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Evoke Pharma Inc (EVOK.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Cam Garner

67 Chairman and Co Founder

David Gonyer

52 2007 CEO, Founder, Director

Matthew D'Onofrio

45 2010 Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer Treasurer, Secretary ,

Marilyn Carlson

67 2013 Chief Medical Officer

Todd Brady

46 2007 Director

Scott Glenn

61 2007 Director

Ann Rhoads

51 2013 Director

Ken Widder

64 2007 Director

Biographies

Name Description

Cam Garner

Mr. Cam L. Garner is the Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Meritage Pharma, Inc. He is a pharmaceutical executive with over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry ranging from diagnostics and devices to pharmaceuticals. He was part of the senior management team that built Hybritech, Inc. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 1989-1995 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1995-2000. He has co-founded several specialty pharmaceutical companies including Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Verus Pharmaceuticals, Zogenix, Evoke Pharma, Elevation Pharmaceuticals, DJ Pharma and Xcel Pharmaceuticals. He currently serves as Chairman of Cadence, Zogenix, Evoke and Elevation and served as Chairman of DJ Pharma and Xcel Pharmaceuticals until they were sold. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Aegis Therapeutics. He holds aMaster of Business Administration from Baldwin-Wallace College and a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Wesleyan College, United States.

David Gonyer

Mr. David A. Gonyer is Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors since March 2007. From January 2004 to March 2007, Mr. Gonyer served as Vice President, Strategic and Product Development of Medgenex, Inc., a subsidiary of Victory Pharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing and marketing products to treat pain and related conditions. From April 2000 to December 2004, Mr. Gonyer was a founder and Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Xcel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on neurological disorders. From December 1996 to April 2000, Mr. Gonyer served as Director of Marketing at Elan/Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From 1987 to 1996, Mr. Gonyer held a broad range of management positions in commercial operations, alliance/partnership management, and regional sales at Eli Lilly & Company. Mr. Gonyer serves as a member of the board of directors of Signal Genetics, Inc., a publicly-traded, commercial stage, molecular diagnostic company focused on providing innovative diagnostic services, and Neurelis, Inc., a privately held neurological specialty pharmaceutical company. Mr. Gonyer is a Registered Pharmacist and holds a B.Sc. in Pharmacy from Ferris State University School of Pharmacy. As one of our co-founders and having served as our Chief Executive Officer since March 2007, Mr. Gonyer’s extensive knowledge of our business, as well as over 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including executive leadership in several pharmaceutical companies, contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Matthew D'Onofrio

Mr. Matthew J. D'Onofrio is Executive Vice President, Chief Business Officer, Secretary and Treasurer since 2010 and as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Secretary and Treasurer since March 2007. Mr. D’Onofrio has over 21 years of experience in both large and small pharmaceutical firms. Prior to founding Evoke, Mr. D’Onofrio was Vice President, Business Development for Victory Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company based in San Diego. Mr. D’Onofrio was previously Director and Head of West Coast Business Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated, a biotechnology company, directing partnership efforts associated with the La Jolla research facility as well as other corporate assets. Mr. D’Onofrio also held various commercial roles of increasing responsibility over a decade at Eli Lilly & Company, including significant experience in worldwide corporate business development. During his licensing career, Mr. D’Onofrio has developed and executed license and investment relationships across a wide collection of disease states and technologies. Mr. D’Onofrio earned a B.S. in Chemistry from San Diego State University and an M.B.A. (Finance) from the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California.

Marilyn Carlson

Dr. Marilyn R. Carlson D.M.D., M.D., RAC., is Chief Medical Officer since December 2013. Dr. Carlson has worked closely with Evoke since the company was founded in 2007 and her appointment is a significant step for the company as we gear up to begin our Phase 3 clinical trial. Dr. Carlson has been the key clinical and regulatory expert for Evoke through the entire development of EVK-001, including the most recent successful Phase 2b trial in gastroparesis. She has also participated in all of Evoke's meetings with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Carlson brings an enormous amount of talent and knowledge to Evoke and will be instrumental in the process we have ahead of us to reach FDA approval for EVK-001. Her track record in development of regulatory strategies and submissions and proven ability to drive clinical development will be invaluable to our efforts." Dr. Carlson has more than 22 years of experience in the development and post-marketing support of drugs, biologics, devices and diagnostics. She is one of the founders of Agility Clinical, Inc., a contract research organization dedicated to working with biotechnology companies and companies focused on orphan drug development, and is the founder of entreMeDica, a consulting company that provides chief medical officer services to biotechnology and life sciences companies. Dr. Carlson has held senior medical, regulatory, and/or clinical positions at Synteract, Inc., Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., XOMA (US) LLC, and Procter & Gamble and has participated in more than 50 clinical studies in various capacities. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Hunter College of the City University of New York, a D.M.D. from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and completed an internal medicine residency at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

