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Deciphera Pharmaceuticals Inc (DCPH.OQ)

DCPH.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Bristol

72 2015 Independent Chairman of the Board

Steven Hoerter

48 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Daniel Flynn

65 2019 Founder, Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

Thomas Kelly

48 2019 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Stephen Ruddy

55 2018 Chief Technology Officer

Daniel Martin

44 2018 Chief Commercial Officer

Christopher Morl

60 2016 Chief Business Officer

Michael Taylor

64 2019 Director

Patricia Allen

57 2016 Independent Director

Edward Benz

72 2016 Independent Director

John Martin

58 2015 Independent Director

Michael Ross

69 2015 Independent Director

Dennis Walsh

51 2015 Independent Director

Melissa Forst

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

James Bristol

Dr. James A. Bristol Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Bristol worked for 32 years in drug discovery, research and preclinical development at Schering-Plough Corporation, Parke-Davis and Pfizer Inc., serving in various senior research and development roles. From 2003 until his retirement in 2007, Dr. Bristol served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Drug Discovery Research at Pfizer Global Research & Development, where he oversaw 3,000 scientists at seven Pfizer sites as they produced an industry leading number of drug development candidates in 11 therapeutic areas. In 2009, Dr. Bristol joined Frazier Healthcare Ventures as a Senior Advisor. He has served as director of Ignyta, Inc. from 2014 to 2018 and Cadent Therapeutics, Inc. since 2011. Dr. Bristol is the author of over 100 publications, abstracts and patents, and he conducted postdoctoral research at the University of Michigan (NIH Postdoctoral Fellow) and at The Squibb Institute for Medical Research. Dr. Bristol holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of New Hampshire and a B.S. in Chemistry from Bates College. We believe that Dr. Bristol is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based on his experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including in management and as a director, as well as his expertise in drug discovery and development.

Steven Hoerter

Mr. Steven L. Hoerter is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective March 18, 2019. Mr. Hoerter has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2019 and has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2018. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hoerter served as the chief commercial officer for Agios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from February 2016 to March 2019. From September 2018 through the present, Mr. Hoerter has served on the board of directors of Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, and from December 2016 to February 2018, Mr. Hoerter served on the board of directors of Ignyta, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From August 2011 to March 2015, Mr. Hoerter served as senior vice president, commercial and from March 2015 to February 2016, as executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Clovis Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he built and led the global commercial organization that developed go-to-market strategies for two oncology therapies. Before joining Clovis in August 2011, he was general manager and management center head at Roche Group, a pharmaceutical company, for the Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Region. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Hoerter held a variety of positions at Genentech, Inc., a biotechnology company, including serving on the senior leadership team for Genentech’s bio-oncology business as senior director, pipeline development and commercial operations. Prior to that, Mr. Hoerter held commercial roles at Chiron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, and Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company, in the United States, Europe and Africa. Mr. Hoerter received his B.A. from Bucknell University, M.B.A. from Tilburg University and M.S. in management from Purdue University. We believe that Mr. Hoerter’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Daniel Flynn

Mr. Daniel L. Flynn is Founder, Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. He previously served as Deciphera’s President and Chief Executive Officer from November 2003 to March 2014 and as a member of our Board of Directors from November 2003 to September 2015. Before founding Deciphera in 2003, Dr. Flynn held senior roles in small molecule chemistry with various biotechnology and pharmaceuticals companies, including as Senior Director of Chemistry with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Director, Medicinal Chemistry at Amgen Inc., and Director of Medicinal Chemistry, Combinatorial Chemistry and Research Fellow at Monsanto Company, G.D. Searle Unit. Dr. Flynn is currently Adjunct Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Kansas-Lawrence and has served as the national Chair for the Division of Medicinal Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Flynn received both his Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry and his B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Kansas, and he completed post-doctorate training in synthetic organic chemistry at Indiana University.

Thomas Kelly

Mr. Thomas P. Kelly is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company since January 2019. Prior to joining Deciphera, Mr. Kelly served as Chief Financial Officer of AdvanDx, Inc., a private molecular diagnostics company, from 2012 to 2014. Prior to joining AdvanDx, Mr. Kelly served as chief financial officer for various public and private life science companies, including deCODE genetics, Inc. from 2010 to 2011 and Critical Therapeutics, Inc. from 2007 to 2008. Prior to joining Critical Therapeutics, Mr. Kelly was a life sciences investment banker at Robertson Stephens and Canaccord Adams and was an attorney in the corporate and securities group of Foley, Hoag and Elliot, LLP. Mr. Kelly holds a Juris Doctor with honors degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Services degree cum laude from the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.

