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Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc (ARLZ.OQ)

ARLZ.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Arthur Kirsch

63 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

Andrew Koven

60 2016 President, Chief Business Officer

Adrian Adams

64 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Kaseta

42 2017 Head of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Jennifer Armstrong

45 2016 Executive Vice President - Human Resources and Administration

Eric Trachtenberg

46 2016 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Kenneth Lee

70 2016 Lead Independent Director

F. Martin Thrasher

64 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Arthur Kirsch

Mr. Arthur S. Kirsch is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company, since February 5, 2016. Previously, he was a director of Pozen from 2004 through February 5, 2016. Mr. Kirsch has been Senior Advisor, GCA Savvian, LLC (formerly Perseus Group, LLC), an investment bank, since June 2005. Mr. Kirsch is a founding member and Managing Director of Vector Securities, LLC, an investment and merchant banking firm, from 2001 to May 2005. He was a Managing Director and Head of Healthcare Research and Capital Markets of Prudential Vector Healthcare Group, a unit of Prudential Securities, Inc., a full-service brokerage firm, from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Kirsch was the Director, Equity Research of Vector Securities International, Inc., an investment banking firm, from 1995 to 1999. He currently serves as a director of PhysioSonics, Inc., a privately held company developing noninvasive neurological products. Mr. Kirsch has over 25 years of experience working in the equity capital markets and has extensive knowledge of the healthcare and life sciences field. Mr. Kirsch, who has spent the majority of his career in investment banking with a focus on the healthcare industry, brings both financial and industry expertise to the Board.

Andrew Koven

Mr. Andrew I. Koven is President, Chief Business Officer of the Company, since February 5, 2016. Previously, Mr. Koven was the President and Chief Business Officer of Pozen from June 2015 through February 5, 2016. Prior to joining Pozen, Mr. Koven served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, from February 2012 until January 2015, when it was acquired by Endo International plc. Prior to that, from September 2011 to November 2011, Mr. Koven served as President and Chief Administrative Officer and a member of the board of directors of Neurologix, Inc., a company focused on development of multiple innovative gene therapy development programs. Before Neurologix, Mr. Koven served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative and Legal Officer of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from July 2010 until May 2011 when it was acquired by Merck & Co., Inc. Previously, Mr. Koven served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Sepracor Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from March 2007 until February 2010 when it was acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. Prior to joining Sepracor, Mr. Koven served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from August 2003 until its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories in December 2006. Mr. Koven began his career in the pharmaceutical industry first as an Assistant General Counsel and then as Associate General Counsel at Warner-Lambert Company from 1993 to 2000, followed by his role as Senior Vice President and General Counsel at Lavipharm Corporation from 2000 to 2003. From 1986 to 1992 he was a corporate associate at Cahill, Gordon & Reindel in New York. From 1992 to 1993 he served as Counsel, Corporate and Investment Division, at The Equitable Life Assurance Society of the U.S.

Adrian Adams

Mr. Adrian Adams is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer since February 5, 2016. From May 2015 through February 5, 2016, Mr. Adams was the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Pozen, and served as a consultant to Pozen from April 2015 to May 2015. Previously, Mr. Adams served as Chief Executive Officer and President and as a director of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, from December 2011 until January 2015, when it was acquired by Endo International plc. Prior to joining Auxilium, from September 2011 to November 2011, Mr. Adams served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Neurologix, Inc., a company focused on development of multiple innovative gene therapy development programs. Before Neurologix, Mr. Adams served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from February 2010 until May 2011 when it was acquired by Merck & Co., Inc. Previously, Mr. Adams served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sepracor Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from March 2007 and May 2007, respectively, until February 2010 at which time Sepracor was acquired by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Sepracor, Mr. Adams served as its Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Sepracor, Mr. Adams served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2002 until its acquisition by Abbott Laboratories in December 2006. Mr. Adams has also held general management and senior international and national marketing positions at SmithKline Beecham, Novartis and ICI (now part of AstraZeneca). Mr. Adams has served as chairman of the board of directors of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since February 2013 and recently served on the board of directors of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from October 2007 to August 2012.

Michael Kaseta

Mr. Michael Kaseta is Head of Finance and Interim Chief Financial Officer, Principal Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the company effective November 30, 2017. Mr. Kaseta has served as the Company’s Corporate Controller since September 26, 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kaseta held various positions at Sanofi S.A. (“Sanofi”), including most recently Chief Financial Officer Sanofi North America, Global Services, from April 2015 through September 2016. Mr. Kaseta was previously the Vice President Sanofi NA Pharma Controlling from January 2013 through April 2015, Vice President, Sanofi Financial Shared Services from March 2007 through December 2013 and Director of Technical Accounting from 2005 to 2007.

