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Unum Therapeutics Inc (UMRX.OQ)

UMRX.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bruce Booth

43 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Charles Wilson

53 2019 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Green

2019 Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer, Controller, Senior Director of Finance

Geoffrey Hodge

53 2015 Chief Technology Officer

Seth Ettenberg

45 2014 Chief Scientific Officer

Michael Vasconcelles

54 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Jorn Aldag

58 2016 Independent Director

Karen Ferrante

60 2018 Independent Director

Robert Perez

53 2018 Independent Director

Liam Ratcliffe

54 2015 Independent Director

Mary Conway

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Bruce Booth

Dr. Bruce Booth D.Phil. , serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the company since February 2018 and as a member of our board of directors since October 2014. Dr. Booth joined Atlas Venture in 2005, and currently serves as a partner of Atlas Venture. Previously, from 2004 to 2005, Dr. Booth was a principal at Caxton Health Holdings L.L.C., a healthcare-focused investment firm, where he focused on the firm’s venture capital activities. Dr. Booth serves on the board of several public and privately held companies, including Miragen Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGEN) and Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZFGN), among others. Dr. Booth holds a DPhil. in molecular immunology from Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Medicine and a B.S. in biochemistry from Pennsylvania State University.

Charles Wilson

Dr. Charles Wilson, Ph.D has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company effective as of January 31, 2019. From 2008 until he joined Unum, Dr. Wilson was Vice President and Global Head of Strategic Alliances at the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. In this role, he was responsible for partnering to support Novartis’ research and early development efforts through to clinical proof of concept. Dr. Wilson has held both scientific and business management roles in biotechnology, including as co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Archemix between 2001 and 2008. Dr. Wilson received a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry and an M.A. in Cell Biology from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Wilson completed his post-doctoral training at Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital.

John Green

Geoffrey Hodge

Mr. Geoffrey Hodge serves as Chief Technical Officer of the company since July 2015. From 2003 and until he joined Unum, Mr. Hodge held several roles at GE Healthcare, the most recent of which was Bioprocess Technology Leader and prior to that Fast Trak Solutions Leader. Prior to GE Healthcare, Mr. Hodge was a co-founder of Xcellerex where he served as its VP of Process Development & Manufacturing. During his tenure at Xcellerex, Mr. Hodge is the inventor of record on multiple technology patents. Mr. Hodge holds a B.A. in Biology from Colgate University and an M.S. in Biotechnology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

Seth Ettenberg

Dr. Seth Ettenberg, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer of the company. From 2005 until he joined Unum, Dr. Ettenberg served as Head of Novartis Oncology Biotherapeutics, Cambridge Site. Dr. Ettenberg is a cancer biologist and drug development scientist with experience building and leading teams in biotechnology and large pharmaceutical drug discovery settings. Dr. Ettenberg received his Ph.D. from the Uniform Services University of the Health Sciences and completed his post-doctoral training at the National Cancer Institute..

Michael Vasconcelles

Dr. Michael Vasconcelles, M.D. has serves as Chief Medical Officer of the company since October 2015. From March 2012 until he joined Unum, Dr. Vasconcelles served as the Senior Vice President, Head, Oncology Therapy Area Unit at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he was accountable for the oncology research and development strategy and progression of the oncology portfolio from candidate selection through life cycle management and a member of the research and development executive committee. From 2000 until 2012, Dr. Vasconcelles served in several positions at Genzyme Corporation and Sanofi S.A., including Group Vice President and Global Therapeutic Area Head, Transplant and Oncology. In this capacity, he was also a member of the Oncology Business Unit leadership team. Dr. Vasconcelles is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a staff physician at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Dr. Vasconcelles received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his M.D. from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Jorn Aldag

