People: ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc (ACAD.O)
27 Oct 2016
Ms. Laura A. Brege is Independent Director of ACADIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Currently, Ms. Brege is Chief Executive Officer and President of Nodality, Inc., a private company focused on innovative personalized medicine. Prior to joining Nodality in September 2012, Ms. Brege held several senior-level positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from June 2006 to December 2011, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Onyx, Ms. Brege was a general partner at Red Rock Capital Management, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage financing for technology companies, since 1999. Prior to Red Rock, she was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at COR Therapeutics. Earlier in her career, Ms. Brege served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Flextronics and Vice President and Treasurer of The Cooper Companies. Ms. Brege currently serves on the boards of directors of public companies Aratana Therapeutics, Inc., Delcath Systems, Inc., Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Dynavax Technologies Corporation. The NCG Committee believes that Ms. Brege’s industry background, including her extensive experience as an officer of public companies in the biotechnology industry, position her to make an effective contribution to the Board and the Audit Committee. In addition, her past financial experience and current knowledge of financing trends are extremely valuable to the Board when considering financing strategies for the Company. Ms. Brege earned her undergraduate degree from Ohio University and has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. During the past five years, Ms. Brege also served on the board of Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public company.
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