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La Jolla Pharmaceutical Co (LJPC.OQ)

LJPC.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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17 Nov 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kevin Tang

50 2014 Chairman of the Board

George Tidmarsh

57 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary, Director

Dennis Mulroy

62 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Jennifer Carver

63 2017 Chief Operating Officer

James Rolke

48 2017 Chief Scientific Officer

Lakhmir Chawla

46 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Laura Douglass

52 2013 Independent Director

Craig Johnson

55 2013 Independent Director

Robert Rosen

61 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Kevin Tang

Mr. Kevin C. Tang is Chairman of the Board of the Company, since August 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in evaluating, creating and building biotechnology companies that are focused on developing treatments for life-threatening and debilitating diseases and conditions. Mr. Tang is the President of Tang Capital Management, LLC, a life sciences-focused investment company he founded in 2002. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Tang held various positions at Deutsche Banc Alex Brown, Inc., an investment banking firm, most recently serving as Managing Director and head of the firm’s Life Sciences research group. Since 2009, Mr. Tang has served as a director of Heron Therapeutics, Inc. and, since 2012, has served as the Chairman of its Board of Directors. In 2006, Mr. Tang co-founded Ardea Biosciences, Inc. and served as a director from its inception through its acquisition by AstraZeneca PLC in 2012. From 2009 through its acquisition by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2010, he served as a director of Penwest Pharmaceuticals Co. From 2001 to 2008, Mr. Tang was a director of Trimeris, Inc. (acquired by Synageva Biopharma Corp.). Mr. Tang received a B.S. degree from Duke University.

George Tidmarsh

Dr. George F. Tidmarsh, M.D., Ph.D., is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Secretary, Director of the Company, since January 2012. Dr. Tidmarsh has more than 25 years of experience creating, building and leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and developing innovative pharmaceutical products. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Tidmarsh was the Chief Executive Officer of Solana Therapeutics, Inc. from August 2011 to January 2012. In 2006, he founded Metronome Therapeutics, Inc., where he served as its Chief Executive Officer until its acquisition by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2010. In 2005, Dr. Tidmarsh founded Horizon Pharma, Inc., where he served as its President and Chief Executive Officer until 2008 and as a director and consultant until 2011. In 2001, he founded Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served as its President until 2005. Earlier in his career, Dr. Tidmarsh led the development of Doxil® (doxorubicin hydrochloride liposomal injection) while serving as Director of Oncology at Liposome Technology, Inc. Doxil has become a standard-of-care treatment for patients suffering from ovarian cancer. He serves as a director of the Citizens Oncology Foundation, a non-profit organization. Dr. Tidmarsh received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, where he completed fellowship training in Pediatric Oncology and Neonatology and remains a Consulting Professor of Pediatrics and Neonatology.

Dennis Mulroy

Mr. Dennis M. Mulroy, CPA is a Chief Financial Officer of the Company, since April 2015. He has more than 25 years of financial management experience, including leadership positions in publicly traded biotechnology, life sciences, medical service and medical device companies. Prior to joining La Jolla, Mr. Mulroy served as Chief Financial Officer of Taxus Cardium Pharmaceuticals Group Inc. since 2005. Prior to joining Taxus Cardium, Mr. Mulroy served as Chief Financial Officer of Molecular Imaging, Inc. and SeraCare Life Sciences, Inc., and held financial management positions of increasing responsibility at several other companies. Mr. Mulroy began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with Ernst & Young LLP in San Diego. Mr. Mulroy received a B.S. degree in business administration, with an emphasis in accounting, from the University of San Diego.

Jennifer Carver

Ms. Jennifer A. Carver is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to her appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Ms. Carver held a number of operational roles of increasing responsibility since joining the Company in February 2014, most recently as Senior Vice President, Operations of the Company. Ms. Carver has more than 20 years of cross-functional leadership experience in pharmaceutical drug development and the healthcare industry. Prior to joining La Jolla, Ms. Carver was Senior Director of Project Management at Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., leading the NDA and launch activities for Beleodaq®, an FDA-approved, anti-cancer agent, from 2012 to 2014. Previously, she held various roles at Allos Therapeutics, Inc. from 2001 to 2012, including Project Manager for Folotyn®, an FDA-approved, anti-cancer agent, and leading integration activities following the acquisition of Allos by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in 2012. Ms. Carver received a B.S.N. and M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.

