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Rockwell Medical Inc (RMTI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Benjamin Wolin

44 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stuart Paul

59 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Angus Smith

36 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Jim McCarthy

2018 Senior Vice President - Corporate and Business Development

Paul McGarry

51 2019 Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller

Ajay Gupta

61 2009 Chief Scientific Officer

Michael DeYoung

2018 Vice President - Operations

Charlie Shiner

2018 Vice President of Marketing

Raymond Pratt

68 2012 Chief Medical Officer

Lisa Colleran

61 2018 Independent Director

John Cooper

60 2018 Independent Director

Mark Ravich

66 2018 Independent Director

Robin Smith

54 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Benjamin Wolin

Mr. Benjamin Wolin is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Rockwell Medical, Inc. Mr. Wolin serves on the Board of Dance Biopharm Holdings Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company focused on the development of Dance 501, a proprietary 'soft-mist' inhaled insulin product to treat diabetes. He is also as an advisor to each of 3L Capital LLC, a growth-stage private equity firm, and Refinery 29 Inc., a leading global media company. Prior to his experience as an advisor, Mr. Wolin was the co-founder, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Everyday Health, Inc., a leading provider of digital health and wellness solutions, from January 2002 until its sale to a subsidiary of j2 Global, Inc. in December 2016. From September 1999 until December 2001, Mr. Wolin served as vice president of production and technology for Beliefnet, Inc., an online provider of religious and spiritual information. Previously, Mr. Wolin served as web producer for Tribune Interactive, Inc., a multimedia corporation, and held several consulting positions with interactive companies. Mr. Wolin is also Lead Independent Director of Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc., the largest independent provider of specialty pharmacy services in the United States. Mr. Wolin has been a director of Diplomat Pharmacy since October 2015 and was formerly Diplomat Pharmacy's Chairman of the Board. Mr. Wolin is a member of the audit committee, compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee of Diplomat Pharmacy's board of directors. Mr. Wolin has extensive technology, executive management, entrepreneurial, financial and operating expertise from his former role as a founder, director and principal executive of Everyday Health.

Stuart Paul

Mr. Stuart M. Paul is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since September 4, 2018. Mr. Paul has over 25 years of experience in the health care industry, with substantial experience managing businesses in the renal space. Most recently, Mr. Paul has served as Corporate Officer, Head Global Toxicology Business at Abbott Laboratories, a diversified healthcare products company, from 2017 until August 2018, where Mr. Paul led a $700 million global toxicology business and had responsibility for integration of acquisitions, research and development, manufacturing and commercial operations. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Paul served as General Manager of the USA East Region of Quest Diagnostics Incorporated, a global provider of diagnostic information services, where he headed a $1.4 billion regional division and was responsible for managing all laboratory testing, patient services, logistics, commercial operations and other relevant support functions. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Paul served as President Latin America, Renal Group of Baxter International, a manufacturer of healthcare products, where he headed Baxter's $700 million dialysis business with over 1,500 employees in Latin America. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Paul worked at Gambro AB, a $2 billion global dialysis products company. During his tenure, Mr. Paul was a key member of the senior leadership team and was responsible for running a variety of businesses, including its $150 million Asia-Pacific and $400 million Americas businesses, which he brought to significant new levels of revenue and profitability. Mr. Paul received his MBA from Northwestern University with a concentration in Hospital & Health Services Management and his BA in Chemistry from Duke University.

