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Senomyx Inc (SNMX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kent Snyder

62 2014 Chairman of the Board

John Poyhonen

58 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sharon Wicker

59 2009 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Development Officer

David Humphrey

49 2017 Vice President - Finance

Daniel Stebbins

2015 Director

Stephen Block

72 2005 Independent Director

Tom Erdmann

2018 Independent Director

Mary Gray

65 2010 Independent Director

Christopher Twomey

58 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kent Snyder

Mr. Kent Snyder is Chairman of the Board of Senomyx Inc. From June 2003 until January 2014 Mr. Snyder served as our Chief Executive Officer, and from June 2003 until September 2009 he served as our President. From July 1991 to October 2001, Mr. Snyder held various marketing and sales management positions with Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Pfizer company. Mr. Snyder’s most recent position was President of Global Commercial Operations, and prior to that Mr. Snyder served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs and Vice President of Business Development. Mr. Snyder is a former director of Santarus, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in 2014. Mr. Snyder received his B.S. from the University of Kansas and his M.B.A. from Rockhurst College. Mr. Snyder contributes his extensive knowledge of the company and also ensures long-term continuity on the Board. In addition, he contributes operational and leadership skills that he has developed through his prior experience in various roles of increasing responsibility.

John Poyhonen

Mr. John W. Poyhonen has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Senomyx Inc. Mr. Poyhonen joined us in October 2003 as Vice President and Chief Business Officer and was named Vice President, Chief Financial and Business Officer in April 2004. In January 2006, he was promoted to Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Business Officer and in September 2009 he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1996 until October 2003, Mr. Poyhonen served in various sales and marketing positions for Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a Pfizer company, most recently as Vice President of National Sales and previously as Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of National Accounts. Mr. Poyhonen currently serves as a director of Heron Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, and serves on that company’s Audit Committee and as the Chairman of its Compensation Committee. Mr. Poyhonen received his B.A. in Marketing from Michigan State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Kansas. Mr. Poyhonen contributes his extensive knowledge of the company. In addition, as a result of his long tenure with the company in roles of increasing responsibility, Mr. Poyhonen contributes his leadership skills and financial and operational expertise.

Sharon Wicker

Ms. Sharon Wicker is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Development Officer of Senomyx Inc. From when Ms. Wicker joined Senomyx in April 2006 until September 2009 she served as our Senior Vice President of Commercial Development and Chief Strategy Officer. From 2003 to 2006, Ms. Wicker held various strategic marketing positions, most recently as President, Flavor Business Unit, at A.M. Todd Company. Prior to 2003 Ms. Wicker held various general management positions with Heinz, ConAgra and General Mills. Ms. Wicker received her B.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University and her M.B.A. from Michigan State University.

David Humphrey

Mr. David Humphrey serves as Vice President - Finance of the Company. Mr. Humphrey joined the Company as our Controller in July 2012. Prior to joining the Company, he held various finance and accounting positions with ActivX Biosciences, Aurora Biosciences, Gensia and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Humphrey holds a BS with Honors in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant in California.

Daniel Stebbins

Mr. Daniel Stebbins is Director of Senomyx, Inc. Mr. Stebbins has extensive leadership and commercial experience in the flavor and fragrance industry and has served on a number of industry association boards. Mr. Stebbins is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Agilex Fragrances. He spent the majority of his career with Dragoco, including serving as President and CEO of Dragoco, North America , President of Dragoco Flavor Division, Worldwide, and a member of the Executive Board of Dragoco, GmbH. Mr. Stebbins was part of the executive team that merged Dragoco with Haarmann & Reimer (H&R), forming Symrise AG, the 4th largest flavor and fragrance company in the world. After such merger, Mr. Stebbins served as the President of the Symrise AG, Worldwide Flavor Division. He has been a leader on various industry association boards, serving as both a member and as President of the Flavor and Extract Manufacturers Association (FEMA) board of Governors and Fragrance Materials Association (FMA) board of Governors and as a member of the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) board of Governors and Fragrance Foundation board of Governors. Mr. Stebbins holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont . Mr. Stebbins has been honored with numerous awards including the Erich Bruell award from the FMA and the International Fragrance Research Association (IFRA), as well as the Dr. Richard Hall award from FEMA for outstanding service to the fragrance and flavor industry.

