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Fate Therapeutics Inc (FATE.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Rastetter

69 Independent Chairman of the Board

John Wolchko

47 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

John Mendlein

58 2017 Vice Chairman of the Board

Daniel Shoemaker

50 2015 Chief Scientific Officer

Cindy Tahl

45 2015 General Counsel, Secretary

Christopher Storgard

52 2016 Chief Medical Officer

Timothy Coughlin

51 2013 Independent Director

Robert Epstein

62 2014 Independent Director

Michael Lee

2018 Independent Director

Amir Nashat

45 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Rastetter

Dr. William H. Rastetter, Ph.D., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. He is a Co-Founder of Receptos, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, where he has been a director and Chairman of the Board since May 2009 and was Acting Chief Executive Officer from May 2009 to November 2010. Dr. Rastetter served as a Partner at the venture capital firm of Venrock from 2006 to February 2013. Prior to that, Dr. Rastetter was Executive Chairman of Biogen Idec, from the merger of the two companies (Biogen and Idec Pharmaceuticals) in 2003 through the end of 2005. He joined Idec Pharmaceuticals at its founding in 1986 and served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Idec, he was Director of Corporate Ventures at Genentech, Inc. and also served in a scientific capacity at Genentech. Dr. Rastetter also serves as the Chairman of Illumina, Inc. and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. and as a director of Regulus Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Rastetter held various faculty positions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University and was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow. Dr. Rastetter holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in chemistry from Harvard University and an S.B. in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Board of Directors believes Dr. Rastetter is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive experience in the biotechnology industry, his broad leadership experience with Idec Pharmaceuticals and on several boards of biotechnology companies, and his experience with financial matters.

John Wolchko

Mr. John Scott Wolchko is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Fate Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Wolchko is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Wolchko began his career in 1994 as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley & Co., serving in the firm's New York City and Menlo Park, California offices. As a member of the firm's Investment Banking Health Care Group, he assisted emerging growth companies in the life sciences sector complete capital-raising and M&A transactions. Prior to joining us, from July 2001 to September 2007, Mr. Wolchko served as the Chief Financial Officer of Bocada, Inc., an enterprise software company that specializes in data protection management. Mr. Wolchko holds an M.S. in biochemical engineering from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. in biomedical engineering from the University of Vermont.

John Mendlein

Dr. John Mendlein, Ph.D. is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Mendlein also serves as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of aTyr Pharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, a position he has held since September 2011. He also holds board positions with Moderna Therapeutics and BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) including its emerging companies board. Dr. Mendlein previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Adnexus Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2005 to 2008, which was purchased by Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) in 2008. Before that, he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Affinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2000 to 2005, and board member, General Counsel and Chief Knowledge Officer at Aurora Bioscience Corporation from August 1996 to September 2001. Dr. Mendlein holds a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of California, Los Angeles, a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, and a B.S. in biology from the University of Miami. The Board of Directors has determined that Dr. Mendlein’s extensive business and leadership experience in the biotechnology industry qualifies him to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Daniel Shoemaker

Dr. Daniel D. Shoemaker, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer of Fate Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Shoemaker was Chief Research Officer since of the Company. He oversees our discovery and preclinical research efforts. He previously served as our Chief Technology officer since February 2009. From 2003 to 2009, Dr. Shoemaker was Chief Scientific Officer of ICxBiosystems, a biotechnology firm that develops advanced detection technologies for use in biodefense, cancer and prenatal diagnostics. From 2003 to 2005, he was Chief Scientific Officer of GHC Technologies, a biotechnology company. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Shoemaker held several positions at Merck Research Laboratories, including Director of Target Discovery, Senior Director at Rosetta Inpharmatics and research fellow in the Department of Molecular Neurosciences, where his main focus was on target identification and biomarker discovery. Dr. Shoemaker received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from Stanford University and his B.S. in biochemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Cindy Tahl

Ms. Cindy Tahl, J.D., is the General Counsel, Secretary of Fate Therapeutics Inc. Ms. Tahl is the General Counsel of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. During her tenure at Fate Therapeutics, Ms. Tahl has served as the Company's senior legal counsel, providing legal advice across all functions of the business and overseeing all corporate compliance matters, and has led the development of the Company's intellectual property strategy. Ms. Tahl is admitted to the State Bars of California and New York.

