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Chimerix Inc (CMRX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ernest Mario

78 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michelle Berrey

48 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Director

Timothy Trost

56 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary

Roy Ware

2017 Chief Manufacturing and Technology Officer

Randall Lanier

2017 Chief Science Officer

W. Garrett Nichols

46 2014 Chief Medical Officer

Linda Richardson

51 2014 Chief Commercial Officer

James Daly

55 2014 Independent Director

Martha Demski

64 2005 Independent Director

Catherine Gilliss

66 2014 Independent Director

John Leonard

59 2014 Independent Director

Clarence Machado

52 2014 Independent Director

James Niedel

2011 Independent Director

Ronald Renaud

48 2014 Independent Director

Lisa Ricciardi

56 2014 Independent Director

Timothy Wollaeger

2002 Independent Director

Joseph Schepers

2013 Executive Director, Investor Relations and Corporate Communication

Biographies

Name Description

Ernest Mario

Dr. Ernest Mario, Ph.D., is Independent Chairman of the Board of Chimerix Inc., since February 2013. Since April 2014, Dr. Mario has served as Chairman of Capnia, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company which develops medical diagnostics and therapeutics. Prior to his appointment as Chairman, Dr. Mario had served as Executive Chairman of Capnia, Inc. beginning in February 2014 and prior to that had served as a director and Chief Executive Officer beginning in August 2007. From April 2003 to August 2007, Dr. Mario served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held pharmaceutical company. From November 1997 to December 2001, Dr. Mario served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation, a research-based pharmaceutical company, and as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from August 1993 to November 1997. From January 1992 until March 1993, Dr. Mario served as Deputy Chairman of Glaxo Holdings plc., a pharmaceutical company, and as Chief Executive from May 1989 to March 1993. Dr. Mario has served as a director of XenoPort Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since June 2012, Capnia, Inc., since 2007, TONIX Pharmaceuticals Holdings Corp., a specialty pharmaceutical company, since October 2011, Celgene Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, since August 2007, Boston Scientific Corporation, a medical devices company, since October 2001, and Kindred Biosciences, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company, since February 2013. Dr. Mario also served as a director of Vivus, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from April 2012 to July 2013, and Maxygen, Inc., a biotechnology company, from July 2001 to August 2013. Dr. Mario is the recipient of the 2007 Remington Medal, the American Pharmacists Association’s highest honor. Dr. Mario earned a B.S. in Pharmacy from Rutgers University, and a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Physical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island

Michelle Berrey

Dr. M. Michelle Berrey, M.D., M.P.H., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Medical Officer, Director of Chimerix Inc. In addition, Dr. Berrey served as our Chief Medical Officer since her appointment to that role in November 2012 until a new Chief Medical Officer, W. Garrett Nichols, MD, MS, took over the role in September of 2014. From January 2007 to January 2012, Dr. Berrey served as Chief Medical Officer at Pharmasset, Inc., a company that focused on the development of nucleotide analogs for the treatment of hepatitis C. From January 2004 to January 2007, Dr. Berrey served as Vice President, Viral Diseases, Clinical Pharmacology & Discovery Medicine at GlaxoSmithKline, where she was responsible for the early development of compounds for the treatment of HIV, hepatitis viruses and hepatic fibrosis. Dr. Berrey earned a B.A. in English from Emory University, an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia and an M.P.H. from Emory University. Dr. Berrey completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and was a Senior Fellow in Infectious Diseases at the University of Washington, Seattle, where she conducted research in HIV transmission and acute HIV infection.

Timothy Trost

Mr. Timothy W. Trost CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Secretary of Chimerix Inc. Mr. Trost joined the Company in March 2011 as Company's Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and has also served as Company's Corporate Secretary since February 2012. Prior to serving as an employee, since July 2010 Mr. Trost served as a consultant in connection with Company's Series F preferred stock financing and Company's contract with BARDA. From July 2002 to February 2010, Mr. Trost served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Argos Therapeutics, Inc., a venture-backed immunotherapy company. From March 1997 to June 2002, Mr. Trost served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at InteCardia, Inc., a venture-backed cardiac imaging company that was acquired by Syncor International Corporation (NASDAQ: SCOR) in September 2001. From March 1994 to March 1997, Mr. Trost served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Coastal Physician Group, Inc. (NYSE: DR), a contract provider of emergency room physicians, having joined as Vice President of Corporate Development. From October 1992 to March 1994, Mr. Trost served as Vice President of Finance at Morganite North America, Inc. From July 1980 through September 1992, Mr. Trost was with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, last serving as a Senior Manager in the Research Triangle practice. Mr. Trost holds a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Roy Ware

