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Adamas Pharmaceuticals Inc (ADMS.OQ)

ADMS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Went

53 2000 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Alfred Merriweather

63 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Richard King

52 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Leonie McConville

53 2016 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Christopher Prentiss

42 2017 Principal Accounting Officer

Jennifer Rhodes

47 2016 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Business Officer

Martin Forrest

2016 Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations

Rajiv Patni

48 2015 Chief Medical Officer

David Mahoney

62 2009 Lead Independent Director

Mardi Dier

53 2017 Director

John MacPhee

49 2013 Director

Michael Bigham

59 2016 Independent Director

Martha Demski

64 2014 Independent Director

William Ericson

58 2005 Independent Director

Ivan Lieberburg

67 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Went

Dr. Gregory T. Went, Ph.D., serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors since our inception in 2000. Previously, Dr. Went co-founded CuraGen Corporation in 1992, where he served as an Executive Vice President and director from 1996 to 1999. Dr. Went also has served as a director of Angelica Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, since 2006. Dr. Went holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Alfred Merriweather

Mr. Alfred G. Merriweather is Chief Financial Officer of the company. He has held executive leadership roles at numerous companies in the life sciences industry throughout his career. Before coming to the Company, he was Chief Financial Officer at RainDance Technologies, Inc., a life science tools company, from November 2013 to February 2017, where he was responsible for the finance, information technology, human resources and general legal functions. Prior to RainDance, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Verinata Health, Inc., a prenatal laboratory testing company, from January 2012 to July 2013, where he was responsible for the finance and general legal functions, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Celera Corporation, a diagnostic products and laboratory testing company, from December 2010 until May 2011, where he was responsible for the finance and information technology functions. Mr. Merriweather has spent over 25 years in senior financial positions at several private and public life science companies, including Monogram Biosciences, Inc. and Laserscope. Mr. Merriweather received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Richard King

Mr. Richard A. King serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Company., effective April 28, 2017. He has held executive leadership roles at numerous companies in the life sciences industry throughout his career. Most recently, from May 2016 to April 2017, Mr. King was Chief Operating Officer at The Scripps Research Institute, where he was responsible for strategic planning, business development, finance, human resources, facilities, information technology and research services. He previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing new pain medications, from May 2010 to March 2015, where he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of AcelRx’s business. Prior to AcelRx, he was President, Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of the biotechnology company Tercica, Inc. (later sold to the Ipsen Group), where he was instrumental in the commercial launch of Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) and Increlex™ (rhlGF-1). He also previously served as Executive Vice President of commercial operations at Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he oversaw the growth of Niaspan® (niacin extended-release) and the launch of Advicor® (niacin extended-release/lovastatin). He was Senior Vice President of commercial operations at Solvay and Vice President of commercial operations at Unimed, where he launched AndroGel ® (testosterone gel). Earlier in his career, he held positions of increasing responsibility at SmithKline Beecham and Lederle Laboratories. Mr. King received a B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Surrey in the U.K. and an M.B.A. from the Manchester Business School in the U.K.

Leonie McConville

Ms. Leonie McConville is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of the Company. Ms. McConville joined as our Vice President, Human Resources in December 2014 and was subsequently named Senior Vice President, Human Resources in January 2016. Previously she was a principal at Stafford McConville Human Resources Partners, a consulting firm, from 2013 until 2014, where she was responsible for providing a broad range of human resource operational management, organization development, and executive compensation consulting services to small for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to that Ms. McConville was an independent consultant from 2011 until 2013. In addition, she has held senior management positions in human resources for over 20 years, including serving as Senior Director, Human Resources at Onyx Pharmaceuticals and Director, Human Resources at Chiron, a pharmaceutical company. Ms. McConville holds a B.A. in Management from Saint Mary’s College of California.

