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ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD.OQ)

ACAD.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Biggar

49 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Srdjan Stankovic

63 2018 President

Stephen Davis

59 2019 Director and Chief Executive Officer

Elena Ridloff

40 2019 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Austin Kim

56 2018 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary

Gudarz Davar

2020 Executive Vice President - Head of Research and Development

Michael Yang

58 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Stephanie Fagan

2019 Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Chief Communications Officer

Mark Schneyer

2020 Senior Vice President, Business Development and Chief Business Officer

Ponni Subbiah

2019 Senior Vice President, Global Head of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer

James Kihara

40 2020 Principal Accounting Officer

Elizabeth Garofalo

2020 Director

Julian Baker

53 2016 Independent Director

Laura Brege

62 2008 Independent Director

James Daly

58 2016 Independent Director

Edmund Harrigan

67 2015 Independent Director

Daniel Soland

62 2015 Independent Director

Mark Johnson

2018 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Biggar

Dr. Stephen R. Biggar M.D. Ph.D. serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as a director of our company since January 2013. Dr. Biggar is a Partner at Baker Bros. Advisors LP, a registered investment adviser focused on long-term investments in life-sciences companies. Dr. Biggar joined Baker Bros. Advisors LP in 2000. Dr. Biggar currently also serves on the board of directors of Kiniksa Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. During the past five years, Dr. Biggar served on the board of directors of Synageva BioPharma Corp. Dr. Biggar received an M.D. and a Ph.D. in immunology from Stanford University and received a B.S. in genetics from the University of Rochester.

Srdjan Stankovic

Dr. Srdjan R. Stankovic M.D. serves as President of the Company. He has served as our President since November 2018. Dr. Stankovic previously served as our Executive Vice President, Head of Research and Development and has been with our company since November 2015. With a background in clinical and academic psychiatry, Dr. Stankovic brings over 20 years of executive level experience in drug development and clinical and medical affairs. Dr. Stankovic has built and led multidisciplinary teams for small molecules and biologics in therapeutic areas including neurology, psychiatry, oncology, cardiology and pain. He has led teams to achieve approvals of KEPPRA®, FENTORA®, TREANDA®, NUVIGIL® and ARISTADA™. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Stankovic served as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Alkermes plc. from 2013 to 2015. Prior to Alkermes, he held the position of Senior Vice President and Head of Global Clinical Development for Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He was appointed to this role following Teva’s acquisition of Cephalon, Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President, Worldwide Clinical Research. Dr. Stankovic also served as Senior Vice President, Medical Affairs and Clinical Development CNS at Forest Laboratories, Inc. and held executive positions in research and development at Neurogen Corporation, Johnson and Johnson, and UCB. Dr. Stankovic received his M.D. from the University of Belgrade and holds a Master of Science in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Stephen Davis

Mr. Stephen R. Davis CPA serves as Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and as a director of our company since September 2015. Mr. Davis joined us in July 2014 as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer and served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from March through August of 2015. Mr. Davis brings over 20 years of executive-level experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining our company, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Heron Therapeutics, Inc., which he joined in 2013, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ardea Biosciences, Inc. from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining Ardea, Mr. Davis served in numerous executive roles at Neurogen Corporation from 1994 to 2010, including Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Davis currently serves on the board of directors of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Heron Therapeutics, Inc. During the past five years, Mr. Davis served on the boards of directors of Heron Therapeutics and Synageva BioPharma Corp. Earlier in his career, Mr. Davis practiced as a certified public accountant with a major accounting firm and as a corporate and securities attorney with a Wall Street law firm. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Southern Nazarene University and a Juris Doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

Elena Ridloff

Ms. Elena H. Ridloff serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Company. She is our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Ridloff was previously Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Interim Chief Financial Officer and has been with our company since April 2018. Ms. Ridloff joined us from Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she served as Executive Director, Investor Relations from April 2014 to January 2016 and Vice President, Investor Relations from January 2016 to March 2018, and served as a member of Alexion’s Operating Committee. While at Alexion, Ms. Ridloff was responsible for building and leading an investor relations function. Prior to joining Alexion, Ms. Ridloff served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Member of BIOVISIO, an independent consulting firm providing strategic, financial and investor relations counsel to the life sciences industry, from January 2012 to April 2014. Ms. Ridloff also served as Managing Director at Maverick Capital, a hedge fund responsible for investments in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical device and life science sectors, from July 2005 to January 2012. Ms. Ridloff earned her B.A. in history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Austin Kim

Mr. Austin D. Kim is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of the Company. He is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary and has been with our company since July 2018. From 2006 until 2017, Mr. Kim held several senior legal positions at Teva Pharmaceuticals, a global specialty pharmaceutical company. At Teva, Mr. Kim was most recently Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Corporate/M&A, handling corporate and securities law matters, acquisitions and corporate development, capital markets transactions and corporate governance matters. Before joining Teva, Mr. Kim was Deputy General Counsel at IVAX Corporation, a global generic pharmaceutical company, which was acquired by Teva in 2006. Earlier in his career, Mr. Kim was a senior lawyer at Transamerica Corporation, practiced law at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro and clerked for Judge Vaughn Walker of the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Mr. Kim received his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and his A.B. in English literature and economics from Stanford University.

