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Dynavax Technologies Corp (DVAX.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Arnold Oronsky

77 2006 Independent Chairman of the Board

Eddie Gray

58 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Michael Ostrach

65 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer

Robert Coffman

70 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer

David Novack

55 2013 Senior Vice President - Operations and Quality

Robert Janssen

63 2013 Chief Medical Officer, Vice President - Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs

Laura Brege

59 2015 Independent Director

Francis Cano

70 2009 Independent Director

Dennis Carson

70 1997 Independent Director

Daniel Kisner

70 2010 Independent Director

Peggy Phillips

63 2006 Independent Director

Stanley Plotkin

84 2005 Independent Director

Natale Ricciardi

68 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Arnold Oronsky

Dr. Arnold L. Oronsky, Ph.D., serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Dynavax Technologies Corporation. Dr. Oronsky has been a member of our Board since November 1996 and became Chairman in February 2006. Dr. Oronsky has been a managing director with InterWest Partners, a venture capital firm, since 2009. Prior to joining InterWest Partners in 1994, Dr. Oronsky was Vice President of Discovery Research for the Lederle Laboratories division of American Cyanamid, a pharmaceutical company. From 1973 until 1976, Dr. Oronsky was head of the inflammation, allergy and immunology research program at Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceutical Company. Dr. Oronsky also serves as a senior lecturer in the Department of Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Medical School. Dr. Oronsky has won numerous grants and awards and has published over 125 scientific articles. Dr. Oronsky currently serves on the boards of directors of Tesaro, Inc., an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company, and Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, a biotechnology company. Dr. Oronsky also served on the board of directors of MacroGenics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2000 to 2014. The Board believes that Dr. Oronsky’s significant experience in growing and developing life sciences companies, particularly in the immunology area, provides significant leadership and insights for the Board in defining the strategy of the Company and qualifies him to serve as a director. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and his A.B. from New York University.

Eddie Gray

Mr. Eddie Gray serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation. Most recently, Mr. Gray served as the President of Pharmaceuticals Europe and a member of the corporate executive team at GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) from 2008 until 2013 and as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaceuticals UK from 2001 through 2007. Prior to the formation of GSK, Mr. Gray was with SmithKline Beecham from 1988 through 2000 serving in various positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President and Director of Anti-Infectives Marketing in the U.S., Vice President and Director of the Vaccines Business Unit in the U.S., and Vice President and General Manager of Pharmaceuticals in Canada. Our Board believes that Mr. Gray’s more than 30 years of pharmaceutical industry experience, including, most recently, as the President of Pharmaceuticals Europe at GSK, a leading pharmaceutical company, and other senior management roles at GSK and its predecessor, where he was responsible for the launch, commercialization and strategic development of vaccines and other products, enables him to provide commercial and strategic leadership to the Company and qualifies Mr. Gray to serve as a director. Mr. Gray received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and Management Studies from the University of London and an MBA from the Cranfield School of Management in the UK.

Michael Ostrach

Mr. Michael S. Ostrach serves as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer of the Company. Mr. Ostrach is our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer. Mr. Ostrach joined Dynavax in October 2006 as Vice President, Chief Business Officer and General Counsel, and became Principal Financial Officer in September 2013, Chief Financial Officer in March 2015 and Senior Vice President in February 2016. Mr. Ostrach held the position of Dynavax’s General Counsel from October 2006 to September 2015. From 2005 to 2006, he was Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel at Threshold Pharmaceuticals. From 1997 to 2004, Mr. Ostrach was at Kosan Biosciences, most recently as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ostrach began his corporate career at Cetus Corporation, where he served in several capacities between 1981 and 1991, initially as General Counsel and finally as Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs and General Counsel. Following the acquisition of Cetus by Chiron Corporation in 1991, Mr. Ostrach became President of Chiron Technologies. He holds a B.A. from Brown University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School.

