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Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (AGTC.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Koenig

66 2004 Chairman of the Board

Susan Washer

57 2003 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

William Sullivan

47 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Shearman

56 2015 Chief Scientific Officer

Stephen Potter

62 2015 Vice president and chief business officer

Matthew Feinsod

48 2017 Interim Chief Medical Officer

William Aliski

71 2018 Independent Director

Edward Hurwitz

54 2012 Independent Director

Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch

51 2014 Independent Director

James Rosen

49 2010 Independent Director

Anne VanLent

70 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Koenig

Dr. Scott Koenig is the Chairman of the Board of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. He served as a member of our board of directors since April 2002 and as chairman of our board of directors since April 2004. Dr. Koenig has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of MacroGenics, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, since September 2001 and was one of its co-founders. Prior to joining MacroGenics, Dr. Koenig served as Senior Vice President of Research at MedImmune Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he participated in the selection and maturation of its product pipeline. From 1984 to 1990, he worked in the Laboratory of Immunoregulation at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, where he investigated the immune response to retroviruses and studied the pathogenesis of AIDS. Dr. Koenig currently serves on the board of directors of each of GlycoMimetics, Inc. (GLYC), The International Biomedical Research Alliance, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). Dr. Koenig received his A.B. and Ph.D. from Cornell University and his M.D. from the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and is Board certified in Internal Medicine and Allergy and Immunology. We believe that Dr. Koenig’s education and professional background in science and medicine, his experience as Chief Executive Officer of MacroGenics and as a scientist and senior executive at other life science companies and research organizations and his service as a director of other biopharmaceutical companies, medical institutions and industry groups qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Susan Washer

Ms. Susan Washer is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Ms. Washer has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2002 and as a member of our board of directors since November 2003. Prior to becoming our President and Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Washer served as our Chief Operating Officer from October 2001 to March 2002. From August 1996 to October 2001, Ms. Washer was President and Chief Executive Officer of Scenic Productions Inc., a specialty construction firm providing sculpting, painting and construction services to the entertainment industry. From June 1994 to August 1996, Ms. Washer served as the Founding Executive Director and then Business Advisor for the North Florida Technology Innovation Center, a public-private organization financing and providing services to entrepreneurial companies licensing technology from Florida universities. From October 1983 to June 1994, Ms. Washer served in various research and pharmaceutical management positions with Abbott Laboratories and Eli Lilly and Company. Ms. Washer has also served on the board of Histogenics Corporation since April 2018. Ms. Washer received a B.S. in biochemistry from Michigan State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Florida. We believe that Ms. Washer’s education and professional background in science and business management, her years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, her service as a senior executive of entrepreneurial companies and her extensive knowledge of our company and its business qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors.

William Sullivan

Mr. William A. Sullivan has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective August 7, 2017. Prior to joining AGTC, Mr. Sullivan worked at Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. from November 2007 to April of 2017 where he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility including controller, vice president of finance, treasurer, chief financial officer and head of finance. Previously, Mr. Sullivan served as corporate controller of Vette Corp., a thermal management solutions company, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Sullivan began his career at Arthur Andersen LLP, where he obtained his certified public accountant license. Mr. Sullivan holds an M.B.A. and an M.S. in accounting from Northeastern University’s Graduate School of Professional Accounting and a B.A. from Williams College.

Mark Shearman

Dr. Mark S. Shearman, Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Officer of the Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Shearman has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since June 1, 2015. From August 2009 until June 2015, Dr. Shearman served as Senior Vice President of Research & Early Development of EMD Serono, Inc., the U.S. and Canadian subsidiary of Merck KGaA. Prior his time at EMD Serono, Dr. Shearman was Executive Director of Merck & Co. Research Laboratories, Boston, from January 2006 to July 2009 and Senior Director at the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories Neuroscience Research Centre, U.K. from January 2004 to December 2005. Dr. Shearman earned a B.Sc. from the University of Bristol, a Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham and conducted academic research at institutes in Japan and Germany.

Stephen Potter

Mr. Stephen W. Potter is Vice President, Chief Business Officer of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Prior to joining us, Mr. Potter was employed most recently by NeoStem, Inc., a developer of cell-based therapeutics, where he served as Executive Vice President from July 2013 to February 2015, and was a member of the Board of Directors from January 2013 to July 2013. Previously, Mr. Potter was Senior Vice President of Operations and Corporate Development for Osiris Therapeutics, Inc., from February 2011 to November 2012, where he was part of the senior leadership team that achieved approval of the first-ever stem cell drug therapy, Prochymal. He was also responsible for the launch and overall management of the Bio-Surgery business unit as well as operational oversight for multiple functional areas including manufacturing, human resources, IT, legal, and business development. From 2006 through 2010, Mr. Potter served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Genzyme Corporation and as Vice President of Corporate and Business Development. While at Genzyme, he was the senior leader for its global corporate and business development team that provided strategic and transaction support, including support for many of Genzyme’s gene and cell therapy opportunities. Mr. Potter has also held positions at DuPont Pharmaceuticals, E.I. Dupont de Nemours and Company, Inc., and Booz Allen & Hamilton. Mr. Potter earned a B.S. from University of Massachusetts and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Matthew Feinsod

Dr. Matthew Feinsod, M.D. is Interim Chief Medical Officer of the company. Dr. Feinsod has served as our interim Chief Medical Officer since September 2017. Dr. Feinsod, a board-certified ophthalmologist, joined AGTC in July 2014 and has played key roles in developing and implementing clinical and regulatory strategy, due diligence and licensing. Prior to joining AGTC, Dr. Feinsod co-founded and led Imagen Biotech, a venture-backed company dedicated to developing ophthalmology treatments for sight-threatening diseases, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to Imagen, Dr. Feinsod served in various roles including Senior Vice President of Strategy and Product Development at Eyetech Pharmaceuticals from 2003 to 2007, during which time he helped to develop and launch Macugen. Dr. Feinsod served as a medical officer in the ophthalmology division of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from 2002 to 2003. He holds a B.S. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.D. from the George Washington University School of Medicine.

