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Sierra Oncology Inc (SRRA.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Parfet

64 2003 Independent Chairman of the Board

Nicholas Glover

48 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sukhi Jagpal

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Barbara Klencke

58 2015 Chief Development Officer

Mark Kowalski

62 2017 Chief Medical Officer

Angie You

43 2014 Chief Business & Strategy Officer and Head of Commercial

Andrew Allen

50 2017 Director

Jeffrey Cooper

61 2016 Independent Director

Daniel Estes

36 2017 Independent Director

Tran Nguyen

43 2016 Independent Director

Nicole Onetto

64 2015 Independent Director

Robert Pelzer

63 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Parfet

Mr. Donald R. Parfet is the Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Parfet served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors since our inception in 2003 and served as our interim Chief Executive Officer from May 2014 to August 2014. Since 2001, Mr. Parfet has served as the managing director of the Apjohn Group, LLC, a business development group. Additionally, since 2003, he has served as a general partner of Apjohn Ventures Fund, a venture capital firm. Prior to founding the Apjohn Group, Mr. Parfet served as the Senior Vice President at Pharmacia & Upjohn. Mr. Parfet serves on the Boards of Directors of Kelly Services, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc. and Masco Corporation, and serves as a director or trustee of a number of business, civic and charitable organizations. Mr. Parfet holds a B.A. from the University of Arizona and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Nicholas Glover

Dr. Nicholas R. Glover, Ph.D. serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the company., since September 2014, and provided consulting services to us from July 2014 through August 2014. Previously, Dr. Glover served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at YM BioSciences Inc., an oncology drug development company, from November 2010 until it was acquired by Gilead Sciences Inc. in February 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Glover served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Viventia Bio Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Glover also previously served as an investment manager for MDS Capital, a life sciences venture capital firm. Dr. Glover has also served as a consultant in the biotechnology and life sciences industries at various times since 2008. Since June 2013, Dr. Glover has served on the Board of Directors of MEI Pharma Inc. Dr. Glover holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in chemistry from the University of East Anglia, a M.Sc. in chemistry from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Simon Fraser University.

Sukhi Jagpal

Mr. Sukhi Jagpal serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company., since February 2015. Previously, Mr. Jagpal served as the Chief Financial Officer of QLT Inc., a biotechnology company, from July 2012 to February 2015, where he also served as the Corporate Controller from January 2006 to December 2008, the Director, Finance and Corporate Controller from January 2009 to December 2010, and the Senior Director, Finance and Corporate Controller from January 2011 to June 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Jagpal held finance and accounting positions with Pivotal Corporation, 360networks inc. and KPMG LLP. Mr. Jagpal is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Business Valuator and holds an M.B.A. from Cornell University – S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management and an M.B.A. from Queens University.

Barbara Klencke

Dr. Barbara Klencke, M.D. serves as Chief Development Officer of the company., Since June 2015. Previously, Dr. Klencke served as the Senior Vice President, Development at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company and a subsidiary of Amgen Inc., from January 2011 to June 2015, and as the Group Medical Director in Product Development, Oncology at Genentech, Inc., a biotechnology company, from July 2003 to January 2011. Prior to that, Dr. Klencke served as the Medical Director at Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology company later acquired by Novartis International AG, and as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Klencke holds a B.S. from Indiana University and an M.D. from the University of California, Davis.

Mark Kowalski

Dr. Mark Kowalski, M.D. Ph.D. serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Company., since January 2017. Previously, Dr. Kowalski served as the Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President at Arbutus Biopharma (formerly Tekmira Pharmaceuticals), a biotechnology company, from August 2013 to September 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Kowalski worked at Gilead Sciences, Inc. from February to August 2013 following Gilead’s acquisition of YM BioSciences Inc., at which Dr. Kowalski had been Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Regulatory Affairs from November 2010. Dr. Kowalski previously held the position of Chief Medical Officer of Viventia Biotech, a privately-held biotechnology company, which sought protection from creditors under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act in April 2008 in Ontario, Canada. Dr. Kowalski holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

Angie You

Dr. Angie J. You, Ph.D. serves as Chief Business & Strategy Officer and Head of Commercial of the company. She served as our Chief Business and Strategy Officer and Head of Commercial since October 2014. Previously, Dr. You served as the Chief Business Officer at Aragon Pharmaceuticals Inc., an oncology drug discovery and development company, from August 2010 to August 2013, and as the Senior Director of Lifecycle Management at Orexigen Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company, from November 2009 to July 2010. Prior to that, Dr. You served as the Chief Business Officer at a number of life sciences companies, including Synosia Therapeutics AG and Ren-Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and served as Senior Director of Business Development at Exelixis, Inc. She also previously served as Vice President at Venrock, a venture capital firm, and as a consultant at McKinsey Consulting. Dr. You holds an A.B. and Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Andrew Allen

