People: XOMA Corp (XOMA.O)

XOMA.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

W. Denman Van Ness

71 2011 Lead Independent Chairman of the Board

John Varian

54 2012 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Frederick Kurland

63 2009 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary

Patrick Scannon

66 2011 Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Director

Paul Rubin

60 2012 Senior Vice President - Research and Development, Chief Medical Officer

Tom Klein

52 2013 Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Kelvin Neu

41 2012 Director

William Bowes

87 1986 Independent Director

Peter Hutt

79 2005 Independent Director

Joseph Limber

61 2012 Independent Director

Timothy Walbert

47 2010 Independent Director

Jack Wyszomierski

58 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

W. Denman Van Ness

Mr. W. Denman Van Ness is Lead Independent Chairman of the Board of Xoma Corp. He has been a director since October of 1981 and was appointed Lead Independent Director in January of 2008 and Chairman of the Board in August of 2011. He is Chairman of Hidden Hill Advisors, a venture capital consulting firm. From April of 1996 through October of 1999, he was a Managing Director of CIBC Capital Partners, an international merchant banking organization. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Van Ness was a General Partner of Olympic Venture Partners II and Rainier Venture Partners, venture capital funds, and from 1977 until 1985, he was a General Partner of the venture capital group at Hambrecht & Quist, the manager of several venture capital funds. Mr. Van Ness brings to the Board an extensive understanding of corporate development and background in assessing a wide range of corporate funding sources and partnering opportunities. His leadership skills, including past service on the boards of other companies, contribute to his role as Chairman of the Board.

John Varian

Mr. John W. Varian is Chief Executive Officer, Director of XOMA Corporation. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2012 after serving as Interim Chief Executive Officer since August 31, 2011. He has been a director of the Company since December of 2008. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Aryx Therapeutics from December of 2003 to August of 2011 and as its Chief Financial Officer from April of 2006 to March of 2011. Prior to joining Aryx Therapeutics, Mr. Varian was the CFO of Genset S.A., where he was a key member of the team negotiating the company’s sale to Serono S.A. in 2002. From October of 1998 to April of 2000, Mr. Varian served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration of Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., joining the company as part of its acquisition of Neurex Corporation. Prior to the acquisition, he served as Neurex Corporation’s CFO from June of 1997 until October of 1998. From 1991 until 1997, Mr. Varian served as the VP Finance and CFO of Anergen Inc. Mr. Varian was an Audit Principal/Senior Manager at Ernst & Young from 1987 until 1991 where he focused on life sciences. He is a founding member of the Bay Area Bioscience Center and a former chairman of the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers International Conference. Mr. Varian received a B.B.A. degree from Western Michigan University. Mr. Varian served on the Board of Nventa Biopharmaceuticals Corporation until the company merged with Akela Pharma Inc. in March of 2009. In 2014, Mr. Varian joined the Board of Directors of Versartis, Inc. Mr. Varian has significant experience in building biopharmaceutical companies and brings a specific focus on financing, corporate financial management and related matters to the Company and Board.

Frederick Kurland

Mr. Fred Kurland is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Secretary of Xoma Corp. He joined the Company on December 28, 2008. Mr. Kurland is responsible for directing the Company’s financial strategy, accounting, financial planning and investor relations functions. He has more than 30 years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies including Aviron/MedImmune, Protein Design Labs and Syntex/Roche. Prior to joining XOMA, and between 2002 and 2008, Mr. Kurland served as Chief Financial Officer of Bayhill Therapeutics, Inc., Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated and Genitope Corporation. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Kurland served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aviron, the developer of FluMist, which was acquired by MedImmune in 2001. From 1996 to 1998, he was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Protein Design Labs, Inc., an antibody design company, and from 1995 to 1996, he served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Applied Immune Sciences, Inc. Mr. Kurland also held a number of financial management positions at Syntex Corporation, a pharmaceutical company acquired by Roche, including Vice President and Controller between 1991 and 1995. He received his J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Chicago and his B.S. degree from Lehigh University.

