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Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (CRVS.OQ)

CRVS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Miller

67 2015 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Leiv Lea

64 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Daniel Hunt

56 2017 Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer

William Jones

53 2014 Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development

Mehrdad Mobasher

2019 Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Erik Verner

53 2015 Vice President of Chemistry Research

Linda Grais

62 2019 Director

Ian Clark

58 2017 Independent Director

Elisha Gould

61 Independent Director

Steve Krognes

49 2016 Independent Director

Scott Morrison

61 2015 Independent Director

Peter Thompson

57 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Miller

Mr. Richard A. Miller, M.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Dr. Miller was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Graphea, Inc., a privately-held chemical company, which he founded. Dr. Miller served as Chief Commercialization Officer, Associate Dean and Research Professor in Chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin from September 2010 to December 2011. Dr. Miller founded Principia Biopharma Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of its board of directors from January 2009 to February 2011. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pharmacyclics, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, from 1991, when he co-founded the company, to 2008. At Pharmacyclics, Dr. Miller led the initial discovery and development efforts for ibrutinib. Dr. Miller was a co-founder, Vice President and Director of IDEC Pharmaceuticals Corporation, a biotechnology company that merged with Biogen, Inc. in June 2003, where he led research efforts on lymphoma leading to the development of rituximab. Dr. Miller has been Adjunct Clinical Professor of Medicine (Oncology) at Stanford University Medical Center since 1991. Dr. Miller received a B.A. in Chemistry from Franklin & Marshall College and an M.D. from the State University of New York Medical School. He is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

Leiv Lea

Mr. Leiv Lea is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Lea was a financial consultant from 2009 to November 2014. From 1998 to 2008, Mr. Lea served as Chief Financial Officer of Pharmacyclics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 1996 to 1997, he was a financial consultant. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Lea served as Chief Financial Officer of Margaux, Inc., a refrigeration equipment manufacturer. He received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of California, Davis and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Daniel Hunt

Mr. Daniel W. Hunt is Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Hunt has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer since December 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hunt served as General Counsel and Vice President of Corporate Development at CoMentis, Inc., a biotechnology company, from July 2009 to September 2016. Mr. Hunt was an Associate General Counsel at Genentech, Inc. from 2003 to 2009 and prior to that held senior legal and transactional positions at Abgenix, Inc., Roche Molecular Systems, Inc. and Chiron Corporation. Mr. Hunt received a B.S in Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. from the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley.

William Jones

Dr. William Benton Jones, Ph.D., is Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development of the Company. Dr. Jones was Director of Global Regulatory Affairs in the oncology business unit of Sanofi US, LLC, a pharmaceutical company, from December 2012 to December 2014. From 2008 to March 2012, Dr. Jones was Director of Project Management & Regulatory at Pharmacyclics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Jones served as Associate Director of Development for Plexxikon, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from 2005 to 2007. From 2002 to 2005, he was Senior Project Manager at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company. Dr. Jones received a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Cincinnati and an M.B.A. from Babson College. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Oxford.

Mehrdad Mobasher

Dr. Mehrdad Mobasher is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the company. Dr. Mobasher joined Genentech in 2010 and has held several positions of increasing responsibility. Most recently, he was a Group Medical Director and Venetoclax Development Lead, where he oversaw and led the strategy for the global development of venetoclax with several phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials in numerous hematologic cancers, as well as solid tumors. Dr. Mobasher led the clinical development efforts for venetoclax, a novel drug through four successful Breakthrough Therapy designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and three approvals granted under FDA's priority review, two of which were under accelerated approval. Venetoclax is approved in more than 50 countries for the treatment of several types of hematologic malignancies. He also was an adjunct clinical faculty member in the Division of Medical Oncology at Stanford University. Dr. Mobasher is the author of numerous papers published in peer-reviewed medical journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Oncology and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and multiple abstracts presented at medical conferences. He is a member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the American College of Physicians (ACP), and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Mobasher received an M.D. from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and an M.P.H. in general epidemiology from the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of California, Irvine, Medical Center, and post-doctoral fellowships in hematology and medical oncology at Stanford University.

Erik Verner

Dr. Erik J. Verner, Ph.D., is Vice President of Chemistry Research of the Company. Dr. Verner was Director of Chemistry for Principia Biopharma Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Verner served as Director of Chemistry of Pharmacyclics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2008 to February 2011, where he served as a principal scientist from 2006 to 2008. From 1996 to 2006, Dr. Verner was a principal scientist at Axys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly Arris Pharmaceuticals, Incorporated), a biotechnology company, and Celera Corporation, a subsidiary of Axys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He was a senior scientist at Immunopharmaceutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, from 1993 to 1996. Dr. Verner received a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Idaho and a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh.

