People: VIVUS Inc (VVUS.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Seth Fischer

58 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Director

Svai Sanford

44 2013 Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

John Slebir

49 2014 Senior Vice President - Business Development, General Counsel, Secretary

Guy Marsh

61 2000 Vice President - U.S. Operations, General Manager

Wesley Day

50 2005 Vice President - Clinical Development

Samuel Colin

49 2013 Director

Alexander Denner

2013 Director

Johannes Kastelein

60 2013 Director

David Norton

62 2013 Director

Herman Rosenman

66 2013 Director

Jorge Plutzky

55 2013 Independent Director

Brian Korb

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Seth Fischer

Mr. Seth H. Z. Fischer is Chief Executive Officer, Chief Commercial Officer, Director of Vivus, Inc. Mr. Fischer served in positions of increasing responsibility with Johnson & Johnson, a public healthcare company, from 1983 until his retirement in 2012. Most recently, Mr. Fischer served as Company Group Chairman Johnson & Johnson and Worldwide Franchise Chairman, Cordis Corporation from 2008 to 2012, which included responsibility for Cordis and Biosense Webster, and as Company Group Chairman, North America Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2007, which included responsibility for Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals, Janssen and Scios. Prior to this position, Mr. Fischer served as President of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals from 2000 to 2004, with his operating responsibilities encompassing the commercialization of products in multiple therapeutic categories including Topamax® for epilepsy and migraine and products in the analgesic, anti-infective, cardiovascular, neurologic, psychiatric and women's health areas. Since 2013, Mr. Fisher has served on the board of BioSig Technologies, Inc., a medical device company, and since 2013, Mr. Fischer has served as an advisor of MedHab, LLC, a medical device limited liability company. From April 2013 to September 2013, Mr. Fischer served on the Board of Trius Therapeutics, Inc., a public pharmaceutical company, until it was acquired by Cubist Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Fischer holds a Bachelor of General Studies from Ohio University and served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force.

Svai Sanford

Mr. Svai S. Sanford is Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of Vivus, Inc. Mr. Sanford has served as interim Chief Financial Officer since November 2013 and as our Chief Accounting Officer since December 2013. From July 2012 until November 2013, he served as our Corporate Controller. Prior to this, Mr. Sanford was the Corporate Controller at Glam Media, Inc., a digital content provider, from November 2010 to June 2012, and in addition to other senior management roles within the company, he was the Senior Director, Technical Accounting, Reporting and Compliance at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from March 2004 to November 2010. Mr. Sanford began his career with KPMG LLP, where he earned his license as a certified public accountant. Mr. Sanford holds a B.S. in Accounting from Kansas State University.

John Slebir

Mr. John L. Slebir, Esq., is Senior Vice President - Business Development and General Counsel and Secretary of Vivus, Inc. Mr. Slebir joined VIVUS in September 2009. Since January 2014, Mr. Slebir has served as our Senior Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel, and, since June 2012, he also has served as our Secretary. From June 2011 until January 2014, Mr. Slebir served as our Vice President, Business Development and General Counsel, from January 2011 until June 2011, he served as our Vice President, General Counsel, and, from September 2009 until January 2011, he served as our General Counsel on a part-time basis. From March 1999 to January 2011, Mr. Slebir served as an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., specializing in corporate securities and corporate governance. Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., Mr. Slebir was an attorney at two prominent Bay Area law firms specialized in insurance defense litigation. Mr. Slebir holds a B.A. in Communications from San Diego State University and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law.

