People: Opexa Therapeutics Inc (OPXA.PH)

OPXA.PH on Philadelphia Stock Exchange

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28 May 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Neil Warma

52 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Karthik Radhakrishnan

44 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Donna Rill

61 2013 Chief Development Officer

Timothy Barabe

62 2014 Director

Hans-Peter Hartung

60 2014 Director

Gail Maderis

57 2011 Independent Director

Michael Richman

53 2006 Independent Director

Scott Seaman

59 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Neil Warma

Mr. Neil K. Warma is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC. Mr. Warma has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2008 and as a Director since September 2008. He also previously served as our Acting Chief Financial Officer from March 2009 to August 2012. From July 2004 to September 2007, Mr. Warma served as president and chief executive officer of Viron Therapeutics Inc., a privately-held clinical stage biopharmaceutical company. From 2000 to 2003 Mr. Warma was co-founder and president of MedExact USA, Inc., an Internet company providing clinical information and services to physicians and pharmaceutical companies. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Warma held senior positions of increasing responsibility at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (previously Ciba-Geigy Ltd.) at its corporate headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. While at Novartis, Mr. Warma served as the Head of International Pharma Policy & Advocacy and in senior management within global marketing where he worked on the international launch of a gastrointestinal product. Mr. Warma obtained an honors degree specializing in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto and an International M.B.A. from the Schulich School of Management at York University in Toronto. As our President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Warma is directly involved in all aspects of our operations. He has extensive experience in corporate business development within the biopharmaceutical industry, in addition to executive leadership and management experience.

Karthik Radhakrishnan

Mr. Karthik Radhakrishnan, CFA, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC., effective March 29, 2013. Mr. Radhakrishnan has served as Chief Financial Officer since March 2013. Prior to joining Opexa, Mr. Radhakrishnan was most recently a Vice President at ING Investment Management in New York. While at ING from 2007 to 2012, he was responsible for healthcare investments in the small & small-mid cap core/growth products that are part of the Fundamental Equity product line. Previously, Mr. Radhakrishnan was the senior analyst at Eagle Asset Management from 2005 to 2007, responsible for large cap growth healthcare, and he served in various analyst positions including Senior Analyst at The Dow Chemical Company where he worked from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Radhakrishnan served as a member of the Board of Trustees at Cares Foundation, a non-profit organization serving the Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia community, from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Radhakrishnan is a CFA charter holder and has an MBA degree from the University of Michigan, a Masters in Engineering from the State University of New York and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology.

Donna Rill

Ms. Donna R. Rill is Chief Development Officer of Opexa Therapeutics, Inc. Ms. Rill was appointed as our Chief Development Officer in April 2013 and previously served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Quality Systems since January 2009. From November 2004 until January 2009, she served as Vice President of Operations. From April 2003 to November 2004, she was the director of quality systems and process development at Opexa Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From November 1997 to April 2003, she was the director of translational research for the Center for Cell & Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine. Ms. Rill has worked to design and qualify GMP Cell & Gene Therapy Laboratories, GMP Vector Production facilities, and Translational Research Labs at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Baylor College of Medicine. Ms. Rill received her B.S. in Medical Technology from the University of Tennessee, Memphis.

Timothy Barabe

Mr. Timothy C. Barabe is Director of OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC. Mr. Barabe has served as a Director since March 2014. He retired in 2013 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Affymetrix, Inc. Previously, from July 2006 until March 2010, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. Mr. Barabe served as Chief Financial Officer of Regent Medical Limited, a U.K.-based, privately owned, surgical supply company, from 2004 to 2006. He was with Novartis AG from 1982 through August 2004, where he served in a succession of senior executive positions in finance and general management, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of Sandoz GmbH, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Novartis. Mr. Barabe serves on the board of ArQule, a Boston-based, NASDAQ-listed biotech company, Vigilant Biosciences, a private medical device company and Project Open Hand, a non-profit organization. He received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Mr. Barabe has extensive experience as a senior financial executive of life sciences companies, giving him valuable operational and financial experience, including in the international setting, and knowledge of both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries.