Dr. Roy W. Ware, Ph.D., MBA, serves as Chief Manufacturing and Technology Officer of the Company. Dr. Ware will oversee manufacturing, clinical trial material sourcing, medicinal and process chemistry, and analytical and pharmaceutical development. Together they will lead the Chimerix Discovery effort. In his previous position as Vice President, Chemistry at Chimerix, Dr. Ware led the chemistry effort for discovery and development programs, including structure/activity evaluation, chemical process development, and manufacturing of CMX521. He also contributed to the patent programs for brincidofovir, securing a patent extension to 2034, and CMX157 (licensed to ContraVir), securing a patent extension to 2033. Prior to joining Chimerix, Dr. Ware held multiple positions in research including as a research scientist at PharmaCore, Inc.; as a consultant to Scynexis, Inc. working in chemical process development and cGMP synthesis; and leading a team of medicinal chemists working on preclinical oncology and malaria programs, as well as contributing to the expansion of patent coverage for the proteome mining technology at Serenex, Inc. Dr. Ware also worked in the area of drug addiction therapy as a postdoctoral researcher at the Research Triangle Institute. Dr. Ware received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, his PhD in Chemistry from Wake Forest University, and his M.B.A. from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Randall Lanier

Dr. Randall Lanier, Ph.D., serves as Chief Science Officer of the Company. During his tenure at Chimerix, Dr. Lanier has led teams that designed successful studies of brincidofovir for smallpox, characterized the resistance/activity profile of brincidofovir for multiple viruses, and explored the potential of the Chimerix chemical library to address unmet medical needs. Recently these efforts led to the identification of a clinical candidate, CMX521, for norovirus, the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide. Dr. Lanier has nearly 25 years of experience in the discovery and development of antivirals; he has focused much of his career on understanding the activity, mechanism, and resistance profiles of nucleoside analogs used for prevention and treatment of viral disease caused by HIV, CMV, adenovirus and poxviruses. Prior to joining Chimerix in 2007, Dr. Lanier held positions of increasing leadership at Burroughs Wellcome, GlaxoWellcome, and GlaxoSmithKline, where he supervised a clinical virology/immunology laboratory, led teams for drug discovery and licensing opportunity evaluation, served as the clinical virologist on several projects (three approved NDAs), and supported product differentiation and post-marketing activities. Dr. Lanier holds a B.A. in Biology from New College in Sarasota, Florida, and a PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas.

W. Garrett Nichols

Dr. W. Garrett Nichols, M.D., M.S., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Nichols had been employed by ViiV Healthcare since April 2014, where he was the Head of Global Development. Prior to his tenure at ViiV, Dr. Nichols spent ten years at GlaxoSmithKline from August 2004 to April 2014 leading multiple global antiviral programs in the United States and Europe, including the development and regulatory submissions to the FDA and EMA for the approval of Tivicay and the recent FDA approval of Triumeq. Drp, 2001 to 2004, Dr. Nichols was a member of the faculty at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA, where he was the principal investigator on NIH-funded grants exploring the prevention and treatment of CMV and respiratory virus infections in HCT recipients. Dr. Nichols received his M.D. from Duke University and earned an M.S. in Epidemiology from the University of Washington, where he completed a Fellowship in Infectious Diseases.

