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Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc (COLL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Heffernan

52 2003 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Paul Brannelly

42 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Joseph Ciaffoni

2017 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Douglas Carlson

2013 Vice President - Corporate Development

Alison Fleming

40 Vice President of Product Development

Ernest Kopecky

48 2012 Vice President - Clinical Development and Head of Neuroscience

Kevin OKeeffe

2015 Vice President - Market Access and Trade

Steven Passik

2017 Vice President - Scientific Affairs, Education and Policy

Said Saim

57 2012 Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development

John Weet

2015 Vice President - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance

Gwen Melincoff

2017 Director

Theodore Schroeder

62 2016 Director

Garen Bohlin

69 2015 Independent Director

John Freund

63 2014 Independent Director

Patrick Heron

44 Independent Director

David Hirsch

45 Independent Director

Eran Nadav

46 2015 Independent Director

Gino Santini

60 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Heffernan

Mr. Michael T. Heffernan is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. since October 2003. Mr. Heffernan has over twenty-five years of experience in the pharmaceutical and related healthcare industries. He was previously the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Onset Therapeutics, LLC, a dermatology-focused company that developed and commercialized products for the treatment of skin-related illnesses and was responsible for the spin-off of the business from the Company to create PreCision Dermatology, Inc. Mr. Heffernan has held prior positions as Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clinical Studies Ltd., a pharmaceutical contract research organization that was sold to PhyMatrix Corp., or PhyMatrix, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of PhyMatrix. Mr. Heffernan started his career at Eli Lilly and Company, where he served in numerous sales and marketing roles. Since 2012, Mr. Heffernan has served on the board of directors of Ocata Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCAT) and currently serves as its Chairman. He also serves on the board of directors of Veloxis Pharmaceuticals A/S (CPH: VELO) (March 2015 to present). Mr. Heffernan previously served on the board of directors of Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc. (now known as Chiesi USA, Inc.) (NASDAQ: CRTX) and two privately held companies. Mr. Heffernan graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1987 and is a Registered Pharmacist.

Paul Brannelly

Mr. Paul Brannelly is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the company. since February 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Brannelly served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, and Treasurer of Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KPTI), or Karyopharm, from June 2013 to August 2014. From August 2014 to November 2014, Mr. Brannelly served as a consultant to Karyopharm. Prior to joining Karyopharm, Mr. Brannelly served as Vice President, Finance, Treasurer and Secretary at Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSTM), or Verastem, from August 2010 to May 2013. From January 2010 to September 2011, Mr. Brannelly held the position of Chief Financial Officer at the Longwood Fund, a venture capital firm aimed at investing in, managing and building healthcare companies, where he set up the financial and operational infrastructure following the closing of its first fund and eventually served as Chief Financial Officer of its two startup companies, Verastem and OvaScience, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVAS). From November 2005 to September 2009, he served as Vice President, Finance at Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Sirtris, a biopharmaceutical company which GlaxoSmithKline plc purchased for $720 million in 2008, where he managed the S-1 preparation and due diligence process for Sirtris' initial public offering and managed the company's transition to being a public company. Mr. Brannelly started his biopharmaceutical career at Dyax Corporation from September 1999 to May 2002, and subsequently moved on to positions of increasing responsibility at CombinatoRx Inc. from May 2002 to November 2005, most recently as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer, where he led Zalicus through the initial public offering process. Mr. Brannelly graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a B.B.A. in Accounting in 1995.

Joseph Ciaffoni

Mr. Joseph J. Ciaffoni is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Prior to joining Collegium, Mr. Ciaffoni served in several senior management positions, most recently as President, U.S. Branded Pharmaceuticals at Endo International plc. Prior to joining Endo, Mr. Ciaffoni served as Senior Vice President, Global Specialty Medicines Group for Biogen. In this role, he led the development and execution of all aspects of global strategy across the value chain for marketed and pipeline products. Mr. Ciaffoni started his employment with Biogen Idec in 2012 and during his tenure held senior roles including Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial and Vice President, U.S. Neurology Field Operations and Marketing. Prior to joining Biogen, Mr. Ciaffoni was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Shionogi Inc. and President of Shionogi Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he served as Vice President, Sales for Schering-Plough (now Merck) and held several commercial leadership roles at Sanofi-Synthelabo (now Sanofi) and Novartis. Mr. Ciaffoni holds a B.A. in Communications and an M.B.A. from Rutgers.

