People: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Leslie Iversen

76 2000 Independent Chairman of the Board

Uli Hacksell

63 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Davis

53 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer

Roger Mills

56 2012 Executive Vice President - Development, Chief Medical Officer

Terrence Moore

59 2013 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Glenn Baity

44 2004 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Stephen Biggar

43 2013 Independent Director

Michael Borer

55 2005 Independent Director

Laura Brege

56 2008 Independent Director

Mary Gray

61 2005 Independent Director

Lester Kaplan

63 1997 Independent Director

Torsten Rasmussen

69 1998 Independent Director

William Wells

53 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Leslie Iversen

Dr. Leslie L. Iversen, Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served as a director since 1998. He also was a founding member of our Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Iversen is currently a Visiting Professor of Pharmacology at University of Oxford, England, where he has taught since 1995. He was previously a Professor of Pharmacology at King’s College, London where he was Director of the Wolfson Centre for Age Related Diseases from 1999 until 2004. Dr. Iversen is internationally recognized for his fundamental contributions to the understanding of neurotransmission. Dr. Iversen served as Vice President of Neuroscience Research, Merck Research Laboratories and Director of the Neuroscience Research Center of Merck Research Laboratories in the United Kingdom. He was formerly Director of the Medical Research Council Neurochemical Pharmacology Unit in Cambridge. The NCG Committee believes that Dr. Iversen’s long tenure as Board Chairman positions him to contribute to the Board his extensive knowledge of the Company and to provide Board continuity. In addition, the NCG Committee believes that his scientific expertise, industry background and prior experience all position him to make an effective contribution to the scientific understanding of the Board. Dr. Iversen is the recipient of numerous awards, including Commander of the British Empire, Fellow of the Royal Society of London and Foreign Associate Member of the National Academy of Sciences in the United States. Dr. Iversen received a Ph.D. and B.A. from the University of Cambridge.

Uli Hacksell

Dr. Uli Hacksell Ph.D., serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of ACADIA Phamaceuticals Inc. Previously, he was President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company since 2009. From February 1999 to September 2000, he served as Executive Vice President of Drug Discovery. From August 1991 to February 1999, Dr. Hacksell held various senior executive positions at Astra, a pharmaceutical company, including Vice President of Drug Discovery and Technology as well as President of Astra Draco, development subsidiaries, where he directed an organization of more than 1,100 employees. From August 1991 to May 1994, he served as Vice President of CNS Preclinical R&D at Astra Arcus, another subsidiary. Earlier in his career, Dr. Hacksell held the positions of Professor of Organic Chemistry and Department Chairman at Uppsala University in Sweden and also served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the European Federation of Medicinal Chemistry. He currently serves on the board of directors of SLS Invest AB. Dr. Hacksell received a Master of Pharmacy and a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry from Uppsala University.

Stephen Davis

Mr. Stephen R. Davis is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Davis brings over 20 years of executive-level experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Heron Therapeutics, Inc., which he joined in 2013. He led core business and finance functions there and was instrumental in developing and implementing a new corporate strategy with a multi-program portfolio. Previously, Mr. Davis served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Ardea Biosciences, Inc. from 2010 to 2013, where he oversaw business functions, including finance, commercial planning, and corporate development, and played a critical role in building and growing the company. Prior to joining Ardea, Mr. Davis served in numerous executive roles at Neurogen Corporation from 1994 to 2010, including Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Executive Officer, completing multiple collaborations and product acquisitions with global pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Davis currently serves on the Board of Directors of Heron Therapeutics and Synageva BioPharma Corp. Earlier in his career, Mr. Davis practiced as a Certified Public Accountant with a major accounting firm and as a corporate and securities attorney with a Wall Street law firm. Mr. Davis received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Southern Nazarene University and a J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Roger Mills

Dr. Roger M. Mills, M.D., is Executive Vice President - Development, Chief Medical Officer of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to joining, Dr. Mills held the position of Vice President, Development at Pfizer Global R&D, a division of Pfizer Inc., which is a global pharmaceutical company, for a five-year period. In this capacity, he was responsible for the management and direction of drug development activities at the Pfizer campus in La Jolla, California, and played a key role in the development of Sutent®, a new multikinase inhibitor for patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma and gastrointestinal stromal tumors. Prior to joining Pfizer, Dr. Mills held senior clinical management positions at Gilead Sciences, where he served as project leader in the development of Tamiflu®, a leading treatment for influenza, and at Abbott Laboratories, where he played an important role in the development of antiviral drugs. Earlier in his career, he held several senior positions at the Wellcome Foundation, including Scientific Advisor for Group Marketing and Therapeutic Area Head, Cardiovascular Marketing. Dr. Mills received his medical degree at the Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in London and his specialized medical training at the Royal College of General Practitioners in London.