Patrick Scannon

Dr. Patrick J. Scannon, M.D., Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Director of XOMA Corporation. He is one of the Company’s founders and has served as a director since its formation. Dr. Scannon became Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer in February of 2011. Previously he was Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer beginning in March of 2009 and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Biotechnology Officer from May of 2006 until March of 2009, Chief Scientific and Medical Officer from March of 1993 until May of 2006, Senior Vice President from May of 1999 to May of 2006, Vice Chairman, Scientific and Medical Affairs from April of 1992 to March of 1993 and President from the Company’s formation until April of 1992. In 2007, Dr. Scannon was invited to join the newly formed National Biodefense Science Board, reporting to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. He also served on the Defense Sciences Research Council for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and on the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee for the Department of Defense. In 2007, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Pain Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. From 1979 until 1981, Dr. Scannon was a clinical research scientist at the Letterman Army Institute of Research in San Francisco. A Board-certified internist, Dr. Scannon holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.D. from the Medical College of Georgia.

Paul Rubin

Dr. Paul D. Rubin, M.D., is Senior Vice President - Research and Development, Chief Medical Officer of XOMA Corporation, since May 24, 2012. Dr. Rubin joined the Company in June of 2011. Prior to joining XOMA, Dr. Rubin was Chief Medical Officer at Funxional Therapeutics Ltd. He was Chief Executive Officer of Resolvyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2007 to 2009 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Critical Therapeutics, Inc. from 2002 to 2007. From 1996 to 2002, Dr. Rubin served as Senior Vice President, Development, and later as Executive Vice President, Research & Development at Sepracor. He was responsible for the successful development of all of Sepracor’s internally developed approved products including Xopenex®, Lunesta®, Xopenex HFA® and Brovana®. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Rubin held senior level positions at Glaxo-Wellcome Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Vice President of Worldwide Clinical Pharmacology and Early Clinical Development. During his tenure with Abbott from 1987 to 1993, Dr. Rubin served as Vice President, Immunology and Endocrinology, where he successfully advanced zilueton, the first 5-lipoxygenase inhibitor, from discovery to approval for the treatment of asthma. Dr. Rubin received a BA from Occidental College and his M.D. from Rush Medical College. He completed his training in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin.

Tom Klein

Mr. Tom Klein has been appointed as Vice president and Chief Commercial Officer of XOMA Corporation. During his tenure with Genentech, Mr. Klein worked closely with both the Roche and Genentech teams to develop and execute commercial integration plans that met the needs of each company in their respective territories. Mr. Klein joined Genentech from Roche, where he had direct oversight over the Roche Hepatology and HIV Sales and Marketing teams and was responsible for ensuring affiliate and global strategic alignment. Prior to his 12 years with Roche, Mr. Klein spent 11 years with Westwood-Squibb/Bristol Myers-Squibb in a several sales and product management roles. Mr. Klein has launch experience in both the specialty and primary care markets, most recently with Boniva(R) (ibandronate sodium) for the treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. He also has been responsible for the category growth of Pegasys(R) (peginterferon alpha-2a) in HCV and market leadership of Pulmozyme(R) (dornase alfa) in cystic fibrosis, a rare disease area. Mr. Klein has a BA, Marketing, from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA, Management from Temple University.

Kelvin Neu

Dr. Kelvin M. Neu, M.D., is appointed as Director of Xoma Corp., effective July 19, 2012. Dr. Neu is a Managing Director at Baker Bros. Advisors LP. Dr. Neu holds an M.D. from Harvard Medical School-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program and spent three years in the Immunology Ph.D. program at Stanford University as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Fellow. Dr. Neu holds an A.B. from Princeton University, where he was awarded the Khoury Prize for graduating first in his department of Molecular Biology. Prior to attending Princeton, Dr. Neu served for two years in the military of his native Singapore. Mr. Neu’s scientific background provides strategic guidance to the Company and the Board.

William Bowes

Mr. William K. Bowes, Jr., is Independent Director of Xoma Corp., since February 1986. He has been a General Partner of U.S. Venture Partners since 1981 and currently holds the position of Founding Partner. Mr. Bowes is a member of the Board or the Business Advisory Council of a number of academic initiatives at institutions such as Harvard University, Stanford University, the University of California, San Francisco and the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Bowes provides exceptional knowledge and advice on capital markets and development strategies for biopharmaceutical companies.

