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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

55 2000 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Alfred Merriweather

65 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Christopher Prentiss

44 2017 Chief Accounting Officer

Jennifer Rhodes

49 2016 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Chief Business Officer

Rajiv Patni

50 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Vijay Shreedhar

2019 Chief Commercial Officer

David Mahoney

64 2009 Lead Independent Director

John MacPhee

50 2013 Director

Michael Bigham

61 2016 Independent Director

Martha Demski

66 2014 Independent Director

Mardi Dier

55 2018 Independent Director

William Ericson

60 2005 Independent Director

Ivan Lieberburg

69 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. 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. We believe Dr. Went’s extensive knowledge of our company, the pharmaceutical industry, and our competitors qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Alfred Merriweather

Mr. Alfred G. Merriweather is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. Merriweather has held executive leadership roles at numerous companies in the life sciences industry throughout his career. Before coming to Adamas, 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.

Christopher Prentiss

Mr. Christopher B. Prentiss is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. 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 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., she was an associate in the regulatory law and international trade practice areas at Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP from October 2000 to April 2006. 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.

Rajiv Patni

Dr. Rajiv Patni, M.D.. is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Adamas, 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.

Vijay Shreedhar

Mr. Vijay Shreedhar is Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He joins Adamas from Amgen Inc. where he served in a variety of sales and marketing roles of increasing responsibility in multiple therapeutic areas including Inflammation, Osteoporosis, Oncology and Hematology. Most recently, he was Executive Director and Integrated Commercial Lead for the Multiple Myeloma franchise with responsibility for national sales, brand marketing and regional marketing teams. Vijay brings extensive US product commercial experience, successfully leading the market entry of new entities, expanded indications for approved products, as well as new drug-delivery systems. He has led strategy, sales and commercial execution for multiple Amgen brands, including Neulasta ® , XGEVA ® , Vectibix ® and Kyprolis , with a demonstrated track record of generating robust sales growth in highly competitive markets. Vijay started his career as a scientist in the field of Immuno-Oncology, earning his PhD at the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and gaining experience in both academic and pharmaceutical research settings. He also earned an MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

David Mahoney

Mr. David L. Mahoney is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mahoney has served on the board of directors of Symantec Corporation, a publicly-traded software technology company since 2003, including as current chair of the Compensation and as former chair of the 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 2004, including as a member of the Audit and as a chair of the Nominating and Governance Committees. He also serves on the boards of directors of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Mount Holyoke College and Mercy Corps, and is a Trustee of the Schwab/Laudus 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. We believe Mr. Mahoney’s extensive experience in pharmaceutical distribution, fiscal management, and in operating and advising technology companies qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

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 from February 2016 to December 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 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. We believe Mr. MacPhee’s extensive experience building successful specialty pharmaceutical companies and commercializing drug products qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Michael Bigham

Mr. Michael F. Bigham serves as Independent Director of the Company. has served as a member of our Board of Directors since September 2016. Mr. Bigham was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors of Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in October 2014. Mr. Bigham has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. From 2003 to 2013, he was a General Partner at Abingworth LLP, a leading international investment group dedicated to life sciences and healthcare. From 2014 to 2018, he served as an Executive Partner at Abingworth LLP. He currently serves on the boards of Paratek Pharmaceuticals and Adamas Pharmaceuticals, and in the past has held several directorships, including at Avila Therapeutics (where he was also the founding Chairman and CEO), Magellan Biosciences, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inmediata (Chairman) and Valeritas. Mr. Bigham was formerly Vice Chairman of Corixa Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, and was President and Chief Executive of Coulter Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded oncology company, until it merged into Corixa. Previously, he was an early employee at Gilead Sciences where he served in various capacities, including Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Gilead, Mr. Bigham was a Partner at Hambrecht & Quist where he became Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. Mr. Bigham received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and qualified as a C.P.A. before completing his M.B.A. at Stanford University. We believe Mr. Bigham’s extensive experience on the boards of and in management positions with biopharmaceutical companies, including publicly-traded companies, qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Martha Demski

Ms. Martha J. Demski is an Independent Director of the Company since March 2014. has served as a member of our Board of Directors since March 2014. From August 2011 to May 2017, Ms. Demski 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 publicly traded biotech company from December 1988 to June 2004. Ms. Demski currently serves as Chair of the board of directors of Chimerix, Inc., a publicly traded biotech company. Ms. Demski also serves as a member of the board of directors of Equillium, Inc., a publicly traded biotech company where she serves as chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee. Ms. Demski is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Governance Fellow and received the Director of the Year in Corporate Governance from the Corporate Directors Forum in 2017. Additionally, Ms. Demski has over 13 years of banking experience with Bank of America. 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 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.

Mardi Dier

Ms. Mardi C. Dier is a Director of the company. Ms. Dier 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, Ms. Dier 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 LLP 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. We believe Ms. Dier’s more than 25 years’ financial management experience in the biotechnology industry, as well as her experience as a chief financial officer of a publicly traded company, qualifies her to serve on our Board of Directors.

William Ericson

Mr. William W. Ericson is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2005. 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. We believe Mr. Ericson’s extensive experience in finance and service as a board member of public companies in the technology and life sciences industries and his training as a securities lawyer qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Ivan Lieberburg

Dr. Ivan M. Lieberburg, Ph.D. M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Lieberburg has been a member of the Tavistock Group, a private equity firm, since 2009, and a managing director of Boxer Capital, since 2017, 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. Dr. Lieberburg is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology/metabolism. We believe Dr. Lieberburg’s executive experience in the life sciences industry and his medical training qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gregory Went

3,359,120

Alfred Merriweather

1,637,050

Christopher Prentiss

--

Jennifer Rhodes

1,455,270

Rajiv Patni

1,752,080

Vijay Shreedhar

--

David Mahoney

240,610

John MacPhee

206,985

Michael Bigham

220,985

Martha Demski

232,235

Mardi Dier

216,360

William Ericson

222,735

Ivan Lieberburg

206,985
As Of  31 Dec 2018