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Omeros Corp (OMER.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gregory Demopulos

56 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Michael Jacobsen

56 2013 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Marcia Kelbon

55 2007 Vice President - Patent, General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Cable

75 1995 Lead Independent Director

Peter Demopulos

61 1995 Director

Ray Aspiri

78 2007 Independent Director

Arnold Hanish

67 2012 Independent Director

Leroy Hood

76 2001 Independent Director

Rajiv Shah

42 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gregory Demopulos

Dr. Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Omeros Corp. Gregory A. Demopulos, M.D., founded our company and has served as our president, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors since June 1994. In an interim capacity, he also served as our chief financial officer and treasurer from January 2009 to October 2013 and as our chief medical officer from June 1994 to March 2010. Prior to founding Omeros, Dr. Demopulos completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Stanford University and his fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery at Duke University. Dr. Demopulos currently serves on the board of trustees of the Smead Funds Trust, an open-end mutual fund company registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940, and on the board of directors of Onconome, Inc., a privately held company developing biomarkers for early cancer detection. His non-profit service includes the Seattle Community Development Round Table and the Northwest NeuroNeighborhood board of directors. Dr. Demopulos received his M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine and his B.S. from Stanford University. Our nominating and governance committee has concluded that Dr. Demopulos should continue to serve on the board of directors based on his position and experience as our chief executive officer and his medical and scientific expertise, experience with clinical development and design and knowledge of our operations and development programs. Dr. Demopulos is the brother of Peter A. Demopulos, M.D., a member of our board of directors.

Michael Jacobsen

Mr. Michael A. Jacobsen is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Omeros Corporation. Mr. Jacobsen joined Omeros on September 3, 2013. Prior to joining Omeros, Mr. Jacobsen served as Vice President of Finance of Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, from September 2011 to May 2013 and as its Chief Accounting Officer from September 2011 to December 2012. From April 2007 to August 2011, Mr. Jacobsen was Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at ZymoGenetics, Inc. Prior to his service with ZymoGenetics, Mr. Jacobsen held various roles at ICOS Corporation, including Senior Director of Finance and Corporate Controller. From April 1995 to October 2001, Mr. Jacobsen held Vice President of Finance or Chief Financial Officer roles at three companies in the software, computer hardware and internet retailing industries, two of which were publicly traded. Mr. Jacobsen is a certified public accountant and received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Idaho State University.

Marcia Kelbon

Ms. Marcia S. Kelbon, J.D., is Vice President - Patent, General Counsel, Secretary of Omeros Corp. Prior to that, Ms. Kelbon was a partner with the firm of Christensen O’Connor Johnson & Kindness, PLLC, where she specialized in U.S. and international intellectual property procurement, management, licensing and enforcement issues. Ms. Kelbon received her J.D. and her M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Washington and her B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University.

Thomas Cable

Mr. Thomas J. Cable serves as Lead Independent Director of Omeros Corp. Thomas J. Cable has served on our board of directors since January 1995. He has also served on our audit committee since January 1995 and on our compensation committee since December 2007. In addition, Mr. Cable has served as chairman of our nominating and governance committee since September 2009. Mr. Cable is the vice chairman of the board of the Washington Research Foundation, a technology transfer and early stage venture capital organization affiliated with the University of Washington, which he co-founded in 1980. Mr. Cable also founded Cable & Howse Ventures, a venture capital firm, and Cable, Howse & Ragen, an investment banking firm, and co-founded Montgomery Securities, an investment banking firm acquired by Bank of America. A former U.S. Navy submarine officer, Mr. Cable received his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his B.A. from Harvard University. Our nominating and governance committee has concluded that Mr. Cable should continue to serve on the board of directors based on his knowledge and experience in finance, investment banking, technology development and product commercialization, as well as his knowledge of Omeros and our industry.

Peter Demopulos

Dr. Peter A. Demopulos, M.D., FACC, FSCAI, is Director of Omeros Corp., since January 1995. Dr. Demopulos is a practicing board-certified general and interventional cardiologist at Seattle Cardiology, part of the Swedish Heart & Vascular Institute. He has been a member of Seattle Cardiology from 2005 to the present, also serving as its Medical Director from 2005 to 2010. Dr. Demopulos is also a clinical assistant professor of cardiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine, a position that he has held since 1989. He participates as an investigator in clinical trials evaluating interventional cardiology devices and drug therapies at Seattle Cardiovascular Research and Swedish Cardiovascular Research. Dr. Demopulos received his M.D. from the Stanford University School of Medicine and his B.S. from Stanford University.