Robert Coffman

Dr. Robert L. Coffman, Ph.D., serves as Senior Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer of Dynavax Technologies Corporation. Dr. Coffman was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Dynavax in February 2014, and prior to that he was Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Dynavax since December 2000. Prior to joining Dynavax in 2000, Dr. Coffman was a founding member of the DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Coffman has authored over 200 scientific publications, is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Microbiology, and has received a number of prestigious awards for his work. With colleague Dr. Tim Mosmann, he defined the two principal subtypes of helper T cells, termed Th1 and Th2 cells, and demonstrated the central relationship between their differences in cytokine expression and function. Dr. Coffman defined basic mechanisms of T-cell regulation in asthma and infectious and parasitic diseases, and demonstrated the central role of regulatory CD4+ T cells in preventing inflammatory bowel disease. At Dynavax, Dr. Coffman has pioneered the development of agonists and antagonists for Toll-Like Receptors (“TLRs”), key recognition receptors in innate immunity. Dr. Coffman received an A.B. in Microbiology from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of California, San Diego.

David Novack

Mr. David F. Novack serves as Senior Vice President - Operations and Quality of Dynavax Technologies Corporation effective March 25, 2013. Mr. Novack was formerly with Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics where he served since 2009 as the Global Head of Technical Operations and Supply Chain for Diagnostics and previously from 2007 to 2009 as the Global Head of Vaccine Manufacturing Strategy. Prior to Novartis, Mr. Novack was the Vice President, Business Development for Vaxin, Inc., a vaccine company, from 2004 to 2006. From 1993 until 2004, Mr. Novack worked at MedImmune, formerly Aviron, serving in several capacities including business development, manufacturing, contract operations and most recently as Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations. Previously, from 1989 to 1993, Mr. Novack was with American Cyanamid Company in various roles. Mr. Novack received a B.S. in Biology from State University of New York and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.

Robert Janssen

Dr. Robert Janssen, M.D., serves as Chief Medical Officer, Vice President - Clinical Development and Regulatory Affairs of Dynavax Technologies Corporation effective July 9, 2013. He most recently served as Dynavax’s Vice President, Medical Affairs since November 2012 and was previously Senior Director, Clinical Development at Dynavax from 2010 through 2012, during which time he was extensively involved with Phase 3 clinical development of HEPLISAV-B and its U.S. and European licensing applications. Prior to joining Dynavax, Dr. Janssen was Vice President, Medical Affairs at Gilead from 2008 to 2010 where he was responsible for oversight of physician and health care provider education focused on HIV and hepatitis B therapies. Until 2008, Dr. Janssen spent 23 years at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), most recently as the Director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention from 2000 to 2008. Under his leadership, the CDC first explored HIV treatment as a mode of HIV prevention and launched several of the earliest Phase 3 trials of pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. Dr. Janssen received a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Humanities from Stanford University and his M.D. degree from the University of Southern California. He is a neurologist with training in virology received at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Janssen has been the beneficiary of numerous honors and awards during his career. He has published over 130 scientific articles in a variety of journals and has served as a reviewer for leading scientific journals.

Laura Brege

Ms. Laura A. Brege serves as Independent Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation. Ms. Brege has been a member of our Board since February 2015. Since September 2015, she has served as managing director of Cervantes Life Science Partners, LLC, a consulting firm providing integrated business solutions to life sciences companies. She has over 20 years of executive management experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and venture capital industries. From September 2012 to July 2015, Ms. Brege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nodality Inc., a life sciences company focused on innovative personalized medicine. Prior to joining Nodality in 2012, Ms. Brege held several senior-level positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical and biotherapeutics company, from 2006 until 2012, including positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. While at Onyx she led multiple functions, including commercialization, strategic planning, corporate development, and medical, scientific and government affairs. Prior to Onyx, Ms. Brege was a General Partner at Red Rock Capital Management, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage financing for technology companies. Previously Ms. Brege was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at COR Therapeutics, where she helped build the company from an early stage R&D company through commercial launch of a successful cardiovascular product. Earlier in her career, she served as Chief Financial Officer at Flextronics, Inc. and Treasurer of The Cooper Companies. She serves on the board of directors of the following public pharmaceutical companies: Acadia Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Aratana Therapeutics, Inc., Pacira Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. During the past five years,

