People: Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN.O)

XLRN.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Francois Nader

58 2015 Chairman of the Board

John Knopf

62 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Kevin McLaughlin

58 2010 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Steven Ertel

45 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Matthew Sherman

56 2015 Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

Ravindra Kumar

55 2004 Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President

John Quisel

43 2006 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Terrence Kearney

60 2014 Director

Jean George

57 2005 Independent Director

George Golumbeski

57 2011 Independent Director

Edwin Kania

56 2004 Independent Director

Tom Maniatis

71 2003 Independent Director

Terrance McGuire

59 2005 Independent Director

Richard Pops

54 2004 Independent Director

Joseph Zakrzewski

52 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Francois Nader

Dr. Francois Nader, M.D., M.B.A, is Chairman of the Boardof the Acceleron Pharma Inc. He was Director of Company. Dr. Nader has been President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of NPS Pharma since 2008. During his tenure, He transformed NPS Pharma into a leading global rare disease company. Dr. Nader is a 30-year veteran of the healthcare industry. He joined NPS Pharma in 2006 as chief medical and commercial officer and was promoted to chief operating officer in 2007. Previously, he was a venture partner at Care Capital. Dr. Nader served on the North America Leadership Team of Aventis and its predecessor companies and held a number of executive positions including senior vice-president, integrated healthcare markets and North America medical and regulatory affairs. Prior to that, Dr. Nader led the global commercial operations at the Pasteur Vaccines division of Rhone-Poulenc. Dr. Nader currently serves as chairman of the Board of Trustees for BioNJ, New Jersey’s trade organization representing the biotechnology industry. He is also a Board member of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, Trevena, Inc. and Clementia Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Nader earned his French Doctorate in Medicine from St. Joseph University (Lebanon) and his Physician Executive MBA from the University of Tennessee.

John Knopf

Dr. John L. Knopf is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Acceleron Pharma, Inc. He co-founded Acceleron in 2003 and is our Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Knopf served on our Board of Directors from 2003 to 2004, and has served from 2007 to the present. Prior to founding Acceleron, Dr. Knopf served as Site Head of the Wyeth Research facilities in Cambridge, MA and Vice President of Metabolic and Respiratory Disease. Dr. Knopf was an early key scientist at Genetics Institute (GI) from 1982 to 1998, where he participated in the development of pioneering biopharmaceutical products including the first treatment for hemophilia, recombinant factor VIII Recombinate® and helped establish GI as a premier biopharmaceutical company. While at GI, he established a structure-based small molecule discovery group. Dr. Knopf is the author of several key scientific manuscripts in the area of signal transduction, and is named as an inventor of several patents. Dr. Knopf received a BS in biology from SUNY Stonybrook and his Ph.D. in biology at SUNY Buffalo.

Kevin McLaughlin

Mr. Kevin McLaughlin is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Acceleron Pharma, Inc. He joined Acceleron in November 2010 and is our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Since January 2015, Mr. McLaughlin has served on the board of directors of Vericel Corporation. He also recently served, from 2009 through 2010, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Qteros, Inc. He was a co-founder of Aptius Education, Inc. and from 2007 through 2009 he worked as the Chief Operating Officer and a director. From 1996 through 2007, Mr. McLaughlin held several executive positions with PRAECIS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He joined PRAECIS as their first Chief Financial Officer where he had responsibility for private financings, partnership financings, the company's initial public offering and subsequent stock offering. Later, Mr. McLaughlin became COO, and then President and CEO, and he served as a member of the board of directors. In this capacity he was responsible for negotiating the sale of the company to GlaxoSmithKline. He began his career in senior financial roles at Prime Computer and Computervision Corporation. Mr. McLaughlin received a BS in business from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College.

Steven Ertel

Mr. Steven D. Ertel is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Acceleron Pharma Inc. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer of Acceleron Pharma, Inc. He joined Acceleron in January 2006 and is our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ertel established our business development function and currently leads our business development, commercial strategy, program management, manufacturing, quality, and corporate communications functions. Mr. Ertel has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry at Vivus, Inc., Genentech, Inc., Biogen Idec, Inc., and Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. His responsibilities at these companies included program management for preclinical and clinical stage programs, commercial strategy for clinical stage programs, market launch of a novel biologic agent, and business development. Mr. Ertel began his career in the venture capital industry at Oxford Bioscience Partners. Mr. Ertel received a BSE in biomedical engineering from Duke University and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Matthew Sherman

Dr. Matthew L. Sherman, M.D. is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer of Acceleron Pharma Inc. He joined Acceleron in May 2006 and is our Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. where he was responsible for clinical research, clinical operations, biostatistics, data management, regulatory affairs, quality assurance and program management. Prior to that, Dr. Sherman worked at Genetics Institute and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in various capacities including Therapeutic Area Director for Oncology. While at Wyeth, Dr. Sherman provided senior oncology and hematology leadership for worldwide clinical development for both small molecule and biologic therapeutics, including the submission and approval of Mylotarg® by the FDA. He has published numerous papers and book chapters in the field of oncology and clinical development and is named as an inventor of several patents. Dr. Sherman is board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and held various clinical positions at Harvard Medical School with corresponding hospital appointments at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Sherman received an BS in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MD from Dartmouth Medical School.