Linda Grais

Dr. Linda S. Grais, M.D. is director of the ompany. Dr. Grais currently serves on the Board of Directors of PRA Health Sciences, a large contract research organization, and also serves on its Audit Committee. She also is on the Board of Directors of ARCA biopharma and Zosano Pharma. Previously, Dr. Grais served as president and chief executive officer of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharma company developing new treatments for serious liver disease, until its acquisition by Mallinckrodt. Prior to that, she served as a partner at InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm focused on biotechnology and medical device companies. Previously, Dr. Grais was a founder and executive vice president of Structural GenomiX, Inc., a drug discovery company focusing on new treatments for cancer that was acquired by Eli Lilly & Co. Earlier in her career, she was a corporate attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where she represented life science companies in venture financings, public offerings and strategic partnerships. Before practicing law, Dr. Grais worked as an assistant professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Grais received a B.A. in philosophy from Yale University, an M.D. from Yale Medical School, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Ian Clark

Mr. Ian T. Clark is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Clark joined Genentech, Inc. in 2003 as senior vice president and general manager, BioOncology. He subsequently held a number of senior management positions and was appointed to CEO in January 2010 where he served until his recent retirement in December 2016. During his tenure, he led the Genentech Executive Committee and was a member of the Genentech Board of Directors. Prior to joining Genentech, Mr. Clark served as general manager of Novartis Canada and, before that, as chief operating officer for Novartis United Kingdom. Earlier in his career, Mr. Clark served as vice president of sales and marketing for Sanofi (Aventis) and for Ivax in the United Kingdom, France and Eastern Europe. Mr. Clark also serves on the boards of TerraVia Holdings, Inc., a public plant-based food, nutrition and specialty ingredients company, Kite Pharma, Inc., a public clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, Shire plc, a public biotech company, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and the Gladstone Foundation, an independent, nonprofit life science research organization. He also serves as an advisor to the Institute of Life Sciences at Southampton University in the United Kingdom, as a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Economic Advisory Council, and as a member of the Technology Network Executive Council. Mr. Clark received a Bachelor of Science and an honorary doctorate in biological sciences from Southampton University.

Elisha Gould

Mr. Elisha P. Gould, III., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gould is currently a Partner and Head of Venture/Growth Equity Investments at Adams Street Partners, LLC, a global private equity firm, and has been employed by Adams Street Partners or its predecessor organizations since 1994. Since 2006, Mr. Gould has served on the board of directors of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company. He also currently serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. Mr. Gould received an A.B. in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Steve Krognes

Mr. Steve E. Krognes is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Krognes has served as Chief Financial Officer of Denali Therapeutics Inc., a biotechnology company, since October 2015. From 2009 to September 2015, Mr. Krognes served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Genentech, Inc., a biotechnology company. From 2004 to 2009, he was Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Roche Holding AG, a biotechnology company. Mr. Krognes served as Director of Mergers & Acquisitions at Danske Bank A/S, a Danish bank, from 2002 to 2003. He was a Venture Capitalist with Pylonia Ventures, a Norwegian venture investments company, from 2000 to 2002. From 1996 to 2000, he was a Management Consultant for McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm. Mr. Krognes has served as a member of the board of directors of the California Academy of Sciences, a private scientific and educational institution, since June 2014. He was a member of the board of directors and board executive committee of the California Life Sciences Association, a private industry organization, from September 2010 to September 2015. Mr. Krognes received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Scott Morrison

Mr. Scott W. Morrison is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Morrison was a Partner with Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, where he also served as U.S. Life Sciences Leader from 2002 to December 2015. He has served on the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee of Audentes Therapeutics, Inc., a public biotechnology company, since December 2015 and on the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee of Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, since January 2016. Since January 2017, Mr. Morrison has served on the board of directors, as chair of the audit committee and as a member of the compensation committee of Symic Bio, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. Mr. Morrison has also held roles on the boards of directors of numerous life sciences industry organizations. He received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Peter Thompson

Mr. Peter Thompson is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Thompson currently serves as a Private Equity Partner for OrbiMed Advisors LLC, an investment firm focused on the healthcare sector, where he previously served as Venture Partner since joining in September 2010. Dr. Thompson has served as a director of Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, a biopharmaceutical company, since September 2014. Dr. Thompson currently serves on the boards of directors of several private companies. He is a board-certified internist and oncologist and has served as Affiliate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Washington since January 2010. Dr. Thompson co-founded and served as the Chief Executive Officer of Trubion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2002 to 2009. He was a medical staff fellow at the National Cancer Institute from 1985 to 1992. Dr. Thompson holds a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Mathematics from Brown University and an M.D. from Brown University Medical School.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Richard Miller

1,252,600

Leiv Lea

597,042

Daniel Hunt

1,554,080

William Jones

--

Mehrdad Mobasher

--

Erik Verner

--

Linda Grais

--

Ian Clark

--

Elisha Gould

339,078

Steve Krognes

354,103

Scott Morrison

61,668

Peter Thompson

342,177
As Of  31 Dec 2017