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Flex Pharma Inc (FLKS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Christoph Westphal

48 2017 Chairman of the Board

William McVicar

59 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John McCabe

46 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

Kathie Lindemann

54 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Jennifer Cermak

42 2014 Vice President - Research & Development

Elizabeth Woo

49 2015 Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Jeffrey Capello

53 2015 Director

Michelle Stacy

63 2016 Director

Roger Tung

58 2017 Director

Peter Hutt

83 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Marc Kozin

56 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Stuart Randle

58 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Sculley

77 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Christoph Westphal

Dr. Christoph H. Westphal is re-designated as Chairman of the Board of the Company effective July 3, 2017. He is currently serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer.. Since February 2014. He has been served on the board of OvaScience, Inc. from 2011 to 2014. Dr. Westphal served as the President of SR One, the corporate venture capital arm of GlaxoSmithKline, from 2010 until 2011. Dr. Westphal has previously been involved in founding a number of biotechnology companies. Dr. Westphal co-founded Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc in 2008, and served as its Chief Executive Officer from 2004 to 2010. He also co-founded Alnara Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Acceleron Pharma, Inc., serving as its Chief Executive Officer in 2003, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., serving as its Chief Executive Officer in 2002, and Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., serving as its Chief Executive Officer in 2001. Dr. Westphal serves on the Board of Fellows of Harvard Medical School and the Board of Overseers for the Boston Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the Research Advisory Council at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, his Ph.D. in Genetics from Harvard University and his B.A. from Columbia University. The board of directors believes that Dr. Westphal's qualifications to sit on the Board include his experience as a senior executive, entrepreneur and venture capitalist and his service on the boards of directors of other life sciences companies.

William McVicar

Dr. William K. McVicar, Ph.D., serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is currently serves as President - Research and Development of the Company. Dr. McVicar joined Flex Pharma in April 2017 as President of Research & Development. He brings over 30 years of clinical development experience, most recently serving as Chief Scientific Officer at Inotek. During his tenure at Inotek, he also served as Executive Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development, Chief Scientific Officer, and President. Prior to Inotek, he served as Vice President of Development Operations at Sepracor, where he oversaw the development, FDA review, and approval of multiple NDAs and SNDAs, including BROVANA®, XOPENEX MDI®, and XOPENEX's pediatric approval, which were each approved in a single 10-month review cycle. Dr. McVicar and Flex Chief Medical Officer Thomas Wessel, M.D., Ph.D. worked together at Sepracor through the U.S. approval of LUNESTA®. Prior to Sepracor, Dr. McVicar held various positions of increasing responsibility at Sandoz, Novartis and Rhone Poulenc Rorer.

John McCabe

Mr. John McCabe is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the company. Mr. McCabe joins us from ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from May 2013 to May 2014. Previously, Mr. McCabe served as Vice President and Corporate Controller at Charles River Associates from June 2009 to May 2013. Previously, Mr. McCabe was the Director, Strategic Business Unit Controller at Biogen Idec Inc. from 2007 until 2009. Mr. McCabe has also held positions at Performance Technologies, Inc., IP.com Inc. and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. McCabe earned an M.B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and B.S. degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Babson College.

Kathie Lindemann

Ms. Kathie Lindemann is Chief Operating Officer of Flex Pharma, Inc. Prior to joining Flex Pharma, She joined the Company on August 31, 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Lindemann served as the Chief Operating Officer at DAVIDsTea Inc. from May 2012 until September 2014. Prior to DAVIDsTea Inc., Ms. Lindemann served as Principal of KGL Consulting from May 2011 to May 2012, and as Senior Vice President, Store Operations at Savers, Inc. (Value Village) from May 2009 to May 2011. In addition, Ms. Lindemann spent 19 years at Starbucks Corporation in a variety of roles, most recently as the Senior Vice President, Starbucks Foodservice. Ms. Lindemann holds a B.S. degree from Santa Clara University.

Jennifer Cermak

Dr. Jennifer Cermak, Ph.D. is a Vice President - Research & Development of the company., Since March 2014. when she became our Vice President of Research and Development. Dr. Cermak joined us from Pfizer Inc. where she was the Senior Director, R&D Business Operations, Biotherapeutics from July 2013 to March 2014. From 2008 until 2013, Dr. Cermak served as the Senior Director, Portfolio Management at Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and was a member of the executive management team. Dr. Cermak also served as the Director, Portfolio Management at CombinatoRx, Inc. from 2004 until 2008, Associate Director, Clinical Research & Development at Unither, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Therapeutics, from 2003 to 2004 and a Senior Medical Research Specialist for Research Pharmaceutical Services based at Serono from 2002 to 2003. Dr. Cermak completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Division of Ophthalmology, Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and earned a Ph.D. in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine, a M.A., Medical Sciences from Boston University School of Medicine and a B.A. in Biology from Boston University.

