People: Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc (SGYP.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gabriele Cerrone

41 2008 Chairman of the Board

Gary Jacob

66 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Bernard Denoyer

66 2013 Senior Vice President - Finance, Secretary, IR Contact Officer

Marino Garcia

2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Kunwar Shailubhai

55 2008 Chief Scientific Officer

Thomas Adams

70 2008 Independent Director

John Brancaccio

65 2008 Independent Director

Alan Joslyn

54 2009 Independent Director

Christopher McGuigan

54 2008 Independent Director

Melvin Spigelman

64 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gabriele Cerrone

Mr. Gabriele M. Cerrone serves as the Chairman of the Board of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., since July 2008. From March 1999 to January 2005 Mr. Cerrone served as a Senior Vice President of Investments of Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., a financial services firm. In May 2001, Mr. Cerrone led the restructuring of SIGA Technologies, Inc., a biotechnology company, and served on its board of directors from May 2001 to May 2003. Mr. Cerrone co-founded Trovagene, Inc. (formerly Xenomics, Inc.), a diagnostics company, and served as Co-Chairman from July 2005 until November 2006. Mr. Cerrone co-founded FermaVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, and served as Chairman from August 2005 to September 2007, when the company was acquired by Inhibitex, Inc., a biotechnology company. Mr. Cerrone served as a director of Inhibitex, Inc. from September 2007 until February 2012 when it was acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Mr. Cerrone serves as a director of Trovagene, Inc. Mr. Cerrone is the managing partner of Panetta Partners Ltd., a private investor in both public and private venture capital in the life sciences and technology arena as well as real estate. Mr. Cerrone’s experience in finance and investment banking allows him to contribute broad financial and strategic planning experience and led to the Board’s conclusion that he should serve as a director of the company.

Gary Jacob

Dr. Gary S. Jacob is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. He has served as Chairman of Synergy DE from October 2003 until July 2008. Dr. Jacob served as Chief Executive Officer of Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2003 until January 2013 and a director from October 2004 until January 2013. Dr. Jacob serves as a director of Trovagene, Inc. , a diagnostics company. Dr. Jacob served as Chief Scientific Officer of Synergy DE from 1999 to 2003. Dr. Jacob has over twenty-five years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries across multiple disciplines including research & development, operations and business development. Prior to 1999, Dr. Jacob served as a Monsanto Science Fellow, specializing in the field of glycobiology, and from 1997 to 1998 was Director of Functional Genomics, Corporate Science & Technology, at Monsanto Company. Dr. Jacob served from 1990 to 1997 as Director of Glycobiology at G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals Inc. During the period of 1986 to 1990, he was Manager of the G.D. Searle Glycobiology Group at Oxford University, England.

Bernard Denoyer

Mr. Bernard F. Denoyer is Senior Vice President - Finance, Secretary of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., since July 2008. From December 2007 until January 2013, Mr. Denoyer served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Secretary of Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and from January 2004 to November 2007 Mr. Denoyer served as Callisto’s Vice President, Finance and Secretary. From October 2000 to December 2003, Mr. Denoyer was an independent consultant providing interim CFO and other services to emerging technology companies, including Callisto and certain portfolio companies of Marsh & McLennan Capital, LLC. From October 1994 until September 2000, Mr. Denoyer served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President at META Group, Inc., a public information technology research company, where he was instrumental in their 1995 IPO. From 1990 to 1993 he served as Vice President Finance of Environetics, Inc., a pharmaceutical water diagnostic test business, acquired by IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Marino Garcia

Mr. Marino Garcia is Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of the Company. Immediately prior to joining Synergy, Mr. Garcia served as Vice President of Global Business Development at Aptalis Pharma, a privately held specialty company focused on the gastrointestinal and cystic fibrosis markets. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Garcia served as Vice President of US Commercial Operations and New Product Development at Aspreva Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Zurich-based Vifor Pharmaceuticals in 2008. Earlier in his career, Mr. Garcia served in various U.S. and International leadership roles of increasing responsibility at Eli Lilly & Co, Schering Plough, and Pfizer. Mr. Garcia received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, and an M.B.A. from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University in London, Ontario.

