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ContraVir Pharmaceuticals Inc (CTRV.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Jacob

71 2014 Chairman of the Board of Directors

James Sapirstein

56 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Cavan

59 2016 Chief Financial Officer

Theresa Matkovits

51 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Robert Foster

59 2016 Chief Scientific Officer

John Sullivan-Bolyai

69 2015 Chief Medical Officer

Tamar Howson

69 2016 Director

Thomas Adams

75 2016 Independent Director

Timothy Block

62 2013 Independent Director

John Brancaccio

70 2013 Independent Director

Arnold Lippa

70 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Jacob

Dr. Gary S. Jacob, Ph.D. is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Dr. Jacob is served as our Chief Executive Officer from May 15, 2013 until March 19, 2014. Dr. Jacob is currently the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he has held various positions since July 2008. Dr. Jacob served as Chief Executive Officer of Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from May 2003 until January 2013 and a director from October 2004 until January 2013. Dr. Jacob currently serves as a director of Trovagene, Inc., a precision medicine company. Dr. Jacob has over twenty-five years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries across multiple disciplines including research & development, operations and business development. Prior to 1999, Dr. Jacob served as a Monsanto Science Fellow, specializing in the field of glycobiology, and from 1997 to 1998 was Director of Functional Genomics, Corporate Science & Technology, at Monsanto Company. Dr. Jacob also served from 1990 to 1997 as Director of Glycobiology at G.D. Searle Pharmaceuticals Inc. During the period of 1986 to 1990, he was Manager of the G.D. Searle Glycobiology Group at Oxford University, England. Dr. Jacob’s experience as a biotechnology company chief executive officer provides him with valuable management and leadership abilities which the Board believes qualifies him to be a director of our Company.

James Sapirstein

Mr. James Sapirstein is Chief Executive Officer, Director of ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Sapirstein was the chief executive officer of Alliqua Therapeutics at Alliqua Inc., where he helped lead the transformation of transdermal wound care and drug delivery technology into a wound care organization from October 2012 to February 2014. Mr. Sapirstein was the chief executive officer of Tobira Therapeutics, a New Jersey based biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel HIV and infectious disease compounds, from October 2006 to April 2011. From June 2002 until May 2005, Mr. Sapirstein was Executive Vice President for Serono Laboratories. Mr. Sapirstein is a director of Panther Biotechnology, Inc., a biotechnology company and RespireRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company. Mr. Sapirstein’s experience as a biotechnology executive qualifies him to serve as a director of our Company.

John Cavan

Mr. John T. Cavan is Chief Financial Officer of the company. From January 2016 to April 2016, Mr. Cavan served in the capacity of Interim CFO. Prior to joining ContraVir, Mr. Cavan was a consultant with The Pine Hill Group from February 2012 to March 2016 where he was instrumental in completing multiple strategic and financial transactions, including initial public offerings, business combinations and strategic transactions. Prior to his role with the Pine Hill Group, from June 2006 until February 2012, he served as Chief Accounting Officer at Stemline Therapeutics, Inc. and as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he was instrumental in the company’s initial public offering, through which Aegerion achieved a $2 billion market capitalization. He has also held financial positions within the healthcare industry at AlgoRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Alpharma. Mr. Cavan served in a variety of financial and operational positions early in his career during tenures with large multinational public companies, including Sony, American Express, International Specialty Products (an Ashland Company) and Nestlé U.S.A. Mr. Cavan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vantage Health Systems.

Theresa Matkovits

Dr. Theresa Matkovits Ph.D. is Chief Operating Officer of the company. She was Senior Vice President—Drug Development of the Company. Theresa Matkovits, Ph.D., brings over 20+ years global drug development, commercialization, and leadership experience to ContraVir. Prior to joining ContraVir, from 2013 - 2015, Dr. Matkovits was with NPS Pharmaceuticals leading the integration of two commercial assets acquired from Takeda into NPS and leading the global development efforts for Natpara. From 2010 to 2013 Dr. Matkovits was Vice President, Innovation Leader for The Medicines Company leading the development efforts for ORBACTIVE. From 2007 to 2010 Dr. Matkovits spent 13 years with Novartis, taking on leadership roles in global development and U.S. medical affairs for the general medicine portfolio. Dr. Matkovits started her career at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology and Organon where she held positions in clinical development in the Women's Health area. Dr. Matkovits earned her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ and completed her undergraduate studies at Alfred University.