James Rolke

Mr. James M. Rolke is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company, since January 2017. Prior to his appointment as Chief Scientific Officer, Mr. Rolke held various positions of increasing responsibility since joining the Company in January 2012, most recently as Vice President of Research & Development. Mr. Rolke has over 25 years of research and development experience in the biotechnology industry. Prior to joining La Jolla, Mr. Rolke was Chief Technology Officer at Pluromed, Inc. (acquired by Sanofi) from 2009 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Rolke served as Director of Operations at Prospect Therapeutics, Inc. from 2007 to 2009, and held research and development positions of increasing responsibility at several other companies. Mr. Rolke received a B.S. degree in chemistry from Keene State College.

Lakhmir Chawla

Dr. Lakhmir S. Chawla is a Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He has more than 20 years of medical experience with particular expertise in critical care and nephrology. Dr. Chawla has been an active investigator in the field of critical care nephrology since 2002. Previously, Dr. Chawla was an Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University from 2008 to 2015, where he had dual appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. Dr. Chawla was also the Chief of the Division of Intensive Care Medicine at the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center from 2014 to 2015. During his tenure at George Washington, Dr. Chawla was the designer and lead investigator of a pilot study called the ATHOS (Angiotensin II for the Treatment of High Output Shock) trial, which served as the basis for the Company’s ongoing ATHOS 3 clinical study. Dr. Chawla received an M.D. from the New Jersey Medical School.

Laura Douglass

Ms. Laura L. Douglass is an Independent Director of the Company, since October 2013. She has more than 25 years of operating experience in the drug development industry with a particular expertise in clinical trial design and execution. Ms. Douglass currently is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Next Generation Clinical Research, a contract research organization servicing the pharmaceutical industry that she founded in 1999. Additionally, Ms. Douglass serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer for Eufaeria Biosciences, Inc. Ms. Douglass is also a founder and director of SB Bancorp, Inc. and Settlers Bank, Inc. She also serves as a director of Agrace HospiceCare. Ms. Douglass received a nursing degree from The University of the State of New York-Albany.

Craig Johnson

Mr. Craig A. Johnson is an Independent Director of the Company, since October 2013. He has more than 25 years of experience serving in senior financial management roles and governing corporations, primarily in the biotechnology industry. Mr. Johnson is currently a director of Mirati Therapeutics, Inc., Heron Therapeutics, Inc. and GenomeDx Biosciences, Inc. Mr. Johnson served as a director of Ardea Biosciences, Inc. from 2008 until its acquisition by AstraZeneca PLC in 2012, and as a director of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation from 2011 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he was Chief Financial Officer of PURE Bioscience, Inc. From 2010 to 2011, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NovaDel Pharma Inc. Mr. Johnson served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. from 2004 until its acquisition by Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. in 2009, and then as Vice President of a wholly-owned subsidiary of Raptor from 2009 to 2010. He held several positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations, at MitoKor, Inc. from 1994 to 2004. Prior to 1994, Mr. Johnson held senior financial positions with several early-stage technology companies and also practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Johnson received a B.B.A. degree in accounting from the University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Robert Rosen

Mr. Robert Harvey Rosen is an Independent Director of the Company, since July 2014. He has more than 25 years of experience serving in leadership positions in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and commercializing innovative pharmaceutical products. Mr. Rosen has served as President and a director of Heron Therapeutics, Inc. since May 2013. Prior to his appointment as President of Heron Therapeutics, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer beginning in October 2012. Prior to joining Heron Therapeutics, Mr. Rosen served as Managing Partner of Scotia Nordic LLC, a life sciences advisory firm. From April 2011 to March 2012, Mr. Rosen served as Senior Vice President of Global Commercial Operations at Dendreon Corporation. From 2005 to 2011, he served as Global Head of Oncology at Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for the development of the oncology business unit for regions that included the Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia Pacific. During his tenure at Bayer, Mr. Rosen led the launch of Nexavar® (sorafenib) for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma and hepatocellular carcinoma. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Rosen was Vice President of the Oncology Business Unit at Sanofi-Synthèlabo Inc., where he was responsible for the development of Sanofi’s U.S. oncology business and the launch of Eloxatin® (oxaliplatin) for colon cancer. From November 2014 to December 2015, Mr. Rosen served as a director of Conkwest, Inc. (now NantKwest, Inc.). Mr. Rosen received a B.S. degree in pharmacy from Northeastern University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kevin Tang

--

George Tidmarsh

4,653,640

Dennis Mulroy

1,610,700

Jennifer Carver

1,625,100

James Rolke

--

Lakhmir Chawla

1,727,020

Laura Douglass

--

Craig Johnson

--

Robert Rosen

--
As Of  31 Dec 2016