People: Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Inc (CPRX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick McEnany

67 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Alicia Grande

44 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer

Steven Miller

53 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Chief Scientific Officer

David Muth

60 2015 Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

M. Douglas Winship

66 2006 Vice President - Regulatory Operations

David Caponera

58 2014 Vice President - Patient Advocacy & Reimbursement

Bernardino Mosquera

47 2013 Vice President - Clinical Operations

Charles O'Keeffe

75 2011 Lead Independent Director

Gary Ingenito

52 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Richard Daly

53 2015 Director

Donald Denkhaus

69 2015 Director

Philip Coelho

71 2002 Independent Director

David Tierney

51 2002 Independent Director

David Connolly

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Biographies

Name Description

Patrick McEnany

Mr. Patrick J. McEnany is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Mr. McEnany has been CEO and a director since formation in January 2002. He became Chairman and President in March 2006. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. McEnany was a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. McEnany was Chairman and CEO of Royce Laboratories, Inc., a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer. From 1997 to 1998, after the merger of Royce into Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. McEnany served as president of the wholly-owned Royce Laboratories subsidiary and vice president of corporate development for Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1993 to 1997, he also served as vice chairman and a director of the National Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers. He currently serves on the board of directors of CESCA Therapeutics Inc. (f/k/a ThermoGenesis Corp.) and the Jackson Memorial Hospital Foundation, and over the last 30 years has served as a director for numerous other public companies. The Board of Directors believes the characteristics that qualify Mr. McEnany for election to the Board include his long-term experience in the pharmaceutical industry and his business leadership experience.

Alicia Grande

Ms. Alicia Grande, CPA, CMA, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., effective December 16, 2011. Prior to joining us, since 2003 Ms. Grande was employed by The Hackett Group, Inc. (f/k/a Answerthink, Inc.), a publicly-traded strategic advisory and technology consulting firm. Ms. Grande served in various capacities with The Hackett Group, most recently as Senior Director of Finance, and was responsible for all external and SEC financial reporting. Ms. Grande also served as head of The Hackett Group’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act compliance team. Prior to joining The Hackett Group, Ms. Grande was employed for more than 10 years in capacities from staff to most recently Senior Manager, Audit & Business Consulting, by several public accounting firms including Arthur Andersen LLP. Ms. Grande earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, with majors in accounting and finance, from Syracuse University and a master of accounting degree from Florida International University.

Steven Miller

Dr. Steven R. Miller, Ph.D. is Chief Operating Officer, Chief Scientific Officer of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners Inc. Previously, commencing in April 2007, Dr. Miller was Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development and Project Management. Dr. Miller has worked in the healthcare industry for over 25 years. Prior to joining us, Dr. Miller spent 15 years with various divisions of Watson Laboratories, a subsidiary of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc., most recently as Executive Director of R&D Operations. In this capacity, Dr. Miller managed a team of 75 in the testing of all R&D products for clinical trials, including method valuation, stability testing, operation of the R&D pilot plant, and assembly of the CMC section of drug applications, in addition to other responsibilities. Prior to holding this position, Dr. Miller was Director of Technology Transfer for Watson Laboratories, and Vice President of Research and Product Development for Royce Laboratories, which was subsequently acquired by Watson Laboratories. Prior to joining Royce Laboratories, Dr. Miller was Group Leader and Senior Scientist at Dade Behring. Prior to that, he served as an Analytical Chemist at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Miller received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry from the University of Maryland and his Ph.D. from the University of Miami.

David Muth

Mr. David D. Muth is Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Catalyst Pharmaceutical, Inc. Previously, from August 2014 until January 2015, Mr. Muth served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and from June 2014 to August 2014 he was a consultant to the Company. Before joining Catalyst, from June 2010 to January 2014, Mr. Muth was President and CEO of Croma Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of CROMA-PHARMA GmbH, where he established their North American operations and launched ten ocular surgical products. Before joining Croma, from 2008 to June 2010, Mr. Muth was the Global Head of Business Development for Baush+Lomb’s Pharmaceutical Group, where he negotiated numerous transactions, including company product acquisitions and in-licensed a portfolio of programs. Prior to joining Bausch+Lomb, Mr. Muth held a variety of management positions involving marketing, research, sales, product management and development and corporate development with Avalon Pharmaceutical, Osmotica Pharmaceutical, Nabi Biopharmacticals and Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Muth earned a B.S. in accounting from Villanova University, an M.B.A in Finance from Pace University and an M.B.A. in Pharmaceutical Marketing (2nd concentration) from Farleigh Dickenson University.

M. Douglas Winship

Mr. M. Douglas Winship is the Vice President - Regulatory Operations of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Mr. Winship has worked in regulatory affairs and clinical operations in the biopharmaceutical industry for over 40 years. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Winship was Vice President—Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs for Argos Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company developing immunotherapy treatments for cancer, in Durham, North Carolina. Previously, Mr. Winship was employed by CEL-SCI Corp., a biotechnology company developing immune system based treatments, in Vienna, VA, from 1998 to 2002 as Senior Vice President—Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, and from 1994 through 1998 as Vice President—Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Winship was employed by Curative Technologies, Inc., a health-care company involved in the wound-healing market, first as Director of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance and later as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Mr. Winship earned his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Upsala College.

