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Cue Biopharma Inc (CUE.OQ)

CUE.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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30 Oct 2020
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Frank Morich

66 2020 Independent Chairman of the Board

Anish Suri

46 2019 President, Chief Scientific Officer

Daniel Passeri

59 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kerri-Ann Millar

51 2020 Chief Financial Officer

Colin Sandercock

64 2017 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kenneth Pienta

60 2017 Chief Medical Officer

Tamar Howson

2020 Director

Frederick Driscoll

69 2018 Independent Director

Aaron Fletcher

40 2019 Independent Director

Cameron Gray

49 2019 Independent Director

Peter Kiener

68 2018 Independent Director

Barry Simon

55 2020 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Frank Morich

Dr. Frank Morich M.D., Ph.D. serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Morich joined our board of directors in July 2018 and was appointed Chairman in April 2020. Dr. Morich serves as a consultant in the life sciences and health care industries. Dr. Morich has been a member of the supervisory board of MorphoSys AG (Nasdaq: MOR), a late-stage, biopharmaceutical company, since 2015. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Morich served as Chief Commercial Officer at Takeda Pharmaceutical, a global pharmaceutical company, and from 2010 to 2011, he served as Executive Vice President International Operations at Takeda. From 2008 to 2010, Dr. Morich served as Chief Executive Officer of NOXXON Pharma AG, a clinical-stage drug development company, and from 2005 to 2007 he served as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors of Innogenetics N.V., an international in vitro diagnostics company. During 2004 Dr. Morich served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of AM Pharma B.V., a clinical-stage drug development company. Prior to that, Dr. Morich held several positions at Bayer, a global pharmaceutical and life sciences company, including member of the board of management of Bayer AG, head of global product development and head of research and development. Dr. Morich graduated in medical studies at the University of Marburg, Germany. Dr. Morich has over 35 years of experience in the life sciences and health care industries and extensive executive leadership experience, making him well qualified to serve on our board of directors as Chairman.

Anish Suri

Dr. Anish Suri Ph.D. serves as President, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Cue Biopharma, he has held roles of increasing responsibility at Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (“Janssen”), most recently as Senior Director at Janssen Immunosciences in Beerse, Belgium from July 2015 to May 2018 and, prior to that, as Senior Director from January 2015 to July 2015 and as Scientific Director from April 2013 to January 2015. His core responsibilities have included providing strategic leadership and guidance for new initiatives focused on parsing the specificity and diversity of the immune repertoire to enable antigen-specific immuno-therapies and related applications in cancer immunity; tolerogenic approaches for autoimmune diseases; and harnessing immune-monitoring to enable a deeper understanding of transition states from health to disease. Dr. Suri joined Janssen from Bristol-Myers Squibb (“BMS”) in 2013, where he was responsible for providing strategic guidance to immuno-oncology and immunology drug-discovery programs. Prior to BMS, Dr. Suri was an Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Dr. Suri received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Washington University in St. Louis.

Daniel Passeri

Mr. Daniel R. Passeri J.D. serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He served as a director of Curis, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRIS) (“Curis”), a biotechnology company seeking to develop and commercialize drug candidates for the treatment of cancer, from September 2001 to June 2016. Mr. Passeri previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Curis from September 2001 until June 2014 and as Vice Chairman of its board of directors from June 2014 to June 2016, and additionally held the title of President from September 2001 to February 2013. Previously, from November 2000 to September 2001, Mr. Passeri served as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning of Curis. From December 2014 to June 2015, Mr. Passeri served as Chief Officer of Technology Management and Business Development of the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. From March 1997 to November 2000, Mr. Passeri was employed by GeneLogic Inc., a biotechnology company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategic Planning. From February 1995 to March 1997, Mr. Passeri was employed by Boehringer Mannheim, a pharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic company, as Director of Technology Management. Mr. Passeri received a J.D. from the National Law Center at George Washington University, an M.Sc. in biotechnology from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine at the University of London and a B.S. in biology from Northeastern University.

Kerri-Ann Millar

Ms. Kerri-Ann Millar serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Millar became the Company’s Vice President, Finance on May 1, 2018. Ms. Millar joined Cue Biopharma in September 2017 as Corporate Controller. Prior to joining Cue Biopharma, Ms. Millar served as Corporate Controller of Flexion from March 2014 to September 2017. From May 2005 to March 2014, Ms. Millar served as Finance Specialist for Curis, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on treatments for cancer. Ms. Millar holds a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Boston University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Colin Sandercock

Mr. Colin G. Sandercock J.D. serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Cue Biopharma, he was a partner at Perkins Coie LLP since July 2010, practicing in the areas of patent litigation, procurement, management and enforcement of domestic and foreign patent portfolio, licensing disputes, trademark disputes, and opinions relating to infringement, validity and freedom to operate. Mr. Sandercock holds a B.S. from Moravian College, an M.S.E. from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law.

Kenneth Pienta

Dr. Kenneth J. Pienta M.D. serves as Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He is currently the Donald S. Coffey Professor of Urology and Professor of Oncology and Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and serves as the Director of Research for the Brady Urological Institute. He previously served as a director of Curis from March 2013 to May 2017. From 1995 to 2013, Dr. Pienta was the Director of the Prostate Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) at The University of Michigan. He is a two-time American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professor Award recipient, is the author of more than 450 peer-reviewed articles, and has been the principal investigator on numerous local and national clinical trials. Dr. Pienta received a B.A. and an M.D. from the Johns Hopkins University.

