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Anika Therapeutics Inc (ANIK.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Sherwood

69 2002 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sylvia Cheung

40 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Dana Alexander

40 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Edward Ahn

43 2014 Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

Richard Hague

55 2015 Chief Commercial Officer

Stephen Mascioli

62 2016 Chief Medical Officer

Joseph Bower

76 2005 Lead Independent Director

Raymond Land

70 2006 Independent Director

Glenn Larsen

61 2015 Independent Director

Jeffrey Thompson

49 2011 Independent Director

Steven Wheeler

68 1993 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Sherwood

Dr. Charles H. Sherwood is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Sherwood was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Anika Therapeutics in March 2002, and simultaneously became a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Sherwood has served as President since June 2001. Dr. Sherwood previously served as Anika Therapeutics’ Chief Operating Officer beginning in June 2001, Vice President of Research and Development beginning in April 2000, and Vice President of Process Development and Engineering beginning in April 1998. Dr. Sherwood served as a consultant to Anika Therapeutics from January 1998 to April 1998. From 1995 to 1997, Dr. Sherwood was Senior Director of Medical Device Research and Development for Chiron Vision. In April 1995, Chiron Vision acquired IOLAB Corporation, a division of Johnson & Johnson where Dr. Sherwood had been Executive Director of Research and Development from 1993 to 1995, Director of Materials Characterization from 1989 to 1993, and Manager/Section Head from 1982 to 1989. Dr. Sherwood was also a part-time faculty member in the Department of Chemistry at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, California from 1984 to 1987. Dr. Sherwood received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Dr. Sherwood also received a Certificate in Management from Claremont Graduate School.

Sylvia Cheung

Ms. Sylvia Cheung is Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Cheung was appointed Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary on April 1, 2013. Ms. Cheung served as our Vice President of Strategic Processes commencing in 2012. Since October 2014, she has also served as General Manager for our Italy-based subsidiary, Anika Therapeutics S.r.l., and she served in the same role from 2010 to 2011. Ms. Cheung originally joined our company as its Controller in 2005, and, in addition to fulfilling financial responsibilities as the Controller, she led our integration of Anika S.r.l. subsequent to its acquisition in 2009. Prior to joining Anika, she held a series of progressively responsible financial management positions at Transkaryotic Therapies, Inc. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Cheung worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as an Audit Senior Associate with a focus in technology companies. Ms. Cheung holds a B.S. in business administration and accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and an M.B.A. from Boston University, and she is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Dana Alexander

Mr. Dana M. Alexander is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Alexander has spent the last 14 years in various leadership roles at Genzyme Corporation. From 2011 through 2016, Mr. Alexander served as Senior Director of Biologics Manufacturing Operations, heading manufacturing at Genzyme’s flagship biologics plant, including overseeing production planning and execution, bringing new manufacturing capacity on-line, and implementing new production and quality systems. During his tenure at Genzyme Corporation, Mr. Alexander also held other leadership roles and provided operational oversight for the construction, start-up, and approval of a new cGMP cell culture facility, managed Chemistry, Manufacturing and Control (CMC) activities for a variety of late stage and commercial products, and led operation product teams across complex supply chains to deliver global clinical and commercial supply requirements. Mr. Alexander holds a B.S. in chemical engineering from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from Boston University.

Edward Ahn

Dr. Edward Ahn, Ph.D., is Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of the Anika Therapeutics, Inc. From June 2012 through the present, Dr. Ahn was appointed Chief Technology and Strategy Officer on October 30, 2014. From 2012 through 2014, Dr. Ahn was Managing Director and Chief Science Officer at MedCap Advisors where he built merger strategies, strategic partnerships, and licensing agreements for emerging medical device, biotechnology, and biological organizations with a focus on regenerative medicine. Prior to his work at MedCap, Dr. Ahn was Vice President of Product Development for Pioneer Surgical Biologics from 2007 through 2012. In this role Dr. Ahn directed Pioneer Surgical Biologic’s product development policies, objectives, and initiatives. He has also served as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer, and Founder of Angstrom Medica, Inc., a company based upon his doctoral thesis work and focused on commercializing nanotechnology in the area of Orthopedics. Dr. Ahn holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University and both an M.S. (chemical engineering practice) and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Richard Hague

Mr. Richard Hague is Chief Commercial Officer of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. From November 2014 through the present, Mr. Hague was the Vice President Sales and Marketing at TEI Medical where he was responsible for driving the revenue growth of that corporation’s dermal scaffold product, as well as for the build out of its sales and marketing teams. From 2011 through 2014, Mr. Hague was Vice President Sales, Marketing, and Commercial Operations for Sanofi Biosurgery’s Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine group. In this role, Mr. Hague was responsible for the global commercial operations of the group’s products in the orthopedic sports medicine and burn markets. Prior to this, Mr. Hague was the Senior Director and Head of Sales for Genzyme Biosurgery from 2006 through 2011 where he headed the U.S. sales team in the orthopedics and sports medicine market. Mr. Hague holds a B.S. in marketing from the University of Connecticut.