Kunwar Shailubhai

Dr. Kunwar Shailubhai is Chief Scientific Officer of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., since July 2008. From March 2004 until July 2008 he served as Senior Vice President, Drug Discovery, of Synergy DE. From May 2003 until March 2004, Dr. Shailubhai served as Executive Vice President, Research and Development of Synergy DE. From 2001 to April 2003, Dr. Shailubhai held the position of Vice President, Drug Discovery at Synergy DE where he was chiefly responsible for the preclinical development of the GC-C agonist program for drugs to treat colon cancer and GI inflammation. Between 1993 and 2000, he was with Monsanto Company, serving as Group Leader of the cancer chemoprevention group. Dr. Shailubhai previously served as a Senior Staff Fellow at the National Institutes of Health, and as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland. Dr. Shailubhai received his Ph.D. in microbiology in 1984 from the University of Baroda, India, and his M.B.A. in 2001 from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Thomas Adams

Dr. Thomas H. Adams is an Independent Director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., since July 2008. Since June 2005, Dr. Adams has served as a director of IRIS International, Inc., a diagnostics company, and as Chief Technology Officer of IRIS from April 2006 until November 2012 when it was acquired by Danaher Corporation. Dr. Adams served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leucadia Technologies, a privately held medical-device company, from 1998 to April 2006, when Leucadia was acquired by IRIS. In 1989, Dr. Adams founded Genta, Inc., a publicly held biotechnology company in the field of antisense technology, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 1997. Dr. Adams founded Gen-Probe, Inc. in 1984 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until its acquisition by Chugai Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1989. Before founding Gen-Probe, Dr. Adams held management positions at Technicon Instruments and the Hyland Division of Baxter Travenol. He has public-company experience serving as a director of Biosite Diagnostics, Inc., a publicly held medical research firm, from 1989 to 1998 and as a director of Invitrogen, a publicly held company that develops, manufactures and markets research tools and products, from 2000 to 2002. Dr. Adams serves as a director of Xifin, Inc., a private lab billing company and Chairman of the Board of Trovagene, Inc. Dr. Adams holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, at Riverside.

John Brancaccio

Mr. John P. Brancaccio is an Independent Director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. since July 2008. Since April 2004, Mr. Brancaccio has been the Chief Financial Officer of Accelerated Technologies, Inc., an incubator for medical device companies. From May 2002 until March 2004, Mr. Brancaccio was the Chief Financial Officer of Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp., a biotechnology company. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Brancaccio was the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Eline Group, an entertainment and media company. Mr. Brancaccio is a director of Alfacell Corporation as well as a director of Trovagene, Inc.

Alan Joslyn

Dr. Alan F. Joslyn is Independent Director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., since October 2009. Since August 2011, Dr. Joslyn has been a drug development consultant to Sentinella Pharmaceuticals. From August 2009 to August 2011 Dr. Joslyn served as the Chief Executive Officer of Edusa Pharmaceuticals, a privately held biotechnology company. From 2007 to 2009, Dr. Joslyn served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mt. Cook Pharma and as Senior Vice President of Research & Development at Penwest Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2007. From 1995 to 2004, Dr. Joslyn held a number of leadership positions within Johnson & Johnson focusing on development of gastroenterology products including Propulsid®, Motilium®, Aciphex® and prucalopride. Dr. Joslyn received his B.S. in medicinal chemistry, B.A. in biology and Ph.D. in biochemical pharmacology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Christopher McGuigan

Dr. Christopher McGuigan is an Independent Director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., since July 2008. Since 1995, Dr. McGuigan has been Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Welsh School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University, UK. He is Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Cardiff University, with responsibility for research. Dr. McGuigan is immediate past president of the International Society for Antiviral Research. Dr. McGuigan has 200 publications and 20 patents. Dr. McGuigan has Chairman of Departmental Research Committee and Director of Research, Head of Medicinal Chemistry.

Melvin Spigelman

Dr. Melvin K. Spigelman is an Independent Director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., since August 2008. Since January 2009, Dr. Spigelman has served as President and CEO and from June 2003 to December 2008 as Director of Research and Development for the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, a non-profit organization which seeks to accelerate the discovery and development of faster-acting and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. Dr. Spigelman was President of Hudson-Douglas Ltd, a consulting company, from June 2001 to June 2003. From 2000 to 2001, Dr. Spigelman served as a Vice President, Global Clinical Centers at Knoll Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical unit of BASF Pharma, and from 1992 to 2000, Dr. Spigelman was the Vice President of Research and Development at Knoll. Dr. Spigelman has been a director of The Medicines Company since September 2005. Dr. Spigelman received a B.A. in engineering from Brown University and an M.D. from The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gabriele Cerrone

2,695,400

Gary Jacob

2,695,400

Bernard Denoyer

816,443

Marino Garcia

--

Kunwar Shailubhai

534,842

Thomas Adams

--

John Brancaccio

--

Alan Joslyn

--

Christopher McGuigan

--

Melvin Spigelman

--
As Of 30 Dec 2012
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