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Corium International Inc (CORI.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Greenwood

64 2014 Chairman of the Board

Peter Staple

65 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Breuil

51 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Parminder Singh

52 2012 Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Research & Development

Joseph Sarret

48 2015 Chief Business Officer

Robert Thomas

54 2008 Lead Independent Director

Eric Bjerkholt

57 2015 Independent Director

Bhaskar Chaudhuri

62 2010 Independent Director

Ronald Eastman

64 2007 Independent Director

Phyllis Gardner

65 2007 Independent Director

Ivan Gergel

56 2014 Independent Director

Paul Goddard

66 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Greenwood

Mr. David L. Greenwood is the chairman of Corium International, Inc. Mr. Greenwood has served on our board of directors since December 2010, as our Executive Chairman from June 2012 to December 2014 and as our Chairman since December 2014. From July 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Greenwood served as a full time employee of our company, with responsibility primarily in strategic positioning and financing. He is the former President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Director of Geron Corporation, a biotechnology company in the fields of regenerative medicine and cancer, where he worked from 1995 until December 2011. He was previously Chairman of the board of directors of Geron's wholly-owned subsidiary, Geron Bio-Med Limited, Chairman of the board of directors of Geron's majority-owned subsidiary, TA Therapeutics, Ltd., and on the board of directors of ViaGen, Inc., Clone International and Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. He also served on the Board of Regents for Pacific Lutheran University. From 1979 until joining Geron, Mr. Greenwood held various positions with J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated, an international banking firm. Mr. Greenwood holds a B.A. from Pacific Lutheran University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Greenwood's financial and business expertise in the biotechnology industry qualify him to serve as a member of our board of director.

Peter Staple

Mr. Peter Staple is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Corium International, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of BioSeek, Inc. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of BioSeek, Inc., a drug discovery company applying predictive human biology, from 2002 to 2007 and as a director of BioSeek from 2002 to 2008. From 1994 to 2002, he held various positions at ALZA Corporation, most recently as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, through ALZA's merger with Johnson & Johnson in 2001. Prior to joining ALZA, Mr. Staple served in senior positions at Cetus and Chiron Corporations, each a biotechnology company. Prior to entering the biotechnology industry, Mr. Staple practiced corporate and securities law with Heller Ehrman LLP. Mr. Staple serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Depomed, Inc. He holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Staple's experience in the biotechnology and drug delivery business and management expertise qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Robert Breuil

Mr. Robert Breuil is the Chief Financial Officer of Corium International, Inc. Prior to that he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Codexis, Inc., a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical production industries, from 2006 to September 2009. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Breuil was the Chief Financial Officer of Aerogen, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focusing on the field of aerosolized drug delivery, which was acquired by Nektar Therapeutics in October 2005. Prior to Aerogen, Mr. Breuil worked at ALZA Corporation, where he held numerous positions including Director of Corporate Planning and Analysis and Controller. In 2001, ALZA was acquired by Johnson & Johnson and Mr. Breuil stayed on as Controller until joining Aerogen in 2002. Before his industry experience, he served for eight years as a naval officer and aviator. Mr. Breuil received a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Parminder Singh

Dr. Parminder Singh is the Chief Technology Officer, Vice President - Research & Development at Corium International, Inc. Prior to that, he was the Director of Advanced Drug Delivery Research at Vyteris and a Senior Scientist of Pharmaceuticals Development at Ciba-Geigy and Novartis. He has earned a PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Queensland. Dr. Singh joined Corium in 2002. Prior to working at Corium, Dr. Singh held research and development and senior management positions at Novartis International AG, an international pharmaceutical company, Ciba-Geigy AG, a pharmaceutical company that merged into Novartis and Vyteris, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company developing and producing transdermal systems. Dr. Singh holds a B.Pharm and an M.Pharm from Punjab University in India. He received his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from the University of Queensland, Australia and completed his post-doctorate fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. He is a member of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists and the Controlled Release Society.

