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BioDelivery Sciences International Inc (BDSI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Frank O'Donnell

66 2012 Executive Chairman of the Board

Scott Plesha

2018 President, Chief Commercial Officer

Herm Cukier

2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Mark Sirgo

64 2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

Ernest De Paolantonio

63 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer

James Vollins

2018 Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Peter Ginsberg

2016 Vice President - Business Development

Thomas Smith

2018 Chief Medical Officer

William Stone

73 2007 Lead Independent Director

Todd Davis

57 2018 Director

Peter Greenleaf

48 2018 Director

Kevin Kotler

46 2018 Director

W. Mark Watson

2018 Director

Charles Bramlage

55 2014 Independent Director

Matthew Duffy

2014 Managing Director

Biographies

Name Description

Frank O'Donnell

Dr. Frank E. O'Donnell, Jr. MD., is the Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Dr. O’Donnell has been our Chairman of the Board and a Director since March 29, 2002. He currently serves as Executive Chairman. Dr. O’Donnell has previously served as our President and Chief Executive Officer. In January 2005, he relinquished the title of President and in August 2005 he relinquished the title of Chief Executive Officer. For more than the last six years, Dr. O’Donnell has served as a Manager of The Hopkins Capital Group, an affiliation of limited liability companies which engage in private equity and venture capital investing in disruptive technologies in healthcare. Dr. O’Donnell is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hedgepath Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which is developing oncology drugs for an orphan indication. Dr. O’Donnell is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his long history with our company and his extensive experience in managing and investing in biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. O’Donnell is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and received his residency training at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. O’Donnell is a former professor and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology, St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is a trustee of St. Louis University.

Scott Plesha

Mr. Scott M. Plesha is President, Chief Commercial Officer of the Company. He joined the company in August 2015 as our Senior Vice President, Sales, with more than 26 years of sales experience and over 18 years of sales management experience within the pharmaceutical and medical industries. Mr. Plesha assumed the additional responsibility of leading our Marketing department in December 2015. Mr. Plesha leads our Specialty Sales Force, Marketing, and Training departments. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Plesha was Senior Vice President, GI Sales Force & Training at Salix Pharmaceuticals, where since 2002 he led Salix’s top rated gastrointestinal (GI) sales forces, the sales training department as well as many other sales operations functions. During Mr. Plesha’s tenure at Salix he was responsible for launching or growing product sales as well as optimizing and expanding the sales force to accommodate the multiple companies and products that Salix acquired. Prior to joining Salix, Mr. Plesha was a Regional Sales Manager for the O’Classen Dermatologics division of Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Plesha began his pharmaceutical sales career with Solvay Pharmaceuticals where he was a field as well institutional sales representative. Mr. Plesha received a Bachelor of Arts in Pre-Medical Studies from DePauw University.

Herm Cukier

Mr. Herm Cukier is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Herm brings extensive commercial leadership experience to BDSI as the company seeks to enhance the growth of its marketed products. He has led a multitude of biopharma businesses to high growth success around the world over the last 25 years. He was most recently a Senior Vice President at Allergan plc, where his roles included being the head of its Eye Care Division, Allergan's largest division with more than $2.5 billion in annual sales, and the Head of its Women's Healthcare Division, which was one of the fastest growing segments of Allergan under his leadership reaching peak sales of $1.2 billion. He was most recently Allergan's Head of Commercial Strategy and Innovation. Herm was also both a member of Allergan's Commercial Leadership Team and its Operational Leadership Team throughout his tenure. Prior to joining Allergan, Herm held a series of senior executive positions with several pharmaceutical companies. His experiences also include having been the Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Executive Committee at Organon Biosciences and starting a clinical stage biotech together with Weill Cornell Medical College where he served as CEO and member of the board of directors. Earlier in his career, Herm held positions of increasing commercial responsibility at Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer. He received an MBA from the Columbia Business School and a BSE in Bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Herm will be based in BDSI's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Mark Sirgo

Dr. Mark A. Sirgo is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He served as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Dr. Sirgo has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including 16 years in clinical drug development, 7 years in marketing, sales, and business development and 12 years in executive management positions. Prior to his involvement with Arius Pharmaceuticals from 2003 to 2004, he spent 16 years in a variety of positions of increasing responsibility in both clinical development and marketing at Glaxo, Glaxo Wellcome, and GlaxoSmithKline, including Vice President of International OTC Development and Vice President of New Product Marketing. Dr. Sirgo was responsible for managing the development and FDA approval of Zantac 75 while at Glaxo Wellcome, among other accomplishments. From 1996 to 1999, Dr. Sirgo was Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing at Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., a leading contract service provider to the pharmaceutical industry. Dr. Sirgo serves on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLXP), a specialty pharmaceutical company specializing in gastrointestinal products since 2008. Dr. Sirgo is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience in specialty biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Sirgo received his BS in Pharmacy from The Ohio State University and his Doctorate from Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