Terrence Moore

Mr. Terrence O. Moore serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc., with effect from August 19, 2013. Mr. Moore has more than 25 years of experience as a senior member of sales and marketing teams at several pharmaceutical companies. He has made key contributions to the building of multi-billion dollar brands in the CNS field, including Prozac®, Zyprexa®, Risperdal®, and Effexor XR®. Prior to joining, Mr. Moore was a Principal of Cooke-Moore Consulting and, before founding that firm, served as Vice President at Transcept Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for commercial strategy, business development, and commercial alliance activities. Previously, Mr. Moore served as Vice President, U.S. Head of Neuroscience Marketing at Organon BioSciences and was responsible for the creating and building its Neuroscience Business Unit. He also served as Vice President, U.S. Marketing, Effexor XR®, as well as Vice President, Global Strategy Depression Portfolio at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. Earlier, Mr. Moore held senior management positions at Johnson & Johnson, where he helped to launch Risperdal® for additional indications in the U.S., and at Eli Lilly, where he held various sales and marketing roles over 11 years, including Zyprexa® Brand Manager. Mr. Moore holds a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from the University of Florida, a B.A. degree in Chemistry from the University of South Florida and has completed executive development programs at the Kellogg School of Management and Wharton School of Business.

Glenn Baity

Mr. Glenn F. Baity is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. From February 2000 until joining, Mr. Baity was a senior associate at Cooley LLP in their San Diego office, working with a variety of public and private companies on transactional matters, including M&A, financings, compensation and equity matters, and corporate governance. From January 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Baity was an associate in the San Francisco office of Brown & Wood LLP (now Sidley Austin LLP) working primarily on public financings for established companies while representing bulge bracket underwriters, such as Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. Mr. Baity received a J.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles and received a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Stephen Biggar

Dr. Stephen R. Biggar, M.D., Ph.D., is Independent Director of Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Biggar is an employee at Baker Brothers Advisors LP, a registered investment adviser focused on long-term investments in life-sciences companies. Dr. Biggar joined Baker Brothers Advisors in 2000. Dr. Biggar also serves as a director for Synageva BioPharma Corp., a publicly traded biotechnology company. The NCG Committee believes that Dr. Biggar’s scientific background and financial industry experience make him a valuable contributor to Board discussions. Dr. Biggar received an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Stanford University and received a B.S. in Genetics from the University of Rochester.

Michael Borer

Mr. Michael T. Borer is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Borer served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Xcel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on prescription products that treat disorders of the central nervous system, until the sale of the company to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International in early 2005. Prior to founding Xcel in early 2001, Mr. Borer served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and held other management positions there from 1994 through 2000. Prior to Dura, Mr. Borer spent 12 years in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche in its audit services group. The NCG Committee believes that Mr. Borer’s industry background, including his experience as chief executive officer and other executive officer positions of public companies in the biotechnology industry, position him to make an effective contribution to the Board. In addition, his public accounting experience and past financial officer positions are very valuable to fulfilling the Audit Committee’s responsibilities. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from San Diego State University.

Laura Brege

Ms. Laura A. Brege is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Currently, Ms. Brege is Chief Executive Officer and President of Nodality, Inc., a private company focused on innovative personalized medicine. Prior to joining Nodality in September 2012, Ms. Brege held several senior-level positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from June 2006 to December 2011, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Onyx, Ms. Brege was a general partner at Red Rock Capital Management, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage financing for technology companies, since 1999. Prior to Red Rock, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at COR Therapeutics. Earlier in her career, Ms. Brege served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Flextronics and Vice President and Treasurer of The Cooper Companies. Ms. Brege currently sits on the boards of directors of the public companies Aratana Therapeutics, Inc., Delcath Systems, Inc., and Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The NCG Committee believes that Ms. Brege’s industry background, including her extensive experience as an officer of public companies in the biotechnology industry, position her to make an effective contribution to the Board and the Audit Committee. In addition, her past financial experience and current knowledge of financing trends are extremely valuable to the Board when considering financing strategies for the Company. Ms. Brege earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Ms. Brege also serves on the board of The Ohio University Foundation. During the past five years, Ms. Brege also served on the board of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public company.

Mary Gray

Dr. Mary Ann Gray, Ph.D., is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Currently, Dr. Gray is President of Gray Strategic Advisors, LLC, a company which she started in 2003 and which provides strategic consulting services to the biotechnology industry. Dr. Gray also serves on the boards of directors of Dyax Corp. and Senomyx, Inc., each of which is a publicly-traded company. During the past five years, Dr. Gray also served on the board of directors for each of GTC Biotherapeutics Inc. and Telik, Inc., each a public company, as well as Apthera Inc., a privately held company. From 1999 to 2003, Dr. Gray was Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager for the Federated Kaufmann Fund. Prior to 1999, Dr. Gray led biotechnology equity research groups at Raymond James & Associates, Warburg Dillon Read and Kidder Peabody for an aggregate of nine years. The NCG Committee believes that Dr. Gray’s scientific background, financial industry experience and public board experience make her a valuable contributor to Board discussions. In addition, her extensive experience on other audit committees makes her well qualified to chair Audit Committee. Dr. Gray holds a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology from the University of Vermont where she focused on novel chemotherapeutic agents for the treatment of cancer.