Douglas Carlson

Mr. Douglas R. Carlson is Vice President - Corporate Development of the company. since March 2013, Mr. Carlson assumed responsibility for Corporate and Business Development. Mr. Carlson has a multi-disciplinary background in M&A, venture capital, corporate finance and business development with both large and emerging growth healthcare companies. Prior to joining us, Mr. Carlson was Senior Director of Business Development at BTG International Inc., or BTG, where he was responsible for global specialty pharmaceutical M&A and licensing from August 2011 to March 2013. Prior to BTG, Mr. Carlson was Senior Director and Head of Business Development for Lundbeck Inc., or Lundbeck, the U.S. Headquarters of H. Lundbeck A/S, from December 2009 to August 2011. Prior to Lundbeck, Mr. Carlson was Director of Corporate Development and M&A at Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Ovation where he played an integral role in the sale of Ovation to H. Lundbeck A/S in 2009. Prior to Ovation, Mr. Carlson was an Associate in the healthcare group at Pequot Ventures, the venture capital arm of Pequot Capital Management, Inc. Mr. Carlson began his career in the healthcare investing banking group of SG Cowen & Co. Mr. Carlson graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT with a B.A. in American Studies in 2001.

Alison Fleming

Dr. Alison Fleming is Vice President of Product Development at Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. and she has led our development team since October 2002. Prior to joining us, Dr. Fleming's academic research focused on implantable drug delivery systems for cancer therapy. Dr. Fleming is an inventor on several U.S. patents and pending patent applications, and has authored numerous scientific publications and poster presentations in the field of novel drug delivery systems. In 2001, Dr. Fleming was the recipient of the Jorge Heller Journal of Controlled Release Outstanding Paper Award. Dr. Fleming graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1997 with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and received a Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Cornell University in 2002.

Ernest Kopecky

Mr. Ernest A. Kopecky, Ph.D. is Vice President - Clinical Development and Head of Neuroscience of the company. since June 2012. Prior to joining us, Dr. Kopecky served as Senior Director of Clinical Research and Head of the Pain and Neuroscience Therapeutic Area at Endo Pharmaceuticals Holdings Inc., or Endo, from 2006 to June 2012. Prior to joining Endo, Dr. Kopecky held several positions in the pharmaceutical industry, including Global Medical Director at Bayer HealthCare AG, Senior Clinical Research Scientist at Purdue Pharma L.P., and Manager of the Clinical Drug Development Unit at SCIREX Corporation. He also held the academic title of Research Fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children, Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Kopecky has served as a member of the IMMPACT Steering Committee and the FDA ACTTION Executive Committee, Subteam Lead on the PhRMA Neonatal and Pediatric LDKITs, and Faculty at the Pharmaceutical Education Research Institute. Dr. Kopecky graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.S. in Human Biology in 1991, a Ph.D. in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology in 1999 and an M.S. in Clinical Pharmacology in 2005. He also received an M.B.A. from the University of Connecticut in 2005.

Kevin OKeeffe

Mr. Kevin OKeeffe is Vice President - Market Access and Trade of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. Prior to joining Collegium, Mr. O'Keeffe was Senior Director of Strategic Pricing, Access & Reimbursement at Cubist Pharmaceuticals.

Steven Passik

Dr. Steven Passik, Ph.D., serves as Vice President - Scientific Affairs, Education and Policy of the Company. After a 25 year academic and clinical career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, University of Kentucky and Vanderbilt University, Dr. Passik spent the past 4 years in the toxicology and most recently the pharmaceutical industry. His research has focused on psychiatric aspects of cancer and non-cancer pain and symptom management and the interface of pain management and addiction. He has served as editor and reviewer for multiple journals in pain and psycho-oncology. He has authored over 200 scholarly publications.

Said Saim

Dr. Said Saim, Ph.D. is Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. since April 2012. Dr. Saim joined us in August 2008 as a Senior Director of Pharmaceutical Development, a position he held until April 2012. Prior to joining us, Dr. Saim was a Senior Principal Scientist at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. or BIPI, where he led a team of engineers and scientists in charge of process development, scale up and technology transfer of North American products. Prior to BIPI, Dr. Saim was an Assistant Research Professor at the Higuchi BioSciences Center for Drug Delivery Research in Lawrence, Kansas. Dr. Saim graduated from the National Polytechnic School, Algeria with a B.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1983 and received an M.S. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Kansas in 1987 and 1990, respectively.