Christopher Prentiss

Mr. Christopher B. Prentiss is Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Prentiss has served as Adamas’s Vice President, Finance and Controller since April 2015. Prior to joining Adamas, Mr. Prentiss was the Vice President, Finance and Controller at InterMune, Inc., a biotechnology company, from June 2013 to March 2015, where he was responsible for the management of the accounting function. Prior to that, Mr. Prentiss was Senior Director, Controller at Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, from May 2012 to June 2013, where he was responsible for the accounting and tax functions. From June 2005 to May 2012, Mr. Prentiss was at MannKind Corporation where he served in a variety of finance roles, most recently as Senior Director, Controller. Prior to joining MannKind, Mr. Prentiss was a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP in the assurance practice. Mr. Prentiss received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University, and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University. Mr. Prentiss is a CPA licensed in California.

Jennifer Rhodes

Ms. Jennifer J. Rhodes serves as Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Business Officer of the Company. Ms. Rhodes joined as our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in April 2016. Ms. Rhodes previously served as General Counsel at Medivation, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from June 2012 to September 2015, where she was responsible for Medivation’s legal matters, and also served as Corporate Secretary from April 2013 to September 2015 and as Chief Compliance Officer from July 2012 to October 2014. From May 2006 to June 2012, Ms. Rhodes was an Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer Inc., where she supported the U.S. Primary Care Business and its Primary Care Medicines Development Group, and served as a global product lead for Pfizer Inc.’s primary care medicines. Prior to joining Pfizer Inc., Ms. Rhodes was an associate in the regulatory law and international trade practice areas at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP from October 2000 to April 2006. From September 1998 to August 2000, Ms. Rhodes served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Gregory A. Carman on the United States Court of International Trade. Ms. Rhodes received a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and a B.A. in Economics from Newcomb College of Tulane University.

Martin Forrest

Mr. Martin Forrest is Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations of the Company. Mr. Forrest joined Adamas in August 2016. Before coming to the company, he was Senior Vice President at LaVoie Health Science, a strategic communications, investor relations and public relations firm. Prior to this, he served as founding Vice President of Communications at Zoetis (IPO spinout from Pfizer, Inc.), where he led communications for the global leader in animal health. Earlier in his career, Mr. Forrest managed market access and advocacy relations for Novartis Oncology in Latin America and served as Vice President of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications at Chiron Corporation prior to the company’s acquisition by Novartis. Mr. Forrest earned his Master’s in Global Public Health from New York University as well as an M.B.A and a B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Rajiv Patni

Dr. Rajiv Patni, M.D.. is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Patni joined as our Chief Medical Officer in June 2015. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Patni served as Chief Development Officer at Ocera Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, from September 2014 to May 2015, where he was responsible for the management and direction of all drug development activities. From 2007 to August 2014, Dr. Patni served as SVP Chief Medical Officer at Actelion US Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for overseeing medical and regulatory activities in the United States. Dr. Patni brings over 15 years of global drug development experience and has held senior management roles including as Executive Director/VP, Product Lifecycle Team Leader, Therapeutic Area Head, at Roche Pharmaceuticals, and Senior Medical Director, Development Team Leader, at Novartis and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Patni earned a B.S. from the City University of New York Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education (accelerated BS/MD Program) and an M.D. from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

David Mahoney

Mr. David L. Mahoney is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mahoney has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2009. Mr. Mahoney has served on the board of directors of Symantec Corporation, a publicly-traded software technology company since 2003, including as a member of the Compensation and Nominating and Governance Committees. Mr. Mahoney also served as a member of the Audit Committee of Symantec from 2003 to 2011. Mr. Mahoney has served on the board of directors of Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated, a pharmaceutical company, since 2011. He also serves on the boards of directors of several privately-held organizations, including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Mercy Corps and is a Trustee of the Schwab/Laudis Family of Funds. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Mahoney served as co-CEO of McKesson HBOC, Inc., a healthcare supply management and information technology company and as CEO of McKesson LLC, a healthcare management and connectivity company. He joined McKesson Corporation in 1990 as Vice President for Strategic Planning. Prior to joining McKesson, Mr. Mahoney was a principal with McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, where he worked from 1981 to 1990. Mr. Mahoney holds a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Mardi Dier

Ms. Mardi C. Dier is a Director of the company. She has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Portola Pharmaceuticals since November 2013 after joining the company in August 2006. At Portola, Mardi has overseen the development of the accounting, finance, global supply chain, investor relations, communications, IT and facilities functions, and has led the raising of over $1.25 billion in capital. Previously, she served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Chiron Corporation from 2003 until its acquisition by Novartis Pharmaceuticals in April 2006. Prior to joining Chiron, she served as a Director in the West Coast investment banking practice at Prudential Securities, where she focused on biotechnology and other life sciences companies. Ms. Dier was previously at KPMG Peat Marwick in the audit department. She holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2013, Ms. Dier was recognized as one of the most influential Bay Area business women by the San Francisco Business Times and was a finalist for its Bay Area CFO of the Year Award.

