People: Seattle Genetics Inc (SGEN.O)

SGEN.O on Nasdaq

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Clay Siegall

2004 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Todd Simpson

52 2005 Chief Financial Officer

Eric Dobmeier

44 2011 Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary

Christopher Boerner

43 2014 Executive Vice President - Commercial

Jonathan Drachman

2013 Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Research and Development

Vaughn Himes

52 2012 Executive Vice President - Technical Operations, Process Sciences

Kirk Schumacher

2014 Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs and Compliance, General Counsel

Charles Romp

2014 Senior Vice President - Sales

Eric Sievers

2013 Senior Vice President - Clinical Development

Felix Baker

44 2005 Lead Independent Director

John Orwin

48 2014 Director

Srinivas Akkaraju

45 2003 Independent Director

Franklin Berger

64 2004 Independent Director

David Gryska

57 2005 Independent Director

Marc Lippman

68 2000 Independent Director

John McLaughlin

61 2007 Independent Director

Nancy Simonian

52 2012 Independent Director

Daniel Welch

55 2007 Independent Director

Pinkston Peggy

Senior Director - Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Clay Siegall

Dr. Clay B. Siegall, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Seattle Genetics, Inc. Dr. Siegall co-founded Seattle Genetics in 1997. He has served as the company Chief Executive Officer since November 2002, as the company President since June 2000, as one of the company directors since December 1997 and as the company Board chairman since March 2004. Dr. Siegall also served as the company Chief Scientific Officer from December 1997 until November 2002. Prior to co-founding Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall was with the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute from 1991 to 1997, most recently as a Principal Scientist. From 1988 to 1991, Dr. Siegall was a Staff Fellow/Biotechnology Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. Dr. Siegall received a Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University and a B.S. in Zoology from the University of Maryland. In addition to Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall serves as a director of Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company and Mirna Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company.

Todd Simpson

Mr. Todd E. Simpson is Chief Financial Officer of Seattle Genetics, Inc., since October 4, 2005. Previously, Mr. Simpson served from October 2001 to October 2005 as Vice President, Finance & Administration and Chief Financial Officer of Targeted Genetics Corporation, a biotechnology company. From January 1996 to October 2001, Mr. Simpson served as Vice President, Finance & Administration and CFO of Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., a biotechnology company. From August 1995 to December 1995, he served as Treasurer of Integra LifeSciences Corporation, a biotechnology company, which acquired Telios Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in August 1995. From 1992 until its acquisition by Integra, he served as Vice President of Finance and CFO of Telios and in various other finance-related positions. Mr. Simpson currently serves on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association. Mr. Simpson is a certified public accountant, and from 1983 to 1992 he practiced public accounting with the firm of Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Simpson received a B.S. in Accounting and Computer Science from Oregon State University.

Eric Dobmeier

Mr. Eric L. Dobmeier is Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary of Seattle Genetics, Inc. Mr. Dobmeier joined Seattle Genetics in March 2002 and has served as the company Chief Operating Officer since June 2011. Previously, he served in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as the company Chief Business Officer from May 2007 to June 2011. He has also served as the company Corporate Secretary since March 2002. Prior to joining Seattle Genetics, Mr. Dobmeier was with the law firms of Venture Law Group and Heller Ehrman LLP where he represented technology companies in connection with public and private financings, mergers and acquisitions and corporate partnering transactions. Mr. Dobmeier serves as a director of Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company. Mr. Dobmeier received a J.D. from University of California, Berkeley School of Law and an A.B. in History from Princeton University.

Christopher Boerner

Dr. Christopher S. Boerner, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President - Commercial of Seattle Genetics Inc. Dr. Boerner has been with Seattle Genetics for more than three years, serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Commercial. He oversees all sales, marketing and market planning activities for ADCETRIS(R) (brentuximab vedotin). Prior to Seattle Genetics, he spent more than eight years at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, where he served in a variety of commercial roles, including Director of Marketing on Avastin (bevacizumab) and Director of Avastin franchise management. Additionally, he served in a variety of commercial roles across multiple disease areas, including solid tumor oncology, lymphoma and immunology. Dr. Boerner joined Genentech from McKinsey & Company, a global strategic management consulting firm, where he worked on a variety of pharmaceutical sales and marketing engagements. Dr. Boerner received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and his A.B. in Economics and History from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jonathan Drachman