Joseph Sarret

Dr. Joseph J. Sarret, M.D. J.D. has served as our Chief Business Officer of the company, since April 2015. Prior to that, Dr. Sarret served as Senior Vice President, Strategic Accounts at Solazyme, Inc., a renewable oils company, from March 2014 to December 2014. From June 2013 to December 2013, Dr. Sarret served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sevident, Inc., a biotechnology company. From August 2005 to August 2012, Dr. Sarret served in various roles at Codexis, Inc., a biotechnology company, including as Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer, and President, Pharmaceutical Services and Enzyme Products. Prior to Codexis, Dr. Sarret practiced corporate and transactional law with Latham & Watkins, LLP, and served as Attending Physician and Acting Medical Director for the HIV Clinic at the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Sarret holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University, an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Robert Thomas

Mr. Robert W. Thomas is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Thomas has served on our board of directors since 2007, and from 2007 to 2008 served as our Chief Executive Officer. Since March 2013, he has been a partner at Aphelion Capital, LLC, a venture capital firm focused on medical technology. From 1998 until 2006, he served as the President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the board directors of Fox Hollow Technologies, Inc. a medical device company specializing in the design, development and manufacture of devices for the treatment of peripheral artery disease, and prior to serving as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Thomas was Vice President of Operations for Fox Hollow. From 1997 through 1998, Mr. Thomas was Vice President of Operations for the women's health company, Conceptus Inc., and prior to that was the founder of Thomas Medical, Inc., a medical device company that was ultimately sold to GE Healthcare. Mr. Thomas also was a manager and director of operations at Access Devices, where he worked from 1984 to 1990, which was acquired by Baxter Healthcare. From 2006 until its acquisition by Stryker in 2011, Mr. Thomas served as a member of the board of directors of Concentric Medical, Inc. From 2009 until January 2013, Mr. Thomas served as a member of the board of directors of CV Ingenuity Corp., and Mr. Thomas currently serves as a member of the board of directors for TriVascular, Inc. Mr. Thomas holds a B.A. from Ursinus College. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Thomas' extensive industry management and operations background experience qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Eric Bjerkholt

Mr. Eric H. Bjerkholt is Independent Director of Corium International, Inc. Mr. Bjerkholt has served on our board of directors since April 2015. Since 2004, Mr. Bjerkholt has held various roles at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing oncology therapeutics, including his current role as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance and Chief Financial Officer. From 2002 to 2004, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Ardea Biosciences, Inc. in 2006. Mr. Bjerkholt was a co-founder of LifeSpring Nutrition, Inc., a nutraceutical company, and from 1999 to 2002 served at various times as its Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Financial Officer. From 1990 to 1997, he also served as a vice president in the healthcare banking group at J.P. Morgan & Co. Incorporated, an international banking firm. Mr. Bjerkholt is currently a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee of StemCells Inc., a biotechnology company. Mr. Bjerkholt holds a Cand. Oecon degree in Economics from the University of Oslo and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Bjerkholt's financial and business experience and leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Bhaskar Chaudhuri

Dr. Bhaskar Chaudhuri, Ph.D., has been appointed as Independent Director of Corium International, Inc. Dr. Chaudhuri has served on our board of directors since February 2010. He has been an operating partner of Frazier Healthcare, a growth equity and venture capital firm focused on emerging healthcare companies, since July 2011. He served as President of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a pharmaceutical company with a diverse range of products, from January 2009 to September 2010. Prior to Valeant, Dr. Chaudhuri served for seven years as Chief Executive Officer and President of Dow Pharmaceutical Sciences, Inc., a dermatology company specializing in the development of topical products that was acquired by Valeant. Before joining Dow, he served as General Manager of the Dermatology Division of Mylan Laboratories, and as Executive Vice President of Scientific Affairs at Bertek Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of Mylan, where he was responsible for research and development activities as well as certain of the company's manufacturing operations. Prior to this, he served as Vice President of Research and Development at Penederm, Inc., a skin-products and drug delivery company. He currently serves on the board of directors at IGI Laboratories, Inc., Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Thesan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Chaudhuri holds a B.Pharm and an M.Pharm from Jadavpur University in India and a Pharm.D from the University of Louisiana. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Chaudhuri's industry management experience gives him extensive product development and commercialization knowledge, which qualifies him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Ronald Eastman