Stephen Mascioli

Dr. Stephen Mascioli M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. From 2012 through 2016, Dr. Mascioli served as the Chief Medical Officer at Terumo Americas Holdings, where his primary responsibilities included overseeing investigational device exemption clinical programs, providing risk assessment and mitigation analysis on patent safety issues, and spearheading the establishment of the medical department. From 2009 through 2012, Dr. Mascioli served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Vascular Therapies division of Covidien, a global medical device company. Prior to this role, Dr. Masicioli held senior medical leadership positions at Boston Scientific and American Medical Systems. Dr. Mascioli holds a B.A. in biology from Brandeis University, an M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine, and an MPH from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health.

Joseph Bower

Dr., Prof. Joseph L. Bower Ph.D. is Lead Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Since 2008, he joined the Board of Directors in February 1993 and has served as lead director since April 2005. Since 2008, he has been the Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, and prior to 2008, he was the Donald Kirk David Professor of Business Administration. Dr. Bower also serves as a director of Loews Corporation and the New America High Income Fund, Inc. During the past five years, Dr. Bower also served as a director of Brown Shoe Company, Inc. and Sonesta International Hotels Corporation. He holds an A.B., as well an M.B.A. and a D.B.A. from Harvard University. Dr. Bower brings to the Board more than three decades of experience in corporate governance and management, during which he has written books about and taught these subjects at the Harvard Business School.

Raymond Land

Mr. Raymond J. Land is Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. He became a member of the Board of Directors in January 2006. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of BioAmber, Inc., a publicly traded company developing chemicals from renewable feedstocks, and a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held company specializing in biopharmaceuticals. From 2008 through 2010, Mr. Land served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Clarient, Inc., an advanced molecular diagnostics company. From June 2007 to June 2008, he was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., a venture capital firm. Prior to Safeguard Scientifics, Inc., Mr. Land held executive management and Chief Financial Officer positions at Medcenter Solutions, Inc., a pharmaceutical marketing company where he was also a board member, and Orchid Cellmark, a provider of identity of DNA testing services. Mr. Land previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Genencor International, Inc., a biotechnology company focusing on bioproducts and healthcare, from 1997 until its acquisition in April 2005. From 1991 to 1996, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Previously, Mr. Land was with Campbell Soup Company, Inc. where for nine years he held increasingly senior financial positions and also served as General Manager of a frozen food division. Prior to joining Campbell Soup, he was with Coopers and Lybrand for nine years. Mr. Land is a Certified Public Accountant and has a B.S. degree in accounting and finance from Temple University.

Glenn Larsen

Dr. Glenn Larsen, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Anika Therapeutics, Inc. He joined the Board of Directors in February 2015. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for ALS and neurodegenerative diseases, which he co-founded in February 2014. He also is a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of 180 Therapeutics L.P., a clinical stage drug delivery and development company founded in 2013. He previously served as Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development at SpringLeaf Therapeutics, Inc., a producer of drug delivery devices, and as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Research and Development, and as a member of the board of directors, at Hydra Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. During his prior employment at Wyeth (Pfizer)/Genetics Institute, Dr. Larsen served in various research and development leadership positions, including directing Wyeth’s second largest therapeutic area as Vice President Musculoskeletal Sciences. Dr. Larsen received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stony Brook University.

Jeffrey Thompson

Mr. Jeffrey S. Thompson is Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics Inc. He joined the Board of Directors in January 2011. He is a Partner with HealthEdge Investment Partners, LLC (“HealthEdge”), a Tampa, Florida based private equity firm that provides strategic capital exclusively in the healthcare industry. Mr. Thompson currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of Enaltus, LLC, a HealthEdge portfolio company specializing in skincare solutions, and as a director for HealthEdge affiliated companies, Infinity HomeCare, LLC, the LifeSync Corporation, and Data Dimensions, LLC. Mr. Thompson also serves as a non-executive director for Sinclair IS Pharma, plc, a publicly traded United Kingdom-based international specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to joining HealthEdge in 2009, he served as a Director and the Chief Operating Officer for Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. (“Stiefel”), an independent pharmaceutical company specializing in dermatology. Prior to his Chief Operating Officer role, he was Stiefel’s Senior Vice President of U.S. Business Services and President of Glades Pharmaceuticals. Earlier in his career, Mr. Thompson held sales and business management positions at Bausch & Lomb Pharmaceuticals and SmithKline Beecham. Mr. Thompson holds a B.S. in general science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Steven Wheeler

Mr. Steven E. Wheeler is Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Wheeler joined the Board of Directors in 1993. Since 1997, he has been the President of Wheeler & Co., a private investment firm. He is also currently a director of Bariston Partners LLC and HFF, Inc. Between 1993 and 1996, he was Managing Director and a director of Copley Real Estate Advisors and President, Chief Executive Officer, and a director of Copley Properties, Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust. From 1991 to 1993, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hancock Realty Investors, which manages an equity real estate portfolio. Earlier, he was an Executive Vice President of Bank of New England Corporation from 1990 to 1991. Mr. Wheeler received a B.S. in engineering from the University of Virginia, a M.S. in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University Business School.