John Weet

Dr. John Weet, Ph.D., is Vice President - Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance of the Company. Dr. Weet will oversee Collegium's Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, providing oversight for all U.S. and international filings and interactions with regulatory authorities. Prior to joining Collegium, Dr. Weet was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Durata Therapeutics, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, and Bausch and Lomb, where he was closely involved with the submissions of Dalvance ® (dalbavancin), Incivek ® (telaprevir), and Besivance ® (besifloxicin), respectively. In addition, Dr. Weet was on the faculty of the Pharmaceutical Education and Research Institute (PERI), a guest lecturer at Georgia Institute of Technology, a member of the Long Island University Curriculum Planning Committee of the Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy, and has authored various papers and presentations at industry conferences. Dr. Weet is a graduate of St. Lawrence University and holds his Ph.D. in Medical Physiology from the Ohio State University.

Gwen Melincoff

Ms. Gwen A. Melincoff serves as Director of the Company. Ms. Melincoff has over 25 years of leadership experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. Ms. Melincoff is currently managing director at Gemini Advisors LLC and an advisor to Phase 1 Ventures and Verge Genomics. From August 2014 to September 2016, she served as Vice President of Business Development at BTG International Inc., a UK-specialist healthcare company. From September 2004 to the December 2013, Ms. Melincoff was Senior Vice President of Business Development at Shire Plc. In addition, from 2010 to 2013, she led the Shire Strategic Investment Group, the venture capital arm of Shire Plc. Prior to joining Shire Plc, Ms. Melincoff held managerial and business development position at various pharmaceutical companies, such as Adolor Corporation. Ms. Melincoff currently serves on the boards of Kamada Ltd. (Nasdaq: KMDA) and Photocure ASA. Previously, she served as a board member or observer on the boards of Tobira Therapeutics (acquired by Allergan), DBV Technologies, AM Pharma, ArmaGen Technologies, Promethera Biosciences, Naurex Inc. (acquired by Allergan) and Enterome. Ms. Melincoff holds a B.S. in Biology from The George Washington University and an M.S. in Management and Health Care Administration from Pennsylvania State University. Ms. Melincoff has also attained the designation of Certified Licensing Professional (CLP™). Ms. Melincoff was named a “Top Women in Biotech 2013” by Fierce Biotech as well as being named to the Powerlist 100 of Corporate Venture Capital in 2012 and 2013.

Theodore Schroeder

Mr. Theodore R. Schroeder is Director of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. Mr. Schroeder co-founded Cadence Pharmaceuticals in 2004 and served as president, CEO and member of the board of directors until the company’s acquisition by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals in 2014 for $1.4 billion. Under his leadership, Cadence raised over $400 million, including completion of a successful IPO, and established a strong hospital-based sales and marketing presence in support of its acute care product. Prior to co-founding Cadence, he held several roles at Elan Pharmaceuticals including senior vice president of North America sales and marketing and vice president and general manager of the Hospital Products Business Unit, a role he also held at Dura Pharmaceuticals before its acquisition by Elan. Prior to joining Dura, Mr. Schroeder held a number of sales and marketing positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb. In 2015, Mr. Schroeder co-founded Zavante Therapeutics, where he is President and CEO. Mr. Schroeder currently serves on the board of Cidara Therapeutics (Nasdaq:CDTX), and Otonomy (Nasdaq:OTIC). Previously, he served on the boards of Hyperion Therapeutics, Incline Therapeutics and Trius Therapeutics until their respective acquisitions. Mr. Schroeder is chair of BIOCOM, the Southern California Life Sciences organization. He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from Rutgers University. In 2014, Mr. Schroeder was named the Ernst & Young Life Sciences Entrepreneur of the Year for the San Diego region and was named a national Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist.

Garen Bohlin

Mr. Garen G. Bohlin is Independent Director of the company. since January 2015. Mr. Bohlin has almost thirty years' experience serving in executive roles at several biotechnology companies, including Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he served as an Executive Vice President from January 2010 to his retirement in May 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Bohlin served as Chief Operating Officer at Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Sirtris, which was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc. Prior to joining Sirtris, Mr. Bohlin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Syntonix, which was acquired by Biogen Idec in 2006, Mr. Bohlin spent 14 years in executive management at Genetics Institute, Inc., or Genetics Institute, which was acquired by Wyeth. Prior to Mr. Bohlin's tenure at Genetics Institute, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co., where he spent 13 years. Since his retirement, Mr. Bohlin has served on the boards of directors of several companies. Mr. Bohlin currently serves on the board of directors of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTPH) (2010 to Present), Karyopharm Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: KPTI) (2013 to Present), and Proteon Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTO) (2014 to Present). Previously, he served on the board of directors of Acusphere, Inc. (OTC: ACUS) (2005 to 2015) and two other privately held companies. Mr. Bohlin graduated from the University of Illinois with a B.S. in Accounting and Finance in 1970.

