People: Isis Pharmaceuticals Inc (ISIS.O)

ISIS.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stanley Crooke

69 1991 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Elizabeth Hougen

53 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance

B. Lynne Parshall

61 2013 Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary, Director

Patrick O'Neil

41 2013 Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel

C. Frank Bennett

58 2006 Senior Vice President - Antisense Research

Richard Geary

57 2008 Senior Vice President - Development

Brett Monia

53 2012 Senior Vice President - Drug Discovery and Corporate Development

Sarah Boyce

43 2015 Chief Business Officer

Joseph Loscalzo

63 2014 Director

Spencer Berthelsen

62 2002 Independent Director

Breaux Castleman

74 2013 Independent Director

Joseph Klein

53 2005 Independent Director

Frederick Muto

61 2001 Independent Director

Joseph Wender

70 1994 Independent Director

Wade Walke

Vice President - Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Stanley Crooke

Dr. Stanley T. Crooke, M.D., Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Crooke is a founder of Isis and has been Chief Executive Officer and a Director since January 1989. He was elected Chairman of the Board in February 1991. Prior to founding Isis, from 1980 until January 1989, Dr. Crooke was employed by SmithKline Beckman Corporation, a pharmaceutical company, where his titles included President of Research and Development of SmithKline and French Laboratories.

Elizabeth Hougen

Ms. Elizabeth L. Hougen is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President - Finance of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Hougen was promoted to Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in January 2013. From January 2007 to December 2012, Ms. Hougen served as our Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer and from May 2000 to January 2007, she served as our Vice President, Finance. Prior to joining Isis in 2000, Ms. Hougen was Executive Director, Finance and Chief Financial Officer for Molecular Biosystems, Inc., a public biotechnology company.

B. Lynne Parshall

Ms. B. Lynne Parshall, J.D., is Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary, Director of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Parshall has served as a Director of Isis since September 2000. She has been our Chief Operating Officer since December 2007 and previously served as our Chief Financial Officer from June 1994 to December 2012. She also served as our Corporate Secretary through 2014 and has served in various executive roles since November 1991. Prior to joining Isis, Ms. Parshall practiced law at Cooley LLP, outside counsel to Isis, where she was a partner from 1986 to 1991. Ms. Parshall is a member of the American, California and San Diego bar associations.

Patrick O'Neil

Mr. Patrick R. O'Neil, Esq., is Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since January 2013. Mr. O'Neil was promoted to Senior Vice President, Legal and General Counsel in January 2013. Starting in January 2015, Mr. O'Neil also serves as our Corporate Secretary. From September 2010 to January 2013, Mr. O'Neil served as our Vice President, Legal and General Counsel and from January 2009 to September 2010, he served as our Vice President, Legal and Senior Transactions Counsel. From October 2001 to January 2009 he held various positions within our Legal department. Prior to joining Isis, Mr. O'Neil was an associate at Cooley LLP.

C. Frank Bennett

Dr. C. Frank Bennett, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Antisense Research of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since January 2006. Dr. Bennett was promoted to Senior Vice President, Antisense Research in January 2006. From June 1995 to January 2006, Dr. Bennett served as our Vice President, Research. From March 1993 to June 1995, he was Director, Molecular Pharmacology, and from May 1992 to March 1993, he was an Associate Director in our Molecular and Cellular Biology department. Prior to joining Isis in 1989, Dr. Bennett was employed by SmithKline and French Laboratories in various research positions. He is an external member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Experimental Therapeutics Center in Singapore.

Richard Geary

Dr. Richard S. Geary, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Development of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since August 16, 2008. Dr. Geary was promoted to Senior Vice President, Development in August 2008. From August 2003 to August 2008, Dr. Geary served as our Vice President, Preclinical Development. From November 1995 to August 2003, he held various positions within the Preclinical Development department. Prior to joining Isis in 1995, Dr. Geary was Senior Research Scientist and Group Leader for the bioanalytical and preclinical pharmacokinetics group in the Applied Chemistry Department at Southwest Research Institute.

Brett Monia

Dr. Brett P. Monia, Ph.D. is the Senior Vice President - Drug Discovery and Corporate Development of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since January 2012. Dr. Monia was promoted to Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery and Corporate Development in January 2012. From February 2009 to January 2012, Dr. Monia served as our Vice President, Drug Discovery and Corporate Development and from October 2000 to February 2009, he served as our Vice President, Preclinical Drug Discovery. From October 1989 to October 2000 he held various positions within our Molecular Pharmacology department.

Sarah Boyce

Ms. Sarah Boyce is Chief Business Officer of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Boyce joined Isis in January 2015 as our Chief Business Officer. Prior to joining Isis, Ms. Boyce was Vice President, Head of International Business Strategy and Operations at Forest Laboratories, Inc. from 2012 to 2014. She was Vice President, Global Head Nephrology Therapeutics Area of Alexion Pharmaceuticals from 2010 to 2011. She held various positions at Novartis Group AG, including Vice President, Global Program Head, Pediatric and Specialty from 2000 to 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Boyce held positions at Bayer Pharmaceuticals and Roche.

