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EyePoint Pharmaceuticals Inc (EYPT.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Goran Ando

71 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Nancy Lurker

62 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

George Elston

55 2019 Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development

Ron Honig

2018 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Scott Jones

53 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Dario Paggiarino

63 2019 Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Said Saim

2019 Chief Technology Officer

Jay Duker

61 2020 Chief Strategic Scientific Officer

Wendy DiCicco

52 2019 Director

Ronald Eastman

68 2018 Independent Director

Douglas Godshall

55 2012 Independent Director

David Guyer

60 2019 Independent Director

John Landis

67 2018 Independent Director

David Mazzo

62 2018 Independent Director

Kristine Peterson

60 2017 Independent Director

Joseph Rayne

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Goran Ando

Dr. Goran A. Ando M.D. serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. Ando has had a distinguished career in the global pharmaceutical industry that has spanned nearly four decades. He began his career at Pfizer, Inc., where he held several senior clinical positions both in the U.S. and in Europe. Dr. Ando also served as President of the Astra Research Centre. He held various senior appointments at GlaxoSmithKline plc, including Research and Development Director for Glaxo Group Research. Dr. Ando then joined Pharmacia AB in 1995 as Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer to lead Research and Development with additional responsibilities for manufacturing, information technology, business development and M&A. During his nine-year tenure as Head of Research and Development at Pharmacia/Pharmacia & Upjohn, 17 new drugs were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) prior to Pharmacia's acquisition by Pfizer for $60 billion. More recently, Dr. Ando served as Chief Executive Officer of Cell Tech Group PLC as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Novo Nordisk A/S until March 2018. He has also served as Chairman of the Board for several European-based biopharmaceutical companies and he currently serves as a Board member of biopharmaceutical companies in Europe, U.S. and Singapore. He is a Senior Advisor at EW Healthcare Partners. Dr. Ando received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Uppsala University in Sweden and Doctor of Medicine degree from Linköping University in Sweden.

Nancy Lurker

Ms. Nancy S. Lurker serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. She served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of PDI, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed healthcare commercialization company now named Interpace Diagnostics Group, Inc. From 2006 to 2007, Ms. Lurker was Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Novartis AG. From 2003 to 2006, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ImpactRx, Inc., a privately held healthcare information company. From 1998 to 2003, Ms. Lurker served as Group Vice President, Global Primary Care Products and Vice President, General Therapeutics for Pharmacia Corporation (Pharmacia), now a part of Pfizer, Inc. She also served as a member of Pharmacia’s U.S. executive management committee. Previously, Ms. Lurker spent 14 years at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, rising from a sales representative to Senior Director, Worldwide Cardiovascular Franchise Management. Ms. Lurker serves as chair of the board of directors of X4 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and as a member of the board of directors of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, both privately held companies. Ms. Lurker previously served as a member of the boards of directors of publicly held Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2011 to 2015 and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, plc from 2013 to 2016, in addition to serving as a director of PDI, Inc. from 2008 to 2015. Ms. Lurker received a B.S. in Biology from Seattle Pacific University and an M.B.A. from the University of Evansville. Ms. Lurker’s role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, as well as her broad ranging experience in the pharmaceutical industry and her track record of maximizing the potential of new therapies and successfully implementing innovative U.S.

George Elston

Mr. George Elston serves as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development of the Company. Mr. Elston brings more than 25 years of diverse financial and senior leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical sector with both global publicly-traded and privately-held organizations. Most recently, Mr. Elston served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development at Enzyvant Therapeutics where he helped build the pre-commercial rare disease firm leading to its recent acquisition. He previously was President and Chief Executive Officer at 2X Oncology, Inc., where he advanced the Company from a spin-out into a multi-program, clinical-stage organization. He has also held senior executive roles at Juniper Pharmaceuticals, Inc., KBI Biopharma and Optherion, Inc. Mr. Elston began his career in public accounting at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. He earned his B.B.A. in accounting from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He currently serves as a Trustee and Audit Committee Chairman of the DWS – DBX ETF Trust.