Stephen Ruddy

Dr. Stephen B. Ruddy Ph.D., is Chief Technical Officer of the company since May 2018. He has more than 25 years of global pharmaceutical management and leadership experience in small-molecule and biologics development and manufacturing. Prior to joining Deciphera, Dr. Ruddy served as Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development at TESARO, Inc., an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, from January 2015 to May 2018. Before joining TESARO, Dr. Ruddy served as Senior Director, Technology Development & Operations at ViroPharma Inc., from March 2012 to December 2014, prior to and following its acquisition by Shire plc. Prior to joining ViroPharma, he served for 19 years in roles of increasing responsibility in chemistry, manufacturing and control, or CMC, at Elan Corporation plc, Merck & Co. Inc., NanoSystems LLC and Sterling Winthrop Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Ruddy earned a B.S. in Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics, both from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Daniel Martin

Mr. Daniel C. Martin is Chief Commercial Officer of the company since September 2018. He has more than 20 years of commercial experience within the biopharmaceutical industry with extensive background in oncology, including immuno-oncology. Prior to joining Deciphera, he served as Senior Vice President, Commercial at Heron Therapeutics, a commercial-stage biotechnology company, from July 2017 to September 2018, and as Vice President, Marketing and Market Access at Heron, from October 2016 to July 2017. Before joining Heron, Mr. D. Martin held commercial leadership positions at Dendreon Pharmaceuticals, from May 2011 to October 2012, and at Amgen Inc., from September 2007 to May 2011, where he played lead roles in multiple U.S. and global oncology launches. Earlier in his career, Mr. D. Martin was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, where he advised global biopharmaceutical companies in commercial strategy and operations. Mr. D. Martin received his undergraduate degree with honors in economics and biology from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Christopher Morl

Mr. Christopher J. Morl is Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Morl has more than 25 years of experience in strategic and operational roles in private biotechnology and multinational pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Deciphera, Mr. Morl was a member of the senior executive team at miRagen Therapeutics, Inc., an oligonucleotide therapeutics discovery and development company, serving as the Chief Operating Officer from May 2016 to October 2016 and Chief Business Officer from May 2013 to May 2016. Prior to joining miRagen, Mr. Morl served in senior management roles at various biotechnology companies, including as Chief Operating Officer at Ambit Biosciences Corporation, an oncology-focused biotechnology company engaged in discovering and developing targeted small molecule kinase inhibitors, and as Vice President of Business Development at Agensys, Inc., prior to and following the acquisition of Agensys Inc. by Astellas Pharma, Inc. Before joining Agensys, he served for 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility in research, sales, marketing, business development and county/general management at GlaxoSmithKline plc. From February 2010 to December 2016, Mr. Morl served as an Independent Director of Alethia Biotherapeutics. Mr. Morl earned a B.Sc. (Hons) in Applied Biology and Pharmacology from the University of London (UK) and an M.B.A. from Cranfield School of Management (UK).

Michael Taylor

Dr. Michael D. Taylor is Director of the Company. Dr. Taylor served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from March 2014 until his retirement in March 2019. Prior to joining Deciphera, Dr. Taylor was Chief Executive Officer of Ensemble Therapeutics, Corp., a small molecule drug discovery company, from July 2007 to October 2013. Prior to joining Ensemble, Dr. Taylor was Senior Vice President for Pfizer Inc.’s Global R&D division and served as Vice President, Drug Development at Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis, where he led early and late-stage development projects across multiple therapeutic areas, including Lipitor® and Neurontin®. Dr. Taylor has authored or coauthored 65 manuscripts and published abstracts and is co-inventor on eight patents. Dr. Taylor holds a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, was awarded an NIH postdoctoral fellowship in natural products synthesis and structure elucidation at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds a B.S. magna cum laude in chemistry from the University of South Florida. We believe that Dr. Taylor’s experience with pharmaceutical companies and his executive leadership, managerial and business experience qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Patricia Allen

Ms. Patricia L. Allen is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Allen has served as Chief Financial Officer of Zafgen, Inc. Ms. Allen has over 20 years of financial leadership experience in the biotechnology industry at both publicly traded and private companies. From 2011 to 2012, she provided independent consulting services to biotechnology companies in a variety of areas, including interim chief financial officer services, fundraising, deal structures, financial planning, organizational structure, investor relations and business development. Previously, from 2004 to 2011, Ms. Allen served as the Vice President of Finance, Treasurer and Principal Financial Officer of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Prior to Alnylam, Ms. Allen was at Alkermes, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, most recently as the Director of Finance. Ms. Allen began her career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Ms. Allen graduated summa cum laude from Bryant College with a B.S. in business administration. We believe that Ms. Allen is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors based on her experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as her expertise in finance and accounting.