Dr. Jonathan Drachman, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, Research and Development of Seattle Genetics, Inc. Dr. Drachman joined Seattle Genetics in November 2004, serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Research and Translational Medicine. Prior to joining Seattle Genetics, Dr. Drachman was Associate Professor in the Hematology Division, Department of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he remains a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine. He also served as Senior Investigator in the Division of Research and Education and Medical Director of the Umbilical Cord Blood Program at the Puget Sound Blood Center. Dr. Drachman received a B.A. in Biochemistry from Harvard University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Medical Oncology at the University of Washington.

Vaughn Himes

Dr. Vaughn B. Himes, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President - Technical Operations, Process Sciences of Seattle Genetics, Inc. Dr. Himes joined Seattle Genetics as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations, in April 2009 and has served as Executive Vice President, Technical Operations and Process Science since July 2012. Previously, Dr. Himes was with ZymoGenetics, Inc. from November 2005 to March 2009, most recently as Senior Vice President, Technical Operations where his responsibilities included commercial and clinical manufacturing, supply chain and logistics, quality control and process development. From March 2003 to October 2005, he was Vice President, Manufacturing at Corixa, Inc. Prior to that, he held Vice President positions in manufacturing and development at Targeted Genetics and Genovo. Dr. Himes received a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Pomona College in California and a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Kirk Schumacher

Mr. Kirk Schumacher is the Senior Vice President - Legal Affairs and Compliance, General Counsel of the Company. Mr. Schumacher joined Seattle Genetics in October 2003 and oversees all aspects of the company's legal, compliance and intellectual property functions. He previously served as Vice President, Legal Affairs and Compliance and General Counsel. Since joining Seattle Genetics, he has participated in the negotiation and completion of many corporate alliances, including the ex-U.S./Canada development and commercialization collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and multiple antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) collaborations. He has also played a key role in equity financings for Seattle Genetics, first as outside legal advisor and then as internal corporate counsel. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Schumacher was with the law firms of Venture Law Group and Riddell Williams. He received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Charles Romp

Mr. Charles (Chip) R. Romp is the Senior Vice President - Sales of the Company. Mr. Romp joined Seattle Genetics in May 2010 to build the company's field sales organization in advance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of ADCETRIS. Prior to his promotion to Senior Vice President, he served as Vice President, Sales. Mr. Romp was previously at Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, since 1998, most recently as National Sales Director for Avastin. During his tenure, he held several senior sales leadership positions for both oncology and immunology products, including Rituxan (rituximab) and Xolair (omalizumab), and was project lead for deployment recommendations for Genentech's BioOncology sales forces. Mr. Romp received his B.A. from the University of Florida and his M.B.A. from Saint Leo University (formerly Saint Leo College) in Florida.

Eric Sievers

Dr. Eric Sievers, M.D. is Senior Vice President - Clinical Development of Seattle Genetics Inc. He joined Seattle Genetics in July 2006, and has focused primarily on directing, planning and executing clinical development activities for ADCETRIS. Previously, Dr. Sievers served as Medical Director at Zymogenetics (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2010). His academic research focused on improving treatment outcomes for patients with acute myeloid leukemia, including clinical development of an anti-CD33 ADC. Dr. Sievers performed his training in pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and served on the faculty of both institutions for more than a decade. Dr. Sievers received both a B.A. in Biology and an M.D. from Brown University.

Felix Baker

Dr. Felix J. Baker, Ph.D., is Lead Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc. Dr. Baker’s firm manages Baker Brothers Investments, of long-term investment funds for university endowments and foundations, which are focused on publicly traded life sciences companies. Dr. Baker’s career as a fund-manager began in 1994 when he co-founded a biotechnology investing partnership with the Tisch Family. Dr. Baker holds a B.S. and a Ph.D. in Immunology from Stanford University, where he also completed two years of medical school. In addition to Seattle Genetics, Dr. Baker currently serves as a director of Ardea BioSciences, Inc. and Synageva, Inc., both of which are publicly-traded biotechnology companies. In addition, Dr. Baker previously served as a director of AnorMED Inc., Conjuchem, Inc., Neurogen Corporation and Trimeris, Inc., all of which were publicly-traded companies during Dr. Baker’s service as a director.

