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Kindred Biosciences Inc (KIN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wendy Wee

64 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Denise Bevers

47 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Secretary

Hangjun Zhan

2018 Chief Scientific Officer

Joseph McCracken

64 2018 Director

Ernest Mario

2018 Independent Director

Herbert Montgomery

68 2016 Independent Director

Raymond Townsend

70 2013 Independent Director

Ervin Veszpremi

56 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Wendy Wee

Ms. Wendy Wee serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company. She has served as the Company’s Vice President of Finance from December 30, 2014 to July 27, 2017, prior to accepting her role as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She initially worked with the Company as a consultant in October, 2014. From 2002 until August 2014, Ms. Wee served in various positions at Telik, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on oncology, including as Vice President of Finance, Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, and Controller. Prior to her time at Telik, Inc., Ms. Wee was the Senior Director of Finance and Controller at Connetics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on dermatological diseases. Previous to that, she held various management positions at Silicon Graphics, Inc., MIPS Computer Systems and Unisys Corporation.

Denise Bevers

Ms. Denise M. Bevers is the Chief Operating Officer, Secretary of Kindred Biosciences Inc. Ms. Bevers is one of our co-founders and has served as our Chief Operating Officer since October 2012. On November 11, 2013, she was appointed as our Secretary. Ms. Bevers co-founded and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SD Scientific, Inc., a privately held, full-service medical affairs and communications company, from August 2005 to June 2013. She has over 20 years of human pharmaceutical and research experience and is an expert in clinical operations, medical affairs, and scientific communications. Ms. Bevers has managed dozens of human drug development programs from Phase I through Phase IV at pharmaceutical companies Elan Pharmaceuticals and Skyepharma, and at Quintiles, a contract research organization. She began her clinical research career in 1989 as the Division Lead of the Urology Department at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, a non-profit medical research foundation, where she was integral in implementing the policies and procedures for the organization’s clinical research programs. Ms. Bevers earned an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California San Diego, Revelle College.

Hangjun Zhan

Dr. Hangjun Zhan has been appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company with effective from January 2018. Dr. Zhan has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology sector and is a world-renowned expert in protein design, expression, production, biochemistry, and biophysics. He holds a B.Sc. degree from Zhejiang University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zhan is also the lead author of many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Dr. Zhan is currently KindredBio’s Senior Vice President of Biologics Research. Previously, Dr. Zhan held positions at several biotechnology companies including Exelixis, Celera Genomics (Axys), Arris, and Aragen, where he led teams that successfully developed multiple products.

Joseph McCracken

Dr. Joseph S. McCracken, Ph.D., is Director of the Company. Dr. McCracken was previously Vice President and Global Head of Business Development & Licensing for Roche Pharma where he was responsible for Roche Pharma's global in-licensing and out-licensing activities. Prior to joining Roche Pharma, Dr. McCracken held the position of Vice President, Business Development at Genentech for more than 10 years, and previously held similar positions at Aventis Pharma and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. He currently serves on the boards of Alkahest, Inc., Savara Pharmaceuticals, and Regimmune Inc. Dr. McCracken holds a B.S. in Microbiology, an M.S. in Pharmacology, and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Ohio State University.

Ernest Mario

Dr. Ernest B. Mario, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. He previously served as a member of the Company's Board from February 15, 2013 until May 23, 2016. Dr. Mario served as Deputy Chairman of Glaxo Holdings plc from 1992 to 1993 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 1993. From 1993 until 2001, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation, a drug delivery technology company acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2001. From 2003 until 2007, Dr. Mario served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline. He currently is Chairman of Soleno Therapeutics Inc., a public pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic products to treat migraine and allergic rhinitis. He is also a Venture Partner with Pappas Ventures and serves on a number of corporate boards, including the following public companies: Soleno Therapeutics Inc., Celgene Corporation, Chimerix Inc., Eyenovia Inc. and Tonix Pharmaceuticals Holding Corporation. Dr. Mario earned a B.S. in pharmacy at Rutgers University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physical sciences at the University of Rhode Island. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Rhode Island and Rutgers University. In 2007 he was awarded the Remington Medal by the American Pharmacists’ Association, pharmacy’s highest honor.

Herbert Montgomery

Mr. Herbert D. Montgomery is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Montgomery has worked as a consultant providing senior management and financial consulting services since January 2009. From January 2001 until December 2008, Mr. Montgomery was Chief Financial Officer of Lightpost Holdings, LLC. From November 1999 to May 2001, Mr. Montgomery was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Standard Media International. From January 1998 to November 1999, Mr. Montgomery was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Cotelligent, Inc. From June 1994 to January 1998, Mr. Montgomery was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Guy F. Atkinson. Mr. Montgomery has taken three companies public and has served as financial adviser of technology, product and services companies over the last 30 years. Mr. Montgomery holds a Master of Science degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Montgomery is currently the Chairman of Institute for OneWorld Health.

Raymond Townsend

Dr. Raymond Townsend is an Independent Director of Kindred Biosciences Inc. He was appointed to our board of directors on November 11, 2013. He has served since 2001 as the President of Wasatch Health Outcomes, Inc., his personal consulting firm engaged in providing support for pharmaceutical product development, pricing and commercialization. From 1978 to 1988, Dr. Townsend was employed in various positions at the Upjohn Company, where he pioneered the first modern pharmacoeconomic research department within the pharmaceutical industry. Between 1988 and 1997, he served in various positions at Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline), culminating in the positions of Worldwide Director and Vice President, Outcomes, Epidemiology and Policy Research. Between 1998 and 2001, he was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Outcomes Services, Inc. From 2004 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President, Pharmacoeconomic & Epidemiology Outcomes Research, at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Townsend earned a B.A. in Economics at California State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco.

Ervin Veszpremi

Mr. Ervin Veszpremi is an Independent Director of Kindred Biosciences Inc. He has been a member of our board of directors since February 15, 2013. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Medichem, a leading active pharmaceutical product manufacturer, since 2003, and has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including 15 years in the animal health sector. Mr. Veszprémi served as the former Vice President and Global Head of Marketing for Novartis Animal Health, one of the largest veterinary companies in the world, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Veszprémi holds a physiology degree from the University of British Columbia and has studied management at Harvard Business School and Stanford University.

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