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AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACRX.O)

ACRX.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Adrian Adams

64 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Richard King

49 2015 President

Vincent Angotti

48 2017 Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Morris

53 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Pamela Palmer

52 2005 Chief Medical Officer, Director

Badri Dasu

52 2007 Chief Engineering Officer

Lawrence Hamel

63 2006 Chief Development Officer

Jane Wright-Mitchell

46 2014 Chief Legal Officer

Richard Afable

61 2013 Director

Howard Rosen

57 2017 Director

Mark Edwards

57 2011 Independent Director

Stephen Hoffman

61 2010 Independent Director

Mark Wan

49 2006 Independent Director

Brian Korb

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Adrian Adams

Mr. Adrian Adams is an Independent Chairman of the Board of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Adams served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, from December 2011 until January 2015, when it was acquired by Endo International plc. Prior to joining Auxilium, from September 2011 until November 2011, 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, when it was acquired 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. Mr. Adams graduated from the Royal Institute of Chemistry at Salford University in the U.K.

Richard King

Mr. Richard A. King is President of the Company. He was 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.

Vincent Angotti

Mr. Vincent J. Angotti has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective March 6, 2017. Mr. Angotti comes from XenoPort, Inc. which he joined in 2008 as SVP and chief commercialization officer and was promoted to EVP and COO in 2012 and to CEO in 2015. During his tenure at XenoPort, Mr. Angotti was involved in the re-acquisition of Horizant from GSK and implemented a successful re-branding and re-launch strategy leading to XenoPort’s acquisition by Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC in 2016. Prior to joining XenoPort, Mr. Angotti held senior sales and marketing positions at Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2001-2008. In his role as senior vice president of sales and marketing at Reliant, Mr. Angotti was integrally involved in the company’s M&A discussions that concluded with Reliant’s acquisition by GSK in 2007. Mr. Angotti began his career in the life sciences industry at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., where he worked from 1991-2001 in sales and operations positions of increasing responsibility. He earned a Bachelor of Science with a concentration in business management from Cornell University in 1990 and a Masters of Business Administration with honors in 2000 from Columbia University.

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 the 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 the 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 other 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.

Jane Wright-Mitchell

Ms. Jane Wright-Mitchell is Chief Legal Officer since July 2014. From January 2012 to June 2014, Ms. Wright-Mitchell served as Associate General Counsel at Mesoblast, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Mesoblast, Ms. Wright-Mitchell held the position of Assistant General Counsel at Purdue Pharma from November 2010 to January 2012 and Associate General Counsel at NeurogesX, Inc. from May 2008 to October 2010. Ms. Wright-Mitchell received her J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Pharm.D from the University of Illinois, Chicago and B.S. in Biological Sciences from Clemson University. She is a registered pharmacist (Illinois) and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Richard Afable

Dr. Richard F. Afable, M.D. is a Director of the company. Since February 2013, Dr. Afable has been the Chief Executive Officer of Covenant Health Network, based in Irvine, California, a non-profit healthcare delivery system formed through the affiliation of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and St. Joseph Health System. Prior to Covenant Health Network, Dr. Afable served as the President and Chief Executive of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian from 2005 to 2013. Prior to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Dr. Afable served as the Chief Medical Officer of Catholic Health East from 1999 to 2005. 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.

Howard Rosen

Mr. Howard B. Rosen serves as Director of the Company. He is no longer Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective March 5, 2017. 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 highly 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 chairman of the board of directors of Alcobra, Ltd., a public pharmaceutical company. Mr. Rosen is also a member of the board of directors of a number of private biotechnology companies as follows: PaxVax, Inc., Entrega, Inc., Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and ALDEA Pharmaceuticals. 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 Edwards

Mr. Mark G. Edwards is 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 been a Senior Advisor to PDL BioPharma, Inc. since February 2014. Prior to that, he served as a managing director at Skyline Ventures, a venture capital firm, from May 2007 until February 2014. 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 2012; he served as Chairman of the Board from 2002 until its acquisition by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals in 2012. 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.

Mark Wan

Mr. Mark Allen Wan is an Independent Director of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Wan is a founding managing director of Causeway Media Partners, a private investment firm. He is also 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. Mr. Wan currently serves on the board of directors of QT Vascular Ltd., a public Singapore-based medical device company. From 1999 until its acquisition by athenahealth, Inc., in March 2013, Mr. Wan 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.

Brian Korb

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