People: Arrowhead Research Corp (ARWR.PH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Douglas Given

63 2013 Chairman of the Board

Christopher Anzalone

46 2007 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kenneth Myszkowski

49 2010 Chief Financial Officer

Bruce Given

61 2011 Chief Operating Officer

David Lewis

52 2013 Chief Scientific Officer

Peter Leone

59 2014 Vice President-Strategy & Program Management

Patrick O'Brien

52 2015 General Counsel

Michael Perry

56 2015 Lead DirectorLead Independent Director

Mauro Ferrari

56 2010 Independent Director

Edward Frykman

79 2004 Independent Director

Vince Anzalone

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Douglas Given

Dr. Douglass B. Given M.D., Ph.D., MBA is a Chairman of the Board and Director of Arrowhead Research Corp. He has been a director of the company since November 2010. Dr. Given is the founder and managing partner of G5 Partners LLC and Director and Chief Executive Officer of Health 2047, Inc., a San Francisco, California based health information start up. He joined Bay City Capital, LLC in 2000, served as a General Partner and Investment Partner from 2004-2014, and participated in more than 50 investments. He has co-founded 14 startup companies. He formerly held positions as Corporate Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Mallinckrodt, Vice President at Schering Plough, Vice President at Monsanto/GD Searle and Medical Advisor at Lilly. He has been a Director at 8 public and 8 private companies and is currently Chairman at Arrowhead, Vivaldi Biosciences Inc and Medical eXellence Inc. He has held positions as CEO at Progenitor Inc, Mercator Genetics Inc, NeoRx Corp, VIA Pharmaceuticals Inc, and Vivaldi Biosciences Inc. Dr. Given has been a member of the University of Chicago Medical Center and Pritzker School of Medicine Visiting Committee since 1995 and served as its Chair from 2007-2013. He received his MD & PhD from the University of Chicago and MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Christopher Anzalone

Dr. Christopher Anzalone, Ph.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Arrowhead Research Corporation since December 1, 2007. In 2005, Dr. Anzalone formed and served as CEO of the Benet Group LLC, a private equity firm focused on creating and building new nano-biotechnology companies from university-generated science. Prior to his tenure at the Benet Group, from 1999 until 2003, he was a partner at the Washington, DC-based private equity firm Galway Partners, LLC, where he was responsible for sourcing, structuring, and building new business ventures. Dr. Anzalone holds a Ph.D. in Biology from UCLA and a B.A. in Government from Lawrence University. We believe Dr. Anzalone’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his deep understanding of the business through his role as Chief Executive Officer; in addition, Dr. Anzalone has extensive experience in biotechnology, nanotechnology, company-building and venture capital.

Kenneth Myszkowski

Mr. Kenneth Allen Myszkowski is Chief Financial Officer of Arrowhead Research Corporation. He joined Arrowhead in 2009. Prior to joining Arrowhead, Mr. Myszkowski served as the corporate controller for Broadwind Energy, a public energy company which provides products and services to the wind energy industry. Previous to his position at Broadwind, Mr. Myszkowski was controller for Epcor USA, the U.S. headquarters for Epcor Utilities, Inc., a public energy company. Prior to Epcor, Mr. Myszkowski was controller for two start-up ventures: NanoInk, specializing in Dip Pen Nanolithography, a nanofabrication technology, and Delphion, which provided on-line tools for intellectual property research. Mr. Myszkowski also held several corporate roles at FMC Corporation, and Premark International, both Fortune 500 conglomerates. He began his career in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen & Co. in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Myszkowski received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, and his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a certified public accountant.

Bruce Given

Dr. Bruce D. Given, M.D., is Chief Operating Officer of Arrowhead Research Corp. He joined Arrowhead in 2011. Dr. Given was a member of the Board of Directors for ICON, plc. from 2004 until his retirement in 2013 and Chairman of its Board of Directors from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Given served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Encysive Pharmaceuticals, an R&D-based commercial pharmaceutical company, roles he held from 2002 through 2007. Subsequent to his tenure at Encysive until 2011, Dr. Given was President of Bruce Given Consulting, a firm that provides consulting services to biotech companies. Since October 1, 2009, Dr. Given has been a director of Calando Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and from February 2010 until its dissolution in October 2014, Dr. Given was the Chief Executive Officer of Leonardo Biosystems, Inc., in which Arrowhead held a minority equity interest. Prior to his tenure at Encysive, Dr. Given held several senior executive roles at Johnson and Johnson, Sandoz Pharmaceuticals, and Schering-Plough. Dr. Given obtained his bachelor of sciences degree from Colorado State University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. He received his M.D. degree with honors from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and completed his medical training at the University of Chicago and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, where he was a Clinical Fellow at Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in internal medicine and endocrinology and metabolism and has authored 33 scientific publications. Dr. Bruce Given is a brother of Dr. Douglass Given, a director of the company.

David Lewis

Dr. David L. Lewis, Ph.D.,is Chief Scientific Officer of Arrowhead Research Corporation. He has served in this role since in September 2013. From October 2011 until September 2013, he served as the Company’s Vice President, Biology. Dr. Lewis has served as Site Head for the Company’s Research and Development facility in Madison, Wisconsin since 2011 and prior to that as Site Head for the facility under Roche ownership from 2008 until 2011. Dr. Lewis is a pioneer in the use of RNAi and was the first to show that siRNAs could be used to inhibit gene expression in multiple tissues of adult mammals. He is a co-inventor of the Company’s DPCTM technology for targeted delivery of siRNA. Dr. Lewis was the Program Director for RNAi at Mirus Bio Corporation, prior to its acquisition by Roche in October 2008. Dr. Lewis received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Michigan State University. He went on to the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to perform post-doctoral studies where he developed viral and non-viral methods to modulate gene expression in animals, and discovered novel gene regulatory mechanisms involved in body patterning. Dr. Lewis has authored 25 scientific papers and book chapters, has 19 patents, and has been awarded government-sponsored research grants totaling more than $5 million. He has given numerous invited speaking presentations at both scientific conferences and research institutions. He has served on several NIH review panels and is a lecturer in the Masters in Biotechnology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Peter Leone

