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Heat Biologics Inc (HTBX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Wolf

53 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Creech

55 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Jeff Hutchins

58 2017 Chief Operating Officer, Chief Scientific Officer

Ann Rosar

60 2016 Vice President - Finance, Corporate Secretary

Anil Goyal

51 2013 Vice President - Business Development

John Prendergast

63 2016 Director

Louis Bock

52 2013 Independent Director

Michael Kharitonov

52 2009 Independent Director

John Monahan

69 2009 Independent Director

Edward Smith

40 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Wolf

Mr. Jeffrey Alan Wolf J.D., is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Wolf served from June 1997 to March 2011, as managing director at Seed-One Ventures, LLC a venture firm focused on launching and growing exceptional healthcare companies from the ground up. Since founding Seed-One, Mr. Wolf has founded and run several biomedical companies. Mr. Wolf’s start-ups include Avigen, a gene therapy company where he was a co-founder and director; TyRx Pharma, a company focused on the development of bio-compatible polymers where he was a co-founder and Chairman; EluSys Therapeutics, a company focused on the development of a novel technology to remove blood-borne pathogens where he was a co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; and GenerationOne, a company focused on mobile-based collaborative care, where he was the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Wolf received his M.B.A. from Stanford Business School, his J.D. from New York University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Chicago, where he graduated with honors in Economics. Mr. Wolf serves as a director of several Seed-One portfolio companies and serves as a director of Synthetic Biologics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel anti-infective biologic and drug candidates targeting specific pathogens that cause serious infections and other diseases.

Timothy Creech

Mr. Timothy J. Creech is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Creech served as Acting Chief Financial Officer of Salix Pharmaceutical, Inc., a publicly-held specialty pharmaceutical company acquired by Valeant for $11 billion in April 2015. Before his appointment as Acting Chief Financial Officer for Salix, Mr. Creech held several financial leadership positions at Salix over the last seven years including Senior Vice President, Finance and Administrative Services. Before joining Salix in 2007, Mr. Creech served as Vice President of Finance and Chief Accounting Officer at Voyager Pharmaceutical Corporation, a privately held biotechnology company. Mr. Creech also previously spent seven years at Trimeris, Inc., a publicly-listed biotechnology company engaged in the discovery and development of novel therapeutic agents, serving in the role of Vice President of Finance, and Principal Accounting Officer and Secretary.

Jeff Hutchins

Dr. Jeff Tobin Hutchins is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Scientific Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2017. He brings over 24 years of experience with both large pharmaceutical and biotechnology start-up research and clinical development. Most recently and since 2012, Mr. Hutchins served as Vice President of Preclinical Research for Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to fight cancer and infectious diseases. From 2001 until 2012, Dr. Hutchins served as Vice President, Preclinical Research and Development of Inhibitex, Inc. which was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb. From 1991 to 2001, Dr. Hutchins held several senior scientist positions in Discovery Research at Burroughs Wellcome and Glaxo Wellcome, with a visiting professor appointment at Rush Medical College. Dr. Hutchins earned a B.S. in Biology from Oral Roberts University, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas, Health Science Center at Houston’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the M.D. Anderson Hospital and Cancer Center and conducted postdoctoral training in the University of Southern California’s Department of Microbiology at the Norris Cancer Center. Dr. Hutchins’ publications and patents span the fields of oncology, infectious disease, osteoarthritis and immunology.

Ann Rosar

Anil Goyal

Dr. Anil K. Goyal, Ph.D., is Vice President - Business Development of the Company. Dr. Goyal served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Qualiber, Inc., a company which he co-founded, from April 2010 until December 2013 and Managing Director of OpenDoors Group, LLC, a company he founded, from August 2008 until December 2013. From January 2009 until January 2010, Dr. Goyal served as the Vice President of Business Development at Optherion, Inc. and from January 2003 until January 2008 he served as Vice President of Business Development of Serenex, Inc., an oncology company that was acquired by Pfizer. Prior thereto, he served in various key management and development positions at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Genome Therapeutics Corporation and Merck & Co.