Robert Foster

Dr. Robert Foster, Ph.D., is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. Prior to ContraVir, he was Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Ciclofilin Pharmaceuticals Inc. from January 2014 until it merged with ContraVir on June 10, 2016. Prior to Ciclofilin Pharmaceuticals, he founded Isotechnika Pharma Inc. in 1993, where he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for 21 years. Dr. Foster was founding Chief Executive Officer and later, Chief Scientific Officer of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., after Isotechnika acquired Aurinia. Dr. Foster is currently a Board member of Transcriptome Sciences Inc.

John Sullivan-Bolyai

Dr. John Z. Sullivan-Bolyai M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. From August 2014 until January 2015, Dr. Sullivan- Bolyai was the Executive Director of Infectious Disease clinical research at Merck & Co. Inc. where he oversaw multiple HCV protocols in all three phases of clinical development. From June 2007 until August 2014, he was the Vice-President of Clinical Research at Idenix Pharmaceuticals Inc. where he managed all medical aspects of the HIV and HCV programs. Additionally, he was responsible for the transition of Idenix’s clinical team to Merck, which acquired Idenix. Prior to joining Idenix, Dr. Sullivan-Bolyai worked at Anadys Pharmaceuticals on hepatitis C and at Valeant Pharmaceuticals International on Valeant’s nucleotide prodrug for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B infection. Previously, he held various medical and operations positions at Biomeasure and Serono Laboratories in Massachusetts, working on coagulation, immunomodulatory, endocrine, and gastrointestinal compounds. He began his career with Hoffmann-La Roche where he worked on a variety of compounds for the treatment of bacterial infections, HCV and HIV. Dr. Sullivan-Bolyai received an MD, MPH from the University of Washington in Seattle. He completed his infectious diseases fellowship training at the Children’s Orthopedic Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle, WA, followed by academic positions at UCLA and the University of Illinois.

Tamar Howson

Ms. Tamar D. Howson serves as Director of the Company. Since September 2011, Ms. Howson has served as Principal of Howson Associates and from January 2009 until December 2011 she served as Senior Advisor of JSB-Partners. From April 2007 until October 2008, Ms. Howson served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Lexicon Pharmaceuticals and from December 2001 until February 2007 she served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. From April 1991 until June 2000, Ms. Howson served as Senior Vice President of Corporate and Business Development at SmithKline Beecham. Ms. Howson earned a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from Technion in Haifa, Israel, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from City College of New York, and an MBA in Finance, International Business and Marketing from Columbia University. The Company believes that Ms. Howson’s experience in corporate and business development qualifies her to serve as a director of our Company.

Thomas Adams

Dr. Thomas H. Adams, Jr., Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Adams has been Chairman of the Board of Trovagene, Inc., a precision medicine company, since April 2009. Dr. Adams has served as the Chairman of Clearbridge BioPhotonics, Inc., an imaging solutions company, since April 2013. From June 2005 through 2011, Dr. Adams served as a director of IRIS International, Inc., a diagnostics company, and has served as Chief Technology Officer of IRIS since April 2006. Dr. Adams was the Head of Iris Molecular Diagnostics from 2006 until November 2012 and has served as the President of Iris Personalized Medicine since 2011. In November 2012, IRIS was acquired by Danaher Corporation. Dr. Adams served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Leucadia Technologies, a privately held medical-device company, from 1998 to April 2006, when Leucadia was acquired by IRIS. In 1989, Dr. Adams founded Genta, Inc., a publicly held biotechnology company in the field of antisense technology, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 1997. Dr. Adams founded Gen-Probe, Inc. in 1984 and served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until its acquisition by Chugai Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1989. Dr. Adams has served as a director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company, since July 2009. Dr. Adams holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of California, at Riverside. The Board believes that Dr. Adams’ executive leadership, particularly in the diagnostic field, and the extensive healthcare expertise he has developed qualifies Dr. Adams to serve as a director of our Company.