John Orwin

Mr. John A. Orwin is Director of the Company. John Orwin has served as Chief Executive Officer of Relypsa, Inc. since June 2013. Prior to Relypsa, he was at Affymax, serving most recently as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, Mr. Orwin was Vice President and then Senior Vice President of the BioOncology Business Unit at Genentech (now a member of the Roche Group), where he was responsible for all marketing, sales, business unit operations and pipeline brand management for Genentech’s oncology portfolio in the United States. He has also held senior marketing and sales positions at Johnson & Johnson, Alza Pharmaceuticals, Sangstat Medical Corporation, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Pharmaceuticals and Schering-Plough Corporation. Mr. Orwin received an M.B.A. from New York University and a B.A. from Rutgers University.

Srinivas Akkaraju

Dr. Srinivas Akkaraju, M.D., Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc. since July 2003. Since January 2009, Dr. Akkaraju has been Managing Director of New Leaf Venture Partners. From August 2006 to December 2008, Dr. Akkaraju served as a Managing Director at Panorama Capital, LLC, a private equity firm founded by the former venture capital investment team of J.P. Morgan Partners, LLC, a private equity division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Panorama Capital advised J.P. Morgan Partners as to its investment in Seattle Genetics. Prior to co-founding Panorama Capital, he was with J.P. Morgan Partners, which he joined in April 2001 and of which he became a Partner in January 2005. From October 1998 to April 2001, he was in Business and Corporate Development at Genentech, Inc. (a wholly owned member of the Roche Group), a biotechnology company, most recently as Senior Manager. Prior to joining Genentech, Dr. Akkaraju was a graduate student at Stanford University, where he received an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Immunology. He received his undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Computer Science from Rice University. In addition to Seattle Genetics, Dr. Akkaraju serves as a director of Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company.

Franklin Berger

Mr. Franklin M. Berger, CFA, is no longer Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc., effective May 2014. Mr. Berger is a biotechnology industry analyst with over 25 years of experience in capital markets and financial analysis. He served most recently as Managing Director, Equity Research and Senior Biotechnology Analyst at J.P. Morgan Securities from May 1998 to March 2003. In this position, he initiated team coverage of 26 biotechnology companies and was responsible for technical, scientific and clinical due diligence as well as company selection. Previously, Mr. Berger served in similar capacities at Salomon Smith Barney from August 1997 to May 1998 and at Josephthal & Co. from November 1991 to August 1997. He holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and an M.A. in International Economics and a B.A. in International Relations both from Johns Hopkins University. In addition to Seattle Genetics, Mr. Berger serves as a director of BELLUS Health, Inc. and Thallion Pharmaceuticals Inc., both publicly-traded biotechnology companies. In addition, Mr. Berger previously served as a director of VaxGen, Inc., Isotechnika, Inc. and Emisphere Technologies, Inc., all of which were publicly-traded companies during Mr. Berger’s service as a director.

David Gryska

Mr. David W. Gryska is an Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc., since March 25, 2005. From May 2012 to December 2012, Mr. Gryska served as Chief Operating Officer and from August 2012 to December 2012, interim Chief Executive Officer of Myrexis Inc., a public biotechnology company. From December 2006 to October 2010, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Celgene Corporation. From October 2004 to December 2006, he was a principal at Strategic Consulting Group, where he provided strategic consulting to early-stage biotechnology companies. Mr. Gryska served at Scios, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from November 2000 to October 2004, and as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer from December 1998 to November 2000. Scios was acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2003. From 1993 to December 1998, he served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Cardiac Pathways Corporation, a medical device company which was later acquired by Boston Scientific Corporation. Prior to Cardiac Pathways, Mr. Gryska served as a partner at Ernst & Young LLP, an accounting firm. During his eleven years at Ernst & Young LLP, he focused on technology industries, with an emphasis on biotechnology and healthcare companies. Mr. Gryska holds a B.A. in accounting and finance from Loyola University and an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University. In addition to Seattle Genetics, Mr. Gryska serves on the board of Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc.

