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vTv Therapeutics Inc (VTVT.OQ)

VTVT.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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14 Aug 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Jeffrey Kindler

61 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Stephen Holcombe

61 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer

Rudy Howard

61 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Steven Cohen

54 2015 Director

Paul Meister

65 2015 Director

Paul Savas

55 2015 Director

Howard Weiner

73 2017 Director

John Fry

57 2016 Independent Director

Craig Parker

56 2015 Independent Director

Noel Spiegel

70 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Jeffrey Kindler

Mr. Jeffrey B. Kindler is Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company, since July 2015 and as our Executive Chairman since April 2015. Mr. Kindler has served as Chief Executive Officer of Centrexion Corporation since 2014; as a Venture Partner at Lux Capital since 2012; and as a Managing Director at Starboard Capital Partners, since 2010. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Kindler was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Inc. Prior to his appointment as Pfizer’s CEO, Mr. Kindler served as Pfizer’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel as well as a Vice Chairman of the company. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2002, he was Chairman of Boston Market Corporation from 2000 to 2001 and President of the Partner Brands group of McDonald’s Corporation during 2001. Mr. Kindler previously served on the Board of Directors of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., a chain of fast casual restaurants, from 2012 to 2014. He currently serves on the boards of directors of SIGA Technologies, Inc., a developer of novel antiviral therapeutics, Perrigo Company plc, a leading global over-the-counter consumer goods and specialty pharmaceutical company, and Intrexon Corporation, a synthetic biology company, as well as a number of privately held companies. Mr. Kindler is also a trustee of Tufts University. Mr. Kindler also provides consulting services to MacAndrews & Forbes Incorporated on matters involving the life sciences industry. Mr. Kindler holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. We believe Mr. Kindler’s experience as Chief Executive Officer of Centrexion Corporation, in addition to his years of experience in the healthcare industry, qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.

Stephen Holcombe

Mr. Stephen L. Holcombe is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, since April 2015. Mr. Holcombe has been the President of our Predecessors since 2014, where he previously served as Senior Vice President since 2002. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of our Predecessors since 2002. Mr. Holcombe has over 35 years of experience in financial and managerial roles focusing on the execution of private and public financings, developing corporate alliance and partnership strategies and managing relationships with external constituents. Positions that Mr. Holcombe held prior to joining our Predecessors include Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Cellular Systems, Inc., one of the largest independent wireless operators in the United States, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BuildNet Inc., an e-commerce software solutions provider, and various positions with KPMG Peat Marwick Mitchell. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Wake Forest University.

Rudy Howard

Mr. Rudy C. Howard, CPA., is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company, Mr. Howard has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2015. Prior to joining vTv Therapeutics Inc., Mr. Howard served from January 2010 through May of 2015 as Chief Financial Officer of SciQuest, Inc., an international spend management software company. From November 2008 until joining SciQuest, Mr. Howard served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MDS Pharma Services, a pharmaceutical services company. From 2003 until joining MDS Pharma Services, Mr. Howard operated his own financial consulting company, Rudy C. Howard, CPA Consulting, in Wilmington, North Carolina, where his services included advising on merger and acquisition transactions, equity and debt issuances and other general management matters. From 2001 through 2003, Mr. Howard served as Chief Financial Officer for Peopleclick, Inc., an international human capital management software company. From 2000 until joining Peopleclick, Mr. Howard served as Chief Financial Officer for Marketing Services Group, Inc., a marketing and internet technology company. From 1995 until 2000, Mr. Howard served as Chief Financial Officer for PPD, Inc., a clinical research organization. Prior to joining PPD, Mr. Howard was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Howard holds a B.A. in Accounting from North Carolina State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.

Steven Cohen

Mr. Steven M. Cohen is Director of the Company. Mr. Cohen has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of MacAndrews since 2013. In 2011, he was appointed to our Board of Directors in July 2015. Mr. Cohen has served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of MacAndrews since 2013. In 2011, he was Secretary to New York State Governor Andrew M. Cuomo during the first year of Governor Cuomo’s administration. Prior to that, Mr. Cohen served as Chief of Staff and Counselor to then-New York Attorney General Cuomo, holding both positions for the entire four years of Mr. Cuomo’s tenure as Attorney General. Mr. Cohen has more than 25 years of experience as a lawyer in private practice and public service. He is a Trustee of New York University (“NYU”), a member of the board of Bank Leumi USA, and Chairman of the Board of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corporation. He holds a bachelor’s degree from New York University and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Mr. Cohen brings extensive experience in leadership, corporate strategy and public service. For these reasons, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Paul Meister

