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Esperion Therapeutics Inc (ESPR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roger Newton

64 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Scientific Officer

Timothy Mayleben

55 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Narendra Lalwani

62 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President - Research & Development

Mary McGowan

2015 Chief Medical Officer

Scott Braunstein

2015 Director

Patrick Enright

54 2013 Independent Director

Dov Goldstein

47 2008 Independent Director

Antonio Gotto

79 2014 Independent Director

Daniel Janney

50 2012 Independent Director

Mark McGovern

60 2014 Independent Director

Gilbert Omenn

74 2014 Independent Director

Nicole Vitullo

58 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Roger Newton

Dr. Roger S. Newton is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Scientific Officer at Esperion Therapeutics Inc. since December 2012 and is a fellow of the American Heart Association. Dr. Newton was previously our President and Chief Executive Officer from our founding in 2008 to December 2012. Prior to joining our company, he was Senior Vice President, Pfizer Global R&D from 2004 to 2008. He was a Co-founder, President & CEO of the original Esperion from July 1998 until its acquisition by Pfizer in 2004. Prior to founding the original Esperion, Dr. Newton was Chairman of the Atherosclerosis Drug Discovery Team at Warner Lambert from 1981 to 1998. Dr. Newton is a director of a number of companies including DeNovo Biosciences, Inc., Juventas Therapeutics, Inc. and Rubicon Genomics, Inc. He is also a member of the Technology Advisory Boards of Arboretum Ventures and FirstSense Medical, LLC. Dr. Newton has a Ph.D. in nutrition from the University of California, Davis, a Master of Science degree in nutritional biochemistry from the University of Connecticut, and a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Lafayette College.

Timothy Mayleben

Mr. Timothy M. Mayleben is Chief Executive Officer and President and Director at Esperion Therapeutics Inc., since December 2012 and as a Director since February 2010. Prior to joining Esperion, Mr. Mayleben was President, CEO and a director of Aastrom Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASTM). Previously, Mr. Mayleben was President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Nighthawk, he was the COO of the original Esperion, until its acquisition by Pfizer in 2004. Mr. Mayleben is an advisor to, investor in, and member of the board of directors of several life science companies, including Kaléo Pharma, Lycera Corporation and Marinus Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: MRNS). Mr. Mayleben earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.

Narendra Lalwani

Dr. Narendra D. Lalwani, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President - Research & Development of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., effective August 1, 2014. Prior to joining Esperion, Dr. Lalwani was Chief Scientific Officer at Cerenis Therapeutics from 2007 to 2014 where he led R&D activities for the company. Previously, Dr. Lalwani was Vice President of Drug Safety at the original Esperion until its acquisition by Pfizer. Prior to Esperion, Dr. Lalwani held various positions of increasing responsibility in the Department of Pathology and Experimental Toxicology at Warner-Lambert/Parke-Davis. Dr. Lalwani is a Fellow of the American Heart Association (FAHA) and a diplomat of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT). Dr. Lalwani earned a Ph.D. in Biophysics from the University of Bombay (India) and an M.B.A from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Mary McGowan

Dr. Mary P. McGowan, M.D. is Chief Medical Officer of the Company., effective June 15, 2015. Dr. McGowan served as senior medical director of clinical development (cardiovascular) at Genzyme Corporation, a Sanofi S.A. (NYSE: SAN) company, from 2012 to 2015. Dr. McGowan has also served as a part-time physician and co-director of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Lipid Clinic since 2013. In 2011 she served as executive director of MedPace Clinics, and from 2004 to 2011 she served as director of the Cholesterol Treatment Center at Concord Hospital. Dr. McGowan also served as director of the Cholesterol Management Center at Catholic Medical Center from 1992 to 2004. Dr. McGowan served as a board member of the National Lipid Association from 2006 to 2011. She also previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of the Familial Hypercholesterolemia Foundation and was a member of the National Lipid Association’s Expert Panel on Familial Hypercholesterolemia, the New Hampshire Childhood Obesity Expert Panel and New Hampshire board of the American Heart Association. She has written many articles in peer reviewed journals on lipid metabolism and has authored five books for the lay press, including Heart Fitness for Life (Oxford University Press) and 50 Ways to Lower Your Cholesterol (McGraw-Hill). Dr. McGowan has also served as a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Lipidology since 2007. She earned her bachelor’s degree from St. Michaels College and completed medical school and residency training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and a fellowship at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Scott Braunstein

Mr. Scott Braunstein, M.D. is an Director of the Company. Dr. Braunstein served as a healthcare portfolio manager at Everpoint Asset Management from 2014 through 2015. Previously, from 2002 to 2014, he worked in various positions at JP Morgan Asset Management, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), most recently as a managing director. While at JP Morgan Asset Management, he covered the small cap health care space and soon transitioned to the large cap pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries for the US Equity team and was responsible for recommending over $10 billion of direct health care investments. Prior to that, he worked at Deutsche Bank from 2000 to 2002 as a health care equity sales specialist and as vice president of operations at Defined Healthcare from 1999 to 2000. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, having completed his residency at the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, and achieved the title of assistant clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Braunstein earned his bachelor degree from Cornell University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University. The Company believes that Dr. Braunstein is qualified to serve as a director based on his broad experience in the industry in which it operates.