David Caponera

David J. Caponera is Vice President - Patient Advocacy & Reimbursement of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Mr. Caponera has over 30 years of successful healthcare experience ranging from clinical development, managing payer operations, extensive orphan drug product launches and implementing reimbursement and patient advocacy programs, with the last 15 years focused on rare diseases and orphan products. From December 2013 until he joined. Mr. Caponera was an independent consultant to the orphan drug industry. Prior thereto, from January 2011 until October 2013, Mr. Caponera served as the Vice President, Patient Advocacy and Reimbursement for Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he established and built its patient advocacy and patient assistance organizations for the launch of Juxtapid™ the company’s first ultra-rare disease product. Prior to that, from November 2009 until January 2011, Mr. Caponera was the Director, Access Services for Pfizer, Inc., where he developed a global patient access network for the launch of ELELYSO™ for ultra-rare Gaucher disease. Prior thereto, Mr. Caponera served as Senior Director of Reimbursement and Distribution for Amicus Therapeutics, Inc., Vice President, Strategic Initiatives for Theracom, Inc., and Senior Director, Patient and Product Services for Genzyme Corporation. At Genzyme he led the case management functions for multiple orphan products, developed the reimbursement and patient management programs for two new product launches and directed the customer services functions. In addition, Mr. Caponera has held positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts as Product Manager for Managed Care and Harvard Community Health Plan (now Harvard Pilgrim Health Care). Mr. Caponera holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in biology and a master’s degree in health administration from Duke University.

Bernardino Mosquera

Dr. Bernardino Mosquera, M.D. has been appointed as Vice President - Clinical Operations of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. effective March 5, 2013. For the last three years, Dr. Mosquera managed his own clinical research consulting company. As an independent consultant, Dr. Mosquera was involved in trials for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and stroke medications for a multinational pharmaceutical company and several biotech companies. Prior to his time as an independent consultant, for approximately five years Dr. Mosquera worked first with Amgen and later as a dedicated contractor for Amgen on a number of Phase 3 trials in the oncology area. Prior to his time with Amgen, Dr. Mosquera worked with Kos Pharmaceuticals where he was involved in all aspects of clinical trial management for two Phase 3 trials, where he was responsible for CRO selection, site selection, vendor management, creation of study documents, IRB submissions, trial management, and CRA management. Dr. Mosquera received his medical degree from the Central University of Venezuela, School of Medicine. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of South Florida.

Charles O'Keeffe

Mr. Charles B. O'Keeffe is Lead Independent Director of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Mr. O’Keeffe also served as a consultant to us from December 2004 until June 2011. Mr. O’Keeffe is a Professor in the Departments of Pharmacology, Epidemiology and Community Health at Virginia Commonwealth University (“VCU”), and has served in such capacity since January 1, 2004. Mr. O’Keeffe joined VCU after retiring as President and Chief Executive Officer of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a position Mr. O’Keeffe held from 1991 until 2003. As President of Drug Abuse Rehabilitation Services (from 1970 until 1971), he developed the first child-resistant, abuse-resistant vehicle for dispensing methadone. He served as president of Washington Reference Laboratories from 1972 until 1975, which provided toxicology services to the Department of Defense during the Vietnam War. He has served in the White House (from 1970 until 1973 and from 1976 until 1980) for three presidents—as advisor, special assistant for international health and deputy director for international affairs in the Office of Drug Abuse Policy—and has served on U.S. delegations to the World Health Assembly and the U.N. Commission on Narcotic Drugs. Mr. O’Keeffe played a significant role in helping Congress reach consensus on the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000. The Board of Directors believes the characteristics that qualify Mr. O’Keeffe for election to the Board include his business leadership experience and his long-time experience in the pharmaceutical industry.

Gary Ingenito

Dr. Gary Ingenito, M.D., Ph.D,, is Chief Medical Officer of Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Ingenito has more than 25 years of experience leading pharmaceutical development for drugs and biologics. In this new role, he will oversee all clinical development programs, M.D.cal affairs, regulatory and other related functions. Prior to joining Catalyst, Dr. Ingenito spent more than 25 years in the field of pharmaceutical development; including drugs, biologics, and combination products. During this time, Dr. Ingenito has held executive responsibilities for clinical research, regulatory, drug safety, and medical affairs at pharmaceutical companies and contract research organizations. Dr. Ingenito initially joined Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in the neuroendocrine group and progressed to become head of medical affairs. He spent 8 years at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, overseeing the approval of anti-infective, cardiovascular, and central nervous system products. Dr. Ingenito has also held positions at Corning-Besselaar, SFBC International, Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Biotest Pharmaceuticals, and, most recently at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, where he served as head of regulatory affairs North America for biosimilars. After obtaining his bachelor of arts degree from The Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ingenito earned his medical degree at Jefferson medical College, and a doctor of philosophy degree from Thomas Jefferson University. He completed a post-graduate residency in neurology at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Richard Daly