Ron Honig

Mr. Ron I. Honig Esq. serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Mr. Honig brings to EyePoint a breadth of knowledge in corporate governance, securities law compliance, and mergers and acquisitions garnered over a 25-year tenure. Most recently, Mr. Honig served as Vice President, Global Legal Affairs for Novanta Inc., a publicly-traded company that develops and manufactures technology solutions for medical device and advanced industrial equipment makers worldwide. Prior to Novanta, he was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Company Secretary of Lake Region Medical, a privately-held medical device and medical component manufacturer, where he was responsible for all legal, intellectual property and environmental, health and safety functions worldwide. In addition, Mr. Honig served as Vice President, Group Legal Affairs and Company Secretary for Gyrus ACMI, a publicly-traded medical device manufacturer focused on urological and gynecological endoscopes, digital visualization and endoscopic treatment and delivery modalities. In addition to in-house legal experience, Mr. Honig has served as a corporate attorney for several law firms, including Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo in Boston, Massachusetts. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Boston University School of Law, where he served as Editor-In-Chief of the Boston University Law Review. He earned a Bachelor of Science in finance from the Wharton School and a Bachelor of Applied Science in systems engineering from the School of Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott Jones

Mr. Scott Jones serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. Mr. Jones brings to EyePoint significant experience commercializing drugs and devices globally. Most recently, he served as Chief Commercial Officer and Vice President, Business Development at Notal Vision, where he developed the commercial and growth strategy for the organization. Mr. Jones' tenure at Notal Vision also included his role as President, in which he was responsible for developing a business model in the United States that would allow for a telemonitoring platform to be covered by Medicare. Before joining Notal Vision, Mr. Jones served as President of QLT Ophthalmics, where he built the strategy and infrastructure for a U.S. commercial operation. Prior to that, Mr. Jones was Executive Director, Health Policy at Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where his team was responsible for all policy issues relating to Medicare Part A, Part B and the Durable Medical Equipment Program. Mr. Jones also served as Executive Director and Head of Market Access and Government Affairs at Novartis Ophthalmics, as well as other roles of varying responsibility during his time at Novartis. Mr. Jones began his career with Geigy Pharmaceuticals as Medical Representative and subsequently as Hospital Sales Representative for Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Jones received an M.A. in political science and a Certificate in Public Administration from the University of Florida, as well as a B.S. in chemistry.

Dario Paggiarino

Dr. Dario A. Paggiarino M.D. serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Paggiarino has served as our Vice President, Chief Medical Officer since August 2016. Prior to that, Dr. Paggiarino served since April 2013 as Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Lpath, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of lipidomic-based therapeutic antibodies that target bioactive signaling lipids to treat a wide range of human diseases. Dr. Paggiarino served as Vice President and Therapeutic Unit Head for retina diseases at Alcon, a division of Novartis from 2011 to 2013. He served as Executive Director of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs at Pfizer Global R&D, a division of Pfizer, Inc., from 2001 to 2011. Earlier in his career, he held research and development positions of increasing responsibility at Angelini Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an affiliate of Angelini S.p.A, a privately-owned company, ultimately serving as president and later joined Pharmacia Global R&D, a division of Pharmacia Corporation, where he was clinical program director of ophthalmology.

Said Saim

Dr. Said Saim Ph.D. serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company. Dr. Saim has more than 25 years of product development experience. He most recently served as Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development at Collegium Pharmaceutical, where his responsibilities included managing formulation development, clinical trial manufacturing, and commercial manufacturing for immediate, delayed and controlled release dosage forms. Prior to joining Collegium, Dr. Saim served as Senior Principal Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, where he led a team of engineers and scientists in charge of process development, scale up, and technology transfer of North American products. Prior to joining Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Saim was Assistant Research Professor at the Higuchi BioSciences Center for Drug Delivery Research. Dr. Saim has published 22 papers in engineering and science journals and holds 18 patents. Dr. Saim earned a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Kansas.