Stephen Block

Mr. Stephen A. Block, Esq., is an Independent Director of Senomyx Inc., since March 2005. Mr. Block served as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of International Flavors and Fragrances Inc., a leading creator, manufacturer and seller of flavors and fragrances (IFF), from January 1993 until his retirement in December 2003. He was named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of IFF in February 2000. During his eleven years at IFF he also led the company’s Regulatory Affairs department. Prior to 1993, Mr. Block held various management positions, including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, with GAF Corporation, a company specializing in specialty chemicals and building materials, and Celanese Corporation, a company specializing in synthetic fibers, chemicals and plastics. Mr. Block currently serves as an industry consultant, as a Managing Director of K5 Venture Partners, LLC, which manages an early stage venture fund and an accelerator/incubator, and as a member of the Executive Committee, Orange County Network, of the Tech Coast Angels, a leading angel investing group. Mr. Block is also a director of ChromaDex Corporation, a reference standards and ingredient supply company, and of several privately held companies. Mr. Block received his B.A. cum laude in Russian Studies from Yale University and his law degree from the Harvard Law School. Mr. Block’s background contributes to the Board’s understanding of the flavor industry.

Tom Erdmann

Mr. Tom Erdmann is Independent Director of the Company. Erdmann brings to Senomyx extensive strategic, business development and commercial experience in the sweetener industry including the launch of the world’s first branded all-natural zero-calorie sweetener. He is currently the General Manager of the Acceligen Division at Recombinetics, Inc. Prior to that, Erdmann spent 35 years with Cargill, Inc., in a broad range of leadership, strategic, finance and commercial positions of increasing responsibilities. Mr. Erdmann was VP, Truvia® Stevia Operations Director and led the strategic development, scale-up, operations and supply chain function during the launch. He also led his company’s strategic relationships with global consumer products group companies and has been involved with all types of sweeteners during his career. Mr. Erdmann holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indiana University, School of Business, in Bloomington, Indiana.

Mary Gray

Dr. Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Senomyx Inc., since September 27, 2010. Since 2003 Dr. Gray has served as President of Gray Strategic Advisors, LLC, which provides strategic consulting services to the biotechnology industry. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Gray was Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager for the Federated Kaufmann Fund. Prior to 1999, Dr. Gray led biotechnology equity research groups at Raymond James & Associates, Warburg Dillon Read, and Kidder Peabody. Dr. Gray currently serves on the Boards of Directors of three other publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, TetraLogic Pharmaceuticals, Dyax Corp. and Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc. At Dyax she serves as the lead independent director, Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating and Governance committee. At Acadia, she serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee and on the Compensation Committee. Dr. Gray holds a Ph.D. in pharmacology from the University of Vermont and a B.S. in biology from University of South Carolina. Dr. Gray brings to the Board her experience as a financial analyst and portfolio manager in the biotechnology industry, as well as a background in scientific research. In addition, through her past and current service as a director for other development stage biotechnology companies, Dr. Gray expands the Board’s exposure to corporate and board governance practices at peer companies. Carolina.

Christopher Twomey

Mr. Christopher J. Twomey is an Independent Director of Senomyx Inc., since March 2006. Mr. Twomey joined Biosite Incorporated, a medical diagnostics company, in March 1990 serving in various roles of increasing responsibility, and most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer until his retirement in 2007. At Biosite he was responsible for the Finance, Human Resources, Facilities, and Information Systems departments. From 1981 to 1990, Mr. Twomey worked for Ernst & Young LLP, where he served as an audit manager. Since August 2013 Mr. Twomey has served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., a medical device company. Mr. Twomey is also a former director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Mallinckrodt plc in 2014. Mr. Twomey holds a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Twomey contributes substantial leadership skills and expertise in accounting and financial reporting that are especially valuable in his role as Chairman of our Audit Committee.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Kent Snyder

1,030,411 7,791,010

John Poyhonen

37,600 72,180

Sharon Wicker

100,464 641,671

David Humphrey

0 0

Daniel Stebbins

0 0

Stephen Block

0 0

Tom Erdmann

0 0

Mary Gray

0 0

Christopher Twomey

0 0