Francis Cano

Dr. Francis R. Cano, Ph.D., serves as Independent Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation since November 2009. Dr. Cano has been President and Founder of Cano Biotech Corp., a consulting firm focusing on the vaccine business, since 1996 and also serves on the board of Biomerica, Inc., a developer and manufacturer of diagnostic products. Previously, Dr. Cano served on the board of Arbor Vita Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company. From 1993 to 1996, Dr. Cano was President and Chief Operating Officer for Aviron, a biopharmaceutical company, which was later acquired by MedImmune in 2001. As a Co-Founder of Aviron, he completed two rounds of venture financing, a licensing agreement with SmithKline Biologicals and in-licensed Flu-Mist influenza vaccine from the National Institutes of Health. For 21 years, Dr. Cano worked with the Lederle Laboratories Division of American Cyanamid, including as its Vice President and General Manager of the Biologicals unit. The Board believes that Dr. Cano’s experience as a founder of and advisor to established vaccine businesses provides significant insights for the strategy of the Company with respect to key technical and operational issues in vaccine development and qualifies him to serve as a director. He earned a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Pennsylvania State University, served as a Research Associate at Rutgers Institute of Microbiology, and holds a M.S. in Microbiology and a B.S. in Biology from St. John’s University.

Dennis Carson

Dr. Dennis A. Carson, M.D., serves as Independent Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation since December 1997. Dr. Carson is a noted researcher in the fields of autoimmune and immunodeficiency diseases and is co-discoverer with Dr. Eyal Raz of the immunostimulatory sequences (ISS) that form the basis of our technology. He has played key roles in the founding of Vical, Inc., a gene therapy company, IDEC Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, and Triangle Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company. Dr. Carson is former director of the Rebecca and John Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego and has been a professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego since 1990. The Board believes that Dr. Carson’s significant experience in research and development provides important insights for the strategy of the Company, particularly with regard to scientific opportunities for development by the Company, and qualifies Dr. Carson to serve as a director. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine, as well as the American Association for Cancer Research, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Society of Hematology and the Association of American Physicians. He received his M.D. from Columbia University and his B.A. from Haverford College. Dr. Carson completed his residency in internal medicine and a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.

Daniel Kisner

Dr. Daniel L. Kisner, M.D., serves as Independent Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation since July 22, 2010. From 2003 to 2010, Dr. Kisner served as a partner at Aberdare Ventures and prior to that as President and CEO of Caliper Technologies, leading its evolution from a start-up focused on microfluidic lab-on-chip technology to a publicly traded, commercial organization. Prior to Caliper, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biomedical pharmaceutical company. Previously, Dr. Kisner was Division Vice President of Pharmaceutical Development for Abbott Laboratories and Vice President of Clinical Research and Development at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals. In addition, he held a tenured position in the Division of Oncology at the University of Texas, San Antonio School of Medicine and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Additionally, he is currently serving on the boards of Conatus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company, Nativis Inc., a medical device company, and Zynerba Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company. Dr. Kisner previously served as Chairman of the board for Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, until March 2015. Our Board believes that Dr. Kisner’s background with larger, complex technology-based organizations as well as his significant experience with corporate transactions, including investing in venture-backed life science companies provides the Board with insights for setting strategy of the Company and qualifies him to be nominated as a director. He holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and an M.D. from Georgetown University.