Marc Lippman

Dr. Marc E. Lippman, M.D., is an Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc., since June 2000. Since May 2007, Dr. Lippman has served as the Kathleen and Stanley Glaser Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, and Chairman of the Department of Medicine. Previously, from February 2001 to May 2007 he served as the John G. Searle Professor and Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan School of Medicine. Previously, Dr. Lippman was the Director of the Lombardi Cancer Research Center from July 1988 to February 2001, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Oncology from July 1999 to February 2001 and Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. from July 1988 to February 2001. He also served as Chief of the Division of Hematology-Oncology at Georgetown University Medical School from July 1995 to February 2001. He was Head of the Medical Breast Cancer Section of the Medicine Branch of the National Cancer Institute from July 1976 to July 1988. Dr. Lippman has authored over 400 peer-reviewed publications and one of the standard texts on breast cancer. He is a director of Ascenta Therapeutics, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company. He received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Cornell and an M.D. from Yale where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Lippman’s experience in treating patients and conducting oncology research at the National Cancer Institute and at the medical schools of the University of Miami, the University of Michigan and Georgetown University provides an important patient perspective and focus on innovation in the company development of antibody-based therapies.

John McLaughlin

Mr. John P. McLaughlin is an Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc., since June 16, 2007. Since December 2008, Mr. McLaughlin has been President and Chief Executive Officer of PDL BioPharma, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company. Previously he was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Anesiva, Inc., a biotechnology company, from January 2000 to June 2008. Prior to Anesiva, he was President of Tularik Inc., and before that spent 11 years at Genentech, Inc. in a number of senior management positions including Executive Vice President. Previously, Mr. McLaughlin represented pharmaceutical companies as a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm that specializes in food and drug law and served as legal counsel to various subcommittees at the U.S. House of Representatives, drafting numerous measures that became U.S. Food and Drug Administration laws. Mr. McLaughlin was also co-founder, a director and Chairman of the Board of Eyetech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by OSI Pharmaceuticals in 2005. He was also a director and co-founder of Peak Surgical, Inc., a privately-held medical device company, which was acquired by Medtronic, Inc., a global medical device company. He is a director of PDL BioPharma, Inc. and AxoGen, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company. In addition, Mr. McLaughlin previously served as a director of Anesiva, Inc., which was a publicly-traded company during Mr. McLaughlin’s service as a director. Mr. McLaughlin earned a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the Catholic University of America.

Nancy Simonian

Dr. Nancy A. Simonian, M.D., serves as Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc., since March 19, 2012. Since July 2012, Dr. Simonian has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Syros Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held life science company focused on gene control therapeutics. From 2001 to October 2011, Dr. Simonian was with Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.: The Takeda Oncology Company, most recently serving as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Clinical, Medical and Regulatory Affairs. From 1995 to 2001, Dr. Simonian was at Biogen (now Biogen Idec) and most recently served as Vice President of Clinical Research where she was responsible for clinical development and medical affairs of the neurology and oncology pipeline, including Avonex® and Tysabri®. Dr. Simonian currently serves as a director of the Personalized Medicine Coalition and previously served as a director of ArQule, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Simonian was on the faculty of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School as an assistant professor of neurology. She received a B.A. in Biology from Princeton University and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School.

Daniel Welch

Mr. Daniel G. Welch is an Independent Director of Seattle Genetics, Inc., since June 04, 2007. Since September 2003, Mr. Welch has been Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune, Inc., a biotechnology company and in May 2007, he assumed the additional role of Chairman of the Board of InterMune. Before joining InterMune, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Triangle Pharmaceuticals from 2002 to 2003, which was acquired by Gilead in 2003. Prior to that, he was President of Biopharmaceuticals at Elan Corporation from 2000 to 2002. During his tenure at Elan he was responsible for its U.S. commercial operations, international subsidiaries, R&D and diagnostics businesses. From 1987 to 2000, Mr. Welch served in various senior management roles at Sanofi-Synthelabo, now Sanofi-Aventis, including Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. business. Mr. Welch holds a B.A. from the University of Miami and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina. In addition to Seattle Genetics, Mr. Welch serves as a director of InterMune, Hyperion Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biotechnology company and Corium International, Inc., a privately-held biotechnology company.

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