Angus Smith

Mr. Angus W. Smith is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Smith served in variety of finance roles in the health care industry including most recently as Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer and Principal Financial Officer at Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. ("Pernix"), a specialty pharmaceutical company, from February 2018 until November 2018, where Mr. Smith was responsible for the oversight of Pernix's financial operations and management of Pernix's business development activities, as well as relationships with investors and other key constituents in the financial community. Previously at Pernix, Mr. Smith served as Vice President, Business Development & Strategic Planning from July 2016 to February 2018 and as Vice President, M&A and Corporate Finance from September 2014 to July 2016. Pernix filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in February 2019 following the entry of a generic version of the Pernix migraine drug Treximet. From October 2011 to September 2014, Mr. Smith served as a Director in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group at Cantor Fitzgerald, a financial services firm. Mr. Smith previously held several positions of increasing responsibility in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Gleacher & Company, a financial advisory firm, and various predecessor firms from July 2005 to August 2011. Mr. Smith earned a B.A. in Mathematical Economics from Colgate University in 2005.

Jim McCarthy

Mr. Jim McCarthy is Senior Vice President - Corporate and Business Development of the Company. Mr. McCarthy is a seasoned business development executive with more than three decades of experience in the life sciences industry, including a twenty-five year career with Bristol-Myers Squibb, a publicly-traded global biopharmaceutical company. During that time, he gained significant domestic and international corporate business development experience, executing a broad range of transactions including licensing deals, strategic alliances and acquisitions. More recently, Mr. McCarthy has served in numerous roles assisting small and emerging life science companies with strategic and commercial planning, venture financing, commercial initiatives and deal support on a global basis. In addition, he has held leading roles in the Licensing Executive Society as Chair of the Life Sciences Sector and with the Licensing Executive Society International Life Sciences Leadership Committee. He holds an MBA from Indiana University and a B.S. in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, and is a recipient of the Certified Licensing Professional designation.

Paul McGarry

Mr. Paul E. McGarry is appointed as Principal Accounting Officer, Vice President, Corporate Controller of the Company. He has significant experience in a variety of finance roles in the health care industry. Most recently, Mr. McGarry served as Corporate Financial Controller at Alyvant, Inc. (“Alyvant”) from November 2018 until present, where Mr. McGarry was responsible for oversight of Alyvant’s financial management. From July 2011 to November 2018, Mr. McGarry served as Corporate Controller at Champions Oncology, Inc. (“Champions”), where he was responsible for the oversight of Champions’ accounting and financial operations. Mr. McGarry began his accounting career at Deloitte & Touche LLP, serving as Audit Manager in Assurance and Advisory Services, where he was tasked with implementing worldwide Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) procedures and performed SOX training for international audit teams. Mr. McGarry earned a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State in 1998 and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York. There are no arrangements between Mr. McGarry and any other person pursuant to which Mr. McGarry was appointed to serve as Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer, nor are there any material transactions in which the Company is a participant in which Mr. McGarry has a material interest.

Ajay Gupta

Dr. Ajay Gupta, M.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of Rockwell Medical Inc. Before joining the Company, Dr. Gupta spent the prior seven years as an associate professor of medicine at UCLA and Charles Drew University Schools of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, where he had an active nephrology practice. Prior to that, Dr. Gupta served on the faculties of Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI, University of Alabama, Birmingham, State University of New York, Syracuse and Washington University, St. Louis. Dr. Gupta also completed a clinical fellowship in Nephrology from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan and a research fellowship in Nephrology from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Gupta, who is the founder and chairman of the Indian Society for Bone and Mineral Research, earned his MBBS degree and completed his residency in Internal Medicine from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Michael DeYoung

Mr. Michael DeYoung is Vice President - Operations of the company. He joins Rockwell Medical from ZDHF Holdings, LLC, a storage and logistics firm, where he served as Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he held the role of Group Director of the Moog Medical Device Group of Moog Inc., where he was responsible for finance, human resources and IT operations and played a key role in the turnaround of the division. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. DeYoung worked at Gambro AB, a global medical technology and pharmaceutical company and leader in dialysis products, where he led operational initiatives contributing to the successful exit and sale of the company to Baxter International. Following the sale of Gambro AB to Baxter in 2013, Mr. DeYoung served as Director of Integration and Business Operations and was responsible for the full integration of the Baxter and Gambro renal operations inLatin America. He spent the early part of his career at IMI Norgren, a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies, where he held various roles in manufacturing, project management, finance and business controls. Mr. DeYoung holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, General Business from Western Michigan University and a Master's Degree in Accounting from Walsh College.