Ravindra Kumar

Dr. Ravindra Kumar, Ph.D. is Chief Scientific Officer, Vice President of Acceleron Pharma, Inc. He joined Acceleron in March 2004 and is currently our Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer. Dr. Kumar established and currently leads our discovery research. Previously, Dr. Kumar worked for 12 years at Genetics Institute and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. At Genetics Institute, Dr. Kumar was a key member of the Small Molecule Drug Discovery group and was responsible for cell biology. Following the integration of discovery functions from GI and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Kumar served as Senior Scientist in the Biological Chemistry group. Dr. Kumar is the author of several key scientific manuscripts in the area of protein glycosylation and is named as an inventor of several patents. Dr. Kumar received his BS in chemistry from Rohilkhand University, his M S in chemistry from Meerut University, his Ph.D. from University of New Brunswick and he completed his post-doctoral fellowship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in Bronx, NY.

John Quisel

Dr. John D. Quisel, J.D., Ph.D., is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. He joined Acceleron in October 2006 and is currently our Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to joining us, Dr. Quisel worked at the Boston office of Ropes & Gray LLP and, prior to that, the Boston office of Foley Hoag LLP. In his work at law firms, Dr. Quisel has, through strategic in-licensing and protection of internal research programs, assembled and licensed product and platform focused intellectual property portfolios for numerous biotechnology ventures. Over his entire career, Dr. Quisel's experience spans many aspects of biotechnology law, including the negotiation of intellectual property licenses and product development collaborations, patent prosecution and litigation. Dr. Quisel received an AB in biology from Harvard University, an Stanford University Master of Science in biology from Stanford University, a Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Terrence Kearney

Mr. Terrence C. Kearney is Director of the Company. Mr. Kearney has served as a member of the board of directors of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated since 2011, and as a member on the board of directors of Theravance, Inc. since 2014. Mr. Kearney previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of Hospira, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company, from 2006 to 2011. From 2004 to 2006, he served as Hospira’s Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer, and he served as Acting Chief Financial Officer through 2006. Mr. Kearney served as Vice President and Treasurer of Abbott Laboratories from 2001 to 2004. From 1996 to 2001, Mr. Kearney was Divisional Vice President and Controller for Abbott’s International Division. He received a BS in biology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Denver.

Jean George

Ms. Jean M. George is Independent Director of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. She has served as a member of our board of directors since 2005. Since 2002, Ms. George has been a Managing Director at Advanced Technology Ventures (ATV), and, concurrently since April 2013, Ms. George has been a Managing Director at Lightstone Ventures. She joined ATV in 2002 and serves as the firm's East Coast lead partner for healthcare investments. Prior to joining ATV, Ms. George was a Director at BancBoston Ventures, where she led the health care team's investment activity in NuGenesis Technologies Corp., Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Neurometrix, Inc. Before BancBoston Ventures, she worked at Genzyme Corporation from 1988 to 1998, where she held a variety of operational roles in marketing, product development, and business development, including Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. She also worked as a Vice President and Founder of Genzyme's Tissue Repair Division. She is currently a Director of public companies Zeltiq Aesthetics, Inc. and Calithera Biosciences, Inc., as well as several private companies, including Hydra Biosciences, Inc., Thrasos Therapeutics, Inc. and Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. George was a Director of Hypnion, Inc., Critical Therapeutics, Inc., Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Proteolix, Inc. She was named a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center. Ms. George received a BS in biology from the University of Maine and an MBA from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.

George Golumbeski

Dr. George S. Golumbeski, Ph.D., is Independent Director of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2011. Since 2009, Dr. Golumbeski has been a Senior Vice President of Business Development for Celgene Corporation, where he is responsible for the full array of business development activities, including identification and evaluation of opportunities, structuring and negotiating transactions, in-licensing, M&A, out-licensing, and alliance management. At Celgene, these activities are focused primarily within the therapeutic areas of oncology and inflammation. Since 2014, Dr. Golumbeski has served on the board of directors of one other public company, Enanta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and has served as a trustee of the Keck Graduate Institute since 2013. From 2008 to 2009, Dr. Golumbeski served as the CEO of Nabriva Therapeutics AG. Prior to Nabriva, Dr. Golumbeski served as Vice President of Business Development, Licensing and Strategy for Novartis-Oncology. During his tenure at Novartis, Dr. Golumbeski's group closed a significant number of collaboration agreements which bolstered the development pipeline. Earlier in his career, Dr. Golumbeski held senior positions at Elan Pharmaceuticals and at Schwarz Pharma, where he led the effort to in-license rotigotine and lacosamide (now both approved agents). Dr. Golumbeski received a BA in biology from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in genetics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Edwin Kania