John MacPhee

Mr. John MacPhee MPH, is Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since May 2013 and provided consulting services to us from March 2011 to May 2013, and since February 2016. Since 2011, Mr. MacPhee has served as the Executive Director and CEO of The Jed Foundation, a non-profit organization. From 2005 to 2011, Mr. MacPhee served as Executive Vice President of Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. and President of Par’s Strativa Pharmaceuticals division, where he oversaw commercial operations, clinical development, medical affairs, alliance management, and business development. Previously, Mr. MacPhee worked at Forest Laboratories, Inc., where he led the launches of Celexa, Lexapro, and Namenda. Mr. MacPhee also serves as a board member for Bottom Line, a nonprofit organization, and Blackthorn Therapeutics, a privately-held pharmaceutical company. Mr. MacPhee holds a B.A. from Columbia College, an M.B.A. from New York University, and an M.P.H. from Columbia University.

Michael Bigham

Mr. Michael F. Bigham serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bigham currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. From 2003 to 2015, Mr. Bigham was a partner at Abingworth LLP, an international investment group dedicated to life sciences and healthcare. Earlier in his career, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Coulter Pharmaceuticals up until the company’s acquisition by Corixa. Mr. Bigham currently is a member of the Board of Directors of InMediata and has held several directorships, including Avila Therapeutics, Magellan Biosciences, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Avedro and Valeritas. He received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Martha Demski

Ms. Martha J. Demski is an Independent Director of the Company since March 2014. Since August 2011, Ms. Demski has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. (formerly Althea Technologies, Inc.), a fully-integrated contract development and manufacturing organization. From July 2008 to December 2010, Ms. Demski served as the Interim Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC), a non-profit corporation that was engaged in biomedical research prior to voluntarily filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. Previously, Ms. Demski served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vical Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company from December 1988 to June 2004. Ms. Demski currently serves on the board of directors, chair of the audit committee, and is a member of the nominating and governance committee of Chimerix, Inc., a publicly traded biotech company. Ms. Demski also serves as a member of the board, chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee of Neothetics, Inc., a publicly traded biotech company. Ms. Demski is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Governance Fellow. Additionally Ms. Demski has over 13 years of banking experience with Bank of America and U.S. Trust. Ms. Demski earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in accounting and finance. We believe that Ms. Demski’s more than 30 years’ experience in the fields of finance and biotechnology, as well as her experience as a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company and her experience in conducting financing transactions qualifies her to serve on our Board of Directors.

William Ericson

Mr. William W. Ericson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ericson has been a General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures, or MDV, a venture capital firm, since 2000, and has served as Managing Partner since 2008. Prior to joining MDV, Mr. Ericson founded and operated Venture Law Group LLP’s Seattle office from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Ericson currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc., a publicly traded gene sequencing company, Rocket Fuel Inc., a publicly traded digital advertising company, Northwestern University School of Law, and a number of MDV’s privately held portfolio companies. Mr. Ericson holds a B.S.F.S. from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Ivan Lieberburg

Dr. Ivan M. Lieberburg, Ph.D. M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Lieberburg has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2004. Dr. Lieberburg has been a member of the Tavistock Group, a private equity firm, since 2009 where he concentrates on health care and life sciences investment opportunities. From 1987 to 2009, Dr. Lieberburg was employed by Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Athena Neurosciences, Inc.), where his most recent roles were as Executive Vice President, Corporate Office of Technology and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Lieberburg holds an A.B. in Biology from Cornell University, a Ph.D. in Neurobiology from The Rockefeller University, and an M.D. from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.