Mr. Peter Brian Leone is Vice President, Stratergy & Program Management of Arrowhead Research Corporation. He joined the Company in 2012 after its acquisition of Alvos Therapeutics, Inc., where he was Chief Operating Officer from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Leone is an experienced executive with over 25 years of experience in life sciences. Before Alvos, Mr. Leone was COO of Mersana Therapeutics from 2004 to 2010, where he oversaw IND preparations and launched clinical trials for two polymer-based cancer compounds. With the first-time CEO, he raised $38 million for Mersana and co-led negotiations for a $334 million collaboration with Teva Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Leone co-founded Mersana at PureTech Ventures, a venture creation group. Before PureTech, he was CEO at Phenome Sciences, an early personalized medicine company that provided phenotyping tools for two strategic collaborations with Janssen and Kyowa Hakko and two clinical programs. Mr. Leone also was a founder and President at DigiTrace Care Services (now SleepMed), today a $100 million revenue provider of device-based services company providing neurology and sleep tests and treatments. Before DigiTrace, Mr. Leone had been a strategy consultant and partner at Corporate Decisions, Inc. (a Bain spin off now part of Mercer), where he led a multi-year project with Sandoz (pre-merger to Novartis) to launch a first-in-class anti-psychotic Clozaril®. His first professional work experiences were in marketing with Procter & Gamble and engineering with General Electric. Mr. Leone has an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in Engineering Sciences from Dartmouth College.

Patrick O'Brien

Mr. Patrick O'Brien is General Counsel of Arrowhead Research Corporation. He joined the Company in December 2014. Mr. O’Brien has practiced in the healthcare legal field for over 20 years. Before joining the Company, from 2012 to 2014, Mr. O’Brien was with Shire, where he was Group Vice President, Law. Immediately prior to working with Shire he was a partner with the international law firm of Holland & Knight LLP in its Washington, DC office. In 2010, Mr. O’Brien co-founded the law firm O’Brien Gould PLLC which joined Holland & Knight in 2011. From 2009 – 2010, Mr. O’Brien was a partner in Burke O’Neil LLC. From 2001 - 2009 Mr. O’Brien served in several legal roles with Johnson & Johnson, including serving as Vice President of Law for J&J’s Centocor Ortho-Biotech unit. Mr. O’Brien previously served as Regulatory Counsel with the United States Food & Drug Administration. Mr. O’Brien was awarded a BS in Pharmacy and a PharmD from the University of Arizona before completing a residency in Clinical Pharmacy with the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital. He was also awarded his JD from the University of Arizona.

Michael Perry

Dr. Michael S. Perry, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Arrowhead Research Corp. Dr. Perry is currently Chief Scientific Officer, Global Cell and Gene Therapy at Novartis Pharma. Prior to his appointment at Novartis, Dr. Perry was a Venture Partner with Bay City Capital LLP from 2005 until November 2012 and President and Chief Medical Officer of Poniard Pharmaceuticals from 2010 to November 2012. He also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation and Avita Medical. He was Chief Development Officer at VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly held drug development company, from April 2005 until May 2009. Prior thereto, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Extropy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held pediatric specialty pharmaceutical company, from June 2003 to April 2005. From 2002 to 2003, Dr. Perry served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pharsight Corporation, a publicly held software and consulting services firm. From 2000 to 2002, Dr. Perry served as Global Head of Research and Development for Baxter BioScience. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Perry was President and Chief Executive Officer of both SyStemix Inc. and Genetic Therapy Inc., two wholly owned subsidiaries of Novartis Corp. and from 1994 to 1997, he was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Novartis Pharma (previously Sandoz Pharmaceuticals). Prior to 1994, Dr. Perry held various management positions with Syntex Corporation, Schering-Plough Corporation and BioResearch Laboratories, Inc. Dr. Perry holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Pharmacology and a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is a graduate of the International Management Program at Harvard Business School.

Mauro Ferrari

Dr. Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Arrowhead Research Corp. Dr. Ferrari is the President and CEO of The Houston Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI), Executive Vice President of Houston Methodist Hospital, and Senior Associate Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York. He is also the President of The Alliance for NanoHealth. Dr. Ferrari is an internationally recognized expert in nanomedicine and biomedical nanotechnology. Prior to assuming leadership of TMHRI, Dr. Ferrari was Professor and Chairman of The Department of NanoMedicine and Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Professor of Experimental Therapeutics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Adjunct Professor of Bioengineering at Rice University, and Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin. His previous academic appointments include tenured professorships at UC Berkeley and The Ohio State University.

Edward Frykman

Mr. Edward W. Frykman is Independent Director of Arrowhead Research Corp. Mr. Frykman was an Account Executive with Crowell, Weedon & Co., a position he held from 1992 until 2008 when he retired. Before his service at Crowell, Weedon & Co., Mr. Frykman served as Senior Vice President of L.H. Friend & Co. Both Crowell Weedon & Co. and L.H. Friend & Co. are investment brokerage firms located in Southern California. In addition, Mr. Frykman was a Senior Account Executive with Shearson Lehman Hutton, where he served as the Manager of the Los Angeles Regional Retail Office of E. F. Hutton & Co. Mr. Frykman is also a director of Acacia Research Corporation, a publicly-held corporation based in Newport Beach, California.

Vince Anzalone

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