Christopher Storgard

Dr. Christopher M. Storgard, M.D., is the Chief Medical Officer of Fate Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Storgard has more than 20 years of experience in clinical drug development, most recently serving as an integral member of the executive team at Ardea Biosciences, a member of the AstraZeneca Group. As Vice President of Clinical Research and Development at Ardea, Dr. Storgard led the ZURAMPIC® global clinical program to successful U.S. and European regulatory approvals. Dr. Storgard served as an Executive Director of Ardea Biosciences from August 2011 to August 2013, where he was responsible for the oversight and delivery of two global Phase 3 registration trials. Before joining Ardea, he held senior positions in drug development and medical affairs at Prometheus Laboratories, Biogen Idec, and Amgen, where he focused on biologic and small molecule development programs within the inflammation and oncology teams. Dr. Storgard received his M.D. and B.Sc. from the University of Saskatchewan.

Timothy Coughlin

Mr. Timothy P. Coughlin is an Independent Director of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. Mr. Coughlin has served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since September 2006, where he previously served as Vice President, Controller. Prior to joining Neurocrine in 2002, he was with Catholic Health Initiatives, a nationwide integrated healthcare delivery system, where he served as Vice President, Financial Services. Mr. Coughlin also served as a Senior Manager in the Health Sciences practice of Ernst & Young LLP and its predecessors from 1989 to 1999. Mr. Coughlin holds a Master’s degree in international business from San Diego State University and a B.B.A. in accounting from Temple University. Mr. Coughlin is a certified public accountant in both California and Pennsylvania. The Board of Directors believes Mr. Coughlin is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive background in financial and accounting matters for public companies and his leadership experience in the biotechnology industry, including his tenure at Neurocrine.

Robert Epstein

Dr. Robert S. Epstein, M.D., is an Independent Director of Fate Therapeutics Inc. Dr. Epstein is a strategic consultant to life sciences companies and an epidemiologist with extensive expertise in pharmacoeconomics and health outcomes research, having held various positions in academia and public health before joining the private sector. From 2010 to 2012, Dr. Epstein served as president of the Medco-UBC Division and as Chief Research and Development officer of Medco Health Solutions, Inc., a managed healthcare company. In these roles, Dr. Epstein was responsible for all of Medco's clinical research initiatives, including the Medco Research Consortium ("Medco") and United BioSource Corporation. Dr. Epstein served as Medco's Chief Medical Officer from 1997 to 2010, leading formulary development, clinical guideline development, drug information services, personalized medicine program development, and client analytics and reporting. Dr. Epstein is the former President of the International Society of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and served on the board of directors of the Drug Information Association (DIA) and the International Society of Quality of Life, and was also elected to the AHRQ CERT (Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics) Committee. In addition to Fate Therapeutics, Dr. Epstein serves on the Board of Directors of Illumina, Inc., AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Proteus Digital Health, Inc. Dr. Epstein was nominated and elected to the Federal CDC EGAPP (Evaluation of Genomic Applications in Practice & Prevention) Stakeholder Committee, and the AHRQ CERT (Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics) Committee. Dr. Epstein holds a B.S. and an M.D. from the University of Michigan and an M.S. from the University of Maryland.

Michael Lee

Mr. Michael Lee is an Independent Director of Fate Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Lee has served as co-founder and portfolio manager at Redmile Group, LLC, a health care-focused investment firm based in San Francisco and New York, since 2007. Prior to Redmile, Mr. Lee worked as a biotechnology investor at Steeple Capital, and before that at Welch Capital Partners and Prudential Equity Group. Mr. Lee holds a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Arizona.

Amir Nashat

Dr. Amir H. Nashat is an Independent Director of Fate Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Nashat is also a Managing General Partner at Polaris Venture Partners. Dr. Nashat joined Polaris in April 2002 and focuses on investments in healthcare, consumer products and energy. Dr. Nashat currently represents Polaris as a director of Receptos, Inc., as well as several private companies. Additionally, Dr. Nashat has served as a director of Adnexus Therapeutics (acquired by Bristol Myers Squibb) and other private companies. Dr. Nashat holds a Sc.D. in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a minor in biology, and an M.S. and B.S. in materials science and mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. The Board of Directors believes that Dr. Nashat is qualified to serve on our Board of Directors due to his extensive experience within the field of drug discovery and development, his broad leadership experience on various boards, and his financial expertise with life sciences companies.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Rastetter

176,688

John Wolchko

1,304,790

John Mendlein

125,688

Daniel Shoemaker

798,298

Cindy Tahl

--

Christopher Storgard

838,192

Timothy Coughlin

142,188

Robert Epstein

127,188

Michael Lee

--

Amir Nashat

125,688
As Of  30 Dec 2017