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Epizyme Inc (EPZM.OQ)

EPZM.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Mott

53 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Robert Bazemore

51 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Joseph Beaulieu

38 2019 Corporate Controller and Treasurer

Shefali Agarwal

45 2018 Chief Medical Officer

Matthew Ros

52 2018 Chief Strategy and Business Officer

Michael Giordano

60 2018 Director

Andrew Allen

52 2014 Independent Director

Kenneth Bate

68 2014 Independent Director

Kevin Conroy

53 2017 Independent Director

Carl Goldfischer

60 2009 Independent Director

Richard Pops

56 2008 Independent Director

Beth Seidenberg

62 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Mott

Mr. David M. Mott is an Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Mott has served as a general partner of New Enterprise Associates, Inc., an investment firm focused on venture capital and growth equity investments and a holder of more than 5% of our voting securities, since September 2008, where he leads the healthcare investing practice. From 1992 until 2008, Mr. Mott worked at MedImmune, Inc., or MedImmune, a biotechnology company and subsidiary of AstraZeneca Plc, or AstraZeneca, and served in numerous roles during his tenure, including most recently as Chief Executive Officer from October 2000 to July 2008. During that time, Mr. Mott also served as Executive Vice President of AstraZeneca from June 2007 to July 2008 following AstraZeneca’s acquisition of MedImmune in June 2007. Mr. Mott also serves as the Chairman of the board of directors of TESARO, Ardelyx, Inc. and Adaptimmune and serves on the boards of several private biopharmaceutical companies. Mr. Mott received a B.A. from Dartmouth College. We believe that Mr. Mott’s extensive experience in the life sciences industry as a senior executive and venture capitalist, as well as his service on the boards of directors of other life sciences companies, provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Robert Bazemore

Mr. Robert B. Bazemore Jr. is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company from September 2014 to June 2015, Mr. Bazemore served as the Chief Operating Officer of Synageva BioPharma Corp., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders. Prior to joining Synageva, Mr. Bazemore served in increasing levels of responsibility at Johnson & Johnson, a healthcare company, including Vice President of Centocor Ortho Biotech Sales & Marketing from 2008 to 2010, President of Janssen Biotech from January 2010 to October 2013 and Vice President of Global Surgery at Ethicon from October 2013 to September 2014. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Bazemore worked at Merck & Co., Inc., or Merck, for eleven years, where he served in a variety of roles in medical affairs, sales and marketing. Mr. Bazemore serves on the board of directors of Ardelyx, Inc. and Neon Theraputics, Inc. He received a B.S. in biochemistry from the University of Georgia. We believe that Mr. Bazemore’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, his experience as an executive, and his past service on the board of directors of a life sciences industry group, provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Joseph Beaulieu

Mr. Joseph Beaulieu is Corporate Controller and Treasurer of the Company. He has served as the Company’s Controller since July 2018. Prior to joining the Company, from July 2010 to July 2018, Mr. Beaulieu served as Manager and most recently Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Beaulieu received a Bachelor of Science degree with dual concentrations in accounting and management information systems from Boston College’s Wallace E. Carrol School of Management.

Shefali Agarwal

Dr. Shefali Agarwal is Chief Medical Officer of the company. Prior to joining us, Dr. Agarwal held leadership positions across medical research, clinical development, clinical operations and medical affairs. She most recently served as Chief Medical Officer at SQZ Biotech, a biotechnology company developing cell therapies for patients with a wide range of diseases, from uly 2017 to May 2018 and as a non-executive advisor from May 2018 to July 2018, where she built and led the clinical development organization, which included clinical research operations and the regulatory function. Before SQZ Biotech, Dr. Agarwal also held leadership positions at Curis, Inc. a biotechnology company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, from July 2016 to July 2017 and TESARO, Inc., an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, from July 213 to July 2017. At Curis, Inc., Dr. Agarwal oversaw the Phase 2 study for its dual HDAC/PI3K inhibitor in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, and the Phase 1 study in solid tumors for its oral checkpoint inhibitor. At TESARO, Inc., Dr. Agarwal led the New Drug Application and European Medicines Agency submissions for ZEJULA® (niraparib) in ovarian cancer. Dr. Agarwal also held positions of increasing responsibility at Covidien plc, a medical devices and health care products company, fro April2010 to December 2011, AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company advancing targeted oncology medicines, from December 2011 to July 2013 and Pfizer Inc., a pharmaceutical company with a wide range of treatments, from June 2005 to April 2010. Dr. Agarwal received her MBBS medical degree from Karnataka University’s Mahadevappa Rampure Medical School in India, Master’s Degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, where she led clinical research in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, and a Master of Science degree in Business from the University of Baltimore’s Merrick School of Business.

