People: AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACRX.O)

ACRX.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Adrian Adams

63 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Richard King

49 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Timothy Morris

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Pamela Palmer

51 2005 Chief Medical Officer, Director

Badri Dasu

50 2007 Chief Engineering Officer

Lawrence Hamel

62 2006 Chief Development Officer

Richard Afable

60 2013 Director

Mark Edwards

56 2011 Independent Director

Stephen Hoffman

2010 Independent Director

Howard Rosen

55 2008 Independent Director

Mark Wan

48 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Adrian Adams

Mr. Adrian Adams is an Independent Chairman of the Board of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Adams has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. since December, 2011. Prior to joining Auxilium, Mr. Adams served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neurologix, a company focused on development of multiple innovative gene therapy development programs. Before Neurologix, Mr. Adams served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he oversaw the commercialization and development of prescription pharmaceutical products and led the company through a strategic acquisition by global pharmaceutical leader Merck & Co., Inc. in May 2011. Prior to Inspire, Mr. Adams served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sepracor Inc. from December 2006 until February 2010. Under his leadership, Sepracor conducted multiple strategic corporate development activities, including the in-licensing of seven products and out-licensing deals with two pharmaceutical companies, prior to its acquisition by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Prior to joining Sepracor, Mr. Adams was President and Chief Executive Officer of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2002 until the acquisition of the company by Abbott Laboratories in December 2006. During his tenure he led the transformation of Kos into a fully integrated and profitable pharmaceutical company with annual revenues approaching $1 billion. Mr. Adams graduated from the Royal Institute of Chemistry at Salford University in the U.K.

Richard King

Mr. Richard A. King is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. From April 2009 until May 2010, Mr. King acted as an independent consultant to a number of private and public biotechnology and venture capital companies. From October 2008 to April 2009, Mr. King served as President and General Manager of Tercica, Inc., a biotechnology company that was acquired by Ipsen, SA in 2008, and from February 2008 to October 2008, Mr. King served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Tercica, Inc., and from February 2007 until February 2008, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Tercica, Inc. From January 2002 to October 2006, Mr. King served as Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Abbott Laboratories, a global, broad-based health care company, in 2006. From January 2000 to January 2002, Mr. King served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations at Solvay Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Abbott Laboratories in 2009. From April 1992 to January 2000, Mr. King held various marketing positions at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, now known as GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company. Mr. King holds a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from University of Surrey and an M.B.A. from Manchester Business School.

Timothy Morris

Mr. Timothy E. Morris is Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Morris most recently served as a Senior Vice President Finance and Global Corporate Development, Chief Financial Officer of VIVUS, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company, from November 2004 to December 2013, overseeing finance, corporate development, IT, human resources, legal, and investor relations functions. Prior to Vivus, Mr. Morris was a member of the Office of the President (August 2004 to November 2004) and Chief Financial Officer (September 2001 to November 2004) for Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development, acquisition and marketing of pharmaceutical products. Between October 2000 and September 2001, Mr. Morris was Chief Financial Officer at Interpro Business Solutions, Inc., and between October 1999 and October 2000, in a similar capacity at Utility.com, both Bay area technology companies. Between June 1995 and October 1999, Mr. Morris was Chief Financial Officer at RiboGene, Inc., a development stage pharmaceutical company. Prior to this, Mr. Morris held positions in accounting and audit functions at Glycomed, Inc and Ernst & Young. Mr. Morris graduated cum laude with a BS in Business with emphasis in Accounting from California State University, Chico, and is a Certified Public Account.

Pamela Palmer

Dr. Pamela P. Palmer, M.D. Ph.D. is Chief Medical Officer, Director of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Palmer has been on faculty at the University of California, San Francisco since 1996 and is currently a Clinical Professor of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care. Dr. Palmer was Director of UCSF PainCARE-Center for Advanced Research and Education from 2005 to 2009, and was Medical Director of the UCSF Pain Management Center from 1999 to 2005. Dr. Palmer has been a consultant of Omeros Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, since she co-founded that company in 1994. Dr. Palmer holds an M.D. from Stanford University and a Ph.D. from the Stanford Department of Neuroscience.

Badri Dasu

Mr. Badri N. Dasu is Chief Engineering Officer of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. From December 2005 until September 2007, Mr. Dasu served as Vice President of Medical Device Engineering at Anesiva, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From March 2002 until December 2005, Mr. Dasu served as Vice President for Manufacturing and Device Development at AlgoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an emerging pain management company, which merged with Corgentech Inc., a biotechnology company, in December 2005. From January 2000 until March 2002, Mr. Dasu served as Vice President of Manufacturing and Process Development at PowderJect Pharmaceuticals, a vaccine, drug and diagnostics delivery company that was acquired by Chiron Corporation in 2003 and later acquired by Novartis AG, a global healthcare and pharmaceutical company, in 2006. Previously, Mr. Dasu served in various capacities in process development at Metrika, Inc., a company focused on the manufacture and marketing of disposable diabetes monitoring products that was acquired by Bayer HealthCare, LLC in 2006, and at Cygnus, Inc., a drug delivery and specialty pharmaceuticals company. Mr. Dasu holds a B.E. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Mangalore, India and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.