Gudarz Davar

Dr. Gudarz Davar serves as Executive Vice President - Head of Research and Development of the Company. Dr. Davar will be responsible for leading research and development activities at ACADIA and will serve as a member of the company's Executive Management Committee Dr. Davar joins ACADIA from Eli Lilly where he was Vice President, Head of Global Neurology Clinical Development, the senior leadership role responsible for the global development of all neuroscience and core Lilly biomedicines assets through clinical testing and life of the product. Under his leadership were the recent global approvals of Emgality ® for migraine prevention and U.S. approval for the treatment of cluster headache, as well as the U.S. approval of REYVOW ® as a first-in-class, novel, acute treatment for migraine. Prior to Eli Lilly, he served in senior leadership roles in neurology and clinical development at Allergan, Biogen Idec and Amgen. At Allergan, he led a global research and development and commercialization partnership focused on cognitive impairment and neurobehavioral symptoms in Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Davar received his medical degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He completed residency at University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, Michigan and is board certified in Neurology.

Michael Yang

Mr. Michael J. Yang serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Yang is our Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and has been with our company since March 2017. Mr. Yang joined us from Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, where he served as President of Janssen Biotech Inc. and was responsible for building Janssen’s U.S. Immunology business, generating more than $8 billion in annual revenues. Mr. Yang began his career at Johnson & Johnson in 1997 and held numerous senior commercial positions such as President, CNS where he was responsible for growing the anti-psychotic long-acting therapy portfolio. His broad background of commercialization and general management experience also includes roles as the Worldwide General Manager of the Medical Device companies of Therakos, Inc and Veridex, LLC, where he launched new platforms, expanded global revenues and diversified the product lines. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Oncology at Ortho Biotech Inc. He currently serves on the board of directors of Akcea Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Yang earned his B.S. in business administration, marketing from San Diego State University.

Stephanie Fagan

Ms. Stephanie Fagan serves as Senior Vice President - Corporate Affairs, Chief Communications Officer of the Company. Ms. Fagan is our Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer with extensive experience working with leading healthcare companies and brands, and has been with ACADIA since December 2019. Previously, she was Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications at bluebird bio, Inc. and built the first communications function as the company transitioned from a clinical stage to commercial stage company. Prior to bluebird, Ms. Fagan led the corporate affairs functions at Alexion, Shire, and West Health and has experience overseeing corporate, financial, product, and internal communications, as well as corporate social responsibility, patient advocacy, and government affairs. Over the course of her career, Ms. Fagan has served in positions of increasing influence and impact in the healthcare industry, including roles at Johnson & Johnson, Allergan, Pharmacia, Inc. (now Pfizer), and Boston Scientific Corporation. She earned a Master’s degree in Communications from Boston University and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Wheaton College. She is a member of the Arthur Page Society and The Seminar.

Mark Schneyer

Mr. Mark Schneyer serves as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Schneyer joins ACADIA from Pfizer Inc. where he most recently was Vice President, Business Development, for the Upjohn division. Mr. Schneyer joined Pfizer's Worldwide Business Development organization in 2011 and served in various business development positions of increasing responsibility overseeing strategic transactions spanning licensing agreements, product acquisitions and divestitures, strategic collaborations and company acquisitions. Prior to Pfizer, he was an investment banker at Lazard and advised boards of directors and senior management teams in the healthcare sector. Mr. Schneyer earned a Bachelor of Science in economics with a concentration in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ponni Subbiah

Dr. Ponni Subbiah M.D. serves as Senior Vice President, Global Head of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Subbiah is our Senior Vice President, Global Head of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer and has been with ACADIA since Octobser 2019. She is a neurologist with more than 20 years of experience leading medical and clinical research strategies across various therapeutic areas including neurology, psychiatry, opioid addiction, pain, oncology, diabetes, urology, inflammation, respiratory, and infectious diseases. Prior to joining ACADIA, Dr. Subbiah was Chief Medical Officer for Indivior Inc., with responsibility for pharmacovigilance and medical affairs globally. During her previous tenure of over 15 years at Pfizer, Inc., she held various leadership roles in global medical affairs and led Pfizer’s Global Access program. Dr. Subbiah received her medical degree from Madras Medical College in Chennai, India and completed a residency in neurology at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN. She completed a research/clinical fellowship in AIDS Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and earned a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.

James Kihara

Mr. James Kihara serves as Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. He has been with the Company since March 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kihara worked at Cubic Corporation, an information technology and services firm, from November 2012 to March 2020, most recently serving as chief financial officer of the Cubic Mission Solutions business segment. Prior to Cubic Corporation, Mr. Kihara was employed by Ernst & Young LLP, a multinational professional services firm, and served as a Senior Manager of Assurance Services. Mr. Kihara earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting) from San Diego State University and is a certified public accountant in the State of California.