Elizabeth Woo

Ms. Elizabeth Woo M.D. Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Ms. Elizabeth served as Vice President, Investors Relations and Corporate Communications from October 2014 until March 2015 Ms. Woo previously served an investor relations consultant to Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from August 2013 to December 2013 and as an investor relations consultant to Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from February 2011 to June 2012. Ms. Woo also served as Vice President, Investor Relations at Biogen Idec Inc. from 1998 to 2010. Ms. Woo earned an M.B.A. from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with bachelor degrees in Biochemistry and History from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffrey Capello

Michelle Stacy

Ms. Michelle V. Stacy is Director of the Company. As the former president of Keurig, Inc. and former vice president and general manager with Gillette/P&G, Ms. Stacy brings a wealth of experience leading consumer businesses and building global brands. During her five-year tenure at Keurig Inc., a division of Keurig Green Mountain, the company's revenue grew from $493 million in FY2008 to $4.3 billion for FY2013. Ms. Stacy also sits on the Board of Directors of iRobot Corp, Coravin Inc. and Young Innovations Inc.; is a Director Advisor to The Cambridge Group (an AC Nielson Company); and is a professional speaker on leadership, innovation and growth. She received her M.S. in Management from J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management - Northwestern University, her B.S. from Dartmouth College.

Roger Tung

Dr. Roger D. Tung, Ph.D.., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Tung is the scientific co-founder of Concert Pharmaceuticals, where he serves as President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Concert, Dr. Tung was a founding scientist at Vertex, a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Tung has more than 30 years of experience in the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.

Peter Hutt

Mr. Peter Barton Hutt, L.L.B., L.L.M., is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the company., since March 2014. Mr. Hutt is a senior counsel at the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP and has been an attorney with that firm since 1960. He served as Chief Counsel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 1971 through 1975. Mr. Hutt is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and teaches a course on Food and Drug Law each winter term at Harvard Law School. He co-authored the casebook used to teach Food and Drug Law and has published numerous papers on the subject. Mr. Hutt is a member of the board of directors of DBV Technologies, Q Therapeutics, Xoma Ltd., BIND Therapeutics, Inc., Concert Pharmaceuticals Inc., and several privately-held life sciences companies. During the last five years, Mr. Hutt also served as a member of the board of directors of Celera Genomics, Introgen Therapeutics, Inc. and Ista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Hutt received his B.A., magna cum laude, from Yale University, his L.L.B. from Harvard University and his L.L.M. from New York University. Mr. Hutt's qualifications to sit on the board include his 50 years of experience and expertise in food and drug regulation, including his service at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and at Covington & Burling LLP, and his experience serving on other boards of directors in the biotechnology industry

Marc Kozin

Mr. Marc Kozin is an Non-Executive Independent Director of the company., since October 2014. Mr. Kozin has been a Senior Advisor to L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm, since July 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Kozin served as president of L.E.K.'s North American practice for 15 years. Mr. Kozin currently serves as a member of the board of directors of UFP Technologies, Inc., DYAX Corp., Endocyte, Inc., OvaScience, Inc. and three privately-held companies. He also serves on the strategic advisory board for Healthcare Royalty Partners. Mr. Kozin holds a B.A., with distinction, in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A., with distinction, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Stuart Randle

Mr. Stuart Allen Randle is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company, since October 2014. Mr. Randle served as the Chief Executive Officer of GI Dynamics Inc. from 2004 through November 2014. Prior to GI Dynamics, Mr. Randle served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of ACT Medical, Inc. from 1998 to 2001. Prior to 1998, Mr. Randle was Corporate Vice President and responsible for the northeastern region of the United States for Allegiance Healthcare Corporation. Mr. Randle previously worked for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in roles including President, New England region, General Manager of anesthesia, and various sales and marketing roles. Mr. Randle has also held various sales and engineering roles with Ingersoll-Rand Corporation. Mr. Randle is a member of the board of directors of Teleflex, Inc. and Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. Mr. Randle earned an M.B.A. from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

John Sculley

Mr. John Sculley is an Non-Executive Independent Director of the company., since August 2014. Between 1983 and 1993, Mr. Sculley served as the Chief Executive Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Sculley served as Chief Executive Officer of Pepsi-Cola Company. Since leaving Apple, Mr. Sculley has focused on investing in early stage companies as a venture capitalist and co-founder of several companies. Mr. Sculley earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Brown University. We believe that Mr. Sculley is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his experience developing consumer brands and expertise in corporate leadership.