Lawrence Hamel

Mr. Lawrence G. Hamel is Chief Development Officer of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., since September 2006. From 1986 until September 2006, Mr. Hamel served as Product Development Manager, Director Project Management, Executive Director Oral Product Development, and Vice President Oral Products Development at ALZA Corporation. From 1977 until 1985, Mr. Hamel held a number of positions at ALZA Corporation, including Senior Chemist, Research Scientist, and Senior Research Fellow. Mr. Hamel holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Michigan.

Richard Afable

Dr. Richard F. Afable, M.D. is Director of the company. Richard F. Afable, M.D., president and CEO of Covenant Health Network. Covenant Health Network, based in Irvine, California, is a non-profit healthcare delivery system formed through the affiliation of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Health System in 2013. The network includes seven hospitals, an expansive physician network, and more than 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities in southern California. Dr. Afable's prior professional experience includes affiliations with managerial and patient oversight responsibility with Catholic Health East, Preferred Physician Partners, LLC, Catholic Healthcare Partners, and Wake Forest University Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He earned a B.S. in biology, an M.D. degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and a masters in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Mark Edwards

Mr. Mark G. Edwards is an Independent Director of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Edwards is Managing Director of Bioscience Advisors Inc., a biopharmaceutical consulting firm he founded in 2011. From July 2008 until December 2010, he was Managing Director and a Principal of Deloitte Recap LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, an audit and financial consulting services firm. Mr. Edwards was previously the Managing Director and founder of Recombinant Capital, Inc. (Recap), a consulting and database firm based in Walnut Creek, California, from 1988 until the sale of Recap to Deloitte in 2008. Prior to founding Recap in 1988, Mr. Edwards was Manager of Business Development at Chiron Corporation, a biotechnology company. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Stephen Hoffman

Dr. Stephen J. Hoffman, M.D. Ph.D. is an Independent Director of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Dr. Hoffman has served as a managing director at Skyline Ventures, a venture capital firm, since May 2007. From January 2003 to March 2007, Dr. Hoffman was a general partner at TVM Capital, a venture capital firm. Prior to that, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Allos Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, from 1994 to 2002. From 1990 to 1994, Dr. Hoffman completed a fellowship in clinical oncology and a residency/fellowship in dermatology, both at the University of Colorado. Dr. Hoffman was the scientific founder of Somatogen Inc., a biotechnology company that was acquired by Baxter International, Inc., a global medical products and services company, in 1998, where he held the position of Vice President of Science and Technology from 1987 until 1990. He serves on the board of directors of several biopharmaceutical companies: Allos Therapeutics, Inc., Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Collegium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genocea Biosciences, Inc., and Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Hoffman served on the board of directors of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline, a global pharmaceutical company, in 2008. Dr. Hoffman holds a Ph.D. in bio-organic chemistry from Northwestern University and an M.D. from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Howard Rosen

Mr. Howard B. Rosen is an Independent Director of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Since 2008, Mr. Rosen has served as a consultant to several companies in the biotechnology industry. He has also served as a lecturer at Stanford University in Chemical Engineering since 2008 and in Management since 2011. Mr. Rosen served as interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Therapeutics, Inc., a company focused on developing combination therapies for the treatment of prevalent chronic respiratory diseases, from June 2010 to March 2011. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Rosen was Vice President of Commercial Strategy at Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Rosen was President of ALZA Corporation, a pharmaceutical and medical systems company that merged with Johnson & Johnson, a global healthcare company, in 2001, from 2003 until 2004. Prior to that, from 1994 until 2003, Mr. Rosen held various positions at ALZA Corporation. Mr. Rosen is also a member of the board of directors of a number of private biotechnology companies as follows: PavVax, Inc., NTF Therapeutics, Inc., Pearl Therapeutics, Inc., Entrega, Inc. and ALDEA Pharmaceuticals. Previously, Mr. Rosen served on the board of directors of a number of public companies, as follows: Pharsight Corporation, a company focused on providing software products and consulting services to biopharmaceutical companies that was acquired by Tripos International in 2008 and CoTherix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Actelion Pharmaceuticals Ltd. in 2007. Mr. Rosen holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mark Wan

Mr. Mark Allen Wan is an Independent Director of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Wan is a founding general partner of Three Arch Partners, a venture capital firm. Prior to co-founding Three Arch Partners in 1993, Mr. Wan was a general partner at Brentwood Associates, a private equity firm from 1987 until 1993. Since 1999, Mr. Wan has served on the board of directors of Epocrates, Inc., a company focused on providing mobile drug reference tools. Mr. Wan also serves on the board of directors of numerous private companies. Mr. Wan holds a B.S. in Engineering from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Adrian Adams

--

Richard King

2,623,920

Timothy Morris

--

Pamela Palmer

2,015,870

Badri Dasu

914,083

Lawrence Hamel

508,560

Richard Afable

--

Mark Edwards

--

Stephen Hoffman

--

Howard Rosen

--

Mark Wan

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013
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