Jennifer Armstrong

Ms. Jennifer Lou Armstrong is Executive Vice President - Human Resources and Administration of the Company, since February 5, 2016. Ms. Armstrong was previously the Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration of Pozen from June 2015 through February 5, 2016. Prior to joining Pozen, she served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, from July 2009 to March 2015. Prior to that, she served at Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Corporate Communications at Genaera Corporation, a specialty biopharmaceutical company, from January 1998 to May 2009. On June 12, 2009, Genaera Corporation transferred all of its assets and liabilities to the Genaera Liquidating Trust and filed a Certificate of Dissolution with the Delaware Secretary of State pursuant to the Plan of Complete Liquidation and Dissolution adopted at a special meeting of stockholders. Ms. Armstrong holds a Master’s degree in Arts Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Communications, both from Drexel University.

Eric Trachtenberg

Mr. Eric L. Trachtenberg is Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company, since February 5, 2016. Previously, Mr. Trachtenberg was the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary of Pozen from January 1, 2016 through February 5, 2016, and was Deputy General Counsel of Pozen from June 2015 through December 31, 2015. Prior to joining Pozen, Mr. Trachtenberg most recently served as Deputy General Counsel at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty biopharmaceutical company, from May 2012 through its acquisition by Endo Pharmaceuticals in February 2015. Prior to Auxilium, he was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Enobia Pharma, Inc., from April 2011 to April 2012, and managed all legal aspects of Enobia’s sale to Alexion Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, Mr. Trachtenberg served as Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Sepracor Inc. and remained in that position with Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. following the acquisition of Sepracor by Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma. Mr. Trachtenberg also held a Senior Counsel position at Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. before its acquisition by Abbott. Mr. Trachtenberg began his career as an Associate at Blank Rome LLP. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Tulane University and a Juris Doctorate and Master of Business Administration degree from Temple University.

Kenneth Lee

Mr. Kenneth B. Lee, Jr. is Lead Independent Director of the Company, since February 5, 2016. Previously, he was a director of Pozen from 2002 to February 5, 2016, and from 2002 was also Pozen’s lead independent director. Since June 2002 he has been an independent consultant and general partner of Hatteras Venture Partners (formerly Hatteras BioCapital. LLC and BioVista Capital, LLC), and the general partner of Hatteras BioCapital Fund, L.P., a venture capital fund focusing on life sciences companies, since 2003. Mr. Lee was President of A.M. Pappas & Associates, a venture capital firm, between January 2002 and June 2002. He was a Partner of Ernst & Young LLP from 1982 through 2000, and a Partner of Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC from 2000 to 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Lee was the Managing Director of Ernst & Young’s Health Sciences Corporate Finance Group from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Lee serves on the board of Biocryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public company, for which he serves as chairman of the audit committee and chairman of the finance committee. He is also a director of Clinverse, Inc. and Clinipace Worldwide, two privately held companies. Previously, he served on the boards of CV Therapeutics, Inc., for which he served as lead independent director and chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee, Abgenix, Inc., for which he served on the audit committee, OSI Pharmaceuticals, for which he served as a member of the audit committee, Inspire Pharmaceuticals Inc., for which he served as chairman of the board of directors, chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee and finance committee, and Maxygen, Inc., for which he served as chairman of the audit committee and a member of the nominating/ governance committee and the compensation committee. Mr. Lee served as a member of the executive committee of the Board of the North Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization.

F. Martin Thrasher

Mr. F. Martin Thrasher is Independent Director of the Company, since February 5, 2016. Previously, he was a director of Tribute since 2009. Mr. Thrasher is a seasoned international executive. After graduating from the Richard Ivey School of Business in Toronto, Mr. Thrasher spent over 30 years working around the globe for companies such as General Foods from 1973 to 1977, McCormick & Co from 1977 to 1988, Campbell Soup Co. from 1988 to 2001 and ConAgra Foods Inc. from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Thrasher has lived and worked in Canada, Australia, Belgium and the U.S. His responsibilities with Campbell Soup Co. included positions as President, International Grocery and President, North America Grocery. At ConAgra Foods Inc., he was President of the Retail Products Co, a $9 billion business with over 30,000 employees. Mr. Thrasher has been President of FMT Consulting, a boutique advisory and consulting firm since August 2004.