Edward Benz

Dr. Edward J. Benz Jr., M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Benz is currently the President and CEO Emeritus of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Richard and Susan Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine, professor of Pediatrics, professor of Pathology, and faculty dean for Oncology Emeritus at Harvard Medical School. From November 2000 until October 2016, Dr. Benz served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Chief Executive Officer of Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, Director of Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and a Trustee of Dana Farber/Children’s Hospital Cancer Care. Prior to joining Dana-Farber, Dr. Benz was Chairperson of the Department of Medicine and Physician in Chief at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Sir William Osler Professor of Medicine. Dr. Benz is also a past president of the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the American Clinical and Climatological Association, the Friends of the National Institute of Nursing and the Association of American Cancer Institutes. From March 2002 to June 2016, Dr. Benz served as associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. He also served on the board of directors of Xenetic Biosciences, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and serves on the boards of directors of Knowledge to Practice, Inc. and Advantagene, privately held companies, as well as non-profit organizations, including the Rockefeller University and MDI Biological Laboratory. Dr. Benz is the author of over 300 books, chapters, reviews and abstracts. Dr. Benz holds an M.D. degree magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, a M.A. Privatim degree from Yale University and an A.B. degree cum laude from Princeton University. We believe that Dr. Benz’s scientific and medical background and experience in clinical oncology qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

John Martin

Mr. John R. Martin is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. J. Martin has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Reference Laboratory since January 2015, having previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Clinical Reference Laboratory from February 2014 to January 2015. Mr. J. Martin has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CHC, Inc., the parent company of Clinical Reference Laboratory, since June 2016, in addition to serving as the Chairman of the Board of FormFox, Inc., another subsidiary of CHC, Inc., since August 2016. Prior to joining Clinical Reference Laboratory, Mr. J. Martin held senior executive roles with Viracor-IBT Laboratories, a clinical diagnostic laboratory specializing in infectious disease and immunology, first as its Chief Financial Officer and then as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Viracor, Mr. J. Martin was with George K. Baum & Company, where he served as Managing Director leading the firm’s middle market investment banking and strategic advisory practice. Mr. J. Martin’s career also includes 11 years in management roles with Sprint Corporation and General Electric. Mr. J. Martin holds a B.S. in Finance from Kansas State University. We believe that Mr. J. Martin’s executive experience in clinical diagnostics, finance and general business administration qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Michael Ross

Dr. Michael J. Ross is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Ross has served as a Managing Partner at SV Health Investors, LLC, a venture capital firm that he joined as a venture partner in 2001. Previously, Dr. Ross served as the Chief Executive Officer of CyThera, Inc., Carta Proteomics Inc., MetaXen LLC and Arris Pharmaceutical Corp. Earlier in his career, Dr. Ross was employed at Genentech Inc., serving in several roles, including Vice President of Development and later Vice President of Medicinal and Biomolecular Chemistry. Dr. Ross currently serves as co-chairman of Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is on the board of directors of Ophthotech Corporation, both publicly traded biopharmaceutical companies, and is on the Board of Overseers of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Dr. Ross received an A.B. in chemistry from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and completed post doctorate training in molecular biology at Harvard University. We believe that Dr. Ross’ experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including in management and as a director, as well as his expertise in drug discovery and development qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Dennis Walsh

Mr. Dennis L. Walsh is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Walsh is currently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Americo Life, Inc., a privately owned life insurance company, a role he has held since October 2018. Prior to Americo, Mr. Walsh was a partner with Walsh Washburn, LLC, a tax and finance consulting firm, which he co-founded in 2003. Prior to founding Walsh Washburn, LLC, Mr. Walsh was the controller and tax director for six years for Americo Life, Inc. Mr. Walsh began his career with Touche Ross & Company, where he served in the tax department for ten years. Mr. Walsh holds a Masters in Accounting from the University of Missouri, Kansas City as well as a BSBA in Accounting from Rockhurst University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. We believe that Mr. Walsh’s experience in finance, tax and business administration qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Melissa Forst

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

James Bristol

296,395

Steven Hoerter

447,296

Daniel Flynn

1,087,290

Thomas Kelly

2,311,250

Stephen Ruddy

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Daniel Martin

3,174,670

Christopher Morl

1,216,690

Michael Taylor

5,236,000

Patricia Allen

267,645

Edward Benz

260,145

John Martin

256,395

Michael Ross

260,145

Dennis Walsh

263,270

Melissa Forst

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As Of  31 Dec 2018