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Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc (SPPI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stuart Krassner

82 2017 Chairman of the Board

Joseph Turgeon

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kurt Gustafson

50 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Thomas Riga

42 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President

Keith McGahan

2018 Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Jeffrey Vacirca

2018 Director

William Ashton

67 2018 Independent Director

Raymond Cohen

58 2013 Independent Director

Gilles Gagnon

64 2017 Independent Director

Anthony Maida

65 2003 Independent Director

Dolatrai Vyas

74 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stuart Krassner

Dr. Stuart Mitchell Krassner, Sc.D., Psy.D, is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Krassner has served as Chairman of the Board since December 2017 and has been a member of our Board since December 2004. From 1996 to 2001, he served as a member of our Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Krassner’s career spans four decades of experience in various positions at the University of California, Irvine (“UCI”), most recently as Professor Emeritus of Developmental and Cell Biology at the School of Biological Sciences. While at UCI, he developed and reinforced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) and National Institute of Health (“NIH”) compliance procedures for UCI-sponsored human clinical trials, established UCI’s first Institutional Review Board, and at one time headed all contract and grant activities. Dr. Krassner has also been retained by a number of public and private pharmaceutical, medical device and other companies to provide scientific and regulatory advisory services, including FDA compliance. Dr. Krassner’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed U.S. journals. Dr. Krassner has been awarded grants from the NIH, the National Science Foundation and the World Health Organization. Dr. Krassner has been a member of the American Society of Protozoology, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, the Corporation of the Marine Biological Laboratories in Woods Hole, MA among others. Dr. Krassner received a B.S. in Biology from Brooklyn College and a Sc.D. from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Joseph Turgeon

Mr. Joseph W. Turgeon is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Turgeon has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2017. From April 2014 to December 2017, Mr. Turgeon served as our President and Chief Operating Officer and from October 2012 to April 2014, he served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including various executive leadership roles at Amgen. Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Turgeon spent 22 years at Amgen as Vice President of Sales where he built and led the sales organization across multiple areas, including oncology, inflammation and bone health. Mr. Turgeon was responsible for launching most of the drugs at Amgen, as well as Amgen’s dramatic growth during his tenure. Mr. Turgeon holds a B.S. in Microbiology and Economics from Jacksonville University. Mr. Turgeon’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his extensive experience in the oncology marketplace, including his prior experience in various executive leadership roles at Amgen.

Kurt Gustafson

Mr. Kurt A. Gustafson is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Gustafson has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since June 2013. He brings to Spectrum more than 25 years of diverse experience in corporate finance, including 15 years in senior management roles leading the finance departments of biopharmaceutical industry organizations. Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Gustafson served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company. Before joining Halozyme in 2009, Mr. Gustafson worked at Amgen for over 18 years, holding various positions in finance including Treasurer, VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Amgen International based in Switzerland. Mr. Gustafson is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Xencor, Inc. (NASDAQ:XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company and is also a member of the Board of Directors of ChromaDex, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDXC), a proprietary ingredient company. Mr. Gustafson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from North Park University in Chicago and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Thomas Riga

Mr. Thomas J. Riga is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Riga has served as our Chief Operating Officer since December 2017 and as our Chief Commercial Officer since August 2014. From June 2017 to December 2017, he served as our Head of Business Development. From August 2014 to June 2017, he served as our Senior Vice President and from July 2013 to August 2014, he served as our Vice President, Corporate Accounts. During his tenure as Chief Commercial Officer, he led multiple product launches in oncology markets delivering innovative cancer care. He consistently inspired cross-functional teams to deliver superior performance to create value for Spectrum and restructured the commercial organization to advance our competitive advantage. Mr. Riga brings over 20 years of pharmaceutical leadership experience. He has management experience in various positions at Wyeth Ayerst Pharmaceuticals, Eli Lilly and Company, Amgen Inc. (“Amgen”) and Dendreon Pharmaceuticals LLC. Throughout his career he integrated leadership and strategy to create meaningful value. His experience spans executive sales leadership, Six Sigma, marketing, manufacturing, and corporate accounts. Mr. Riga is the recipient of more than 10 industry-leading Commercial and Operations leadership awards. Notably, he was recognized with the “Executive Leader/Coach of the Year” award for delivering top sales performance of Neulasta® for 3 consecutive years as a member of the Amgen oncology organization. Mr. Riga holds a B.S. from St. Lawrence University where he studied biology and chemistry.