Timothy Block

Dr. Timothy Block is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Block is Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Drexel University College of Medicine and Director of its Drexel Institute for Biotechnology and Virology Research, and is also the Co-founder and President of the Hepatitis B Foundation (HBF) and its Baruch S. Blumberg Institute (formerly called the Institute for Hepatitis and Virus Research). Dr. Block is also President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Center. Dr. Block has been a member of medical school faculties as a professional researcher for more than 28 years, publishing more than 180 papers, 12 U.S. patents, and since 2006, has led or “co-led” more than $50 million in research funding. Honors include an honorary Medical Doctorate (Bulgarian Academy of Medicine); the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Centrals Bucks Chamber of Commerce; named one of the regions 100 Most Outstanding People of the Century by the Daily Intelligencer; Distinguished Service Recognition from the National Cancer Institute’s Early Detection Research Network; and a Special Citation from the U.S. House of Representatives in recognition of “outstanding achievements.” Dr. Block has given frequent testimony to the U.S. Congress and State legislatures; has served on U.S. FDA and numerous NIH panels as well as commercial boards including the Bristol Myers Squibb Entecavir Advisory Board. In 2009, Dr. Block was named an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Dr. Block’s experience and expertise in the medical field with respect to Hepatitis B qualifies him to serve as a director of our Company.

John Brancaccio

Mr. John P. Brancaccio CPA is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Brancaccio has been served as director of Synergy Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since July 2008. Mr. Brancaccio was the Chief Financial Officer of Accelerated Technologies, Inc., an incubator for medical device companies from 2004 until 2017. From May 2002 until March 2004, Mr. Brancaccio was the Chief Financial Officer of Memory Pharmaceuticals Corp., a biotechnology company. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Brancaccio was the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer of Eline Group, an entertainment and media company. Mr. Brancaccio is currently a director of Tamir Biotechnology, Inc. (formerly Alfacell Corporation) as well as a director of Trovagene, Inc. and Rasna Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company. Mr. Brancaccio’s chief financial officer experience provides him with valuable financial and accounting expertise which the Board believes qualifies him to serve as a director of our Company.

Arnold Lippa

Dr. Arnold S. Lippa, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Lippa has been Executive Chairman of the Board of RespireRx Pharmaceuticals Inc., since March 2013, and was appointed Chief Scientific Officer in August 2015. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and President. He is also Chairman of the Board of Xintria Pharmaceutical Corporation, which he co-founded in 2006. Dr. Lippa is a Managing Member and founder of T Morgen Capital LLC, which is an investment and management company specializing in the creation and management of biomedical companies. Since 2005, T Morgen Capital has been a significant equity owner and a managing member of Aurora Capital LLC, a life science focused FINRA member firm, where Dr. Lippa represents T Morgen Capital as a Manager. In 2004, Dr. Lippa co-founded and currently is representing T Morgen Capital, a Managing Member, as a Manager of Atypical BioCapital Management LLC and Atypical BioVentures Fund LLC, a life science fund management company and fund, respectively, both of which are affiliates of Aurora Capital. Dr. Lippa was a founder of DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc., and served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from its inception in April 1995 until 2005. Prior to DOV, Dr. Lippa co-founded and co-managed a number of life sciences companies, including Praxis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which he co-founded and took public in 1985, serving as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1984 until 1987. Dr. Lippa’s experience as a biotechnology company executive and a financier qualifies him to be a director of our Company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Jacob

81,211

James Sapirstein

1,249,940

John Cavan

--

Theresa Matkovits

339,870

Robert Foster

--

John Sullivan-Bolyai

435,704

Tamar Howson

109,471

Thomas Adams

61,967

Timothy Block

96,111

John Brancaccio

103,211

Arnold Lippa

77,655
As Of  29 Jun 2017