John Prendergast

Dr. John K. A. Prendergast is Director of the company. He is co-founder of Palatin Technologies, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted, receptor-specific peptide therapeutics for the treatment of diseases with significant unmet medical need and commercial potential. Dr. Prendergast has been Chairman of the Board of Palatin since June 2000 and a director since August 1996. Dr. Prendergast is a director and executive chairman of the Board of Directors of Antyra, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical firm. He was previously a member of the board of the life science companies AVAX Technologies, Inc., Avigen, Inc. and MediciNova, Inc. Dr. Prendergast received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, did his post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University and received a C.S.S. in administration and management from Harvard University.

Louis Bock

Mr. Louis C. Bock has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bock joined Scale Venture Partners in September 1997 from Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company where he worked from September 1989 to September 1997. Prior to Gilead, he was a research associate at Genentech, Inc. from November 1987 to September 1989. He currently serves as a director of the following publicly traded companies: Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., for which he also serves as a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance committees, and Zogenix, Inc., for which he also serves as a member of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees. In addition, Mr. Bock serves on the board of directors of the following privately-held companies: Molecular Templates, CardioKinetix and Powervision and also serves on the board of directors of Arizona Technology Enterprises, LLC, a non-profit organization. Mr. Bock is responsible for Scale Venture Partners’ investment in Seattle Genetics, Inc. In the past five years, Mr. Bock has also served as a member of the boards of directors of the following publicly traded companies: diaDexus Inc and Horizon Pharma, Inc. Mr. Bock received his B.S. in Biology from California State University, Chico and an M.B.A. from California State University, San Francisco.

Michael Kharitonov

Dr. Michael Kharitonov, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Kharitonov is a founder and CEO of Voleon Capital Management LP, an investment management firm. Dr. Kharitonov was a co-founder and former Chairman and CEO of Netli, Inc., a successful Silicon Valley startup that pioneered the development of Application Delivery Networks. Under Dr. Kharitonov’s leadership Netli raised over $20 million in venture financing from a number of Silicon Valley’s best known venture capital firms. In 2007 Netli was acquired by Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ: AKAM). Dr. Kharitonov also served as a Vice President of D. E. Shaw and Co., an investment firm known as one of the most quantitatively advanced and computerized securities trading firms in the world. Dr. Kharitonov holds a Ph.D. degree from the Department of Computer Science at Stanford University. At Stanford he was awarded a Hertz Fellowship and was a winner of several scholarly awards. He also holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Mathematics with highest honors from University of California at Berkeley.

John Monahan

Dr. John Monahan, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Monahan Co-Founded Avigen Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGN) in 1992, a company which has become a leader in its sector for the development of novel pharmaceutical products for the treatment of serious human diseases. Over a 12 year period as CEO of Avigen he raised over $235M in several private and public financings including its IPO. From 1989-1992, he was VP of R&D at Somatix Therapy Corp., Alameda, CA and from 1985-1989 he was Director of Molecular & Cell Biology at Triton Biosciences Inc., Alameda, CA. Prior to that from 1982-1985, he was Research Group Chief, Department of Molecular Genetics, Hoffmann-LaRoche, Inc. Nutley, NJ, and from 1975 to 1977 he was an Instructor at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston TX. He received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1974 from McMaster University, Canada and his B.Sc. from University College Dublin, Ireland in 1969. Dr. Monahan is a Scientific Advisory Board member of Agilis Biotherapeutics. He is also a board member of a number of Irish biotech companies including Genable, Cellix, Luxcel, and GK Technologies.

Edward Smith

Mr. Edward B. Smith, III., is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Smith has also been Managing Member of Aristar Capital Management, LLC, a New York-based investment firm founded in 2015. From April 2005 through December 2014 Mr. Smith served as the Managing Partner of Brightline Capital Management, LLC (“BCM”), a New York-based investment firm founded in 2005. Prior to founding BCM, Mr. Smith worked at Gracie Capital from 2004-2005, GTCR Golder Rauner from 1999-2001 and Credit Suisse First Boston from 1997-1999. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Studies from Harvard College and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. He is currently a Director of Z Trim Holdings Inc. (OTC: ZTHO), a manufacturer of environmentally friendly agricultural functional ingredients.

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