Jay Duker

Dr. Jay S. Duker M.D. serves as Chief Strategic Scientific Officer of the Company. He is a Director of the New England Eye Center, where he has served in various capacities since 1992. He is also Professor and Chairman of Ophthalmology at Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. He has published more than 200 journal articles related to ophthalmology and is co-author of Yanoff and Duker’s Ophthalmology, a best-selling ophthalmic text. Dr. Duker is co-founder of three companies, including Hemera Biosciences, Inc., a privately held company seeking to develop anti-compliment gene-based therapies for the treatment of dry and wet age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Duker serves as a director of Hemera and Eleven Biotherapeutics, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye. Dr. Duker received an A.B. from Harvard University and an M.D. from the Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Duker’s extensive clinical and academic experience and expertise in ophthalmology coupled with his leadership as co-founder of other life sciences companies provide him with valuable clinical, scientific and commercial insight to bring to pSivida.

Wendy DiCicco

Ms. Wendy F. DiCicco CPA serves as Director of the Company. Ms. DiCicco currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carmell Therapeutics, a private biotechnology company producing plasma-based bioactive materials for accelerated healing in bone and connective tissue injuries, and is a Financial, Executive and Board Advisory Consultant for several emerging growth companies. She previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Camber Spine Technologies where she significantly expanded the Company's operations, infrastructure and commercial organization. Prior to Camber Spine, she held several Chief Financial Officer roles at Nuron Biotech, Quench USA, Globus Medical and Kensey Nash Corporation. Her career started in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche. Ms. DiCicco received a B.S. in accounting from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science and is a licensed CPA. She is also an appointed Board Leadership Fellow and Corporate Governance Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).

Ronald Eastman

Mr. Ronald W. Eastman serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Eastman joined Essex Woodlands (EW) in 2006 as a Partner and was appointed Managing Director in 2008. Mr. Eastman led and served on the Board of Directors of EW’s growth equity investment in ProteinSimple (acquired by Bio-Techne). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of EW portfolio companies Elusys Therapeutics, Inc., Suneva Medical, Inc. and Symphogen A/S. Mr. Eastman has over 40 years of experience in building healthcare businesses. He began his career at American Cyanamid Company, which was acquired by American Home Products (now Pfizer), where Mr. Eastman spent 15 years managing various pharmaceutical products, divisions and subsidiaries in the U.S. and overseas. Later as CEO of Geron Corporation, Mr. Eastman led the company’s growth from a venture-backed start-up to a publicly traded pioneer in the fields of regenerative medicine and cancer. Most recently, at Rinat, a private biotech company spun out of Genentech with the support of EW in late 2001, Mr. Eastman led the effort to build the first company dedicated to discovering and developing large molecule drugs for treating nervous system disorders. Rinat was acquired by Pfizer for $500M in 2006. Mr. Eastman has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University.

Douglas Godshall

Mr. Douglas Evan Godshall serves as Independent Director of the Company. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of HeartWare International, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company, and its predecessor HeartWare Limited, a medical device company focused on heart failure, from September 2006 until August 2016 and as director from October 2006 until August 2016. HeartWare was acquired by Medtronic PLC in August 2016. Prior to joining HeartWare Limited, Mr. Godshall served in various executive and managerial positions at Boston Scientific Corporation, where he had been employed since 1990, including as a member of Boston Scientific’s Operating Committee. From January 2005 he served as President, Vascular Surgery, and for the prior five years as Vice President, Business Development, focused on acquisition strategies for the cardiology, electrophysiology, neuroradiology and vascular surgery divisions. Mr. Godshall has a Bachelor of Arts in Business from Lafayette College and Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University. Mr. Godshall has served on the board of directors of Vital Therapies, Inc., a public company traded on the NASDAQ Stock Market that develops cell based therapies for the treatment of liver disease, since May 2013 and the board of directors of the Medical Device Manufacturers Association, a national trade association, since May 2014. Mr. Godshall’s managerial experience at public, life sciences companies provide him insights as a successful life sciences entrepreneur with in-depth knowledge of medical product strategy and development.