Linda Richardson

Ms. Linda M. Richardson is the Chief Commercial Officer of Chimerix Inc, effective on or about January 8, 2014. Prior to joining the Company, from December 2011, Ms. Richardson served as Vice-President, Head of Global lixisenatide franchise at Sanofi S.A., a global pharmaceutical company. From September 2008 to November 2011, Ms. Richardson served as Vice President, U.S. Marketing at Sanofi S.A. where she held various marketing leadership responsibilities with eplivanserin, Auvi-Q and Multaq. From October 2006 to June 2008, Ms. Richardson served as Vice President, Marketing at Reliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Richardson earned a B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

James Daly

Mr. James M. Daly is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Daly currently serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Incyte Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, a position he has held since October 2012. Prior to joining Incyte, Mr. Daly served as Senior Vice President of North America Commercial Operations and Global Marketing/Commercial Development at Amgen Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, where he was employed from January 2002 to December 2011. Prior to his employment with Amgen, Mr. Daly was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Respiratory/Anti-infective business unit at GlaxoSmithKline, where he was employed from June 1985 to December 2001. Mr. Daly is a pharmacist and received his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York.

Martha Demski

Ms. Martha J. Demski is Independent Director of Chimerix Inc., since 2005. Since August 2011, Ms. Demski has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ajinomoto Althea, Inc. (formerly Althea Technologies, Inc.), a fully-integrated contract development and manufacturing organization. From July 2008 to December 2010, Ms. Demski served as the Interim Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (SKCC), a non-profit corporation that was engaged in biomedical research prior to voluntarily filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009. Previously, Ms. Demski served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vical Incorporated, a biopharmaceutical company from December 1989 to June 2004. Ms. Demski currently serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit committee of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotech company. Ms. Demski also serves as a member of the board, chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee of Neothetics, Inc., a publicly traded biotech company. Additionally Ms. Demski has over 13 years of banking experience with Bank of America and U.S. Trust. Ms. Demski earned a B.A. from Michigan State University and M.B.A. from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business with concentrations in accounting and finance.

Catherine Gilliss

Dr. Catherine L. Gilliss, Ph.D, R.N., FAAN, is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Gilliss has served as the Helene Fuld Health Trust Professor of Nursing at the Duke University School of Nursing since July 2009 and as a Professor at the Duke University School of Nursing since October 2004. During the 2014-2015 school year, she is on sabbatical leave at Stanford University, where she is a Fellow in the Distinguished Careers Institute. Dr. Gilliss served as Dean at Duke’s School of Nursing from 2004 through 2014. Under her leadership, Duke became one of the top schools of nursing in the nation. From 1998 until 2004, she served as professor and the Dean at the Yale University School of Nursing. A member of the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, Dr. Gilliss earned her BSN from Duke, her MSN from the Catholic University of America and her Ph.D. from the University of California, San Francisco, where she also completed postdoctoral studies.

John Leonard

Dr. John M. Leonard, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Since 2014, Dr. Leonard has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Intellia Therapeutics. Dr. Leonard also serves on the board of directors of Quintiles Transnational Holdings Inc. and is a member of the Audit and Governance Committees of the board of directors. He served as the Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research and Development at AbbVie Inc., a global pharmaceutical company, from its spin-out from Abbott Laboratories in January 2013 until retiring from those positions at the end of 2013. Prior to the formation of AbbVie, Dr. Leonard served as Senior Vice President of Global Pharmaceutical Research and Development at Abbott from 2008 to 2012. He has over 30 years of combined experience in medicine, research and management, serving in various roles at Abbott beginning in 1992. Dr. Leonard earned a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Doctorate in Medicine from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Leonard completed an Internship and Residency in Internal Medicine at Stanford University Hospital followed by a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Molecular Virology at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

Clarence Machado

Mr. C. Patrick Machado J.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He is a co-founder of Medivation, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and has served on its Board of Directors since April 2014. Prior to his retirement in April 2014, Mr. Machado served as Medivation’s Chief Financial Officer since its inception in September 2003 and as its Chief Business Officer since December 2009. From 1998 until 2001, Mr. Machado was employed by ProDuct Health, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel from 1998 to 2000, and as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2001. From 2001 until 2002, Mr. Machado served as a consultant to Cytyc Corporation, to assist with transitional matters related to Cytyc Corporation's acquisition of ProDuct Health, Inc. Mr. Machado received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. and B.S. in German and Economics, respectively, from Santa Clara University.