Matthew Ros

Mr. Matthew E. Ros is Chief Strategy and Business Officer of the company. He has served as our Chief Strategy and Business Officer since September 2018 and as our Chief Operating Officer from May 2016 to September 2018. Prior to joining us, from September 2010 to May 2016, Mr. Ros served in increasing levels of responsibility at Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceutical company, most recently as Chief Operating Officer/Global Head of the Oncology Business unit from December 2014 to May 2016. Prior to that role, Mr. Ros served in the rare disease business of Genzyme, a Sanofi company, where he served as Vice President and Franchise Head of its Pompe disease unit from September 2012 to December 2014, and also served as the Associate Vice President and Iniparib Global Brand Leader in Sanofi’s Oncology Business unit from September 2010 to September 2012. From October 2007 to June 2010, Mr. Ros served at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a global oncology company, most recently as Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations. He started his pharmaceutical career in Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Oncology Division, serving in roles with increasing responsibility from 1990 to 2007. He received a B.S. from the State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh and completed the Executive Education Program in Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Giordano

Dr. Michael F. Giordano M.D. is Director of the Company. Most recently. Dr. Giordano served as a clinical advisor to us from December 2017 to August 2018. From 1999 to 2017, Dr. Giordano worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb, or BMS, most recently serving as senior vice president and head of development, oncology and immuno-oncology. In this role, he was responsible for the development strategy for this therapeutic area, as well as for the direction of eight teams working on innovative medicines to improve the standard of care for patients, including Opdivo®, Yervoy®, Empliciti™, Ixempra®, and Sprycel®. Dr. Giordano also held positions of increasing responsibility within the BMS research and development organization, leading the development of more than a dozen molecules in the United States, Europe and Asia. From 1990 to 1999, he served as assistant professor of medicine and founding director of the Cornell Clinical Trials Unit, a National Institutes of Health and Industry-supported AIDS clinical trials center at New York Hospital-Cornell University Medical Center. He earned his M.D. and completed his residency and fellowship training at New York Presbyterian—Weill Cornell Medical Center, and received his B.A. in natural sciences from The Johns Hopkins University. We believe that Dr. Giordano’s extensive experience in oncology and immuno-oncology at BMS, as well as his experience as a clinical advisor to us, provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Andrew Allen

Dr. Andrew R. Allen M.D. Ph.D. is Independent Director of Epizyme Inc., Dr. Allen has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Gritstone Oncology, Inc., an immunotherapy company that he co-founded, since August 2015. From April 2009 to August 2015, Dr. Allen served as the Executive Vice President of Clinical and Pre-Clinical Development and Chief Medical Officer of Clovis Oncology, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that he co-founded. Prior to co-founding Clovis, he served in the same role at Pharmion Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, beginning in 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Dr. Allen served as Vice President of BioPharma Development and Head of the Oncology Therapeutic Unit for Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology company. Prior to that, Dr. Allen served as global project head in Abbott Laboratories’ oncology franchise, and he progressed through positions of increasing responsibility at the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, with a focus on oncology strategy. Dr. Allen qualified in medicine at Oxford University and earned his Ph.D. from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London. Dr. Allen also obtained post-graduate internal medicine qualification as a Member of Royal College of Physicians. We believe that Dr. Allen’s extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and his expertise in oncology clinical development and oncology strategy provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Kenneth Bate

Mr. Kenneth M. Bate is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bate has served as an independent consultant in the biotechnology field since 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Bate served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Archemix, Inc., or Archemix, a privately-held biotechnology company. Prior to Archemix, from 2006 to 2009, Mr. Bate served in various positions at NitroMed, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Bate served as Chief Financial Officer of Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where he headed the commercial organization. Prior to joining Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Bate co-founded JSB Partners, LLC, a banking and advisory services firm for biopharmaceutical and life sciences companies. From 1990 to 1996, he was with Biogen Inc., a biotechnology company, first as their Chief Financial Officer, and then as head of the commercial organization responsible for launching the multiple sclerosis business. Mr. Bate serves on the board of directors of AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Genocea Biosciences, Inc. Mr. Bate received his B.A. in chemistry from Williams College and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Bate’s extensive financial and leadership experience, his experience as an executive and his service on the board of directors of numerous public and privately held companies provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Kevin Conroy