Lester Kaplan

Dr. Lester J. Kaplan, Ph.D., is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Kaplan was Executive Vice President and President, Research and Development, at Allergan, Inc. from November 2003 to April 2004. Dr. Kaplan joined Allergan in 1983 and, prior to being appointed to Executive Vice President, was Corporate Vice President, Research and Development and Global BOTOX from June 1998 to November 2003. Dr. Kaplan was elected to Allergan’s board of directors in 1994 and served in that capacity until April 2004. Dr. Kaplan is Executive Chairman of the Board of Aciex Therapeutics Inc., and a member of the boards of Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and The Foundation Fighting Blindness Clinical Research Institute. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of Bay City Capital. The NCG Committee believes that Dr. Kaplan’s long tenure as a board member and chair of Compensation Committee allows him to contribute his extensive knowledge of the Company and to provide Board and compensation continuity. In addition, the NCG Committee believes that his research and development expertise and venture capital background position him to make an effective contribution to the Board’s evaluation of strategic and financial alternatives. In particular, as the Company pursues its Phase III program for its lead compound, Dr. Kaplan’s prior experience with clinical trials and other development activities provide invaluable insight for the Board. Dr. Kaplan received an M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Torsten Rasmussen

Mr. Torsten Erik Rasmussen is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Rasmussen has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Morgan Management ApS, a management advisory and consulting company, since 1997. Prior to founding Morgan Management in 1997, Mr. Rasmussen had held the position of Executive Vice President, Operations at the LEGO Group (LEGO A/S) in Denmark since 1981. He currently sits on the board of a number of privately held Danish companies. He previously served as a board member in the capacity of chairman, deputy chairman or ordinary board member of a number of Danish companies of which the following are quoted on the Danish Stock Exchange: Bang & Olufsen A/S (1994-2007), Coloplast A/S (1992-2010), Vestas Wind Systems A/S (1998-2012), A/S Det Oestasiatiske Kompagni (1998-2010), and TK Development A/S (2000-2014). The NCG Committee believes that Mr. Rasmussen’s extensive experience with international business will be increasingly valuable to the Board, including as it seeks opportunities outside of North America for its most advanced product candidate. Mr. Rasmussen also has extensive experience as a board member of various international publicly held companies, which provides valuable experience to the Board and the committees on which he sits. In addition, the NCG Committee believes that Mr. Rasmussen’s tenure with the Board brings valuable historical knowledge and continuity to the Board and the committees on which he serves. Mr. Rasmussen holds an M.B.A. from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

William Wells

Mr. William M. Wells is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Wells was Chief Executive Officer of Biovail Corporation from May 2008 through the time of its merger with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. in September 2010, during which time he led Biovail’s strategic transformation into a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on specialty central nervous system markets. Following the merger, Mr. Wells served as Chairman of Valeant until December 2010. He was originally elected to the board of directors of Biovail in June 2005 and later served as Lead Director until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Biovail, Mr. Wells held a number of senior executive positions, including Chief Financial Officer of Loblaw Companies Limited, Canada’s largest food distributor and a leading provider of general merchandise products, drugstore and financial products and services, Chief Financial Officer of Bunge Limited, a U.S. headquartered company engaged in the global agribusiness, fertilizer and food product industries, and financial management positions at McDonald’s Corporation in the United States and Brazil. Mr. Wells is currently Chairman of the Board of Evizone Ltd., a privately-held online communications service firm, and is a member of the Board of Directors of EnerCare Inc. and Medgenesis Therapeutix Inc., a privately-held biopharmaceutical company. The NCG Committee believes that Mr. Wells’ industry background, including his extensive experience as an officer and director of public companies and his experience with companies that commercialize products, position him to be an excellent resource for the Board. Mr. Wells holds a Master’s degree in International Business from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English from the University of Western Ontario.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Leslie Iversen

--

Uli Hacksell

4,818,870

Stephen Davis

--

Roger Mills

2,876,290

Terrence Moore

2,452,450

Glenn Baity

2,135,770

Stephen Biggar

--

Michael Borer

--

Laura Brege

--

Mary Gray

--

Lester Kaplan

--

Torsten Rasmussen

--

William Wells

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Leslie Iversen

0 0

Uli Hacksell

607,584 5,806,390

Stephen Davis

0 0

Roger Mills

35,965 843,739

Terrence Moore

0 0

Glenn Baity

120,000 1,307,400

Stephen Biggar

0 0

Michael Borer

0 0

Laura Brege

0 0

Mary Gray

0 0

Lester Kaplan

0 0

Torsten Rasmussen

0 0

William Wells

0 0
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