Ernest De Paolantonio

Mr. Ernest R. De Paolantonio, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer of the Company. Prior to joining the company, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of CorePharma LLC, a private specialty generic company, and was directly involved in the financial and commercial strategy to establish Core’s proprietary labeled portfolio of products. In addition, he previously served in finance and controllers positions in roles of increasing responsibility at Colombia Laboratories, where he was also responsible for business development and logistics, including supply chain management for the company’s first commercial product launch. Mr. De Paolantonio has served in various financial positions in senior management at Taro Pharmaceuticals where he was the Corporate Controller, Watson Pharmaceuticals where he was Executive Director of Finance, Group Controller and responsible for managing the Corporation’s supply chain of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients, and GlaxoSmithKline where he began his career in finance and spent over 17 years in areas of increasing responsibility including; Manufacturing, Corporate Finance, R&D and U.S. Pharmaceuticals where he was Group Controller. Mr. De Paolantonio received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Lycoming College; his MBA in Finance at Saint Joseph’s University and is a licensed CPA.

James Vollins

Mr. James Vollins is Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Vollins will also serve as the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. Jim brings over 25 years of extensive legal experience including serving as general counsel and assistant general counsel for several successful healthcare companies and as senior external counsel covering a variety of legal matters. Mr. Vollins is well versed in the fields of securities law, corporate governance and regulatory compliance relating to the commercialization and reimbursement of pharmaceutical products in the U.S. Jim received his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Magna cum laude, and is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Peter Ginsberg

Mr. Peter L. Ginsberg is a Vice President - Business Development of the Company. Mr. Ginsberg joins BDSI with over 25 years of business development and other closely related experience. Most recently, Mr. Ginsberg headed business development for United Therapeutics, where he led the sale of the company's Priority Review Voucher for$350 million. Prior to United Therapeutics, Mr. Ginsberg was Vice President of Business and Technology Development for the North Carolina Biotechnology Center, where his group financed and advised emerging biotechnology companies. Previously, Mr. Ginsberg was responsible for acquisitions and licensing transactions as Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning for SurModics and he also spent 15 years in the healthcare investment industry, during which time he was named a Wall Street Journal All-Star as Piper Jaffray's lead biotechnology analyst. He earned an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Thomas Smith

Mr. Thomas B. Smith is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Dr. Smith earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. He is a member of several medical societies and organizations including the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians. Tom will be based out of the company's headquarters in Raleigh, North Carolina.

William Stone

Mr. William B. Stone, is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He has been a member of our board of directors since October 2001 and is our Lead Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of our board of directors. For thirty years, until his retirement in October 2000, Mr. Stone was employed with Mallinckrodt Inc. For the last twenty years of his career, he held positions of Vice President and Corporate Controller and Vice President and Chief Information Officer for 16 years and 4 years, respectively. During his tenure at Mallinckrodt, Mr. Stone was responsible for global accounting and reporting, financial organization, staffing and development, and systems of internal accounting control. In this capacity, he was responsible for Mallinckrodt’s SEC and other financial filings, internal management performance reports, strategic and tactical financial planning and for evaluation of capital sources and investments. Mr. Stone presented financial analyses and special projects to Mallinckrodt’s board of directors and audit committee, and reported to the audit committee regarding the conduct and effectiveness of the independent accountant’s quarterly reviews and annual audit. In the capacity of Chief Information Officer. He assessed effectiveness and control for computer-assisted information systems and led a successful program for justification, selection and deployment of global standardized computer hardware and software. Further, Mr. Stone reported to the audit committee as leader of Mallinckrodt’s successful global program to address Year 2000 implications associated with computer-assisted information, laboratory control and process control computer hardware and software. He also chaired Mallinckrodt’s corporate employee benefits committee for over 8 years and has been a member of Financial Executives International since 1980. Mr. Stone is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia where he earned BS and MA degrees in accounting, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Todd Davis