John Freund

Dr. John G. Freund, M.D. Independent Director of the company. since February 2014. Dr. Freund co-founded Skyline Management LLC, or Skyline, in 1997 and has served as Managing Director at Skyline since its founding. Prior to joining Skyline, Dr. Freund served as Managing Director in the private equity group of Chancellor Capital Management, LLC. In 1995, Dr. Freund co-founded Intuitive Surgical, Inc. and served on its board of directors until 2000. From 1988 to 1994, Dr. Freund served in various positions at Acuson Corporation, or Acuson, most recently as Executive Vice President. Prior to joining Acuson, Dr. Freund was a General Partner of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners from 1987 to 1988. From 1982 to 1988, Dr. Freund was a general partner at Morgan Stanley & Co., where he co-founded the Healthcare Group in the Corporate Finance Department in 1983.

Patrick Heron

Mr. Patrick J. Heron is a Independent Director of Collegium Pharmaceutical Inc. He is a General Partner of Frazier Management, LLC, or Frazier, a position he has held since September 1999. Mr. Heron has been active in company formations and initial investments in various biotechnology companies, including Marcadia Biotech Inc., Calixa Therapeutics, Inc. and VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Heron also led Frazier's involvement in MedPointe Inc. Prior to joining Frazier, Mr. Heron helped develop McKinsey & Co.'s west coast biotechnology consulting practice. His projects included mergers and acquisitions, product launch, sales force optimization, corporate partnering and research prioritization. Mr. Heron graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Political Science in 1992 and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1996.

David Hirsch

Dr. David Hirsch, M.D., Ph.D. is Independent Director of the company. He has been served as a Founder and Managing Director at Longitude Capital Management Co., LLC, or Longitude, where he focuses on investments in biotechnology. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Hirsch was Vice President of Pequot Capital Management, or Pequot, where he worked in the life sciences practice. Prior to Pequot, Dr. Hirsch was an Engagement Manager in the pharmaceutical practice of McKinsey & Co. While at McKinsey & Co., he worked with many large pharmaceutical companies across a range of projects including clinical and commercial strategies, M&A evaluations, portfolio prioritization and managed care strategy. Dr. Hirsch currently serves on the board of directors of Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc. and previously served on Civitas Therapeutics, Inc. and Precision Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Hirsch graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a B.S. in Biology in 1991 and, in 2001, received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School as well as a Ph.D. in Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Eran Nadav

Mr. Eran Nadav, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the company. since March 2015. Dr. Nadav is a Managing Director at TPG Biotech, the life science venture investment arm of TPG, a global private investment firm. Dr. Nadav joined TPG in 2007 with a focus on global pharmaceuticals and biotechnology investments. Prior to TPG, Dr. Nadav served as Business Development Director at Eisai, a pharmaceutical company, from September 2003 to August 2007 and also as a manager at Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, the venture capital arm of Johnson & Johnson, a healthcare company, from November 1999 until July 2002. Dr. Nadav served on the board of directors of Eden Springs Ltd., a European provider of drinking water solutions for the workplace, from July 2010 until August 2011. Dr. Nadav currently serves on the board of directors of MacroGenics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MGNX) (2013 to Present) and Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. (NASDAQ: RARE) (2011 to Present), and has served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. since January 2012. Dr. Nadav received a B.Sc. magna cum laude in Life Sciences, an M.Sc. magna cum laude and Ph.D. in Biochemistry, as well as an M.B.A., from Tel Aviv University.

Gino Santini

Mr. Gino Santini is Independent Director of the company. He has been a senior advisor providing financing and business consulting services to venture capital, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Previously, Mr. Santini held various positions at Eli Lilly and Company, or Lilly, from 1983 until his retirement from Lilly in December 2010, most recently as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development, a position he held since 2007. Mr. Santini also served as a member of Lilly's Executive Committee from January 2004 to his retirement and as President of U.S. Operations. He joined Eli Lilly and Company in 1983 as a financial planning associate in Italy. Mr. Santini currently serves on the board of directors of Sorin S.p.A., a company traded on the Italian Stock Exchange (2012 to Present), AMAG Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAG) (2012 to Present), Horizon Pharma plc (NASDAQ: HZNP) (2012 to Present) and Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: VTAE) (2014 to Present), as well as several privately held companies. He graduated from the University of Bologna, Italy with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 1981 and received an M.B.A. from the Simon School of Business at the University of Rochester in 1983.