Todd Brady

Dr. Todd C. Brady is Principal at Domain Associates LLC. His present served as a member of our board of directors since June 2007. Dr. Brady is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company. Prior to Aldeyra Therapeutics, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence and Principal at Domain Associates, a leading healthcare venture capital firm that he joined in 2004. Dr. Brady is also a member of the Board of Directors of Novadigm Therapeutics, Inc., Cantex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Oncobiologics, Inc. Prior to joining Domain Associates, Dr. Brady was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Phenome Sciences, a biotechnology firm he merged with Xanthus Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Antisoma), where he was later Executive Vice President of Strategic Development and Planning. Dr. Brady also worked as head of business development and medical director at Aderis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Schwarz Pharma, now part of UCB). Earlier in his career, Dr. Brady was an investment professional at CB Health Ventures (now Excel Medical Ventures), a healthcare venture capital fund. Dr. Brady holds an M.D. from Duke University Medical School, a Ph.D. from Duke University Graduate School, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College. Dr. Brady’s extensive knowledge of our business and history, experience as a board member of multiple companies and expertise in strategic development contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Scott Glenn

Mr. Scott Glenn is no longer the director of EVOKE PHARMA, INC, effective from April 2015. He served as co-founders and has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2007. Since he founded it in 1999, Mr. Glenn has been the Managing Partner of Windamere Venture Partners. Mr. Glenn is the past founder of Prometheus Laboratories, Inc., Santarus, Inc., DexCom Inc., Cadence Pharmaceuticals, NovaCardia Inc., Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Zogenix, SpineWave, SkinMedica, Inc. and Conception Technologies, Inc., and currently serves on the board of directors of Tokalas, Inc., and Kalyra Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Mr. Glenn’s involvement in venture capital, he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Quidel Corporation. Prior to Quidel, Mr. Glenn held various management positions, including Division General Manager with Allergan, Inc. Mr. Glenn holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from California State University at Fullerton. As one of our co-founders and having served on our board since June 2007, Mr. Glenn’s extensive knowledge of our business and history, experience as a board member of multiple publicly-traded and privately-held companies, and expertise in developing, financing and providing strong executive leadership to numerous biopharmaceutical companies contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Ann Rhoads

Ann D. Rhoads is member of our board of directors since June 2013. Currently, Ms. Rhoads is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Zogenix, a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, and has served in that capacity since March 2010. From 2000 through the end of 2009, Ms. Rhoads served as the Chief Financial Officer of Premier, Inc., a healthcare supply management company. From 1998 to 2000, she was Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at Premier, Inc., and from 1993 to 1998, she was a Vice President of The Sprout Group, an institutional venture capital firm. Ms. Rhoads holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Arkansas and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration. Ms. Rhoads currently serves on the board of directors of Globus Medical Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Novellus Systems, Inc. from 2003 until 2012. Ms. Rhoads’ experience as the chief financial officer of a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company and as a member of the board of directors of a publicly-traded company brings to our board of directors and the committees of our board of directors valuable financial skills and expertise, which qualify her to serve as an “audit committee financial expert” on our audit committee, and significant executive management experience and leadership skills, as well as a strong understanding of corporate governance principles, all of which contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that she should serve as a director of our company.

Ken Widder

Kenneth J. Widder, M.D. is member of our board of directors since June 2007. Dr. Widder has 32 years of experience working with biomedical companies. Dr. Widder has been a General Partner with Latterell Venture Partners since 2007 and serves on the boards of Quidel Corporation, Naurex Inc., Vision of Children, and the San Diego Museum of Art. Dr. Widder has founded seven companies and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of five of these companies. His last company, Sytera Inc., merged with Sirion Therapeutics, an ophthalmology specialty pharmaceutical company. Prior to Sytera, Dr. Widder co-founded and was the initial Chief Executive Officer of NovaCardia, Inc., a company acquired by Merck & Co., Inc. Prior to NovaCardia, Dr. Widder founded and was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Santarus, Inc., which was acquired by Salix Pharmaceuticals in 2013. Additionally, Dr. Widder was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Converge Medical, Inc., a medical device company developing a suture-less anastamosis system for vein grafts in coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Widder started his career as a founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Molecular Biosystems, where he was responsible for the development and approval of Albunex and Optison, the first two ultrasound contrast agents to be approved in the United States. Dr. Widder is an inventor on over 30 patents and patent applications and has authored or co-authored over 25 publications. Dr. Widder holds an M.D. from Northwestern University and trained in pathology at Duke University. Dr. Widder’s extensive knowledge of our business and history, experience as a board member of multiple publicly-traded and privately-held companies and expertise in developing and financing contributed to our board of directors’ conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Cam Garner

--

David Gonyer

543,586

Matthew D'Onofrio

438,402

Marilyn Carlson

373,043

Todd Brady

--

Scott Glenn

--

Ann Rhoads

--

Ken Widder

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014