Elizabeth Garofalo

Julian Baker

Mr. Julian C. Baker is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Baker has served as a director of our company since December 2015. Mr. Baker is a Managing Partner of Baker Bros. Advisors LP, which he and his brother, Felix Baker, Ph.D., founded in 2000. Mr. Baker’s career as a fund manager began in 1994 when he co-founded a biotechnology investing partnership with the Tisch family. Previously, Mr. Baker was employed from 1988 to 1993 by the private equity investment arm of Credit Suisse First Boston Corporation Mr. Baker currently serves on the board of directors of Incyte Corporation. During the past five years, Mr. Baker served on the boards of directors of Genomic Health and Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Baker holds an A.B. from Harvard University.

Laura Brege

Ms. Laura A. Brege serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has served as a director of our company since May 2008. Currently, Ms. Brege is Managing Director of Cervantes Life Science Partners, LLC., a health care advisory and consulting company. From September 2012 to July 2015, Ms. Brege served as President and the Chief Executive Officer of Nodality, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on innovative personalized medicine. Prior to joining Nodality in September 2012, Ms. Brege held several senior-level positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from June 2006 to December 2011, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Onyx, Ms. Brege was a general partner at Red Rock Capital Management, a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage financing for technology companies, since 1999. Prior to Red Rock, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at COR Therapeutics. Earlier in her career, Ms. Brege served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Flextronics and Vice President and Treasurer of The Cooper Companies. Ms. Brege currently serves on the boards of directors of HLS Therapeutics, Inc., Mirum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pacira BioSciences, Inc. and Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During the past five years, Ms. Brege served on the boards of directors of Aratana Therapeutics and Dynavax Technologies Corporation Ms. Brege earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

James Daly

Mr. James Michael Daly serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Daly has served as a director of our company since January 2016. Mr. Daly served as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Incyte Corporation from October 2012 to June 2015. Prior to joining Incyte, Mr. Daly worked for Amgen, Inc. for 10 years, holding multiple leadership positions. In his last role, Mr. Daly served as Senior Vice President, North America Commercial Operations, Global Marketing and Commercial Development. Previously, he served as Vice President and General Manager of Amgen’s Oncology Business Unit. His teams at Amgen were responsible for the successful launch of many products, including Aranesp®, Neulasta®, Vectibix®, Nplate®, Xgeva® and Prolia®. Previously, Mr. Daly spent over 16 years with Glaxo Wellcome/GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including Senior Vice President, General Manager, Respiratory and Anti-Infective Business Unit, and led the U.S. launch of Advair®. He currently serves on the boards of directors of argenx SE, Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. and Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Daly previously served on the board of directors of Chimerix Inc. Mr. Daly earned his B.S. in pharmacy and M.B.A. from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. The NCG Committee believes that Mr. Daly’s deep experience as a pharmaceutical executive enables him to bring critical industry and commercial knowledge and leadership skills to the Board.

Edmund Harrigan

Dr. Edmund P. Harrigan M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Harrigan has served as a director of our company since November 2015. Dr. Harrigan served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Safety and Regulatory for Pfizer Inc. from 2012 to 2015, where he led a 3,500-person team in 80 countries that was responsible for collecting, interpreting and reporting clinical safety data for more than 600 marketed products, and managed regulatory interactions with global health agencies. Dr. Harrigan’s previous executive leadership roles at Pfizer included serving as Senior Vice President, Head of Worldwide Business Development, Senior Vice President, Head of Worldwide Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and Vice President, Head of Neuroscience and Ophthalmology. Earlier in his career at Pfizer, Dr. Harrigan served as Vice President of Clinical Development, Therapeutic Area Head, CNS and Pain. Before entering the pharmaceutical industry in 1990, Dr. Harrigan was a practicing neurologist for seven years. He currently serves on the board of directors of Incyte Corporation, Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. and PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During the past five years, Dr. Harrigan has served on the board of directors of Bellicum Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Harrigan earned his B.A. degree in chemistry from St. Anselm College and holds an M.D. from the University of Massachusetts at Worcester. The NCG Committee believes that Dr. Harrigan’s deep experience as a pharmaceutical executive enables him to bring critical industry and regulatory and development knowledge and leadership skills to the Board.

Daniel Soland

Mr. Daniel B. Soland is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Soland has served as a director of our company since March 2015. Mr. Soland served as Chief Executive Officer of uniQure N.V., a human gene therapy company, from December 2015 until September 2016. Mr. Soland previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of ViroPharma, Inc. starting in 2008 until it was acquired in 2014, and as Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of ViroPharma from 2006 to 2008. During his tenure at ViroPharma, Mr. Soland managed the commercial, manufacturing and quality organizations, helped build the company’s commercial infrastructure in the United States, Europe, and Canada and led the launch of Cinryze®, one of the most successful ultra-orphan drugs in the United States. Mr. Soland served as President, Chiron Vaccines, of Chiron Corporation from 2005 to 2006 and led the growth of the vaccine business to over $1 billion in sales. From 2002 through 2005, Mr. Soland served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Epigenesis Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Soland worked for GlaxoSmithKline in increasing roles of responsibility from 1993 to 2002, including as Vice President and Director, Worldwide Marketing Operations, GSK Biologicals. He currently serves on the board of directors of DBV Technologies S.A. and KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Soland holds a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Iowa.

Mark Johnson

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