William Aliski

Mr. William E. Aliski is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Aliski has served as a commercial consultant for early-stage orphan disease companies, including Ra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from October 2016 to March 2017, and from March 2018 to present time, Clementia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from December 2015 to January 2017, OxThera, from January 2015 through April 2015, Prosensa during 2014, Adimab LLC from November 2013 until December 2013, NPS Pharmaceuticals from April 2013 through December 2014, Fidelity Biosciences from August 2012 until December 2012 and Enobia Pharma from September 2011 until March 2012. Before that, Mr. Aliski served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, a rare disease company that is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pfizer Inc., from June 2009 until March 2011, as Director of Simon Kucher Partners, a global consulting firm, from January 2008 until June 2009, and as General Manager of BioMarin Europe at BioMarin Pharmaceuticals Inc. from December 2005 until January 2008. Mr. Aliski also has served on the board of directors of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. since January 2011. Mr. Aliski received a B.S. in Economics and a Master of Social Planning from Boston College and an M.P.A. from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. We believe that Mr. Aliski’s extensive experience in the life sciences industry, membership on various boards of directors, and his leadership and management experience qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Edward Hurwitz

Mr. Edward Hurwitz is Independent Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Hurwitz has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2012. Mr. Hurwitz is a Managing Director of MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm, and a Managing Director of Precision Bioventures, LLC, a consulting and investment advisory firm founded by Mr. Hurwitz. He was a director at Alta Partners from 2002 through December 2014, and served as a consultant to Alta Partners during 2013 and 2014. Mr. Hurwitz currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of ViewPoint Therapeutics, a privately-held, biotechnology company, and as a member of the board of directors of MacroGenics, Inc. Prior to joining Alta, Mr. Hurwitz served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Affymetrix from 1997 to 2002. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Hurwitz was a biotechnology research analyst for Robertson Stephens & Company, and from 1992 to 1994, was a biotechnology research analyst for Smith Barney Shearson. From 1990 to 1992, he practiced commercial law at Cooley Godward LLP. Mr. Hurwitz earned a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law and Haas School of Business, respectively. He also holds a B.A. in Molecular Biology from Cornell University. We believe that Mr. Hurwitz’s education and professional background in science, business management and law, his work as a lawyer, research analyst and senior executive in the biotechnology industry and his experience as a director of other public and private biotechnology companies qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch

Dr. Ivana Magovcevic-Liebisch is Independent Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Ms. served as a member of our board of directors since June 2014. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer for Ipsen since March 2018. Prior to her current position, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch served as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Business Development for Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., or Teva. Prior to joining Teva, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch held several senior positions within Dyax Corp., or Dyax, from April 2001 through March 2013, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Dyax, Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch was Director of Intellectual Property and Patent Counsel for Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. from November 1999 until March 2001. Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch received her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School and her Ph.D. in genetics from Harvard University. We believe that Dr. Magovcevic-Liebisch’s extensive experience in biopharmaceutical business development and operations qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors.

James Rosen

Mr. James (Jimmy) Rosen is Independent Director of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation. Mr. Rosen has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2010; he is currently President & CEO of Artizan Biosciences. Artizan Biosciences is engaging in early-stage immunobiology research and development for the treatment of unmet medical needs. From February 2015 through August 2016, Mr. Rosen served as Deputy Director, Venture Investing at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Prior to that, Mr. Rosen was a partner at Intersouth Partners, a venture capital firm, from January 2007 to December 2014. Prior to joining Intersouth, he spent 15 years in clinical, research and financial positions in the health care and biotechnology sectors, including serving as an equity research analyst at Brean Murray & Co., from 2000 to 2003, covering biopharmaceuticals, genomics, generics, drug delivery and medical device companies. Mr. Rosen holds a B.A. from Duke University, an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and an M.S.P.H. from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. We believe that Mr. Rosen’s education and professional background in science, business management and finance and his operational experience as a scientist and executive in the healthcare and biotechnology industries and as a venture capitalist concentrating on those industries, qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Anne VanLent

Ms. Anne M. VanLent serves as Independent Director of the Company. She served as a member of our board of directors and chair of the audit committee since August 2016. Ms. VanLent is President of AMV Advisors, providing corporate strategy and financial consulting services to emerging growth life sciences companies. Ms. VanLent had been Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Barrier Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company that developed and marketed prescription dermatology products, From 1985 to 1993, she served as Senior Vice President andChief Financial Officer of The Liposome Company, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company. Ms. VanLent currently serves as chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Vaxart, Inc., as a result of its merger in February 2018 with Avigen Therapeutics, Inc., each a Nasdaq-listed pharmaceuticals company, where she served as lead director chair of the Audit Committee, and member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. From April 2011 to December 2017 she served as a director, chair of the Audit Committee, and chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Tranzyme Pharma, Inc.). From April 2013 through June 2017 she served as a director, member of the Audit Committee (serving as Chair from April 2013 through 2016, and member of the Compliance Committee of Novelion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (previously Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.). Ms. VanLent received a B.A. degree in Physics from Mount Holyoke College. Our Board of Directors believes that Ms. VanLent’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include her extensive leadership and finance experience, and her extensive experience serving as a board member, audit committee member and audit committee chair of public companies in the life sciences industry.

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