Mr. Kevin T. Conroy is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Conroy is currently the President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Exact Sciences Corporation, or Exact Sciences, a molecular diagnostics company. Mr. Conroy was named Chairman of the Board of Exact Sciences in March 2014, and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since April 2009 and as a director since March 2009. Prior to joining Exact Sciences, Mr. Conroy served in multiple executive leadership positions at Third Wave Technologies, or Third Wave, a molecular diagnostic testing company, including President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2005 until the acquisition of Third Wave by Hologic, Inc. in July 2008. He joined Third Wave in July 2004 and served as General Counsel from October 2004 until December 2005. Prior to Third Wave, Mr. Conroy served as Intellectual Property Counsel at GE Healthcare, a medical imaging and diagnostics company and a division of General Electric Company. Before joining GE Healthcare, Mr. Conroy was the chief operating officer of two early-stage, venture-backed technology companies. Prior to that, he was an intellectual property litigator at McDermott Will & Emery and Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard and Geraldson, where he was a partner. Mr. Conroy received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Michigan State University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. We believe that Mr. Conroy’s extensive executive experience in the life sciences industry and his service on the board of directors of a life sciences company provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Carl Goldfischer

Dr. Carl M. Goldfischer M.D. is an Independent Director of Epizyme, Inc., Dr. Goldfischer has served as an Investment Partner, Managing Director, member of the board of directors and member of the executive committee of Bay City Capital LLC, or Bay City Capital, a life sciences investment firm and a holder of more than 5% of our voting securities, since January 2000. Prior to joining Bay City Capital, Dr. Goldfischer was Chief Financial Officer of ImClone Systems Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company. Since 2004, Dr. Goldfischer has served on the board of directors of EnteroMedics Inc., a publicly traded medical device company. He has previously served on the board of directors of two other publicly traded companies, MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2004 to 2011 and Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2000 to 2012. Dr. Goldfischer received a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.D. with honors in Scientific Research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine. We believe that Dr. Goldfischer’s extensive finance and investment experience, his experience as an executive and his service on the board of directors of numerous public and privately held companies provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Richard Pops

Mr. Richard F. Pops is an Independent Director of Epizyme Inc., Mr. Pops has served as Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes plc, or Alkermes, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, since 2009 and from 1991 to 2007. Mr. Pops has been a director of Alkermes since February 1991 and has been Chairman of the board of directors since April 2007. Mr. Pops also serves on the board of directors of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. and Acceleron Pharma, Inc. Mr. Pops received a B.A. in economics from Stanford University. We believe that Mr. Pops’ leadership experience, including as chief executive officer of a public biopharmaceutical company, his business judgment and his industry knowledge provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Beth Seidenberg

Dr. Beth C. Seidenberg M.D. is an Independent Director of Epizyme Inc., Dr. Seidenberg has been a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, or Kleiner Perkins, a venture capital firm and a holder of more than 5% of our voting securities, since May 2005, where she primarily focuses on life sciences investing. Prior to joining Kleiner Perkins, Dr. Seidenberg was the Senior Vice President, Head of Global Development and Chief Medical Officer at Amgen, Inc., a biotechnology company. In addition, Dr. Seidenberg was a senior executive in research and development at Bristol Myers Squibb Company, a biopharmaceutical company, and Merck. Dr. Seidenberg serves on the boards of directors of TESARO, Inc., and Atara Biotherapeutics. Dr. Seidenberg received a B.S. from Barnard College and an M.D. from the University of Miami School of Medicine and completed her post-graduate training at the Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University and the National Institutes of Health. We believe that Dr. Seidenberg’s extensive experience in the life sciences industry as a senior executive and venture capitalist, as well as her training as a physician, provide her with the qualifications and skills to serve as a director of our company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Mott

242,081

Robert Bazemore

3,650,870

Joseph Beaulieu

--

Shefali Agarwal

1,999,610

Matthew Ros

1,718,890

Michael Giordano

719,938

Andrew Allen

182,697

Kenneth Bate

181,314

Kevin Conroy

189,910

Carl Goldfischer

198,924

Richard Pops

181,314

Beth Seidenberg

193,903
As Of  31 Dec 2018