Keith McGahan

Jeffrey Vacirca

William Ashton

Mr. William L. Ashton is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Ashton has served as a member of our Board since February 2018. Since 2013, he has been a principal at Harrison Consulting Group, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical consulting firm. From August 2009 to June 2013, Mr. Ashton was the senior vice president of external affairs reporting to the president and an assistant professor at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From August 2005 to August 2009, Mr. Ashton was the founding Dean of the Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy. From 1989 to 2005, Mr. Ashton held a number of positions at Amgen, including Vice President of U.S. Sales and Vice President of Commercial and Government Affairs. Mr. Ashton currently serves on the board of directors of Galena Biopharma, Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Academy of Notre Dame and Loyola University. Mr. Ashton holds a B.S. in Education from the California University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Education from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Ashton’s extensive experience with pharmaceutical and biological product commercialization, including developing and leading a commercial sales force, as well as his governance experience as a board member of public and privately-held companies and his reimbursement expertise contributed to our Board’s conclusion that he should serve on our Board.

Raymond Cohen

Mr. Raymond W. Cohen is an Independent Director of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc, since 2013. Mr. Cohen has served as a member of our Board since June 2013. He is an accredited public company director and a veteran life-science executive with over 35 years in the healthcare industry. Since October 2013, Mr. Cohen has served as the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Axonics Modulation Technologies, Inc., an Irvine, California-based venture capital-backed developer of implantable neuromodulation technology. Mr. Cohen also serves as Chairman of the Board of BioLife Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLFS), a commercial-stage publicly traded manufacturer of preservation media products used to extend the viability of human cells and Dysis Medical, Inc., a privately held UK-based commercial-stage manufacturer of cervical cancer imaging systems. From June 2010 to November 2012, Mr. Cohen was the Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Vessix Vascular, Inc., a privately-held developer of a novel renal denervation system for the treatment of hypertension which was acquired by Boston Scientific in November 2012. From 1997 to 2006, Mr. Cohen served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NASDAQ-listed Cardiac Science, Inc., a manufacturer of external automatic defibrillators which was ranked as the 4th fastest growing company in North America by Deloitte in 2004. In 2008, Mr. Cohen was named by AeA as the Private Company Life Science CEO of the Year. Mr. Cohen was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002 by the Orange County Business Journal. Mr. Cohen holds a B.S. in Business Management from Binghamton University.

Gilles Gagnon

Mr. Gilles R. Gagnon is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gagnon has served as a member of our Board since March 2012. Since July 2012, he has served as director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ceapro Inc., a Canadian growth-stage biotechnology company whose primary business activities relate to the development and commercialization of active ingredients for the pharmaceuticals, personal care and cosmetic industries. From 2008 to 2015, he served as President of Spectrum Pharma Canada Inc., an affiliate of Spectrum. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gagnon was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Æterna Zentaris (NASDAQ:AEZS), a biopharmaceutical company focused on oncology and endocrinology. Prior to this position, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development at Æterna Laboratories since 1999, became President and Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and then President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2003, following the acquisition of Zentaris from German-based Degussa AG in December 2002. Prior to joining Æterna Zentaris, he was Vice President, External Affairs for Novartis Pharma Canada Inc. from 1996 to 1999. Prior to that, from 1989 to 1996, Mr. Gagnon held various positions including Executive Director, Corporate Planning and Business Development, Senior Director, Strategic Alliances, General Manager, Governments Affairs and Access to Market and Director of Professional Services at Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Inc. Throughout his career in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Gagnon has been especially involved in corporate development, alliance management, as well as marketing functions, where he participated in the launch of nine innovative pharmaceutical products, in addition to his general management functions. Mr. Gagnon has also participated in several international committees and strategic advisory boards. Mr. Gagnon served on the board of directors of Canada’s Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D, now Innovative Medicines Canada) for nine years.