Mr. Edwin M. Kania, Jr., is Independent Director of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2004. Since 2000, Mr. Kania has been a Managing Partner and the Chairman of Flagship Ventures, a Boston-based venture capital firm that he co-founded and that also manages the Applied Genomic Technology Capital Fund, L.P. (AGTC Fund). Prior to co-founding Flagship Ventures, Mr. Kania was a Managing Partner at OneLiberty Ventures and its predecessor firm, Morgan Holland Ventures which he joined in 1985. Mr. Kania currently serves on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Kania has also served on the boards of Aspect Medical, EXACT Sciences and other public and private companies. Mr. Kania's direct investment experience covers over 100 companies, and he has been intimately involved in the launch and development of more than a dozen companies as the founding, lead or co-lead investor, and has on occasion assumed operating roles in support of management. Mr. Kania received a BS in physics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Tom Maniatis

Dr. Tom Maniatis Ph.D., is Independent Director of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. He co-founded Acceleron in 2003 and has served as a member of our Board of Directors and Chair of our Scientific Advisory Board since 2003. Since 2010 he has been a Professor and Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Prior to working at Columbia, Dr. Maniatis was a professor at Harvard University where he studied the mechanisms of transcription and RNA splicing in eukaryotes. Dr. Maniatis currently serves on the board of one private company, Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Maniatis is also a co-founder of Genetics Institute and ProScript Inc., where he served on the board of directors. Dr. Maniatis is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and has received numerous awards for his research contributions, including the Eli Lilly Research Award in Microbiology and Immunology, the Richard Lounsbery Award for Biology and Medicine from the U.S. and French National Academies of Science, and the 2012 Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science. Dr. Maniatis received a BA in biology, an University of Colorado at Boulder Master of Science in chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University.

Terrance McGuire

Mr. Terrance G. McGuire is Independent Director of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. McGuire co-founded Polaris Partners in 1996 and is currently one of their general partners. Prior to starting Polaris Partners, Mr. McGuire spent seven years at Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co., investing in early stage medical and information technology companies. He currently serves on the board of directors of one other public company Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, and served on the board of directors of another public company, Trevena, Inc. from 2011 to 2014. He also serves on the boards of several private companies, including Adimab/Arsanis, Alector, Quantum Designs, Arsenal Medical/480 Biomedical, Editas, Iora Health, MicroCHIPS, Pulmatrix, and SustainX. He has formerly served on the board of directors of Remon Medical Technologies, GlycoFi, Akamai Technologies, Aspect Medical Systems, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Transform Pharma, deCODE genetics, among others. Mr. McGuire is the former chairman of the National Venture Capital Association, chairman of the board of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, and a member of the boards of The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School. Mr. McGuire earned a BS in physics and economics from Hobart College, an Dartmouth College Master of Science in engineering from The Thayer School at Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Richard Pops

Mr. Richard F. Pops is Independent Director of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2004. Since 2011, Mr. Pops has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of Alkermes plc, the parent company of Alkermes. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Pops served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Alkermes, from 2007 to 2009 he served as the Chairman of the board of Alkermes, and from 1991 through 2007 he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Alkermes. Mr. Pops also serves on the board of directors of two other public companies, Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. and Epizyme Inc., and on the board of directors for the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Pharmaceutical Researcher and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). He has previously served on the board of directors of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals from 2004 to 2008, and CombinatoRx, Inc. from 2001 to 2009. Mr. Pops also served on the board of directors of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, a privately held pharmaceutical company purchased by GlaxoSmithKline in 2007, and on the advisory board of Polaris Venture Partners. He was a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows from 2002 through June 2012. Mr. Pops received a BA in economics from Stanford University.

Joseph Zakrzewski

Mr. Joseph S. Zakrzewski is Independent Director of ACCELERON PHARMA INC. He has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2011. Since 2010 and through 2013, Mr. Zakrzewski had been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Amarin Corporation. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Zakrzewski served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Xcellerex. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Zakrzewski served as the Chief Operating Officer of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, overseeing the launch of Omacor®, a drug to treat elevated triglyceride levels. From 1988 to 2004, Mr. Zakrzewski served in a variety of positions at Eli Lilly and Company including as Vice President, Corporate Business Development from 2003 through 2004. In addition, Mr. Zakrzewski served as a Venture Partner with OrbiMed in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Zakrzewski currently serves on the board of directors of two other public companies, Amarin and Insulet Corporation. He also currently serves on the board of directors of a number of private companies, including Firehouse Pharmaceuticals (Chairman), Hapten Sciences, SiteOne Therapeutics, Biscardia, GliaCure Inc. and Thrasos Therapeutics, and he has previously served on the board of directors of Xcellerex, Azelon/Zelos Therapeutics and Promedior. Mr. Zakrzewski received a BS in Chemical Engineering and an Drexel University Master of Science in Biochemical Engineering from Drexel University as well as an MBA in Finance from Indiana University.

Basic Compensation

Options Compensation

Name Options Value

Francois Nader

0 0

John Knopf

0 0

Kevin McLaughlin

105,000 3,081,920

Steven Ertel

105,000 2,897,990

Matthew Sherman

68,082 2,040,990

Ravindra Kumar

0 0

John Quisel

79,000 2,348,660

Terrence Kearney

0 0

Jean George

0 0

George Golumbeski

0 0

Edwin Kania

0 0

Tom Maniatis

0 0

Terrance McGuire

0 0

Richard Pops

0 0

Joseph Zakrzewski

0 0
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