Mr. Ronald .W. Eastman is the director of Corium International, Inc. Mr. Eastman has served on our board of directors since 2007. Mr. Eastman joined Essex Woodlands, a venture capital firm focused on the healthcare industry, in October 2006, as a managing director. Prior to joining Essex Woodlands, Mr. Eastman was Chief Executive Officer at Rinat Neuroscience Corp., a biotechnology company spun out of Genentech in late 2001. Rinat was acquired by Pfizer in 2006. From 1993 to 1999 he was Chief Executive Officer at Geron Corporation, a biotechnology company in the fields of regenerative medicine and cancer. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Eastman had a leadership position with HCORP, a hospital-based, interactive patient services company, which was acquired by a competitor in 2001. He began his career at American Cyanamid Company, which was acquired by American Home Products (now Pfizer), where he held jobs with increasing responsibility. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors at Elusys Therapeutics, Inc. and on the board of directors at Revance Therapeutics, Inc., as well as on the boards of several other private companies. Mr. Eastman served on the board of directors at The Buck Institute, the largest non-profit research institute in the United States studying diseases of aging. Mr. Eastman holds a B.A. from Williams College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. Our board of directors believes that Mr. Eastman's experience in the biotechnology industry and management expertise qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Phyllis Gardner

Dr. Phyllis Gardner, M.D. is the Independent director of the Corium International. Dr. Gardner has served on our board of directors since 2007. Dr. Gardner is currently a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where she has held several positions since 1984, including Senior Associate Dean for Education and Student Affairs. She was an adjunct partner at Essex Woodlands from 1999 to 2014. From 1994 to 1998, she took a leave of absence to work at ALZA Corporation, an early leader in the field of oral and transdermal drug delivery, as a Principal Scientist, Vice President of Research and as Head of the ALZA Technology Institute. She has received numerous national awards and honors and also serves on the board of directors of Revance Therapeutics, Inc. as well as the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows. Dr. Gardner previously served on the board of directors of Parnell Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. Dr. Gardner holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. She trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by a Chief Residency at Stanford University Medical Center. She completed research fellowships at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University and University College, London, U.K. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Gardner's expertise in medicine, pharmacology and drug delivery systems qualify her to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Ivan Gergel

Dr. Ivan P. Gergel, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company., Dr. Gergel has served on our board of directors since December 2014. Since May 2014, he has served as Senior Vice President of Drug Development and Chief Medical Officer at Nektar Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company. From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Gergel served as Executive Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Science Officer at Endo Health Solutions, Inc., a specialty healthcare solutions company. Prior to joining Endo Health Solutions, Dr. Gergel was Senior Vice President of Scientific Affairs and President of the Forest Research Institute of Forest Laboratories, Inc. Before that, Dr. Gergel served as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Forest Laboratories, Inc. and Executive Vice President of the Forest Research Institute. He joined Forest Laboratories, Inc. in 1998 as Executive Director of Clinical Research following nine years at SmithKline Beecham, and was named Vice President of Clinical Development and Clinical Affairs in 1999. Dr. Gergel holds an M.B.B.S/M.D. from the University of London, a degree in psychiatry from the Royal College of Psychiatrists and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School). Our board of directors believes that Dr. Gergel's experience in the biotechnology and drug delivery business and medical research expertise qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.

Paul Goddard

Dr. Paul Goddard, Ph.D. has been appointed as Independent Director of Corium International, Inc. Dr. Goddard has served on our board of directors since September 2014. Dr. Goddard also serves as a business advisor to Talu Ventures (formerly Coates Myer Capital), a venture capital firm focused on medical technology, and Xoma Corp., a biotechnology company. Previously, Dr. Goddard served as Chief Executive Officer for ARYx Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2005 to 2012 and as Chairman of its board of directors from 2003 to 2012. From 1998 to 2000, Dr. Goddard served as Chief Executive Officer of Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and, from 1991 to 1998, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Neurex Corporation. Dr. Goddard has served on the board of directors of Molecular Devices Corporation, Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., A.P. Pharma, Inc., Xenoport, Inc. and Adolor Corporation, as well as on the boards of several other private companies. Dr. Goddard holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry from Queen Elizabeth College, University of London, and a Ph.D. in Aetiology and Pathophysiology of Colon Cancer from St. Mary's Hospital, University of London. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Goddard's experience in the life science industry and building companies qualify him to serve as a member of our board of directors.