Hans-Peter Hartung

Prof. Hans-Peter Hartung MD, PhD, FRCP., is Director of OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC. He has served as a Director since March 2014 and as a member of our Scientific Advisory Board since 2010. He has served as a professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf, Germany since 2001. Dr. Hartung earned his M.D. degree from the University of Düsseldorf and received post-graduate training in immunology, neurology and neuroimmunology at the University of Mainz, Germany and the University of Düsseldorf. He is a member of several international and national medical societies, serves on various executive and academic boards, as well as on the editorial board of a number of international medical journals (including past-president of ECTRIMS, the European Neurological Society, the International Society for Neuroimmunology, the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies and the World Health Organization Advisory Board on Multiple Sclerosis). He has also been published extensively in the field of neuroimmunological disorders. Dr. Hartung has extensive experience in the field of drug discovery and development, is a leader in the field of clinical immunology and has broad leadership experience on various boards.

Gail Maderis

Ms. Gail J. Maderis serves as Independent Director of Opexa Therapeutics, Inc., since October 27, 2011. Ms. Maderis has served as President and CEO of BayBio (Bay Area Bioscience Association), an independent, non-profit trade association serving the life sciences industry in Northern California, since October 2009 and joined BayBio’s board in 2004. From July 2003 to June 2009, Ms. Maderis served as President and CEO of Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative protein and antibody drugs, and served as a director until 2010. Prior to that, Ms. Maderis held general management positions at Genzyme Corporation from 1997 to 2003, including founder and president of Genzyme Molecular Oncology, a publicly traded division of Genzyme, and corporate vice president of Genzyme Corporation. Ms. Maderis has served as a director of NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since October 2010. Ms. Maderis has also been a member of several private company boards. Ms. Maderis received a B.S. degree in business from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Ms. Maderis has extensive experience as a senior executive of life sciences companies, giving her valuable operational and industry experience and leadership skills, as well as an extensive network of contacts related to financing, partnering and support services in the biotech industry and visibility into business and policy trends that impact the biopharmaceutical industry.

Michael Richman

Mr. Michael S. Richman is Independent Director of OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC., since June 16, 2006. Mr. Richman has served as a Director since June 2006. Mr. Richman has served as president and chief executive officer of Amplimmune, Inc. since July 2008. Mr. Richman served as president and chief operating officer of Amplimmune, Inc. from May 2007 to July 2008. From April 2002 to May 2007, Mr. Richman served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of MacroGenics, Inc. Mr. Richman joined MacroGenics, Inc. in 2002 with approximately 20 years’ experience in corporate business development within the biotechnology industry. Mr. Richman served as a director of Cougar Biotechnology from June 2006 to July 2009. Mr. Richman obtained his B.S. in Genetics/Molecular Biology at the University of California at Davis and his MSBA in International Business at San Francisco State University. He has extensive experience in business development and strategic planning for life science companies, as well as executive leadership and management experience.

Scott Seaman

Mr. Scott B. Seaman, CPA is Independent Director of OPEXA THERAPEUTICS, INC., since April 17, 2006. Mr. Seaman has served as a Director of since April 2006. Mr. Seaman has served for over five years as (i) the executive director and treasurer of the Albert and Margaret Alkek Foundation of Houston, Texas, a private foundation primarily supporting biomedical research and institutions in the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, (ii) the chief financial officer of Chaswil Ltd., a private family management company, (iii) secretary and treasurer of M & A Properties Inc., a ranching and real estate concern, and (iv) director of Somebody Cares America. In March 2013, Mr. Seaman was elected a director of Gradalis, Inc., a privately held clinical stage biotechnology company developing cancer focused immunotherapies. In June 2013, Mr. Seaman became a director of Strike Bio, Inc., a privately held clinical stage biotechnology company developing gene interference therapeutics. In April 2009, Mr. Seaman became the Managing Member of ICT Development LLC which is the Managing Member of ICT Holdings LLC, an energy services supplier for which he serves as president. From October 2007 to December 2010, Mr. Seaman served on the board of GeneExcel, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company. From May 2004 to December 2010, Mr. Seaman served as a Member of the Investment Committee of Global Hedged Equity Fund LP, a hedge fund. Mr. Seaman received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Seaman has extensive experience in overall financial management and corporate development, combined with operational and corporate governance experience.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Neil Warma

1,810,750

Karthik Radhakrishnan

579,769

Donna Rill

573,026

Timothy Barabe

--

Hans-Peter Hartung

--

Gail Maderis

--

Michael Richman

--

Scott Seaman

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

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