Guy Marsh

Mr. Guy P. Marsh is Vice President - U.S. Operations, General Manager of Vivus, Inc., since July 2000. From 2001 until the sale of our MUSE product in 2010, Mr. Marsh was responsible for U.S. Sales and Marketing of MUSE. From April 1999 to July 2000, Mr. Marsh served as our General Manager, Operations. From May 1998 to March 1999, he served as our Senior Director, U.S. Operations. From April 1994 to April 1998, Mr. Marsh served as Vice President Technical Operations for Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc., a pharmaceutical company acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd. From September 1993 to April 1994, Mr. Marsh served as a liaison between Copley Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Copley's majority stockholder, Hoechst-Celanese Corporation. From November 1987 to April 1994, Mr. Marsh served in various manufacturing, sales and business management roles for Hoechst-Roussel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Marsh holds a B.S. in Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Seton Hall University and a New Jersey State Professional Engineering License.

Wesley Day

Dr. Wesley W. Day, Ph.D., is Vice President - Clinical Development of Vivus, Inc., since November 16, 2005. From September 2003 until October 2005, Dr. Day served as Senior Director, Safety and Risk Management at Pfizer Inc., a research-based global pharmaceutical company. Since 1995, Dr. Day has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor for the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. From 2002 until 2003, he also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Day holds a B.S. from the University of Texas Pan American and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

Samuel Colin

Mr. Samuel F. Colin, M.D., has served as a director of Vivus, Inc., since July 19, 2013. Dr. Colin is currently a Senior Managing Director at First Manhattan Co., which provides investment management services to individuals, partnerships, trusts, retirement accounts and institutional clients. He has been employed at First Manhattan since 1994, and has served as the sole portfolio manager, since inception, of two pooled investment vehicles, beginning in 1998; the vehicles currently have assets under management of over $500,000,000. From 1992 to 1994, Dr. Colin was an intern and resident in dermatology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Dr. Colin earned his M.D. from the Yale School of Medicine, where he researched molecular neuropharmacology, and his B.Sc. Human Biology from Brown University.

Alexander Denner

Dr. Alexander J. Denner, Ph.D., has served as a director of Vivus, Inc. ,since July 19, 2013. Dr. Denner is a founding partner and Chief Investment Officer of Sarissa Capital Management LP, a registered investment advisor formed in 2012. Sarissa Capital focuses on improving the strategies of companies to better provide shareholder value. From 2006 to November 2011, Dr. Denner served as a Senior Managing Director of Icahn Capital, an entity through which Carl C. Icahn conducts his investment activities. Prior to that, he served as a portfolio manager at Viking Global Investors, a private investment fund, and Morgan Stanley Investment Management, a global asset management firm. Dr. Denner is a director of Biogen Idec Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, where he has served since 2009, and ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, where he has served since 2014. During the past five years, Dr. Denner has served as a director of the following publicly traded companies: Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from 2009 until 2012; Enzon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from 2009 until 2013; ImClone Systems Incorporated, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company where he was Chairman of the Executive Committee, from 2006 until its acquisition in 2008; and Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly named Adventrx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from 2006 until 2009. Dr. Denner received his S.B. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his M.S., M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from Yale University.

Johannes Kastelein

Mr. Johannes J.P. Kastelein, M.D., Ph.D., has served as a director of Vivus, Inc., since July 19, 2013. Since January 2003, Dr. Kastelein has been a Professor of Medicine at the Department of Vascular Medicine at the Academic Medical Center of the University of Amsterdam, where he holds the Strategic Chair of Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease. In 2012, Dr. Kastelein founded Dezima Pharma B.V., a pharmaceutical company that develops assets for the treatment of dyslipidemia, and currently serves on its board of directors. Dr. Kastelein was also one of the founders of Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics, Inc. (currently, UniQure B.V.), a gene therapy company that achieved the first approved gene therapy worldwide, and currently serves as the major consultant for the distribution of the gene therapy in the European Union. He also is an executive consultant to the cardiovascular and metabolic franchises of many leading biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, including Amarin, Amgen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genentech, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Regeneron and Sanofi-Aventis. His advisory work has also included accompanying numerous companies to meetings with the European Medicines Agency and interacting with individual country regulatory authorities for Aegerion, CSL Behring, Eli Lilly, Genzyme, ISIS, The Medicines Company and UniQure (formerly Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics).

