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Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc (AERI.OQ)

AERI.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Vicente Anido

64 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Mitro

59 2013 President, Chief Operating Officer

Casey Kopczynski

55 2005 Co-Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Richard Rubino

59 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Deanne Melloy

2017 Vice President - Marketing

Tori Arens

2017 Vice President - Drug Product Manufacturing

Eric Carlson

2017 Vice President - Research & Development

Gerald Cagle

72 2013 Independent Director

Richard Croarkin

62 2015 Independent Director

Michael Du Toit

64 2015 Independent Director

Murray Goldberg

72 2013 Independent Director

Benjamin McGraw

68 2014 Independent Director

Julie McHugh

52 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Vicente Anido

Dr. Vicente Anido, Jr., Ph.D. is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Anido is the former President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Bausch + Lomb, Inc. in 2012. Prior to joining ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Anido served as general partner of Windamere Venture Partners from 2000 to 2001. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Anido served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CombiChem, Inc., a drug discovery company. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Anido served as President of the Americas Region of Allergan, Inc., where he was responsible for Allergan’s commercial operations for North and South America. Prior to joining Allergan, Dr. Anido spent 17 years at Marion Laboratories and Marion Merrell Dow, Inc., including as Vice President, Business Management of Marion’s U.S. Prescription Products Division. Dr. Anido currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of Depomed, Inc. and the West Virginia University Foundation. Dr. Anido previously served as a member of the board of directors of Nicox S.A. from 2013 to 2014 and as a member of the board of directors of QLT Inc. from 2012 to 2013. In addition, from 2002 to 2008, Dr. Anido served as a member of the boards of directors of Apria Healthcare, Inc. Dr. Anido holds a BS and a MS from West Virginia University and a PhD from the University of Missouri, Kansas City. We believe Dr. Anido’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry, sales and marketing, business development and pharmaceutical product launch and his experience serving as a director of other public companies provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Thomas Mitro

Mr. Thomas A. Mitro is President and Chief Operating Officer of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From November 2012 to August 2013, Mr. Mitro served as Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Omeros Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Prior to this, Mr. Mitro was Vice President, Sales and Marketing at ISTA Pharmaceuticals from July 2002 to July 2012, where he was instrumental in building ISTA’s commercial operations and launching several eye-care products, including Bromday (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.09% and Bepreve (bepotastine besilate ophthalmic solution) 1.5%. Previously, Mr. Mitro held various positions at Allergan, Inc., including Vice President, Skin Care; Vice President, Business Development; and Vice President, e-Business. Mr. Mitro received his B.S. degree from Miami University.

Casey Kopczynski

Dr. Casey C. Kopczynski, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer and Co-Founder at Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 2002 to 2005, he was the Managing Partner at Biotech Initiative, LLC, a consulting practice dedicated to emerging biotech companies. He was also previously the Vice President of Research at Ercole Biotech, Inc. from 2003 to 2004, a company developing drugs for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and orphan genetic diseases. Prior to Ercole Biotech, Inc., Dr. Kopczynski was Director of Research and a founding member of the scientific staff at Exelixis, Inc. from 1996 to 2002. Dr. Kopczynski received his PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from Indiana University and was a Jane Coffin Childs Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

Richard Rubino

Mr. Richard J. Rubino, CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Secretary at Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From March 2008 to April 2012, Mr. Rubino served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc. and from May 1993 to March 2008 served as Controller and Vice President of Planning, with responsibilities for financial, business and strategic planning. Previously, Mr. Rubino held various positions at International Business Machines Corporation from 1983 to May 1993 and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (formerly Price Waterhouse & Co.) from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Rubino is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Rubino received his BS in Accounting from Manhattan College. He has been a director of the Northside Center for Child Development since 2009, the Treasurer since 2012 and also currently serves as a member of the Finance Committee and Executive Committee.