James Niedel

Dr. James Niedel, M.D., Ph.D., is Independent Director of Chimerix Inc., since February 2011. Dr. Niedel is currently a venture partner with New Leaf Venture Partners, a healthcare technology fund where he focuses on biopharmaceutical investments. Dr. Niedel was a founder and Managing Director at New Leaf from 2005 to 2014, and assumed his current role as a venture partner in 2014. From 2002 to 2005, Dr. Niedel was a venture partner at Sprout Group, a healthcare and information technology fund. During 2001, Dr. Niedel was Chief Science and Technology Officer for GlaxoSmithKline, a global healthcare company. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Niedel was a member of the Board of Directors of Glaxo Wellcome plc with responsibility for Global Research and Development, Information Technology and Product Strategy. From 1988 to 1995, Dr. Niedel was V.P. Research and S.V.P. R&D for the U.S. subsidiary of Glaxo. Before joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Niedel was employed by the Duke University Medical Center from 1973 to 1989 as Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, in which time he had completed an Internal Medicine residency and a Hematology-Oncology fellowship. Dr. Niedel received M.D. and Ph.D. (Biochemistry) degrees from the University of Miami and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London).

Ronald Renaud

Mr. Ronald C. Renaud, Jr, is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Renaud has been the Chief Executive Officer at RaNA Therapeutics since December 2014, and prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Idenix Pharmaceuticals since October 2010. Under his leadership, Idenix refocused its drug discovery and development efforts on nucleotide prodrugs to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV), streamlined operations to better enable cross-functional collaboration and employee engagement, which culminated in its acquisition by Merck for $3.85 billion in August 2014. Prior to October 2010, Mr. Renaud served as the Chief Financial Officer of Idenix from the time he joined Idenix in June 2007 and was additionally appointed Chief Business Officer in June 2010. Prior to joining Idenix, Mr. Renaud served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, from February 2006 to May 2007. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Renaud was a biotechnology equity research analyst at JP Morgan, Schwab Soundview and Bear Stearns. He also spent more than five years at Amgen, where he held positions in clinical research, investor relations and finance. Mr. Renaud holds a BA from St. Anselm College and an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

Lisa Ricciardi

Ms. Lisa Ricciardi is Independent Director of Chimerix Inc. Since July 2014, Ms. Ricciardi has served as Senior Vice President for Corporate and Business Development with Foundation Medicine, a molecular information company. From October 2010 to June 2012, she served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Medco Health Solutions, Inc. until the business was sold. In addition, she was a Venture Partner at Essex Woodlands Health Ventures. Ms. Ricciardi held numerous executive management positions at Pfizer, including Senior Vice President in the Licensing and Development Division, closing more than 25 transactions with multi-national firms and biotechnology companies, as well as managing several key product launches in the global pharmaceuticals division. Ms. Ricciardi is currently a member of the Board of Directors of United Drug Healthcare Group, PLC in Dublin, Ireland, and was previously a member of the Board of Directors at Sepracor. Ms. Ricciardi earned an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.

Timothy Wollaeger

Mr. Timothy J. Wollaeger is Independent Director of Chimerix Inc. Since 2002, Mr. Wollaeger has served as a Managing Director of Sanderling Ventures, an investment firm dedicated to building new biomedical companies. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Wollaeger was the General Partner of Kingsbury Capital Partners, L.P., a healthcare-oriented venture capital firm. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Wollaeger was Senior Vice President of Columbia Hospital Corporation, a hospital management company that merged into Hospital Corporation of America in 1993. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Wollaeger was a General Partner and co-founder of Biovest Partners, L.P., an investment fund. From 1983 to 1986, Mr. Wollaeger served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hybritech, Inc., a biotechnology company that was acquired by Eli Lilly & Co. in 1986. From 1972 to 1980, Mr. Wollaeger was employed by Baxter Healthcare Corporation, a global healthcare company, where he most recently served as Vice President and General Manager of Baxter’s operations in Mexico. Mr. Wollaeger is Chairman of the Board of Sotera Wireless, Inc., a medical device company, and a director, as well as Chairman of the Board, of Asteres, Inc., a creator of business and technology solutions, and CalciMedica, Inc., a drug development company. Investment funds affiliated with Mr. Wollaeger were early stage investors in Pyxis Corporation, a technology developer for hospitals that was acquired by Cardinal Health, Inc. in 1996, Biosite, Inc., a medical diagnostic company that was acquired by Inverness Medical Innovations, Inc. in 2007, Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company in 2012, and Vical Incorporated. Mr. Wollaeger earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and earned an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Joseph Schepers