David Norton

Mr. David York Norton has served as a director of Vivus, Inc., since July 19, 2013. Until his retirement in September 2011, Mr. Norton was Company Group Chairman, Global Pharmaceuticals for Johnson & Johnson, a multi-national company that manufactures pharmaceutical, diagnostic, therapeutic, surgical and biotechnology products. In this position he was responsible for leading and developing the strategic growth agenda, including the strategy for licensing, acquisitions and divestments, and ensuring alignment with its global strategic functions, research and development and commercial organizations.

Herman Rosenman

Mr. Herman Rosenman, CPA, has served as a director of Vivus, Inc., since July 19, 2013. Mr. Rosenman was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Gen-Probe, Inc. (currently, Hologic, Inc.), a molecular diagnostic company, from June 2001 to October 2012. Prior to joining Gen-Probe in 2001, Mr. Rosenman was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ultra Acquisition Corp., a retail chain and consumer products manufacturer, from 1997 to 2000. In addition, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of RadNet Management, Inc., a large healthcare provider, from 1994 to 1997, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Rexene Corp., a Fortune 1000 company in the petrochemicals industry. Mr. Rosenman was previously a partner at Coopers & Lybrand (currently, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP) where he served numerous Fortune 1,000 clients, principally in the pharmaceuticals and telecommunications industries. Mr. Rosenman currently serves on the board of directors of Oxford Immunotec Global PLC, a publicly traded diagnostics company. Mr. Rosenman also served on the board of directors of Discovery Partners International, Inc., from 2003 until its reverse-merger into Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2006, and thereafter Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served until 2007, as well as on the boards of directors of ARYx Therapeutics, Inc., from which he resigned in 2011, and Emphasys Medical, Inc. Mr. Rosenman received a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from Pace University and an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jorge Plutzky

Dr. Jorge Plutzky, M.D., has been appointed as Independent Director of Vivus, Inc., effective May 10, 2013. Since 1996, he has served as the Director of The Vascular Disease Prevention Program, which includes the Lipid/Prevention Clinic, in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he is also Co-Director of Preventive Cardiology. Since 1995, he has been on the faculty at Harvard Medical School and has directed a basic science laboratory focused on transcriptional mechanisms involved in adipogenesis, lipid metabolism, and diabetes, and their relationship to inflammation and atherosclerosis. Throughout his career, Dr. Plutzky has also been involved in translational clinical studies investigating links between metabolic disorders and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Plutzky has been a member of the scientific advisory boards of the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation since 2009 and Ember Therapeutics since 2012. Dr. Plutzky has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation and is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Plutzky's papers have appeared in journals that include Science, PNAS, Diabetes, Lancet, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Nature Medicine. Dr. Plutzky has been involved with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, serving both as a member of the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee and in advising and presenting for new drug application sponsors. He has been involved with both the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Plutzky has been recognized with the Eugene Braunwald Teaching Award, the University of Cologne's Klenk Lecture, Vanderbilt University's Rabin Lecture, Northwestern University's DeStevens Lecture, and Harvard Medical School's Tucker Collins Lecture. Dr. Plutzky holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and an M.D. from the University of North Carolina,

Brian Korb

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Seth Fischer

8,323,610

Svai Sanford

466,799

John Slebir

1,104,380

Guy Marsh

1,395,080

Wesley Day

965,178

Samuel Colin

--

Alexander Denner

--

Johannes Kastelein

--

David Norton

--

Herman Rosenman

--

Jorge Plutzky

--

Brian Korb

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Seth Fischer

0 0

Svai Sanford

0 0

John Slebir

10,000 217,288

Guy Marsh

447,546 3,041,360

Wesley Day

109,958 1,532,080

Samuel Colin

0 0

Alexander Denner

0 0

Johannes Kastelein

0 0

David Norton

0 0

Herman Rosenman

0 0

Jorge Plutzky

0 0

Brian Korb

0 0
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