Deanne Melloy

Ms. Deanne F. Melloy serves as Vice President - Marketing of the Company. Ms. Melloy will be responsible for the development, planning and execution of Aerie's global marketing initiatives, including brand and portfolio strategy along with all aspects of creative development. Ms. Melloy previously held related leadership positions at Egalet Corporation, Shionogi Inc., Sanofi-Aventis, and Endo Pharmaceuticals.

Tori Arens

Ms. Tori Arens is Vice President - Drug Product Manufacturing of the Company. Ms. Arens will be responsible for defining and implementing drug product development and manufacturing strategies for the clinical and commercial supply of Aerie's products. Ms. Arens previously held related leadership positions at Biogen and Eisai, and holds an M.S. in Pharmaceutics from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Eric Carlson

Dr. Eric Carlson is Vice President - Research & Development of the Company. Dr. Carlson will provide strategic direction and leadership for Aerie's research and development activities aimed at advancing the Aerie pipeline. Dr. Carlson was most recently Senior Global Program Head of Ophthalmology at Alcon Pharmaceuticals/Novartis. He was also previously Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, and holds a Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

Gerald Cagle

Dr. Gerald D. Cagle, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cagle previously served as Chief Operating Officer at Cognoptix, lnc., a company focused on the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Cagle also is Senior Advisor and Head of Business Development for GrayBug, LLC, a platform drug delivery company. Dr. Cagle served as Senior Vice President of Research & Development at Alcon Laboratories lnc. from 1997 to 2008, assuming the responsibility of Chief Scientific Officer in 2006. Dr. Cagle currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Clearside Biomedical, a company delivering anti-inflammatory therapies in the suprachoroidal space for uveitis and AB2 Bio, a Swiss company researching novel therapies. Dr. Cagle has served on the Wilmer Eye Institute Advisory Council and is a member of the ARVO Foundation Board of Governors. Dr. Cagle received his BS degree from Wayland College and earned both his MS and PhD degrees from the University of North Texas. We believe that Dr. Cagle’s scientific background and experience provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Richard Croarkin

Mr. Richard J. Croarkin is Independent Director of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Croarkin previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Nestle Health Science, a division of Nestle focused on medicalized nutrition solutions for chronic medical conditions, from December 2010 to February 2013. During his tenure, he was responsible for financial strategy in support of the R&D pipeline including multiple transactions ranging from minority stakes and JV’s, to outright acquisitions. Prior to this, Mr. Croarkin was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Corporate Strategy Officer at Alcon, which had annual sales of $7.1 billion and was the world’s leading ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company before its acquisition by Novartis for $50 billion. Previously, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Nestle Waters North America, overseeing the finances of a business unit that grew to $4.4 billion in sales. Before joining Nestle, Mr. Croarkin worked for Pepsico Incorporated, where he served in a number of senior financial positions around the world, including as Chief Financial Officer of Pepsi Latin America and Pepsi Canada. He started his career with AMAX, Inc. where he worked in treasury, corporate development and planning. Mr. Croarkin was a director on the supervisory board of the German publicly traded company, WaveLight A.G., which manufactures and globally markets laser and diagnostic systems for refractive eye surgery. Mr. Croarkin currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Clearside Biomedical, a company advancing eye disease therapies by delivering drugs to the suprachoroidal space via a proprietary microinjector. He also serves occasion as a panelist on the NASDAQ Listing Qualifications Panel. Mr. Croarkin received his B.A. degree in economics from Georgetown University and his MBA in finance from the University of Connecticut.