David Guyer

Dr. David Guyer M.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Guyer currently serves as Executive Chairman of IVERIC bio, Inc. (formerly Ophthotech Corporation) (Nasdaq: ISEE), a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company specializing in gene therapy treatments for ocular diseases, which he co-founded, and for which he served as Chief Executive Officer from April 2013 until January 2017. Before founding Ophthotech, Dr. Guyer served as a partner and venture partner at SV Life Science Advisers, a venture capital firm focused on healthcare, from 2006 to 2013. Dr. Guyer co-founded Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its Board of Directors from 2000 until it was acquired by OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in November 2005. Prior to co-founding Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Guyer was a Professor and served as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at New York University School of Medicine. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Oxurion NV, a publicly-traded biotechnology company. Dr. Guyer received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.D. from Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Guyer completed his ophthalmology residency at Wilmer Ophthamological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital and a retinal fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary at Harvard Medical School.

John Landis

Dr. John B. Landis Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Landis previously served as Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Sciences of Schering-Plough Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, from September 2003 until his retirement in October 2008. In that role, Dr. Landis led the global pharmaceutical sciences function of pharmacy, analytical chemistry, process chemistry, biotechnology, quality assurance, clinical supplies and devices. Prior to that, Dr. Landis served as Senior Vice President, Preclinical Development at Pharmacia Corporation from 1997 until 2003 and led the global preclinical functions of toxicology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, pharmaceutical sciences, analytical chemistry and laboratory animal care. Dr. Landis also served as Vice President, Central Nervous System Psychiatry, Critical Care and Inflammation Development for Pharmacia & Upjohn from 1995 through 1997. Prior to that, Dr. Landis was employed by The Upjohn Company, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in the areas of analytical research, quality assurance and quality control. He is a current member of Purdue University’s Chemistry Leadership Council and Dean’s Leadership Council for the School of Science and serves on the Advisory Board of South West Michigan Life Science Venture Capital and NanoMed Scientific and on the board of directors of Metabolic Solutions Development Company. Over his career, Dr. Landis served on several other boards of directors, academic advisory panels and professional boards. Dr. Landis earned Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Kent State University.

David Mazzo

Dr. David J. Mazzo Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. He is the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Caladrius Biosciences, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company, since January 2015. Caladrius is a cell and immunotherapy development company with an operating subsidiary providing cell process development, optimization, automation and manufacturing to the cell therapy industry. Prior to joining Caladrius, Dr. Mazzo served from August 2008 to October 2014 as Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors of Regado Biosciences, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel antithrombotic drug systems for acute and sub-acute cardiovascular indications. Prior to his leading Regado, from March 2007 to April 2008, Dr. Mazzo was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Æterna Zentaris, Inc., a publicly held international biopharmaceutical company. From 2003 until 2007, Dr. Mazzo served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Chugai Pharma USA, LLC, a biopharmaceutical company which was the U.S. subsidiary of Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. of Japan. Dr. Mazzo has also held senior management and executive positions in research and development and/or directorships with the Essex Chimie European subsidiary at Schering-Plough Corporation, a publicly held pharmaceutical company that was subsequently acquired by Merck & Co., Inc.; Hoechst Marion Roussel, Inc., the US subsidiary of Hoechst AG, which was subsequently acquired by Sanofi, a multinational pharmaceuticals company; and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Inc., a subsidiary of Rhone-Poulene SA, a French pharmaceuticals company, which was subsequently acquired by Hoechst AG. He also previously served on the board of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company which was sold to Otsuka Holdings in 2015. Dr. Mazzo earned a B.A. in the Honors Program (Interdisciplinary Humanities) and a B.S. in Chemistry from Villanova University.

Kristine Peterson

Ms. Kristine Peterson serves as Independent Director of the Company. She has over 30 years of healthcare industry experience. At Valeritas, she was instrumental in evolving it from an early stage company to a fully commercial operation, following U.S. and EU approvals of its type-2 diabetes drug device. Prior to becoming the Company Group Chair at Johnson & Johnson, she served as the Executive Vice President for Johnson & Johnson's global strategic marketing organization. Prior to arriving at Johnson & Johnson, she spent a number of years at Biovail Corporation, where she held positions as Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and President. Ms. Peterson began her career at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where for 20 years she held many positions in marketing, sales, and general management, and was also in charge of the cardiovascular/metabolic business unit and generics division. In addition to joining pSivida's Board, Ms. Peterson currently serves on other corporate and advisory boards., including Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies based upon its expertise in novel tetracycline chemistry.

Joseph Rayne