Peggy Phillips

Ms. Peggy V. Phillips serves as Independent Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation since August 2006. Ms. Phillips served on the board of directors of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals from February 2014 to March 2015. Ms. Phillips served on the board of directors of Portola Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2006 to 2013. From 2003 until 2011, Ms. Phillips served on the board of the Naval Academy Foundation. From 1996 until 2002, she served on the board of directors of Immunex Corporation, a biotechnology company, and, from 1999, she served as the Chief Operating Officer until the company was acquired by Amgen in 2002. During her career at Immunex, she held positions of increasing responsibility in research, development, manufacturing, sales and marketing. As Senior Vice President for Pharmaceutical Development and General Manager for Enbrel® from 1994 until 1998, she was responsible for clinical development and regulatory affairs as well as the launch, sales and marketing of the product. Prior to joining Immunex, Ms. Phillips worked at Miles Laboratories. The Board believes that Ms. Phillips provides significant experience in development and commercialization of biotechnology products. Her background and experience with larger, complex organizations provides significant operational and strategic insights in assessing the strategy of the Company and qualifies her to serve as a director. Ms. Phillips holds a B.S. and a M.S. in microbiology from the University of Idaho.

Stanley Plotkin

Dr. Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D., serves as Independent Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation since August 2005. Dr. Plotkin is Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania. Until 1991, he was Professor of Pediatrics and Microbiology at the University of Pennsylvania and Professor of Virology at the Wistar Institute and, at the same time, Director of Infectious Diseases and Senior Physician at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In 1991, Dr. Plotkin left the University to join the vaccine manufacturer Pasteur-Mérieux-Connaught (today, Sanofi Pasteur), where for seven years he was Medical and Scientific Director, based at Marnes-la-Coquette, outside Paris. Until 2009, he was an Executive Advisor to Sanofi Pasteur. The Board believes that Dr. Plotkin’s significant experience in development and manufacturing of vaccines provides significant insights for the strategy of the Company with respect to key technical and operational issues in vaccine development and qualifies him to be nominated as a director. Dr. Plotkin’s career included an nternship at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital for Sick Children in London and three years in the Epidemic Intelligence Service of the Centers for Disease Control of the U.S. Public Health Service. He has been chairman of the Infectious Diseases Committee and the AIDS Task Force of the American Academy of Pediatrics, liaison member of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and Chairman of the Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research Committee of the National Institutes of Health.

Natale Ricciardi

Mr. Natale S. Ricciardi serves as Independent Director of Dynavax Technologies Corporation effective July 3, 2013. Mr. Ricciardi spent his entire 39-year career at Pfizer Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, retiring in 2011 as a member of the Pfizer Executive Leadership Team. While holding the positions of President, Pfizer Global Manufacturing, and Senior Vice President of Pfizer Inc. from 2004 until 2011, Mr. Ricciardi was directly responsible for all of Pfizer’s internal and external supply organization, a global enterprise that grew to more than 100 manufacturing facilities supplying small and large molecule pharmaceuticals, vaccines, consumer, nutrition and animal health products. Mr. Ricciardi maintained responsibility for global manufacturing activities from 2004 through 2011. Previously, from 1999 to 2004, he had oversight for Pfizer’s U.S. manufacturing operations and from 1995 to 1999 was Vice President of Manufacturing for Pfizer’s Animal Health Group. Mr. Ricciardi is currently a member of the board of directors of Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company, Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc., a healthcare environmental technology company, and Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc., a healthcare and household product company. Mr. Ricciardi also serves as a member of the board of directors of the 21st Century Foundation of The City College of New York and as a member of the Advisory Board of HealthCare Royalty Partners. Our Board believes Mr. Ricciardi’s 39-year career at Pfizer Inc., a leading pharmaceutical company, including as a member of the Pfizer Executive Leadership Team and direct responsibility for all of Pfizer’s internal supply organization, including global manufacturing, provides the Board with insights for reviewing the operations of the Company and qualifies him to be nominated as a director. Mr. Ricciardi earned a degree in Chemical Engineering from The City College of New York and an MBA in Finance and International Business from Fordham University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Arnold Oronsky

143,192

Eddie Gray

2,947,840

Michael Ostrach

1,130,750

Robert Coffman

1,172,550

David Novack

924,442

Robert Janssen

1,072,240

Laura Brege

130,692

Francis Cano

122,692

Dennis Carson

110,692

Daniel Kisner

127,692

Peggy Phillips

133,192

Stanley Plotkin

110,692

Natale Ricciardi

115,692
As Of  30 Dec 2016