People: Theravance Inc (THRX.O)

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27 Aug 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Waltrip

77 2014 Chairman of the Board

Eric D'Esparbes

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

George Abercrombie

60 2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Partnerships, Commercial

Michael Faerm

2015 Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer

Theodore Witek

2014 Senior Vice President - Corporate Partnerships, Clinical and Medical Affairs

Michael Aguiar

48 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Catherine Friedman

54 2014 Independent Director

Terrence Kearney

60 2014 Independent Director

Paul Pepe

56 2014 Independent Director

James Tyree

62 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Waltrip

Mr. William H. Waltrip has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Theravance, Inc. Mr. Waltrip served from 1993 until 2003 as Chairman of the board of directors of Technology Solutions Company, a systems integration company, and from 1993 until 1995 he was Chief Executive Officer of that company. From 1995 to 1998 he also served as Chairman of Bausch & Lomb Inc., and during 1996 and 2002 was the company's Chief Executive Officer. From 1991 to 1993 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Biggers Brothers, Inc., a food service distribution company, and was a consultant to private industry from 1988 to 1991. From 1985 to 1988 he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IU International Corporation, a transportation, environmental and distribution company. Earlier, he had been President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Purolator Courier Corporation. He was previously a member of the board of directors of Charles River Laboratories Corporation and Thomas & Betts Corporation. Mr. Waltrip's demonstrated leadership in his field, his understanding of our industry and his experience as a chief executive officer and chairman of several companies contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Eric D'Esparbes

Eric D'Esparbes has been appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Theravance, Inc., effective October 9, 2014. Mr. d'Esparbes served as the Chief Financial Officer of Joule Unlimited, a biotechnology company, where he was responsible for overseeing all of the company's financial, tax, treasury and accounting activities. Prior to Joule Unlimited, he was the Vice President, Finance of AEI Energy ("AEI"), a global emerging markets energy company, where he was responsible for optimizing the capital structure of AEI's international portfolio of energy assets, and from 2007 to 2010 served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at AEI Asia. Mr. d'Esparbes has also served as Chief Financial Officer and other senior financial roles at Meiya Power Company Limited from 1999 to 2007 and senior financial roles at Hydro-Quebéc International from 1993 to 1999. Mr. d'Esparbes earned a Bachelor's degree in International Finance from the University of Montreal's Hautes Etudes Commerciales in Montreal, Canada.

George Abercrombie

Mr. George B. Abercrombie is Senior Vice President - Corporate Partnerships, Commercial of the Company. Mr. Abercrombie served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Hoffmann-La Roche Incorporated from 2001-2009 where he was responsible for leading Roche's North American Pharmaceuticals Operations. Before joining Roche, Mr. Abercrombie held a variety of Executive-level positions at Glaxo Wellcome and Merck. Since retiring from Hoffman-La Roche in 2009 Mr. Abercrombie has served on Boards of Directors of public and private companies and has advised early stage BioPharma companies as President of Abercrombie Advisors LLC. He currently serves as a Director on the Boards of Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, Brickell Biotech, Physicians Interactive Holdings, Project HOPE, the North Carolina GlaxoSmithKline Foundation, and he is a member of the Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Advisory Board. Additionally, Mr. Abercrombie is an Adjunct Professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business where he teaches second year MBA candidates in Fuqua's Health Sector Curriculum. Mr. Abercrombie holds a bachelor's degree in pharmacy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Harvard University.

Michael Faerm

Mr. Michael E. Faerm is Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Faerm brings 17 years of pharmaceutical and biotechnology experience to Theravance, spanning equity research, biopharmaceutical industry and investment banking roles. Most recently, Mr. Faerm was the Senior Pharmaceuticals Equity Research Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities. Prior to Wells Fargo, Mr. Faerm spent seven years in equity research at Credit Suisse where he was most recently the firm's Senior Specialty Pharmaceuticals Analyst, and spent four years in investment banking as a member of Merrill Lynch's global healthcare team, where he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions and financings of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals companies. Mr. Faerm has also worked within the biopharmaceutical industry, holding positions in business development and strategic financial planning at Forest Laboratories and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, an M.S in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a BS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.

Theodore Witek

Dr. Theodore J. Witek, Jr. is Senior Vice President - Corporate Partnerships, Clinical and Medical Affairs of the Company. Directly prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Witek served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Boehringer Ingelheim Canada Ltd. Joining Boehringer in 1992, Dr. Witek held a number of positions of increasing responsibility, during which time he led the global clinical development and launch of several respiratory products, most notably Spiriva®. He also led the Respiratory and Immunology clinical research groups in the United States. In 2001, he moved to Germany to lead the operating team for Spiriva® where he also served as the Boehringer Ingelheim Co-Chair of the Joint Operating Committee with Pfizer in their global alliance. During his tenure in Canada, Dr. Witek served on the Board of Directors at Rx&D, Canada's National Association for Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, chairing its Heath Technology Assessment Committee and Public Affairs Committee. He also served over ten years on the Drug/Device Discovery and Development Committee of the American Thoracic Society, serving as Chairman from 2010 to 2012. He is currently appointed to the Ontario Heath Innovation Council. Dr. Witek holds a Doctor of Public Health degree from Columbia University, a Master of Public Health from Yale University, and a Master of Business Administration from Henley Management College.

