People: Anika Therapeutics Inc (ANIK.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Sherwood

67 2002 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sylvia Cheung

39 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Francesco Luppino

46 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Edward Ahn

42 2014 Chief Technology and Strategy Officer

Joseph Bower

75 2005 Lead Independent Director

Raymond Land

69 2006 Independent Director

Glenn Larsen

60 2015 Independent Director

John Moran

61 2006 Independent Director

Jeffrey Thompson

48 2011 Independent Director

Steven Wheeler

67 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 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 served as the Company’s Vice President of Strategic Processes in 2012, and she served as General Manager for the Company’s Italy-based subsidiary, Anika Therapeutics S.r.l. from 2010 to 2011. Ms. Cheung originally joined the Company as its Controller in 2005 and, in addition to fulfilling financial responsibilities as the Controller, she led the Company’s integration of its Italian subsidiary 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 bachelor’s of business administration in accounting from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, a master’s in business administration from Boston University, and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

Francesco Luppino

Mr. Francesco J. Luppino is re-appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. From 2013 through the present, Mr. Luppino provided strategic consulting services and leadership on key project efforts to a number of pharmaceutical and medical device companies including Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Luppino served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2009 to 2013, and he also served as Vice President of Operations of the Company from 2003 through 2007. Additionally, Mr. Luppino held the position of Vice President of Operations at Bionostics from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Luppino holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Lehigh University.

Edward Ahn

Dr. Edward S. Ahn, Ph.D., is appointed as Chief Technology and Strategy Officer of the Company. From June 2012 through the present, 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. From 2007 through 2012, Dr. Ahn was Vice President of Product Development for Pioneer Surgical Biologics. In this role Dr. Ahn directed Pioneer Surgical Biologic's product development policies, objectives and initiatives. Prior to this, Dr. Ahn 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 as well as an M.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Joseph Bower

Dr., Prof. Joseph L. Bower is Lead Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. 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. During the past five years, Dr. Bower also served as a director of the TH Lee Putnam EOP Fund, Brown Shoe Company, Inc. and Sonesta International Hotels Corporation.

Raymond Land

Mr. Raymond J. Land is Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. 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. In 2010, Mr. Land retired 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 global pharmaceutical marketing company where he was also a Board member, and Orchid Cellmark, a leading provider of identity of DNA testing services. Mr. Land previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Genencor International, Inc., a diversified 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 degree in accounting and finance from Temple University.

Glenn Larsen

Dr. Glenn R. Larsen, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer of Aquinnah Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the development of treatments for 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 at Hydra Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Development, and a member of its board of directors. During his prior employment at Wyeth/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.

John Moran

Mr. John C. Moran is Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Moran was President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board of Core Essence Orthopaedics from 2009 to 2011. From 1997 to 2009, he was a private investor in a number of companies, mostly in the medical devices field. From 1990 to 1997, Mr. Moran served as the first President of Synthes Spine, a division of DePuy Synthes Spine, Inc., the leading skeletal fixation company in the world. Synthes Spine designs, manufactures and distributes implants and instruments for spinal disorders. During Mr. Moran’s six-year tenure as President of Synthes Spine, sales grew from less than $1 million to more than $60 million annually. Mr. Moran also serves as a director of each of Paradigm Spine LLC and Christini Technologies, Inc. Mr. Moran received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Notre Dame, and holds a Master’s degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.

Jeffrey Thompson

Mr. Jeffery S. Thompson is Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics Inc. 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, CEO, and Chairman of Enaltus, LLC, a Suwanee, Georgia based HealthEdge portfolio company specializing in unique skincare solutions, and as a Director of Infinity HomeCare, LLC, the LifeSync Corporation, and Advanced-Bio-Technologies, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Pharma, PLC, a publicly traded UK based skincare company. Prior to joining HealthEdge, he served as a Director and the Chief Operating Officer for Stiefel Laboratories, Inc. (“Stiefel”), the world’s largest independent pharmaceutical company specializing in dermatology. Prior to his COO role, he was Stiefel’s Senior Vice President 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 is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Steven Wheeler

Mr. Steven E. Wheeler is Independent Director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Wheeler is President of Wheeler & Co., a private investment firm. He joined the Board of Directors of Anika Therapeutics in 1993. He is also currently a Director of Bariston Partners LLC, PingTone Communications, Inc. 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 Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from the University of Virginia, a Master’s Degree in nuclear engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in business administration from the Harvard Business School.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Charles Sherwood

1,629,580

Sylvia Cheung

631,160

Francesco Luppino

628,603

Edward Ahn

--

Joseph Bower

--

Raymond Land

--

Glenn Larsen

--

John Moran

--

Jeffrey Thompson

--

Steven Wheeler

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As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Charles Sherwood

710,000 5,516,155

Sylvia Cheung

0 0

Francesco Luppino

171,979 1,081,331

Edward Ahn

0 0

Joseph Bower

0 0

Raymond Land

0 0

Glenn Larsen

0 0

John Moran

0 0

Jeffrey Thompson

0 0

Steven Wheeler

0 0
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