Roger G. Stoll, PhD

Director

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Roger G. Stoll, PhD

Roger G. Stoll, Ph.D. was appointed as a director in December 2008. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cortex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (CORX:OTCBB), in August 2008 he was appointed Executive Chairman of the Board.

He retired from Cortex Pharmaceuticals in August, 2012. From 2001 to 2002, he was a consultant to several east coast venture capital firms and startup ventures. From 1998 to 2001, he was Executive Vice President of Fresenius Medical Care-North America, in charge of the dialysis products division and the diagnostic systems business units, which included hemodialysis machines and dialysis filters equipment. From 1991 to 1998, Dr. Stoll was Chief Executive of Ohmeda, a global leader in anesthetic agents and related operating room equipment and devices. He also served on the boards of directors of St. Jude Medical and the BOC Group, plc. From 1986 to 1991, Dr. Stoll held several executive management positions at Bayer, AG, including Executive Vice-President and General Manager for the worldwide Diagnostic Business Group. Prior to that, Dr. Stoll worked for American Hospital Supply Corp., where he rose from Director of Clinical Pharmacology to President of its American Critical Care Division. He began his pharmaceutical career at the Upjohn Company in 1972. Dr. Stoll obtained his B.S. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University, obtained a Ph.D. in Biopharmaceutics and Drug Metabolism at the University of Connecticut, and was a post-doctoral fellow for two years at the University of Michigan. Dr. Stoll also serves on the board of directors of Chelsea Therapeutics International (CHTP) and is a member of that Board’s audit and compensation committees, his service commenced in 2008. He also is a member of the School of Pharmacy Advisory Board of the University of Connecticut.

John R. Sylvester

Chairman of the Board

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John R. Sylvester

 

John R Sylvester most recently served as CEO of Curium Pharma’s SPECT and International businesses. Prior to that he served as Chief Commercial Officer of BTG plc, which he joined in 2011 and had roles leading both their Interventional Oncology and Interventional Vascular businesses as well as a period as Chief Development Officer accountable for Strategy, M&A and Market access. This culminated in an exit to Boston Scientific for $4.2 billion. Prior to BTG, John was Managing Director of Biocompatibles plc, building their Interventional Oncology business which led to a successful exit to BTG for £166.0 million. John joined Biocompatibles following a period as the Vice President of Marketing for Baxter Healthcare’s $750.0 million European Medication Delivery business based in Brussels then Zurich accountable for six strategic business units incorporating drugs, devices and drug device combinations. Before this, John held a number of senior commercial roles in the industrial sector. Immediately prior to Baxter Healthcare, John was the General Manager of a Minerals company with $4.0 billion of assets on three continents, $500.0 million of sales and 1,500 employees. John graduated with joint honours in Biochemistry and Applied Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (U.M.I.S.T.).

 

Elizabeth Czerepak

Director
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Elizabeth Czerepak

 

Elizabeth Czerepak most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at BeyondSpring Inc.  (NASDAQ:BYSI), a global biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative immuno-oncology cancer therapies. Ms. Czerepak has more than thirty-five years of financial leadership and strategy development experience across the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. Prior to that, she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Genevant Sciences, Inc. Prior experience includes CFO roles at other biotechnology companies including Altimmune, Inc., Isarna Therapeutics, and Cancer Genetics where she played a key role in achieving Altimmune’s public listing through reverse merger and Cancer Genetics’ IPO and subsequent uplisting to Nasdaq. She also has extensive experience in biotech venture capital investment as a Managing Director at JP Morgan/Bear Stearns, where she led investments in 13 biotechs, with a key role in raising hundreds of millions in private financings and achieving exits through IPOs and acquisitions. Elizabeth began her career serving in senior and executive level positions for 18 years at BASF (Knoll) Pharmaceuticals, Hoffmann-La Roche, and Merck & Co. Her major pharma executive level experience includes M&A, licensing, business development and finance. She received a B.A., magna cum laude in Spanish and Mathematics Education from Marshall University and an MBA from Rutgers University.

 

Steven Salamon

Director

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Steven Salamon

Steven Salamon is a co-founder and Portfolio Manager at Rosalind Advisors, Inc., a life sciences focused investment manager established in 2006 (“Rosalind Advisors”).

Rosalind Advisors is the investment manager for the Rosalind Funds. Mr. Salamon holds a MBA from the Ivey Business School and an Engineering Physics degree from the University of Toronto. Prior to co-founding Rosalind Advisors, Mr. Salamon worked as an equity analyst at HSBC Securities and RBC Capital Markets (formerly RBC Dominion Securities).

Gil Aharon, PhD

Director

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Gil Aharon, PhD

Dr. Gilad Aharon is a co-founder and Portfolio Manager at Rosalind Advisors.

Dr. Aharon holds a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Molecular Biology from the University of Toronto. Prior to co-founding Rosalind Advisors, Dr. Aharon worked as an equity analyst at Infinium Securities Inc.

Gerard Michel

Chief Executive Officer
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GERARD MICHEL, Chief Executive Officer

Gerard Michel
Mr. Michel has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and medical technology industries across multiple functional areas.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Michel was Chief Financial Officer of Vericel Corp., a biopharmaceutical company, since June 2014 where he was a key member of the management team which integrated a transformative acquisition and revised the company’s business model from a research focused company to a fully integrated, profitable commercial business. Mr. Michel also served as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Development of Biodel Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of diabetes, from November 2007 to May 2014, and Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development of NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on treatment options for patients with gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders, from August 2002 to November 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Michel was a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. and also held a variety of commercial roles at both Lederle Labs and Wyeth Labs. Mr. Michel holds an M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, an M.B.A. from the Simon School of Business, and a B.S. in both Biology and Geology from the University of Rochester.