Michael Aguiar

Mr. Michael W. Aguiar serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Theravance, Inc., effective August 15, 2014. He joined Theravance as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2005. Prior to joining Theravance, Mr. Aguiar served as Vice President of Finance at Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since 2002. Prior to Gilead Sciences, Inc., Mr. Aguiar served as Vice President of Finance at Immunex Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2001 to 2002. From 1995 to 2001, he was with Honeywell International in a variety of positions, including, most recently CFO and Vice President Finance for Honeywell Electronic Materials SBU. Mr. Aguiar earned a B.S. in biology from the University of California, Irvine and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Michigan. Mr. Aguiar's demonstrated leadership in his field, his prior senior management experience in our industry and his experience as our Chief Executive Officer and as our former Chief Financial Officer contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Catherine Friedman

Catherine J. Friedman is Directors of the Company since June 2014. Ms. Friedman has served as an independent consultant serving public and private growth companies since 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Friedman held the position of Managing Director at Morgan Stanley from 1997 to 2006 and Head of West Coast Healthcare and Co-Head of the Biotechnology Practice at Morgan Stanley from 1993 to 2006. Ms. Friedman has served on the Board of Directors of GSV Capital Corp. since 2013. She is also on the Board of Directors of XenoPort Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, and Enteromedics, a publicly traded medical device company, since 2007. Ms. Friedman is a member of the Board of Trustees for Sacred Heart Schools in Atherton, California and she serves as a Trustee for the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia. She has a B.A. from Harvard University and received an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business. Ms. Friedman's demonstrated leadership in her field, her knowledge of financial and financing matters and her prior board service contributed to our conclusion that she should serve as a director.

Terrence Kearney

Mr. Terrence Kearney is Directors of the company since October 2014. Mr. Kearney served on the Executive Management Team for Hospira, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, from April 2004 to January 2011. Mr. Kearney served as Chief Operating Officer of Hospira from 2006 through 2010, and also Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Kearney served as Vice President and Treasurer of Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceuticals and health care products company, from 2001 through April 2004. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Kearney was Divisional Vice President and Controller for Abbott's International Division. Mr. Kearney also serves on the Board of Directors of Acceleron Pharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since July 2014 and has been an Independent Director of Vertex Pharmaceutical Incorporated since May 17, 2011. Mr. Kearney earned a B.A. in biology from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A. from the University of Denver. Mr. Kearney's demonstrated leadership in his field, his understanding of our industry and his senior management experience in several companies in our industry contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Paul Pepe

Mr. Paul Pepe is Directors of the Company since June 2014. He has been a Managing Director in Corporate Finance Advisory at Wells Fargo Securities since 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Pepe was a Managing Director at Citadel LLC responsible for Equity Capital Markets. Prior to joining Citadel, Mr. Pepe spent nearly 22 years with Bank of America Corporation and Merrill Lynch & Co., most recently as Head of the Americas Corporate Finance Group from 2003 to 2009. During his tenure at Merrill Lynch & Co., he also co-headed the Equity Linked Capital Markets Group (which comprises convertible bond origination and corporate equity derivative coverage) and headed the corporate equity derivative effort at the firm. He began his career at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company (now part of J.P. Morgan). Mr. Pepe holds a B.S. from Adelphi University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Pepe's demonstrated leadership in his field and his knowledge of financial and financing matters contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director.

James Tyree

Mr. James L. Tyree is Directors of the Company since June 2014. He is the co-founder and managing partner at Tyree and D'Angelo Partners. Since 2000, he held numerous executive positions at Abbott including Corporate Vice President Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Products Group Business Development, Senior Vice President Global Nutrition, and Executive Vice President Global Pharmaceuticals. He retired as President of Abbott Biotechnology Ventures in March, 2012. Prior to joining Abbott, Mr. Tyree was the President of Sugen Inc. Earlier in his career, Mr. Tyree held management positions in Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, and Abbott. Mr. Tyree is a member of the Advisory Board of the University Of Chicago Graduate School Of Business (Booth). He is past chairman of the Board of Directors of the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization. Mr. Tyree is an Independent Director for SonarMed, a privately held developer and manufacturer of critical care respiratory monitoring technologies. Mr. Tyree also serves on the Board of Directors of Genelux and ChemCentryx. Mr. Tyree holds a B.A., a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Indiana University. Mr. Tyree's demonstrated leadership in his field, his understanding of our industry and his senior management experience in several companies in our industry contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Waltrip

--

Eric D'Esparbes

2,066,540

George Abercrombie

1,899,510

Michael Faerm

--

Theodore Witek

1,490,690

Michael Aguiar

4,560,130

Catherine Friedman

--

Terrence Kearney

--

Paul Pepe

--

James Tyree

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014

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