche Ross & Company, where he served in the tax department for ten years. Mr. Walsh holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Missouri, Kansas City as well as a BSBA in Accounting from Rockhurst University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. We believe that Mr. Walsh’s experience in finance, tax and business administration qualifies him to serve on our board of directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Taylor

1,657,150

Daniel Flynn

1,087,290

Thomas Kelly

--

Christopher Morl

1,216,690

Oliver Rosen

--

Patricia Allen

90,210

Edward Benz

80,835

James Bristol

351,878

John Martin

735,890

Liam Ratcliffe

743,513

Michael Ross

746,665

Dennis Walsh

738,077
As Of  31 Dec 2017