Board of Directors
James N. Wilson, Chairman of the Board
Mr. Wilson has served as a director and as Chairman of our Board since 1999. In addition, since 2005, Mr. Wilson has been the Chairman of the Board of NuGEN Technologies, Inc., a provider of systems for genomic analysis. From 2002 to 2009, he served as the lead independent director of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, and from 1996 to 2001 Mr. Wilson was Chairman of the Board of Amira Medical, Inc., which was acquired by Hoffmann-La Roche A.G. From 1991 to 1994, he was Chief Operating Officer of Syntex Corporation, which was acquired by Roche Holding, Ltd. From 1989 to 1990, Mr. Wilson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neurex Corporation, which was acquired by Elan Corporation plc, and from 1982 to 1988, Mr. Wilson was Chief Executive Officer of LifeScan, Inc., which was acquired by Johnson & Johnson Company. Mr. Wilson received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of Arizona.
Joseph K. Belanoff, MD, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Belanoff is a co-founder of our company and has served as a member of our Board and as our Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Dr. Belanoff is currently a clinical faculty member and has held various positions in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University since 1992. Dr. Belanoff received his B.A. from Amherst College and his M.D. from Columbia University's College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Belanoff also has expertise in clinical medicine and psychopharmacology.
G. Leonard Baker, Jr., Venture Capitalist
Mr. Baker has served as a member of our Board since 1999. Since 1973, Mr. Baker has been a Managing Director of the General Partner of Sutter Hill Ventures, a venture capital firm in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Baker currently serves on the board of Youku Inc., a publicly traded company. He also serves on the boards of a number of private companies. Mr. Baker received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Daniel M. Bradbury, Independent Director
Mr. Bradbury has served as a member of our Board since October 2012. Mr. Bradbury is the founder and Managing Member of BioBrit, LLC, a life sciences consulting firm and investment fund. Mr. Bradbury served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from March 2007 until its acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in August 2012. From June 2006 until August 2012 he was a member of Amylin's board of directors. Mr. Bradbury served as Amylin's President (2006 to 2007), Chief Operating Officer (2003 to 2006) and Executive Vice President (2000 to 2003) and held a variety of sales and marketing positions (1994 to 2003). Before joining Amylin, Mr. Bradbury worked in marketing and sales roles for ten years at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. He currently serves on the boards of directors of the following publicly-traded companies: Illumina, Inc., Geron Corporation, and BioMed Realty. Mr. Bradbury also serves on the board of trustees of the Keck Graduate Institute, the Investor Growth Capital Advisory Board, and the BioMed Ventures Advisory Committee. Mr. Bradbury currently serves on the University of California San Diego's Rady School of Management's Advisory Council and the University of Miami's Innovation Corporate Advisory Council. He received a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Nottingham University and a Diploma in Management Studies from Harrow and Ealing Colleges of Higher Education in the United Kingdom.
Joseph C. Cook, Jr., Investor
Mr. Cook has served as a member of our Board since 2002. Mr. Cook is a founder and director of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, and served as Chairman of its board from 1998 to 2010. Mr. Cook is a principal, director and co-founder of Mountain Group Capital, LLC, a private investment company, and a principal, director and founder of The Limestone Fund, a recipient of the State of Tennessee TNInvestco award. He is a founder and serves as chairman of the board of Clinical Products, a private company marketing medical food for people with diabetes. Mr. Cook served as chairman of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 1998 to 2009 and was chief executive officer from 1998 to 2003. He spent 28 years at Eli Lilly and Co., retiring in 1993 as a Group Vice President. In 2009, Mr. Cook received the Pinnacle Award for Life Science Leadership from the Rady School of Management at the University of California at San Diego. In 1999, Mr. Cook also received The Nathan W. Dougherty Award for Distinguished Service in the Engineering Profession from the University of Tennessee. Mr. Cook received his B.S. in Engineering from the University of Tennessee in 1965.
Patrick G. Enright, Venture Capitalist
Mr. Enright has served as a member of our Board since 2008. He is a founder of Longitude Capital, a venture capital firm focused on investments in pharmaceutical and medical technology companies, and has served as its Managing Director since 2006. From 2002 through 2006, Mr. Enright was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures, a venture capital investment firm, where he co-led the life sciences investment practice. Mr. Enright also has significant life sciences operations experience, beginning his career more than 25 years ago at Sandoz (now Novartis), a pharmaceutical company. He currently serves on the boards of directors of several privately held companies and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. In the past five years he also served as a director of Threshold Pharmaceuticals Inc., and Sequenom Inc. Mr. Enright received a B.S. from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
David L. Mahoney, Private Equity Investor
Mr. Mahoney has served as a member of our Board since July 2004. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Mahoney served as co-CEO of McKesson HBOC, Inc., a healthcare supply management and information technology company and as CEO of iMcKesson LLC, a healthcare management and connectivity company. He joined McKesson Corporation in 1990 as Vice President for Strategic Planning. Prior to joining McKesson, Mr. Mahoney was a principal with McKinsey & Company, a management consulting firm, where he worked from 1981 to 1990. Mr. Mahoney serves on the Board of Symantec Corporation, a publicly-traded software technology company. Mr. Mahoney also serves on the Board of Directors of several privately-held organizations including Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Mercy Corps and is a Trustee of the Schwab/Landis Family of Funds. Mr. Mahoney also serves on the Board of Directors of Northern California Public Broadcasting, Inc., a public non-profit television and radio operator. Mr. Mahoney received his B.A. from Princeton University and his M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Daniel N. Swisher, Jr., Independent Director
Mr. Swisher became a member of our Board in June 2015. Mr. Swisher’s career in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry spans more than 25 years. He has been the Chief Executive Officer and a Board member of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company, since 2003. Mr. Swisher joined Sunesis in 2001 and served as its Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer before becoming CEO. Before that, Mr. Swisher held a broad range of senior management roles, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ALZA Corporation from 1992 to 2001. Since 2013, he has also served as Chairman of the Board of Cerus Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Swisher holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Joseph L. Turner, Independent Director
Mr. Turner is a retired financial executive who has served as a member of our Board since August 2010. Mr. Turner was Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Myogen, Inc., a therapeutics company focused on cardiovascular disease, from 1999 until its acquisition by Gilead Sciences, Inc., in November 2006. Prior to Myogen, Inc., he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Centaur Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company, from 1997 to 1999 and as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Cortech, Inc., from 1992 to 1997. From 1979 to 1991, Mr. Turner worked at Eli Lilly and Company, where he held a variety of financial management positions both within the United States and abroad. Mr. Turner is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Kythera Biopharmaceuticals, and Sophiris Bio, publicly traded biotechnology companies. He also serves on the Board of Directors of BioClin Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. Mr. Turner also currently serves on the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College and the board of directors of the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome Research at the University of Colorado Medical School. Mr. Turner previously served on the Board of Directors of several publicly-held biotechnology companies: member of the board of Allos Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals); member of the board of QLT, Inc., and SGX Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (acquired by Lilly). Mr. Turner also served previously on Boards of Directors of privately-held biotechnology companies: NovaCardia, Inc.(acquired by Merck & Co., Inc.), Sequel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and ApopLogic Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Turner received his M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Molecular Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.A. in Chemistry from Swarthmore College.