Patrick Enright

Mr. Patrick G. Enright is an Independent Director of the company since April 2013. Mr. Enright is a founder of Longitude Capital Management Co., LLC, a venture capital firm focused on investments in biotechnology, and has served as its Managing Director since 2007. From 2002 through 2006, Mr. Enright was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures where he co-led the life sciences investment 6 practice. Prior to Pequot, he was a Managing Member responsible for the Delta Opportunity Fund, where he invested in privately-held and publicly-traded biotechnology companies. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development at Valentis, Inc. (now Urigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) and Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Development at Boehringer Mannheim Pharmaceuticals (now F. Hoffmann-La Roche. Ltd.). Mr. Enright is a director of a number of privately-held companies, as well as Corcept Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ). Previously, Mr. Enright served on the boards of Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: THLD), Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), Valentis, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLTS), Codexis, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDXS), Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP), and MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAPP). Mr. Enright received his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University.

Dov Goldstein

Mr. Dov A. Goldstein is an independent Director of the Company since April 2008. Dr. Goldstein is a Partner at Aisling Capital, a private investment firm, and acting Chief Financial Officer of Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO). From July 2014 to July 2015, he was Chief Financial Officer of Loxo Oncology and an Operating Partner at Aisling Capital. He previously served as a Partner of Aisling Capital from 2008 to 2014, and from 2006 to 2008, he was a Principal at Aisling Capital. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Goldstein was Chief Financial Officer of Vicuron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. before its acquisition by Pfizer Inc. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Goldstein was Director of Venture Analysis at HealthCare Ventures, a privately held investment fund. Dr. Goldstein is a director of a number of companies including ADMA Biologics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADMA) and Cempra Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CEMP). He previously served as a member of the board of directors of Durata Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DRTX) from December 2009 until May 2013, and of Loxo Oncology (NASDAQ: LOXO) from July 2013 to October 2014. He holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University, an M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine and an M.B.A. from the Columbia Business School.

Antonio Gotto

Dr. Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., M.D., is an independent Director of the Esperion Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Gotto currently serves as Dean Emeritus of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Provost for Medical Affairs Emeritus of Cornell University. From January 1997 to December 2011, Dr. Gotto served as the Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean of the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Provost for Medical Affairs of Cornell University. From January 2012 to December 2014, Dr. Gotto was the Co-Chairman of the Board of Overseers of Weill Cornell Medical College. Previously, Dr. Gotto served as J.S. Abercrombie Chair of Atherosclerosis and Lipoprotein Research and Chairman and Professor of the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gotto currently serves as a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Gotto is also a past president of the International Atherosclerosis Society and a past president of the American Heart Association. Dr. Gotto is also a member of the board of directors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEGR). Dr. Gotto holds a B.A. degree from Vanderbilt University, a D.Phil. degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University in England, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and an M.D. degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Gotto is also a member of the board of directors of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AEGR).

Daniel Janney

Mr. Daniel S. Janney is an independent Director of the Company since November 2012. Mr. Janney is a managing director at Alta Partners, a life sciences venture capital firm, which he joined in 1996. Prior to joining Alta, from 1993 to 1996, he was a Vice President in Montgomery Securities' healthcare and biotechnology investment banking group, focusing on life sciences companies. Mr. Janney is a director of a number of companies including Alba Therapeutics Corporation, Prolacta Bioscience, Inc., ViroBay, Inc., Neothetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEOT) and Sutro Biopharma. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mark McGovern

Dr. Mark E. McGovern, M.D., FACC, FACP is an Independent Director of Esperion Therapeutics Inc. since February 2014. Dr. McGovern is a board-certified cardiologist with over 20 years of experience developing lipid regulating therapies, and since 2007, has served as a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry in cardiovascular and lipid regulation. Dr. McGovern's experience includes 11 years at Bristol- Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY), from 1986 to 1997, in various capacities, including Executive Director, Heart Failure and Atherosclerosis Clinical Research. Dr. McGovern subsequently spent 10 years, from 1997 to 2007, at Kos Pharmaceuticals, where he last served as executive vice president, medical affairs, and chief medical officer, prior to its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories. Dr. McGovern earned his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University and his medical degree from the University of Vermont. Dr. McGovern is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Physicians, and has published extensively on lipid management and its role in the treatment of coronary heart disease.

Gilbert Omenn

Dr. Gilbert S. Omenn, M.D., Ph.D., is an independent Director of the Company. Dr. Omenn is Professor of Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Internal Medicine, Human Genetics and Public Health at the University of Michigan. He leads the global Human Proteome Project. He serves on the Council of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies and the Community Preventive Services Task Force of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Previously, Dr. Omenn was Chief Executive Officer of the University of Michigan Health System and Executive Vice President of the University of Michigan for Medical Affairs; Professor of Medicine and of Environmental Health, and Dean of the School of Public Health and Community Medicine, at the University of Washington; Associate Director of the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy and of the Office of Management and Budget; and a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator. He has served on the National Cancer Advisory Board, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Advisory Council, Scientific Management Review Board of the NIH, and the Director's Advisory Committee for the CDC. Dr. Omenn earned his Bachelor's degree summa cum laude from Princeton University, his M.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Washington. Dr. Omenn serves on the boards of Etubics Corp., Galectin Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GALT) and Oncofusion Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Omenn was a director of Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Rohm & Haas Company.

Nicole Vitullo

Ms. Nicole Vitullo is an Independent Director of Esperion Therapeutics Inc. since April 2008. Ms. Vitullo joined Domain Associates, LLC, a venture capital firm with an exclusive focus on life sciences, in 1999 and became a Partner in 2004. From 1992 to 1999, Ms. Vitullo was Senior Vice President at Rothschild Asset Management, Inc. Ms. Vitullo is a director of a number of companies including Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPXX), Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ACHN), Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRNS) and VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Vitullo received a B.A. and an M.B.A. from the University of Rochester.