Ray Aspiri

Ray Aspiri is Independent Director of the Company. He has served on our board of directors since January 1995 and previously served as our treasurer from January 1999 to September 2007. Mr. Aspiri has also served as chairman of our compensation committee since January 1995 and as a member of our nominating and governance and audit committees since September 2009 and July 2011, respectively. From his founding of the company in 1997 until its sale in December 2012, Mr. Aspiri served as the chairman of the board of Tempress Technologies, Inc., a privately held research and development company that specialized in high-pressure fluid dynamics for the oil and gas industry. From 1980 to 1997, Mr. Aspiri served as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Tempress, Inc., a privately held company specializing in products for the truck, marine and sporting goods industries. Our nominating and governance committee has concluded that Mr. Aspiri should continue to serve on the board of directors based on his experience in founding and managing companies, his knowledge of commercial manufacturing and his prior experience in serving on compensation committees. Mr. Aspiri has indicated an interest in potentially retiring from the board of directors and has requested that we continue our ongoing search for additional director candidates to potentially replace Mr. Aspiri should he elect to retire from our board of directors.

Arnold Hanish

Mr. Arnold C. Hanish is Independent Director of Omeros Corp. Arnold C. Hanish has served on our board of directors since September 2012. From 1994 until his retirement in December 2012, Mr. Hanish served as vice president and chief accounting officer at Eli Lilly and Company. Prior to his appointment as chief accounting officer, Mr. Hanish held a number of senior financial positions at Eli Lilly. Before Eli Lilly, Mr. Hanish held various positions at Arthur Young & Company (currently Ernst & Young) for nearly 14 years. Mr. Hanish currently is a member of the Deloitte and Touche Audit Quality Review Council. Mr. Hanish was a member of the Standing Advisory Group of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board from 2004 through 2008 and from 2011 through 2012. In addition, from 2007 to 2010, he served as the chairperson of Financial Executives International’s Committee on Corporate Reporting. Mr. Hanish earned his B.A. in accounting from the University of Cincinnati. Our nominating and governance committee has concluded that Mr. Hanish should continue to serve on the board of directors based on his experience in public company finance and accounting, management and corporate governance as well as his knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

Leroy Hood

Dr. Leroy E. Hood, M.D., Ph.D., serves as an Independent Director of Omeros Corp., Leroy E. Hood, M.D., Ph.D., age 76, has served on our board of directors since March 2001. He also has served on our nominating and governance committee since September 2009 and on our compensation committee since July 2011. Dr. Hood previously served as a member of our audit committee from September 2009 to December 2009 and from June 2012 to September 2012. Dr. Hood is the president of the Institute for Systems Biology, a non-profit research institute dedicated to the study and application of systems biology, which he co-founded in 2000. Previously, Dr. Hood was founder and chairman of the Department of Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Hood also co-founded Amgen, Inc., Applied Biosystems, Inc., Darwin Molecular Technologies, Inc., Rosetta Inpharmatics, Inc. and SyStemix, Inc. Dr. Hood is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Association of Arts and Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Hood received his Ph.D. and B.S. from the California Institute of Technology and his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Our nominating and governance committee has concluded that Dr. Hood should continue to serve on the board of directors based on his scientific expertise in drug discovery and development and experience in founding and building biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Rajiv Shah

Dr. Rajiv Shah, M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Shah is currently a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Shah served as Administrator of USAID, the U.S. government agency responsible for administering civilian foreign aid. During his tenure, Dr. Shah led the efforts of nearly 10,000 staff in more than 70 countries around the world to advance USAID’s mission of ending extreme poverty and promoting resilient, democratic societies. From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Shah served as the Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics and Chief Scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Prior to his service in the Obama Administration, he worked in senior roles at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, leading the Foundation’s efforts in global health, agriculture, and financial services. He also played a key role in the Foundation’s efforts to advance domestic health care reform. Dr. Shah is currently a Distinguished Fellow at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, where his work focuses on international development and building out Georgetown’s master’s program in Global Human Development. He also sits on the board of directors of Arcadia Biosciences, Inc. and the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation. Dr. Shah earned his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, his Master of Science in health economics at the Wharton School of Business and his Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Michigan.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gregory Demopulos

3,938,040

Michael Jacobsen

1,007,120

Marcia Kelbon

1,146,240

Thomas Cable

--

Peter Demopulos

--

Ray Aspiri

--

Arnold Hanish

--

Leroy Hood

--

Rajiv Shah

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

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