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Proteon Therapeutics Inc (PRTO.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Hastings

57 2016 Chairman of the Board

Timothy Noyes

55 2006 President, CEO, Director

George Eldridge

54 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary, IR Contact Officer

E. Scott Toner

62 2015 Senior Vice President - Marketing

Steven Burke

56 2006 Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer

Matthew Kowalsky

44 2016 Vice President, Legal and Secretary

Daniel Gottlieb

46 2013 Vice President - Corporate Development

Jonathan Leff

2017 Director

Hubert Birner

51 2007 Independent Director

Garen Bohlin

69 2014 Independent Director

Scott Canute

57 2015 Independent Director

John Freund

63 2014 Independent Director

Timothy Haines

59 2014 Independent Director

Stuart Kingsley

53 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Hastings

Mr. Paul J. Hastings is the Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Hastings served as a member of our board of directors and its chairman since October 2016. Mr. Hastings is the Chairman and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: OMED). Prior to joining OncoMed in 2006, Mr. Hastings was President and Chief Executive Officer of QLT, Inc. Previous to that, Mr. Hastings served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Celera Corporation in 2001. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Hastings served as the President of Chiron BioPharmaceuticals, a division of Chiron Corporation. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of LXR Biotechnology. Mr. Hastings also held a series of management positions of increasing responsibility at Genzyme Corporation, including serving as President of Genzyme Therapeutics Europe as well as President of Worldwide Therapeutics. Mr. Hastings also served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales and General Manager, Europe for Synergen, Inc., and previously held a series of marketing and sales management positions with Hoffmann-La Roche. Mr. Hastings served as chairman of the board of Proteolix (sold to Onyx Pharmaceuticals in 2010), and served on the boards of ViaCell (previously a public company (Nasdaq: VIAC) sold to Perkin-Elmer in 2007), Cerimon Pharmaceuticals and Relypsa Pharmaceuticals (previously a public company (Nasdaq: RLYP) sold to Galenica in 2016). He is currently on the board of Pacira Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: PCRX), serves as Vice Chairman of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and is also on the board of directors of the California Life Sciences Association. Mr. Hastings received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.

Timothy Noyes

Mr. Timothy P. Noyes serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. He joined Proteon in April 2006 as our President and Chief Executive Officer and has also been a member of our Board since joining Proteon. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Noyes served as Chief Operating Officer of Trine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Before joining Trine, Mr. Noyes held several management positions with GelTex Pharmaceuticals from 1996 to 2001, prior to its acquisition by Genzyme Corporation. After the acquisition, from 2001 to 2002, he held the positions of President, Renal Division and President, GelTex Pharmaceuticals. Prior to GelTex, he worked for several years at Merck & Co. across multiple roles in its hypertension and heart failure group and managed care division, and on its Vasotec and Prilosec products. Mr. Noyes received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

George Eldridge

Mr. George A. Eldridge serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary of Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to joining Proteon, from 2009 to 2013, Mr. Eldridge served as a consultant to companies in the biotechnology industry, acting as a chief financial officer and providing advisory services. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Eldridge was Chief Financial Officer of Targanta Therapeutics Corporation until its acquisition in 2009 by The Medicines Company. Before working at Targanta, Mr. Eldridge served as Chief Financial Officer of Therion Biologics from 2002 to 2006. In the fourth quarter of 2006, Therion filed a petition under the federal bankruptcy laws, which was rejected. Prior to Therion Mr. Eldridge served as Chief Financial Officer of Curis, Inc. (previously Ontogeny, Inc.) and Boston Life Sciences, Inc. Prior to working in the biotechnology field, Mr. Eldridge was an investment banker at Kidder Peabody & Co, Inc. He holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.