Anthony Maida

Dr. Anthony E. Maida, III, Ph.D. M.A., M.B.A., is an Independent Director of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Maida has served as a member of our Board since December 2003. Since June 2010, Dr. Maida has served as Senior Vice President, Clinical Research for Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc., a cancer vaccine company focused on therapy for patients with glioblastoma multiforme and prostate cancer. Prior to that, from June 2009 through June 2010, Dr. Maida served as Vice President of Clinical Research and General Manager, Oncology, Worldwide for PharmaNet, Inc., a clinical research organization. Prior to joining Pharmanet, from 1997 through 2010, Dr. Maida served as Chairman, Founder and Director of BioConsul Drug Development Corporation and Principal of Anthony Maida Consulting International, servicing pharmaceutical firms, venture capital, hedge funds and Wall Street in the clinical development of therapeutic products and product/company acquisitions. Prior to that, from 1992 to September of 1999, Dr. Maida was President and Chief Executive Officer of Jenner Biotherapies, Inc., a company engaged in the development of immunotherapies to treat patients with cancer and certain side effects related to chemotherapy. During his tenure at Jenner, Dr. Maida moved four products into the clinic; one Phase III randomized clinical trial demonstrating clinical benefit to patients with osteogenic sarcoma which ultimately gained approval in Europe; two Phase II double-blinded randomized placebo controlled clinical trials in patients with prostate cancer; and nine Phase I/II clinical trials. For over 25 years, Dr. Maida has focused on the clinical development of immunotherapies to treat patients with cancer.

Dolatrai Vyas

Dr. Dolatrai Vyas, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Vyas has served as a member of our Board since June 2013. He has 31 years of tenure in oncology drug discovery research at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (“BMS”) (NYSE:BMY), a pharmaceutical company, where he served in various positions including most recently as a Group Director and Distinguished Research Fellow (Executive Level) in Oncology Discovery Chemistry. Dr. Vyas is considered one of the pioneers of the BMS oncology medicinal chemistry discovery efforts based on natural products derived cytotoxics. During this period he was also involved in BMS’s pioneering research on antibody drug conjugate (“ADC”) technology to target cytotoxics selectively to tumors. In recent years, this technology has yielded valuable new biologics for treating a variety of cancers. In the last 15 years of his oncology research career at BMS, he was involved in discovery and development of personalized medicine research involving small molecule molecular targeted oncology therapeutics (e.g. kinase inhibitors). During his tenure at BMS in oncology drug discovery, he has participated in the discovery and development of 12 small molecules and one biologic (ADC) as clinical development candidates with one FDA-approved new drug application. He has authored/co-authored over 110 publications and written numerous book chapters and review articles. He is also an inventor/co-inventor on more than 40 patents. He is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Sciences and Engineering and has also served on the editorial board of Medicinal Research Reviews. Dr. Vyas retired from BMS in 2011 and subsequently formed a research and development consulting company, Dinesh Vyas, LLC. Currently, he is on the scientific advisory board of an Indian company and two U.S.-based companies. Dr. Vyas received a B.Sc. with honors in Chemistry/Geology from University College Nairobi (Kenya), University of East Africa in 1967.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Stuart Krassner

188,551

Joseph Turgeon

2,350,380

Kurt Gustafson

1,866,980

Thomas Riga

1,086,130

Keith McGahan

--

Jeffrey Vacirca

--

William Ashton

--

Raymond Cohen

206,051

Gilles Gagnon

178,551

Anthony Maida

202,301

Dolatrai Vyas

187,301
As Of  31 Dec 2017