Mr. Richard J. Daly is Director of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Mr. Daly served as President of AstraZeneca US Diabetes, where he led all commercial and medical plans and objectives for a $1.2 billion, 3,000-employee division, including the successful launch of an orphan/rare disorder drug, Myalept, for Lipodystrophy. From 2011 through 2013, Mr. Daly served as a Co-Founder of and an investor in Sagepath Partners, a company providing the pharmaceutical industry with outsourced commercial services. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Daly was employed by Takeda N.A., the North American subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceuticals, serving first as Vice President, Integration, leading a 6,500 person commercial/R&D merger between TAP Pharmaceuticals and Takeda N.A., and then as Executive Vice President of Takeda N.A., with commercial responsibility for all businesses in the Americas. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Daly served as the Vice President, Commercial Strategy for TAP Pharmaceuticals, a joint venture between Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Labs. In 1998, Mr. Daly was a founding member of the leadership team of Takeda Pharmaceuticals N.A., serving initially as the Senior Director of Marketing. Between 1998 and 2006, Mr. Daly took on roles of increasing responsibility culminating in his appointment as Senior Vice President, Marketing (2001-2006). Mr. Daly received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 1998.

Donald Denkhaus

Donald A. Denkhaus is Director of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc. Mr. Denkhaus has been Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The Kitchen, LLC, a company providing language dubbing and subtitling services to the television industry. From 1970 through 2002, Mr. Denkhaus, who is licensed as a certified public accountant, worked for Arthur Andersen LLP, a global professional services organization, where he was an audit partner for twenty-two years and held numerous leadership positions, including as head of Andersen’s South Florida audit practice and, from 1998 through 2002, as Audit Practice Partner responsible for Andersen’s offices in Florida and Puerto Rico. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Denkhaus was Chair of Nuovo Biologics, a privately held biotech company currently seeking FDA approval of an antiviral drug, and, from 2004 until its sale in 2009, Mr. Denkhaus served on the board of directors and as chair of the audit committee of Noven Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded specialty pharmaceutical company focused on women’s health and psychiatry. Mr. Denkhaus received a Masters in Business Administration degree with a major in finance from the University of Maryland and a Bachelors of Business Administration with a major in accounting from Kent State University.

Philip Coelho

Mr. Philip H. Coelho serves as Independent Director of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., since October 2002. Mr. Coelho is currently President and CEO of Synergenesis Inc. a company enabling regenerative cures through the application of innovative engineering and President of PHC Medical, Inc., a company providing consulting services for enterprises in the medical device related cell therapy field. Previously, from October 1986 until 2008, Mr. Coelho founded and was employed by ThermoGenesis Corp. (n/k/a CESCA Therapeutics Inc.), a company focused on the blood processing and hospital/woundcare markets. Mr. Coelho was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ThermoGenesis from December 1989 until May 2007 and served as its Chief Technology Architect from June 2007 until May 2008. From October 1986 to September 1989, Mr. Coelho held the position of Vice President and Director of Research, Development and Manufacturing with ThermoGenesis. Prior to his association with ThermoGenesis, from October 1983 to October 1986 Mr. Coelho was President of Castleton, Inc., a company that developed and licensed ultra-rapid heat transfer technology to ThermoGenesis. Mr. Coelho currently serves on the Board of Directors of Mediware Information Systems, Inc. and Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Coelho holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis.

David Tierney

Dr. David S. Tierney, M.D. serves as Independent Director of Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., since October 2002. Dr. Tierney currently serves as CEO of Icon Bioscience, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic drug delivery company. Dr. Tierney served as President and Chief Operating Officer (and a member of the board of directors) of Oceana Therapeutics, Inc., a private specialty pharmaceutical company between the organization of that company in 2008 and the sale of that company to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in December 2011. Dr. Tierney also served as the President and CEO (and as a member of the board of directors) of Valera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a specialty pharmaceutical company, between August 2000 and April 2007, when Valera completed a merger with Indevus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Further, from January 2000 to August 2000, Dr. Tierney served as President of Biovail Technologies, a division of Biovail Corporation, a Canadian drug delivery company, where he was responsible for all of Biovail’s research and development, regulatory and clinical activities. Finally, from March 1997 to January 2000, Dr. Tierney was Senior Vice President of Drug Development at Roberts Pharmaceutical Corporation, where he was responsible for all research and development activities, and for drug development, medical affairs, worldwide regulatory affairs and chemical process development, as well as being part of the executive management team, and from December 1989 to March 1997, Dr. Tierney was employed by Élan Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, in a variety of management positions. Dr. Tierney is also a director of Bioject Medical Technologies, Inc. Dr. Tierney received his medical degree from the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin, Ireland and was subsequently trained in internal medicine.

David Connolly

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