Michael Du Toit

Mr. Michael M. Du Toit is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. du Toit has served as President of Everyday Health since February 2015. Prior to joining Everyday Health, Mr. du Toit served in various positions at, including as Global Group President of Publicis Healthcare Communications Group, the third largest advertising and media company in the world, from March 2012 to February 2015. He held various senior executive positions from July 2006 to February 2012 at other companies, including President of Digitas Health, where he was a founding member, Digitas Health Media and RazorFish Health. Mr. du Toit also has held executive roles at premier marketing agencies including Grey Advertising, BBD&O and Ventiv Health Communications. He also held senior marketing positions at pharmaceutical companies such as GlaxoSmithKline and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. At Glaxo, as Vice President of Marketing, he launched several blockbuster pharmaceutical products, including Serevent® (salmeterol) and Flonase® (fluticasone nasal). Mr. du Toit previously served as member of the National Pharmaceutical Council, Pharmaceutical Advertising Council, Advertising Club of Fairfield, Advertising Club of New York, Editorial Board of Medical Marketing and Media, Prescription Drug Advertising Coalition, and Triangle Advertising Federation. He started his career at Unilever, a consumer products company. He received a B.S. in Economics and Marketing from Stellenbosch University in South Africa. We believe that Mr. du Toit’s pharmaceutical industry and business experience provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Murray Goldberg

Mr. Murray A. Goldberg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Goldberg retired from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at the end of 2014, where he served as Senior Vice President, Administration, from October 2013 and Assistant Secretary since January 2000. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration from March 1995 to October 2013 and as Treasurer from March 1995 to October 2012. Prior to joining Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., Mr. Goldberg was Vice President, Finance, Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of PharmaGenics Inc., a biotechnology company, from February 1991 and a director of PharmaGenics Inc. from May 1991. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Goldberg was Managing Director, Structured Finance Group at the Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. and from 1973 to 1987 he served in various managerial positions in finance and corporate development at American Cyanimid Company, a diversified industrial company. Mr. Goldberg received his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and an M.Sc in Economics from the London School of Economics. We believe that Mr. Goldberg’s business and finance experience at various companies in the pharmaceutical industry provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Benjamin McGraw

Dr. Benjamin F. McGraw, III, Pharm. D. is Independent Director of Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. McGraw has served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TheraVida, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, since 2011 and 2013, respectively. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Auration Biotech, Inc., a private biotechnology company, since 2014. Since 2006, Dr. McGraw has served as a Managing Member of Long Shadows Asset Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor. Previously, Dr. McGraw was Chairman, President, and CEO of Valentis, Inc., Corporate Vice President, Corporate Development at Allergan, Inc., and VP, Development at Marion Laboratories, Inc. and Marion Merrell Dow Inc. Dr. McGraw received his B.S. and his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he also completed a clinical practice residency. We believe that Dr. McGraw’s pharmaceutical industry and business experience provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a member of our Board.

Julie McHugh

Ms. Julie H. McHugh is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. McHugh served as Chief Operating Officer of Endo Health Solutions, Inc., from March 2010 until her retirement in May 2013, where she was responsible for the specialty pharmaceutical and generic drug businesses. Prior to this, Ms. McHugh was CEO of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a venture capital backed biotech start-up company focused on developing novel therapies for the treatment of infertility disorders. Previously, she served as Company Group Chairman for Johnson & Johnson’s worldwide virology business unit, and prior to this, she was President of Centocor, Inc., a J&J subsidiary. In this role, Ms. McHugh oversaw the development and launches of several products, including Remicade® (infliximab), Prezista® (darunavir) and Intelence® (etravirine). Prior to joining Centocor, Ms. McHugh led marketing communications for gastrointestinal drug Prilosec® (omeprazole) at Astra-Merck Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., New Xellia Group A/S, Trevena Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and she previously served on the board of directors of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI), the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association and ViroPharma Inc. Ms. McHugh received her M.B.A. from St. Joseph’s University and her B.S. from Pennsylvania State University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Vicente Anido

3,083,000

Thomas Mitro

1,638,300

Casey Kopczynski

--

Richard Rubino

1,446,170

Deanne Melloy

--

Tori Arens

--

Eric Carlson

--

Gerald Cagle

219,669

Richard Croarkin

212,794

Michael Du Toit

214,877

Murray Goldberg

222,377

Benjamin McGraw

216,961

Julie McHugh

212,794
As Of  31 Dec 2016