E. Scott Toner

Mr. E. Scott Toner serves as Senior Vice President - Marketing of Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. He joined Proteon in June 2015 as our Senior Vice President, Marketing. Prior to joining Proteon, from April 2014 to April 2015, Mr. Toner served as the VP Marketing and Sales of OPKO Health’s Renal Division. From January 2013 to April 2014, he served as a consultant to companies in the biotechnology industry and from March 2011 to December 2012 served as Senior Director, Marketing of Reata Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, from March 2007 to October 2010, Mr. Toner served as Executive Director of Marketing with AMAG Pharmaceuticals. From 1985 to 2007, Mr. Toner held various roles within the domestic and international divisions of Abbott Laboratories, concentrating primarily on the nephrology and critical care therapeutic spaces. Mr. Toner holds a B.A. from Ithaca College and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.

Steven Burke

Dr. Steven K. Burke, M.D. serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. He joined Proteon in August 2006 as our Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Prior to joining Proteon, Dr. Burke held various roles at Genzyme Corporation from 2000 to 2006, where he served most recently as Senior Vice President of Medical and Regulatory Affairs and Vice President of Clinical Research. From 1994 to 2000, Dr. Burke held roles at GelTex Pharmaceuticals, including Vice President of Clinical Research and Medical Director, and before that he held positions at Glaxo. Dr. Burke received an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.D. from Cornell University Medical College. He completed a medical residency and fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Matthew Kowalsky

Mr. Matthew Paul Kowalsky serves as Vice President - Legal and Secretary of the Company. He joined Proteon in May 2016 as our Vice President, Legal. Prior to joining Proteon, he served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Sanofi Genzyme from May 2015 to May 2016, supporting business development activities and marketed products for rare diseases. Mr. Kowalsky held the position of Associate General Counsel at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2013 to 2015. He served as Assistant General Counsel at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2013 and Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (formerly Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, Inc.) from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Kowalsky began his legal career in the corporate and intellectual property groups of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School. Before attending law school, he served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy.

Daniel Gottlieb

Mr. Daniel P. Gottlieb serves as Vice President - Corporate Development of Proteon Therapeutics Inc. He joined Proteon in September 2007 and has served as our Vice President, Corporate Development since April 2015, prior to which he was Vice President, Marketing and Business Development from March 2013 until April 2015, prior to which he was the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development from June 2010 until March 2013 and Director of Marketing and Business Development from 2007 until 2010. Prior to joining Proteon, Mr. Gottlieb served as Strategic Marketing Manager of Endovascular Products at Abbott Vascular from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Gottlieb spent seven years, from 1999 to 2006, at Guidant Corporation in a variety of roles, including marketing and market research, strategic planning, and business development and corporate venture investing as part of Guidant’s Compass Group. Mr. Gottlieb holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Jonathan Leff

Hubert Birner

Dr. Hubert Birner, Ph.D. is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our Board since 2007. Dr. Birner is the managing partner of TVM Capital, a venture capital firm, which he joined in 2000. Before joining TVM Capital, Dr. Birner served as Head of Business Development Europe and Director of Marketing for Germany at Zeneca from 1998 to 2000. Dr. Birner joined Zeneca from McKinsey & Company’s European Health Care and Pharmaceutical practice where he worked from 1995 to 1998. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Birner was also an Assistant Professor for biochemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. Dr. Birner currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Argos Therapeutics Inc., a publically traded company (Nasdaq: ARGS), and also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Spepharm Holding BV, NOXXON Pharma AG Berlina and leon nanodrugs, all private companies. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Horizon Pharma (Nasdaq: HZNP), Evotec AG (EVT: ETR), Probiodrug AG and BioXell SPA. Dr. Birner received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Garen Bohlin

Mr. Garen G. Bohlin is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our Board since September 2014. Since May 2012, Mr. Bohlin has served on the board of directors to various life sciences and healthcare companies. From January 2010 until April 2012, he served as Executive Vice President of Constellation Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Bohlin served as Chief Operating Officer of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from January 2006 to December 2009. Mr. Bohlin was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1999 through December 2005. Earlier in his career, he held multiple executive positions at Genetics Institute, a biopharmaceutical company, and was a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co., a public accounting and consulting organization. Mr. Bohlin currently serves on the board of directors of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTPH), Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: KPTI) and Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq: COLL), all NASDAQ listed companies. He also served on the board of directors for Acusphere, Inc. (OTCMKTS: ACUS) from 2005 to January 2015, Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2005 to 2007, Targanta Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: TARG) from 2007 to 2009, SpringLeaf Therapeutics from 2010 to 2013 and Precision Dermatology from 2012 to 2014. Mr. Bohlin received his B.S. in accounting and finance from The University of Illinois.