Charlie Shiner

Mr. Charlie Shiner is Vice President of Marketing of the Company. Mr. Shiner joins Rockwell Medical from Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Ltd., a global pharmaceuticals company focused on the development and marketing of products for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to the central nervous system, oncology, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular areas. He most recently served as the marketing franchise leader for Otsuka's renal portfolio, where he successfully launched Otsuka's new therapeutic Jynarque and managed other key renal therapeutics. Previously, he held the roles of Director and Senior Product Manager, Digital Marketing at Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals. In these roles, Mr. Shiner was responsible for the digital marketing of cardio-renal products across applicable professional and consumer channels. Earlier in his career, Mr. Shiner spent 11 years at Pfizer, Inc. where among other roles, he worked to identify and execute upon strategic opportunities for Pfizer's clinical treatments within hospital accounts acrossthe United States. Mr. Shiner holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Riverside and an M.B.A from Northern Illinois University.

Raymond Pratt

Dr. Raymond Dennis Pratt, M.D. is a Chief Medical Officer of Rockwell Medical Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Pratt worked at Shire PLLC from 2003 to 2010 as vice president research and development and as the scientific leader in its Emerging Business Unit and Renal Business Unit. Previous roles at Shire included vice president global clinical medicine and global clinical affairs and head of US Clinical Development. Dr. Pratt served in a consulting role at Quintiles, a global biopharmaceutical services company, as a vice president of strategic drug development innovation from August 2011 until joining the Company, and as an industry consultant during 2011 after leaving Shire. Prior to working at Shire, he was senior director, clinical research and development at Eisai Medical Research from 1994 to 2003, where he was head of central nervous system and internal medicine clinical development. Dr. Pratt is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine and completed his nephrology fellowship at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he practiced nephrology and served as the assistant chief of nephrology services and director of dialysis services from 1983 to 1985. Dr. Pratt was the recipient of a physician scientist training grant at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the recipient of a James Shannon New Investigator award from the NIH. He served as an assistant professor in the John Hopkins Department of Medicine and Nephrology from 1989 to 1993.

Lisa Colleran

Ms. Lisa N. Colleran is a Independent Director of Rockwell Medical, Inc. Ms. Colleran has been the principal of LNC Advisors, LLC, a strategic consulting firm that specializes in assisting biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies, since February 2014. Prior to founding LNC Advisors, Ms. Colleran served as chief executive officer of LifeCell Corporation, a private regenerative medicine company, and a board member for Centaur Guerney L.P. (a holding company of LifeCell Corporation) from January 2012 to April 2013. Ms. Colleran also served as the global president of LifeCell Corporation from August 2008 to April 2013. Prior to assuming the role of global president, Ms. Colleran served as LifeCell's vice president of marketing and business development from December 2002 until July 2004 and as senior vice president of commercial operations from July 2004 until August 2008. Prior to joining LifeCell, Ms. Colleran served as vice president and general anager of Renal Pharmaceuticals for Baxter Healthcare Corporation from 2000 to December 2002 and served in various other sales and marketing positions at Baxter, from 1983 to 2000. Ms. Colleran currently serves on the board of directors for Establishment Labs, an innovative breast implant company, and Ariste Medical, a company developing a new class of drug eluting medical devices. Ms. Colleran was a member of the board of directors of Axogen, Inc., a company focused on the science, development and commercialization of technologies for peripheral nerve regeneration and repair. Ms. Colleran was also a former officer and director of Vivex Biomedical, Inc., a company that develops creative treatment options and solutions to progress clinical, surgical and therapeutic patient care, and a member of the board of directors of Novadaq Technologies Inc., a leading developer of fluorescence imaging solutions for use in surgical and diagnostic procedures, from January 2017 until the company was sold to Stryker Corporation in August 2017.

