People: Depomed Inc (DEPO.O)
Mr. Peter D. Staple is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Depomed Inc. Since March 2008, Mr. Staple has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Corium International, Inc., a publicly-held biopharmaceutical company focused on transdermal delivery systems and related technologies to address unmet medical needs. From 2002 to March 2008 he served as director, and from 2002 to November 2007 as Chief Executive Officer, of BioSeek, Inc., a privately-held drug discovery company. From 1994 to 2002, Mr. Staple was a member of the senior executive team at ALZA Corporation, where he was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Prior to joining ALZA, Mr. Staple held the position of Vice President, Associate General Counsel for Chiron Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Staple previously served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel for Cetus Corporation, a biotechnology company. The Board considered Mr. Staple's experience and expertise within the following areas relevant to the Company and its business in concluding that he should serve on the Board: Corporate Management; Corporate Governance; Strategic Transactions; Corporate Finance; Intellectual Property; and Board and Board committee experience. Mr. Staple holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University.
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