Peter Hutt

Mr. Peter Barton Hutt is Independent Director of Xoma Corp. He is former Chief Counsel for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), became a director in May of 2005. Mr. Hutt is currently Senior Counsel to the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling, specializing in food and drug law. Since 1994, he has taught a course on food and drug law at Harvard Law School and taught the same course at Stanford Law School in 1998. He is also a co-author of Food and Drug Law: Cases and Materials. Mr. Hutt is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He recently served on the Working Group on Innovation in Drug Development and Evaluation of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He has served on a wide variety of academic and advisory boards, including the Panel on the Administrative Restructuring of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Formerly, he has served on the IOM Executive Committee, Advisory Committee to the Director of the NIH, the NAS Committee on Research Training in the Biomedical and Behavioral Sciences, and the National Committee to Review Current Procedures for Approval of New Drugs for Cancer and AIDS established by the President’s Cancer Panel of the National Cancer Institute at the request of President George Bush. Mr. Hutt received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, and law degrees from Harvard University and New York University. Mr. Hutt currently serves as a director of Ista Pharmaceuticals, and Momenta Pharmaceuticals.

Joseph Limber

Mr. Joseph M. Limber is Independent Director of Xoma Corp., effective December 12, 2012. Mr. Limber has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a subsidiary of Nestlé Health Science, since December 2003 and as a member of its Board of Directors since January 2004. From January 2003 to July 2003, Mr. Limber was a consultant and interim Chief Executive Officer for Deltagen, Inc., a provider of drug discovery tools and services to the biopharmaceutical industry. From April 1998 to December 2002, Mr. Limber was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (now Monogram Biosciences, Inc.), a developer of assay technologies and lab-on-a-chip systems for life science research. From 1996 to 1998, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products. Prior to Praecis, Mr. Limber served as Executive Vice President of SEQUUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Alza Corporation and now part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies). He also held management positions in marketing and sales with Syntex Corporation (now F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.) and with Ciba-Geigy Corporation (now Novartis AG). Mr. Limber holds a B.A. from Duquesne University.

Timothy Walbert

Mr. Timothy P. Walbert is Independent Director of Xoma Corp., since November 2010. Mr. Walbert is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Pharma, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative medicines for unmet therapeutic needs in arthritis, pain and inflammatory diseases. From 2007 until 2009, Mr. Walbert was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of IDM Pharma, Inc., a publicly traded oncology-focused biotechnology company. Prior to IDM, he was Executive Vice President of Commercial Operations for NeoPharm, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, where he oversaw global marketing, sales, reimbursement, manufacturing and business development. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Walbert was with Abbott in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as Vice President, International Marketing responsible for overseeing strategy for the global cardiovascular franchise. As Abbott’s Divisional Vice President and General Manger for Immunology, Mr. Walbert created and had full P&L management of the global immunology franchise that led the global development and launch of HUMIRA®, the multi-indication biologic which achieved over $9 billion in 2012 sales. Prior to his tenure at Abbott, Mr. Walbert was with Searle/Pharmacia where he held several marketing roles for CELEBREX® in North America and coordinated international CELEBREX launch and post-launch activities in key international markets. Mr. Walbert currently serves on the Board of Directors of Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp., the Board of the Biotechnology Industry organization, or BIO, the Board of the Illinois Biotechnology Association, or iBIO, and the Board of the Greater Chicago Arthritis Foundation. Mr. Walbert holds a B.A. degree from Muhlenberg College, Allentown, PA.

Jack Wyszomierski

Mr. Jack L. Wyszomierski is Independent Director of Xoma Corp., since August 2010. From 2004 until his retirement in 2009, Mr. Wyszomierski was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VWR International, LLC, a global laboratory supply, equipment and distribution business that serves the world’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as industrial and governmental organizations. At Schering-Plough, a global health care company which had worldwide sales of over $8 billion in 2004, Mr. Wyszomierski held positions of increasing responsibility from 1982 to 2004 culminating in his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wyszomierski also serves on the Board of Directors of Athersys, Inc., Exelixis, Inc. and Unigene Laboratories, Inc. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Administration and a B.S. in Administration, Management Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

W. Denman Van Ness

--

John Varian

1,385,330

Frederick Kurland

688,433

Patrick Scannon

741,259

Paul Rubin

773,655

Tom Klein

2,127,940

Kelvin Neu

--

William Bowes

--

Peter Hutt

--

Joseph Limber

--

Timothy Walbert

--

Jack Wyszomierski

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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