John Cooper

Mr. John G. Cooper, CPA is an Independent Director of Rockwell Medical, Inc. Mr. Cooper is currently principal of JGC Advisors, providing corporate development and financial advisory services to emerging life science companies. From 2001 to 2016, Mr. Cooper was a senior executive for Windtree Therapeutics Inc. (formerly Discovery Laboratories, Inc.), a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company and the first to receive FDA approval for a synthetic peptide-containing surfactant to address premature infants with respiratory distress syndrome. At Discovery Labs, Mr. Cooper served as president, chief executive officer and member of the board of directors (2013—2016), president and chief financial officer (2010—2013), executive vice president and chief financial officer (2002—2010) and senior vice president and chief financial officer (2001—2002). Previously, Mr. Cooper served as senior vice president and chief financial officer at Chrysalis International Corporation (formerly DNX Corporation, a public biotechnology company), a public drug development services company, where he managed its initial public offering and negotiated and integrated a number of strategic acquisitions, including the sale of the company. Previously, Mr. Cooper served in a senior financial management role at ENI Diagnostics, Inc., a public life sciences company that developed and commercialized the second FDA-approved blood diagnostic test for HIV, and that was acquired by Pharmacia AB. Mr. Cooper earned a certified public accountant credential in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from Rider University in 1980.

Mark Ravich

Mr. Mark H. Ravich is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ravich currently serves as president of Tri-Star Management, Inc., a commercial real estate management and syndication company that he co-founded in 1998. Mr. Ravich has also served as a director of Orchids Paper Products Company, a national supplier of high quality consumer tissue products, since February 2013, where he also serves as chairman of its governance committee and a member of its audit committee. Mr. Ravich has also served as a director of each of MR Instruments, Inc., an independent designer and manufacturer of advanced MRI Radiofrequency coils, since June 2004, and Dilon Technologies Inc., a designer and manufacturer of medical imaging solutions, since October 2010. Previously, from 1990 until its sale in 1998, Mr. Ravich served as the chief executive officer and a director of Universal International, Inc., a wholesale retail company, where he also led its IPO. From 1978 to 1990, Mr. Ravich was a developer of commercial real estate where he was involved with all aspects of development, finance, construction, marketing, leasing and management of various commercial, industrial, office and multi-family real estate projects. Mr. Ravich began his career in 1975 as an account officer at Citibank N.A., where he made real estate construction loans to national real estate developers. Mr. Ravich also currently serves as a board advisor to Scidera Inc., a provider of clinical laboratory testing services, and is the chief manager of various real estate entities. Mr. Ravich graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a BSE and an MBA degree with a major in finance.

Robin Smith

Dr. Robin L. Smith, M.D. is an Independent Director of Rockwell Medical, Inc. Dr. Smith is a global thought leader in regenerative medicine—one of the fastest growing segments of modern-day medicine. She received her M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. During her tenure as CEO of the NeoStem family of companies (NASDAQ: NBS, now CLBS), which she led from 2006 to 2015, she pioneered the company's innovative business model, combining proprietary cell therapy development with a successful contract development and manufacturing organization. Dr. Smith raised over $200 million, completing six acquisitions and one divestiture while the company won an array of industry awards and business recognition including a first-place ranking in the tri-state area (two years in a row), and eleventh place nationally, on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, and Frost & Sullivan's North American Cell Therapeutics Technology Innovation Leadership Award.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Benjamin Wolin

306,851

Stuart Paul

7,483,800

Angus Smith

1,448,220

Jim McCarthy

--

Paul McGarry

--

Ajay Gupta

954,415

Michael DeYoung

--

Charlie Shiner

--

Raymond Pratt

965,874

Lisa Colleran

246,154

John Cooper

286,189

Mark Ravich

210,077

Robin Smith

193,162
As Of  31 Dec 2018