Joseph Loscalzo

Dr. Joseph Loscalzo, M.D., Ph.D., is a Director of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Joseph Loscalzo is Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chairman of the Department of Medicine, and Physician-in-Chief at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Loscalzo received his A.B. degree, summa cum laude, his Ph.D. in biochemistry, and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. His clinical training was completed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he served as Resident and Chief Resident in medicine and Fellow in cardiovascular medicine. Post-training, Dr. Loscalzo joined the Harvard faculty and staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital in 1984. He rose to the rank of Associate Professor of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology at the West Roxbury Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Director of the Center for Research in Thrombolysis at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He joined the faculty of Boston University in 1994, first as Chief of Cardiology and, in 1997, Wade Professor and Chair of Medicine, Professor of Biochemistry, and Director of the Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute. He returned to Harvard and Brigham and Women's Hospital in 2005. The Board believes Dr. Loscalzo is uniquely suited to serve on the Board primarily because of his extensive scientific expertise, including 25 years of research in the areas of vascular biology, thrombosis, and atherosclerosis, and practical knowledge as a practicing physician. Dr. Loscalzo's expertise and role as a leading cardiologist is particularly valuable as we mature and grow our cardiovascular franchise.

Spencer Berthelsen

Dr. Spencer R. Berthelsen, M.D., is an Independent Director of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since May 2002. He has served as a Director of Isis since May 2002. Since 1980, he has practiced Internal Medicine with the Kelsey Seybold Clinic, a 370 physician medical group based in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Dr. Berthelsen has served in various senior leadership positions at Kelsey Seybold, including Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical Director and Managing Director. He has been Chairman of their Board of Directors since October 2001. He has served as a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas Health Science Center of Houston. Dr. Berthelsen served on the board of the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine in the past and the Caremark National Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee from 1999 through 2005. The Board believes Dr. Berthelsen is uniquely suited to serve on the Board because of his current position managing a large multi-specialty group practice and 32 years of experience as a practicing physician.

Breaux Castleman

Mr. Breaux B. Castleman is Independent Director of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Since August 2001, Mr. Castleman has served as a Director of Isis since June 2013. Since August 2001, Mr. Castleman has been president and chief executive officer of Syntiro Healthcare Services, Inc., a health care investment company, which recently sold its operations as a service provider of integrated care management and disease management. Mr. Castleman has been a director of USMD Holdings, Inc., a physician-led integrated healthcare system, since September 2009 and was a director of MELA Sciences, Inc., a medical device company, from 2003 until 2011. The Board believes that Mr. Castleman is uniquely suited to serve on the Board and the Audit Committee because he has significant experience in strategic planning and financial engineering for Fortune 1000 companies and has financial advisory expertise in the life sciences industry.

Joseph Klein

Mr. Joseph Klein, III, is an Independent Director of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since December 2005. Mr. Klein has served as a Director of Isis since December 2005. Mr. Klein is currently Managing Director of Gauss Capital Advisors, LLC, a financial consulting and investment advisory firm focused on biopharmaceuticals, which he founded in March 1998. From September 2003 to December 2008, Mr. Klein also served as a Venture Partner of Red Abbey Venture Partners, L.P., a life science private equity fund. From September 2001 to September 2002, Mr. Klein was a Venture Partner of MPM Capital, a healthcare venture capital firm. From June 1999 to September 2000 when it merged with WebMD Corporation, Mr. Klein served as Vice President, Strategy, for Medical Manager Corporation, a leading developer of physician office management information systems. For over nine years from 1989 to 1998, Mr. Klein was a health care investment analyst at T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., where he was the founding portfolio manager of the T. Rowe Price Health Sciences Fund, Inc. Mr. Klein serves on the board of directors of The Prospector Funds, Inc., an SEC Registered Investment Company that manages two no-load mutual funds. Mr. Klein also serves on the boards of private and non-profit entities. Within the last five years, Mr. Klein formerly served on the board of directors of five publicly held biotechnology companies: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., OSI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., PDL BioPharma, Inc. and Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. The Board believes that Mr. Klein is uniquely suited to serve on the Board and the Audit Committee because he is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and because he has extensive public company, venture investment, board, and financial advisory expertise in the life sciences industry.

Frederick Muto

Mr. Frederick T. Muto, J.D., is an Independent Director of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since March 2001. Mr. Muto has served as a Director of Isis since March 2001. Mr. Muto joined the law firm of Cooley LLP, outside counsel to Isis, in 1980 and became a partner in 1986. He is Chair of the firm's Business Department and a founding partner of Cooley LLP's San Diego office. The Board believes Mr. Muto is uniquely suited to serve on the Board primarily because, with 35 years of experience at one of the country's leading law firms focused on life sciences and technology companies, he provides us important advice regarding our strategic transactions, corporate governance and compensation matters.

Joseph Wender

Mr. Joseph H. Wender is an Independent Director of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., since January 1994. Mr. Wender has served as a Director of Isis since January 1994. Mr. Wender began with Goldman, Sachs & Co. in 1971 and became a General Partner of that firm in 1982, where he headed the Financial Institutions Group for over a decade. Since January 2008, he has been a Senior Consultant to Goldman Sachs & Co. He is also an Independent Trustee of the Schwab Family of Funds and Director of Grandpoint Capital, a bank holding company. Mr. Wender also is a managing partner and owns, with his wife, Colgin Cellars. As of March 2014, Mr. Wender is a director of Outfront Media, lessors of advertising space on out-of-home advertising structures. The Board believes Mr. Wender is uniquely suited to serve on the Board primarily because, with over 40 years of experience as an investment banker with Goldman, Sachs & Co., he provides Isis important advice regarding our financial reporting, corporate finance matters, strategic transactions, and compensation matters. Mr. Wender is also highly qualified to serve on the Audit Committee.

Wade Walke

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