Scott Canute

Mr. Scott A. Canute is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Canute has been a member of our Board since July 2015. Mr. Canute served as President of Global Manufacturing and Corporate Options at Genzyme Corporation from 2010 to 2011. Prior to joining Genzyme, Mr. Canute spent 25 years at Eli Lilly and Company and served as President, Global Manufacturing Operations from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Canute currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Oncobiologics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONS), Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLXN), Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKBA) and Immunomedics, Inc. (Nasdaq: IMMU), all of which are publicly traded companies. Mr. Canute previously served as a member of the board of directors of AlloCure, Inc., Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., the National Association of Manufacturers and the Indiana Manufacturers Association. Mr. Canute earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

John Freund

Dr. John G. Freund is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our Board since February 2014. Dr. Freund co-founded Skyline Ventures, a venture capital firm, in September 1997, where he has served as a partner since its founding. Prior to founding Skyline, Dr. Freund served as Managing Director in the private equity group of Chancellor Capital Management from 1995 to 1997. In 1995, he co-founded Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and served on its board of directors until 2000. From 1988 to 1994, Dr. Freund served in various positions at Acuson Corporation, now part of Siemens, most recently as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Acuson, Dr. Freund was a General Partner of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners from 1987 to 1988. From 1982 to 1988, Dr. Freund worked at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he co-founded the Healthcare Group in the Corporate Finance Department. Dr. Freund currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. (Nasdaq: COLL) and Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTPH). He also previously served on the board of directors of a number of publicly traded companies, including Map Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: MAPP), Mako Surgical Corp., a medical device company (Nasdaq: MAKO), Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: CNCE) and was Chairman of XenoPort, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: XNPT). He also serves on the board of directors of six U.S. registered investment funds managed by affiliates of the Capital Group, Inc. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the Harvard Business School Healthcare Initiative. He received an A.B. in history from Harvard College, an M.D. from Harvard Medical School and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker Scholar and won the Loeb Fellowship in Finance.

Timothy Haines

Mr. Timothy Haines is an Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our Board since May 2014. Mr. Haines joined Abingworth in 2005 and is currently Managing Partner. From 2000 to 2005, he was Chief Executive of Astex Therapeutics, an Abingworth portfolio company. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Haines was Chief Executive of two divisions of the publicly-listed medical technology company, Datascope Corp. Prior to Datascope, he held a number of other senior management positions in the US and Europe, including CEO of Thackray Inc. and General Manager Baxter UK. Current and past board positions include Astex Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: ASTX), Chroma, Fovea, Pixium Vision (EPA: PIX), PowderMed, Kspine, Stanmore Implants, Lombard Medical Technologies (Nasdaq: EVAR), Sientra (Nasdaq: SIEN), and Median Technologies (EPA: ALMDT). Mr. Haines received a B.Sc. from Exeter University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

Stuart Kingsley

Mr. Stuart Anthony Kingsley is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kingsley has been a member of our Board since October 2015. Mr. Kingsley joined The Medicines Company (Nasdaq: MDCO) in May 2016 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Kingsley served as Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Operations at Biogen from November 2011 to October 2015. From January 2010 to November 2011, Mr. Kingsley served as Biogen’s Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial Operations. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gynecological Surgical Products business at Hologic, Inc., from October 2007 to November 2009, and as Division President, Diagnostic Products at Cytyc Corp., from July 2006 to October 2007. From 1991 to 2006, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, focusing on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Mr. Kingsley received a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.