Dr. Andrew R. Allen, M.D. Ph.D., serves as Director of the Company. Dr. Andrew Allen is a co-founder of Gritstone Oncology and serves as its President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. He was a Co-Founder of Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ: CLVS) where he served as Executive Vice President of Clinical and Preclinical Development and Chief Medical Officer, leading the in-licensing and global development of RubracaTM, a PARP inhibitor approved for treatment of ovarian cancer. Prior to that, he was Chief Medical Officer at Pharmion Corporation, which was sold to Celgene Corporation for $2.9 billion following the global development of Vidaza™ for the treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes and Thalomid™ for the front-line treatment of multiple myeloma in Europe. Previously, Dr. Allen served in clinical development leadership roles at Chiron Corporation and Abbott Laboratories, and worked at McKinsey & Company, where he advised life science companies on strategic issues. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the epigenetic cancer therapy company, Epizyme (NASDAQ: EPZM), and Cell Design Labs, a privately held CAR-T company. Dr. Allen received a medical degree from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in immunology from Imperial College London.

Jeffrey Cooper

Mr. Jeffrey H. Cooper is an Independent Director of the Company. He served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2016. Mr. Cooper has served as an independent consultant for life sciences companies since January 2014. Previously, Mr. Cooper served at KaloBios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, as a senior advisor from November 2013 until December 2013 and as the Chief Financial Officer from July 2012 until October 2013. Prior to joining KaloBios, Mr. Cooper served in positions of increasing responsibility at BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, beginning as Vice President, Controller, to his most recent position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to May 2012. Mr. Cooper has also served as Vice President of Finance at Matrix Pharmaceutical, Inc. and held numerous finance-related positions within the health care and pharmaceutical industries, including Corporate Controller at Foundation Health Systems and Director of Business Analysis at Syntex Corporation. Mr. Cooper also previously served on the Board of Directors of Tobira Therapeutics, Inc until it was acquired by Allergan plc in November 2016. Mr. Cooper received a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) in the state of California.

Daniel Estes

Mr. Daniel Estes, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2017. Since April 2011, Dr. Estes has been a member of the investment team and a partner with Frazier Healthcare Partners, a venture capital and private equity firm, where he focuses on investments in both development-stage and commercial-stage pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Frazier Healthcare Partners, Dr. Estes served as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company’s healthcare practice between 2008 and 2011. Dr. Estes also serves on the Board of Directors of Semnur Pharmaceuticals, Outpost Medicine and Cirius Therapeutics. Dr. Estes received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Michigan and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.

Tran Nguyen

Mr. Tran Nguyen is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2016. Mr. Nguyen has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Prothena Corporation Plc, a biotechnology company, since March 2013. Previously, Mr. Nguyen served at Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 2010 to 2011 and as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer from 2011 until its sale in 2013. He has also served as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations at Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc., as a Vice President in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Citi Global Markets, Inc. and in various capacities as a healthcare investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc. Mr. Nguyen received a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Nicole Onetto

Dr. Nicole Onetto, M.D. is an Independent Director of the company., since May 2015. Dr. Onetto has served as an independent consultant in oncology drug development and translational research since June 2016. Dr. Onetto previously served as the Deputy Director and Chief Scientific Officer at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research from November 2009 to June 2016. Dr. Onetto also previously served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at ZymoGenetics, Inc., a biotechnology company, from September 2005 until November 2009. Dr. Onetto also served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs of Gilead Sciences, Inc. and as the Vice President, Medical Affairs of NeXstar. Dr. Onetto has also held positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, Immunex and Hoechst Canada, Inc. Dr. Onetto previously served on the Board of Directors of ImmunoGen and YM BioSciences Inc. Dr. Onetto received a B.Sc. from the University of Paris, an M.Sc. in Pharmacology from the University of Montreal and an M.D. as well as an Oncology-Hematology certification from the University of Paris.

Robert Pelzer

Mr. Robert E. Pelzer is an Independent Director of the company., since May 2015. From September 2008 to March 2013, Mr. Pelzer served as the President of Novartis Corporation, a pharmaceutical company. From 2002 to 2008, Mr. Pelzer served as General Counsel at Novartis Pharma AG. Prior to 2002, Mr. Pelzer held various positions at DuPont, including serving as General Counsel and Senior Vice President at DuPont Pharmaceuticals from 1998 to 2001. Mr. Pelzer currently serves on the Board of Directors of Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and previously served on the Board of Directors of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Pelzer holds a BCom and an LL.B. from the University of Alberta.

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