Mr. Paul M. Meister is Director of the Company. He was appointed to our Board of Directors in July 2015. Mr. Meister has served as President of MacAndrews since 2014. Mr. Meister is currently serving as Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of Revlon, Inc. He is also Co-Founder, and since 2008, Chief Executive Officer, of Liberty Lane Partners, a private investment company with investments in healthcare, technology and distribution-related industries, and Co-Founder and, since 2007, Vice Chair, at Perspecta Trust, a trust company that provides trust and investment services. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Meister served as Chairman, and from 2011 to 2014 also as Chief Executive Officer, of inVentiv Health, a leading provider of commercial, consulting and clinical research services to the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Until 2007, he was Chairman of the Board of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a provider of products and services to businesses and institutions in the field of science, which was formed by the merger of Fisher Scientific International Inc. and Thermo Electron Corporation in November 2006. Mr. Meister was Vice Chairman of Fisher Scientific International, Inc. from 2001 to 2006 and served as its Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 2001. Mr. Meister is a member of the Board of Directors of LKQ Corporation, Inc., a leading distributor of vehicle products, Scientific Games Corporation, which provides customized, end-to-end solutions to the gaming industry, Quanterix Corporation, a developer of ground-breaking tools in high definition diagnostics, and Revlon, Inc. During the past five years, he has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of M & F Worldwide Corp., a holding company that holds various businesses that is controlled by affiliates of MacAndrews. Mr. Meister is a member of the University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute Scientific Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

Paul Savas

Mr. Paul G. Savas is Director of the Company. Mr. Savas has served on our Board of Directors since April 2015. Mr. Savas is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at MacAndrews. He joined MacAndrews in 1994 as Director of Corporate Finance, served in various positions of increasing responsibility and became Chief Financial Officer in 2007. He also serves as a director of Harland Clarke Holding Corp., SIGA Technologies, Inc., and Revlon, Inc., and served as a member of the Board of Directors of vTvx Holdings I LLC and vTvx Holdings II LLC, our predecessors, from 2007 through 2015. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. Mr. Savas provides our Board of Directors valuable business, leadership and management insights with respect to our strategic, operational and financial direction. For these reasons, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Howard Weiner

Dr. Howard L. Weiner serves as Director of the company. He was appointed to our Board of Directors in July 2017. Dr. Weiner, the Robert L. Kroc Professor of Neurology at the Harvard Medical School since 1997 and Co-Director of the Center for Neurologic Diseases at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital since 1985, pioneered the use of immunotherapy for the treatment of multiple sclerosis and has investigated immune abnormalities in the disease. He also pioneered the use of the mucosal immune system for the treatment of autoimmune and other diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease. Based on his work, vaccines are being tested in multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and most recently in Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Weiner attended Dartmouth College, and received his M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Dr. Weiner provides significant medical expertise and clinical experience to our Board of Directors. For these reasons, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

John Fry

Mr. John A. Fry is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fry was appointed to our Board of Directors in March 2016. Mr. Fry has served as President of Drexel University since 2010. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Fry served as the President of Franklin & Marshall College and from 1995 to 2002, he served as Executive Vice President of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Fry was a management consultant for the higher education and nonprofit sectors. He worked closely with some of the nation’s premier colleges and universities, first with KPMG Peat Marwick and then with Coopers & Lybrand’s National Higher Education Consulting Practice where he was elected a partner in the firm and eventually became partner-in-charge of the national practice. Mr. Fry is a member of the Board of Directors of Community Health Systems, a leading operator of general acute care hospitals, Drexel Morgan, a registered investment advisor and bank holding company, and Macquarie Investment Management (formerly Delaware Investments), a U.S. based asset management firm. Mr. Fry holds a bachelor’s degree from Lafayette College and a master’s degree in business administration from the New York University Stern School of Business. Mr. Fry brings extensive experience in leadership and corporate governance. For these reasons, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Craig Parker

Mr. Craig C. Parker serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Parker was appointed to our Board of Directors in July 2015. Mr. Parker has served as Senior Vice President and Head of Corporate Development at Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC, an international biopharmaceutical company, since 2014. Previously, Mr. Parker was Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Scientific Affairs, at Geron Corporation, a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, from 2012 to 2014. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, at Human Genome Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, until its sale to GlaxoSmithKline. Mr. Parker was Co-Founder, and from 2009 to 2011, Chief Executive Officer, of Vega Therapeutics, Inc., a drug discovery stage biotechnology start-up in the emerging field of inflammation, insulin resistance and energy balance. Mr. Parker currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Life Sciences Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago, an M.B.A from the University of Michigan, and attended the Georgetown University School of Medicine. Mr. Parker has more than ten years of experience as an executive in the biotechnology industry, including serving as an executive officer at two public companies, Chief Financial Officer of Proteolix, Inc., a private biotechnology company, and business unit head of a division of Immunex Corporation, a large biotechnology company. He provides extensive experience in biotechnology industry strategy, finance and accounting, clinical development and business development. For these reasons, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Noel Spiegel

Mr. Noel Joseph Spiegel is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Spiegel was appointed to our Board of Directors in July 2015. Mr. Spiegel was a partner at Deloitte & Touche, LLP, a global professional services firm, where he practiced from September 1969 until his retirement in May 2010. In his over 40 year career at Deloitte, he served in numerous management positions, including as Deputy Managing Partner, member of the Executive Committee, Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Transaction Assurance practice, Global Offerings and IFRS practice and Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice (Northeast Region), and as Partner-in-Charge of Audit Operations in Deloitte’s New York office. Mr. Spiegel also serves on the Board of Directors of American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., a leading apparel and accessories retailer and Radian Group, Inc., a leading mortgage insurance company. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Long Island University and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Mr. Spiegel provides expertise in public accounting, disclosure and financial system management to our Board of Directors and our Audit Committee. For these reasons, we believe he is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

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