Mr. Todd C. Davis is Director of the Company. Todd C. Davis, has served as the Founder, Managing Partner and President of RoyaltyRx Capital, LLC, special opportunities investment firm focused on pharmaceuticals, since January 2018. Mr. Davis previously served as Founding Managing Director and Managing Partner of HealthCare Royalty Partners, a global healthcare investment firm, from 2007 to December 2017. Previously, Mr. Davis was a partner at Paul Capital Partners, an investment firm where he co-managed royalty investments, from 2004 to 2006, and a partner at Apax Partners, a private equity investment group where he was responsible for biopharmaceutical growth investments, from 2001 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Davis held various sales and product management roles at Abbott Laboratories and worked in business development, operations and licensing at Elan Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Davis has served on the boards of directors of Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ: LGND), a biopharmaceutical company where he is a member of the audit and compensation committees, since March 2007, and Palvella Therapeutics, a rare-disease biopharmaceutical company serving patients with monogenic rare diseases, since June 2017. Mr. Davis previously served on the boards of directors of TearScience, a maker of ophthalmic medical devices where he was a member of the compensation committee, from February 2016 to October 2017, Acufocus, an ophthalmic medical device company, from April 2017 to December 2017, Suneva Medical, Inc., an aesthetics company where he was a member of the compensation committee, from January 2009 to September 2017, Helomics, Inc., an integrated clinical contract research organization where he was a member of the compensation committee, from September 2014 to June 2017, and Artes Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARTE), a medical aesthetics company, from January 2008 to December 2008. Mr. Davis also is a board member of the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association. Mr. Davis earned a Bachelor of Science

Peter Greenleaf

Mr. Peter S. Greenleaf is Director of the Company. Peter S. Greenleaf, has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Cerecor, Inc. (NASDAQ: CERQ), an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on pediatric healthcare, since March 2018. Mr. Greenleaf previously served as Chief Executive Officer of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCMP), a biopharmaceutical company focused on medical applications of a class of ion channel modulators, from March 2014 to February 2018, when Sucampo was sold to Mallincrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK). Prior to that, Mr. Greenleaf served as Chief Executive Officer of Histogenics Corporation, a regenerative medicine company, from June 2013 to March 2014, as President of MedImmune, Inc., an fully integrated biologics division of AstraZeneca Group and President of MedImmune Ventures, a venture capital fund within the AstraZeneca Group, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business, from January 2010 to June 2013, and Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations of MedImmune, from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Greenleaf also held senior commercial roles at Centocor Biotech, Inc. (now Jansen Biotechnology, Johnson & Johnson), a biotechnology company founded with the goal of developing new diagnostic assays using monoclonal antibody technology, from 1998 to 2006, and at Boehringer Mannheim G.m.b.H. (now Roche Holdings), a diagnostics and pharmaceuticals business, from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Greenleaf has served on the board of directors of Cerecor, where he has been a member of its audit committee, since May 2017. Previously, he served on the boards of directors of Sucampo, including as Chairman, from March 2013 to February 2018, Mast Therapeutics, Inc.

Kevin Kotler

Mr. Kevin Kotler is Director of the Company. Kevin Kotler, has over 25 years of experience as an investor and analyst following the healthcare industry. He is the founder and Managing Member of Broadfin Capital, which is the investment advisor for Broadfin Healthcare, a healthcare focused investment fund which he launched in 2005. Mr. Kotler has served as a Director of Novelion Therapeutics, Inc. since November 2016 and has served as a director of InnerSpace Neuro Solutions, Inc., a privately-held medical device company since 2014. Mr. Kotler earned a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1993. The Board believes Mr. Kotler is qualified to serve on the Company’s Board due to his experience in managing biotechnology investments.

W. Mark Watson

Charles Bramlage

Mr. Charles J. Bramlage is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bramlage has served as a member of our board since July 17, 2014. Mr. Bramlage has also served as Chief Executive Officer of Pearl Therapeutics, Inc. since February 2011. He previously served as president of pharmaceutical products at Covidien plc (NYSE: COV) from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Bramlage served as the President of European Operations at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ) from 2004 to 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of BattellePharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing inhaled products from 2001 to 2004. From 1983 to 2001, Mr. Bramlage held positions of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) in product management, sales management, sales, and sales training, ultimately becoming Vice-President of Respiratory Global Commercial Development and Vice-President of U.S. Respiratory and Cardiovascular Marketing, where he led the team responsible for the global launch of Seretide®/Advair® and the U.S. launch of Flovent®. Mr. Bramlage is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience in working with and managing biopharmaceutical companies. Mr. Bramlage received a B.S. in Marketing from The Ohio State University-The Max M. Fisher College of Business and received an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Dayton.

Matthew Duffy