Tamar Howson

Frederick Driscoll

Mr. Frederick W. Driscoll serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Driscoll served as Chief Financial Officer at Flexion Therapeutics Inc. (“Flexion”), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of local therapies for the treatment of patients with musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis, from 2013 to 2017, spearheading an initial public offering in 2014. Prior to joining Flexion, he was Chief Financial Officer at Novavax, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: NVAX), from 2009 to 2013. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Driscoll served as Chief Executive Officer of Genelabs Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company later acquired by GlaxoSmithKline. He previously served as Genelabs’ Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to 2008. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Driscoll served as Chief Executive Officer at OXiGENE, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Driscoll has also served as Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee Chair at OXiGENE and as a member of the Audit Committee for Cynapsus, which was sold to Sunovion Pharmacuticals in 2016. Mr. Driscoll earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Bentley University. Mr. Driscoll is also a member of the board of directors of, Cellectar Biosciences Inc. (Nasdaq: CLRB), MEI Pharma Inc. (Nasdaq: MEIP) and NantKwest Inc. (Nasdaq: NK). Mr. Driscoll’s extensive industry, executive, board experience and financial expertise position him well to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Aaron Fletcher

Dr. Aaron G.L. Fletcher Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Fletcher has served as founder and President of Bios Research, a financial services firm that provides public equity research in the healthcare industry tailored to institutional firms and large family offices, since 2012. Since 2014, Dr. Fletcher has also served as Managing Partner of Bios Partners, LP, a venture capital firm focused on investment in early-stage and growth-stage biotech and medical device companies. Dr. Fletcher also serves as director of TFF Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TFFP), Acute Therapeutics, AbiliTech Medical, Inc. and Cognition Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Fletcher holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Colorado State University and serves as a visiting professor at Dallas Baptist University. The Board believes Dr. Fletcher’s public company experience, financial expertise, and experience overseeing investments in the healthcare industry provides him with the qualifications and skills to serve on our board of directors.

Cameron Gray

Dr. Cameron Gray J.D., Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since January 2015 and served as our Chief Executive Officer from January 2015 to August 2016. Dr. Gray founded Alcedo Capital in December 2019. He was a Managing Director at MDB Capital Group LLC from September 2013 to November 2019. Dr. Gray served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Endeavor IP, Inc., an intellectual property services and patent licensing company, from May 2013 through January 2014. He was self-employed from January 2012 through May 2013 and prior to that he was Senior Vice President at ICAP Patent Brokerage, LLC, where he managed its life sciences and Asia Pacific businesses from January 2009 through January 2012. Dr. Gray has a Juris Doctor degree from George Washington University School of Law, a Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Virginia, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in physics from Princeton University. Dr. Gray’s extensive industry, executive and board experience position him well to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Peter Kiener

Dr. Peter A. Kiener Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Kiener served as the Chief Scientific Officer and Head of Research and Development of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Sucampo”), a global biopharmaceutical company, from October 2014 to February 2018. Prior to joining Sucampo, Dr. Kiener served as the Chief Scientific Officer of Ambrx, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of antibody-drug conjugates from 2013 to 2014. From 2009 to 2013, he was President and co-founder of Zyngenia Inc., an early-stage biopharmaceutical company. From 2001 to 2009, he was head of Research and R&D at MedImmune, the biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Dr. Kiener holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Lancaster and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Dr. Kiener’s extensive executive leadership experience and his in-depth knowledge of the biopharmaceutical industry make him well qualified to serve on our board of directors.

Barry Simon

Dr. Barry J. Simon M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Simon has served as a director for Nantkwest Inc., an Immuno-therapeutics company (Nasdaq: NK), and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2015 and presently serves as its President and Chief Administrative Officer. He has also served as a Director for Viracta Therapeutics, a privately held oncology therapeutics company, since July 2017 and as chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer for Brink Biologics, Inc., a privately held diagnostics and laboratory services provider, since March 2015. Previously, Dr. Simon held Vice President, senior level and advisory positions at F. Hoffmann-La Roche (VTX: ROG), a global healthcare company, Roche Labs, a pharmaceuticals company, Connetics Corporation (Nasdaq: CNCT), a specialty pharmaceutical company, Immunomedics (Nasdaq: IMMU), a biopharmaceutical company, Immusol Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, HealthPro BioVentures, LLC, a healthcare and life sciences investment bank and NorthSound Capital, LLC, a U.S.-based hedge fund. Dr. Simon has broad experience in the public and private settings, having led product and portfolio divestitures and acquisitions, strategic licensing and joint ventures, as well as commercial product launches, IND & BLA regulatory filings, human-enabling programs, manufacturing, quality control and life cycle management. Dr. Simon has worked across several therapeutic areas including oncology, virology, ophthalmology and dermatology on products launches including Xeloda®, Pegasys®, Fortovase®, Tamiflu®, Camptobell®, Boniva®, Fuzeon®, Valcyt®, and Accutane®. Dr. Simon has attended corporate training programs by the London School of Business and the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. Dr. Simon is clinically trained in Infectious Diseases, Anesthesiology and Internal Medicine and received his M.D. from the SUNY Downstate, Health Sciences Center in New York.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Frank Morich

78,256

Anish Suri

4,559,810

Daniel Passeri

1,198,610

Kerri-Ann Millar

--

Colin Sandercock

625,514

Kenneth Pienta

--

Tamar Howson

--

Frederick Driscoll

88,756

Aaron Fletcher

298,525

Cameron Gray

73,256

Peter Kiener

94,756

Barry Simon

134,407
As Of  31 Dec 2019