Mr. Jorn Aldag serves as Independent Director of the company since February 2016. Mr. Aldag has been the Chief Executive Officer at Hookipa Biotech AG since June 2016. Mr. Aldag served as the Chief Executive Officer at uniQure N.V. (formerly, Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics N.V.) from October 2009 to December 2015 and as an advisor to the board of uniQure N.V. from January 2016 to May 2016. Prior to his tenure at uniQure N.V., Mr. Aldag was President and Chief Executive Officer of Evotec AG from November 1997 to December 2008. Mr. Aldag also serves as the Chairman of Molecular Partners AG, Zurich, Switzerland (SWIX:MOLN) since 2007. He co-founded G7 Therapeutics AG in 2014, which was acquired by Heptares Therapeutics Ltd. in 2016. Mr. Aldag received business degrees from the Harvard Business School (Advanced Management Program) in 1994 and from the European Business School (Diplom Betriebswirt) in 1982

Karen Ferrante

Dr. Karen Ferrante, M.D. serves as Independent Director of the company since February 2018. Dr. Ferrante is the former Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research and Development of Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, where she developed treatments for prostate cancer and other hormonally driven diseases between April 2014 and August 2016. From 2007 to July 2013, Dr. Ferrante held senior positions at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and its parent company, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, including Chief Medical Officer and most recently as Oncology Therapeutic Area Head and Cambridge USA Site Head from May 2013 to July 2013. Dr. Ferrante previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer Global Research and Development and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Dr. Ferrante serves on the board of directors of Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNX), MacroGenics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MGNX), and Hutchinson China MediTech Limited (Nasdaq: HDM). Dr. Ferrante also served as a director of Baxalta Inc., a publicly traded global biopharmaceutical company from July 2015 until its acquisition by Shire Pharmaceuticals in June 2016. She holds an M.D. from Georgetown University and a B.S. in chemistry and biology from Providence College. Dr. Ferrante’s qualifications to sit on our board of directors includes her extensive leadership, scientific, business, and managerial experience in the biotechnology industry and her experience and expertise serving as a member of the board of directors of several biotechnology companies.

Robert Perez

Mr. Robert Perez serves as Independent Director of the company since February 2018. Mr. Perez is the managing partner of Vineyard Sound Advisors, a biopharmaceutical advisory firm. Mr. Perez is the former Chief Executive Officer of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public pharmaceutical development company, which was acquired by Merck & Company, Inc. in January 2015. Mr. Perez joined Cubist in August 2003 as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from August 2007 to July 2012 and President and Chief Operating Officer from July 2012 to December 2014. Prior to joining Cubist, he served as Vice President of Biogen, Inc.’s CNS business unit. Mr. Perez currently serves as a member of the board of directors of AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAG), Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDTX), Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ONCE), and Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZFGN), as well as a director on the boards of certain private companies, including Vir Biotechnology, Inc. and Akili Interactive Labs, Inc. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Cubist from April 2014 until January 2015 and as a member of the board of directors of Flex Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLKS), a public biopharmaceutical company, from 2015 to January 2018. Mr. Perez is the Founder and Chairman of Life Science Cares and has been a member of the Board of Trustees at The Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Inc. since January 2013. Mr. Perez received a B.S. in business from California State University, Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Liam Ratcliffe

Dr. Liam T. Ratcliffe, M.D., Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company since June 2015. Dr. Ratcliffe is a Managing Director at New Leaf Venture Partners where he is focused on biopharmaceutical investing. Dr. Ratcliffe joined New Leaf in September 2008. Dr. Ratcliffe was previously Senior Vice President and Development Head for Pfizer Neuroscience, as well as Worldwide Head of Clinical Research and Development at Pfizer. Dr. Ratcliffe received his M.D. degree and Ph.D. degree in immunology from the University of Cape Town and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Ratcliffe serves on the board of public companies, including Edge Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: EDGE) and Deciphera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: DCPH). He previously served on the board of Array Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARRY) (2012-2014). Dr. Ratcliffe’s qualifications to sit on our board of directors include his experience as an executive in the biopharmaceutical industry and as an investor in life sciences companies along with his medical training and executive skills.

Mary Conway