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Kindred Biosciences Inc (KIN.OQ)

KIN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Denise Bevers

51 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Richard Chin

52 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Wendy Wee

66 2017 Chief Financial Officer

Hangjun Zhan

59 2018 Chief Scientific Officer

Ernest Mario

80 2018 Independent Director

Joseph McCracken

65 2018 Independent Director

Herbert Montgomery

76 2016 Independent Director

Raymond Townsend

74 2013 Independent Director

Ervin Veszpremi

60 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Denise Bevers

Ms. Denise M. Bevers is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Ms. Bevers is one of our co-founders and has served as our Chief Operating Officer since October 2012 and our Secretary since November 2013. On October 19, 2018, she was appointed to serve as our President and to our Board of Directors. Ms. Bevers co-founded and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of SD Scientific, Inc., a privately held, full-service medical affairs and communications company, from August 2005 to June 2013. She has over 20 years of human pharmaceutical and research experience and is an expert in clinical operations, medical affairs, and scientific communications. Ms. Bevers has managed dozens of human drug development programs from Phase I through Phase IV at pharmaceutical companies Elan Pharmaceuticals and Skyepharma, and at Quintiles, a contract research organization. She began her clinical research career in 1989 as the Division Lead of the Urology Department at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, a non-profit medical research foundation, where she was integral in implementing the policies and procedures for the organization’s clinical research programs. Ms. Bevers earned an M.B.A. from Keller Graduate School of Management and a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution from the University of California San Diego, Revelle College. Through her experience and knowledge of our operations, and her extensive experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, Ms. Bevers is well-suited to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Richard Chin

Dr. Richard H. Chin is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Kindred Biosciences Inc. He is one of our co-founders and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since October 2012. From October 2012 to October 2018, he also served as our President. From October 2008 until December 2011, he was Chief Executive Officer of OneWorld Health, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded nonprofit organization engaged in developing drugs for neglected diseases. From July 2006 until October 2008, Dr. Chin was President and Chief Executive Officer of Oxigene, a biotechnology company. From June 2004 to July 2006, he served at Elan Pharmaceuticals, initially as Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs, and then as Senior Vice President of Global Development. From March 1999 to June 2004, Dr. Chin served in various roles at Genentech, Inc., now a Division of Roche Group, culminating in his last position as the Head of Clinical Research for Biotherapeutics Unit, overseeing clinical development of all Genentech products except for oncology products. Dr. Chin currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of California at San Francisco. Dr. Chin received his M.D. from Harvard University and also holds a law degree from Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. Through his experience and knowledge of our operations, and his experience in drug development, and his experience serving on public company boards of directors, Dr. Chin is well-suited to serve as a member of our Board of Directors.

Wendy Wee

Ms. Wendy Wee serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Ms. Wee initially worked with the Company as a consultant beginning in October, 2014 and as our Vice President of Finance since December 30, 2014 until accepting her role as as Chief Financial Officer. From 2002 until August 2014, Ms. Wee served in various positions at Telik, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on oncology, including as Principal Financial and Accounting Officer, Vice President of Finance, and Controller. Prior to her time at Telik, Inc., Ms. Wee was the Senior Director of Finance and Controller at Connetics, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on dermatological diseases. Previous to that, she held various management positions at Silicon Graphics, Inc., MIPS Computer Systems and Unisys Corporation.

Hangjun Zhan

Dr. Hangjun Zhan has been appointed as Chief Scientific Officer of the Company with effective from January 2018. Dr. Zhan has over 20 years of experience in the biotechnology sector and is a world renowned expert in protein design, expression, production, biochemistry, and biophysics. He holds a B.Sc. degree from Zhejiang University, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Washington, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zhan is also the lead author of many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. Previously, Dr. Zhan held positions at several biotechnology companies including Exelixis, Celera Genomics (Axys), Arris, and Aragen, where he led teams that successfully developed multiple products.

Ernest Mario

Dr. Ernest B. Mario is Independent Director of the Company. He previously served as a member of the Board from February 15, 2013 until May 23, 2016. Dr. Mario served as Deputy Chairman of Glaxo Holdings plc from 1992 to 1993 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 1993. From 1993 until 2001, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALZA Corporation, a drug delivery technology company acquired by Johnson & Johnson in 2001. From 2003 until 2007, Dr. Mario served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Reliant Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline. He currently is Chairman of Soleno Therapeutics Inc., a public pharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic products to treat migraine and allergic rhinitis. He is also a Venture Partner with Pappas Ventures and serves on a number of corporate boards, including the following public companies: Soleno Therapeutics Inc., Celgene Corporation and Eyenovia Inc. Dr. Mario earned a B.S. in pharmacy at Rutgers University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in physical sciences at the University of Rhode Island. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Rhode Island and Rutgers University. In 2007 he was awarded the Remington Medal by the American Pharmacists’ Association, pharmacy’s highest honor. Because of his extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry and his extensive experience serving on public company boards of directors, Dr. Mario is well qualified to serve on our Board.

Joseph McCracken

Dr. Joseph S. McCracken, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. McCracken currently advises biopharmaceutical companies on the design and implementation of corporate strategy and business development initiatives. Dr. McCracken also serves on the boards of biopharmaceutical companies, including as a Director of Alkahest, Inc., Savara Pharmaceuticals, Regimmune Inc. and EdiGene Corporation, and he previously served as a Director of NexVet. From July 2011 to September 2013, Dr. McCracken was Vice President and Global Head of Business Development & Licensing for Roche Pharma, a research-focused healthcare company, where he was responsible for Roche Pharma’s global in-licensing and out-licensing activities. From October 2009 until July 2011 he was General Manager, Roche Pharma Japan & Asia Regional Head, Roche Partnering. Prior to joining Roche Pharma, Dr. McCracken held the position of Vice President, Business Development at Genentech for 10 years, and previously held similar positions at Aventis Pharma and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. Dr. McCracken holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, a Master of Science in Pharmacology and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. We believe Dr. McCracken’s extensive experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries qualifies him to serve on the Board of Directors.

Herbert Montgomery

Mr. Herbert D. Montgomery is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Montgomery has worked as a consultant providing senior management and financial consulting services since January 2009. From January 2001 until December 2008, Mr. Montgomery was Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lightpost Holdings, LLC. From November 1999 to May 2001, Mr. Montgomery was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Standard Media International. From January 1998 to November 1999, Mr. Montgomery was the Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Cotelligent, Inc. From June 1994 to January 1998, Mr. Montgomery was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Guy F. Atkinson. Mr. Montgomery has taken three companies public and has served as financial advisor of technology, product and services companies over the last 30 years. Mr. Montgomery holds a Master of Science degree in Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from California State University, Northridge. Mr. Montgomery was Chairman of the Board and Director of The Institute for OneWorld Health, a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded nonprofit organization, engaged in developing drugs for neglected diseases, from 2000 to 2010. Mr. Montgomery was a Board Director of Bank of San Clemente from 1987 to 1991. Because of his extensive experience in senior management roles, including in the pharmaceutical industry, and his financial expertise, Mr. Montgomery is well qualified to serve on our Board.

Raymond Townsend

Dr. Raymond Townsend is an Independent Director of Kindred Biosciences Inc. He was appointed to our Board of Directors on November 11, 2013. From 2001 until his retirement in 2017, Dr. Townsend served as the President of Wasatch Health Outcomes, Inc., his personal consulting firm engaged in providing support for pharmaceutical product development, pricing and commercialization. From 1978 to 1988, Dr. Townsend was employed in various positions at the Upjohn Company, where he pioneered the first modern pharmacoeconomic research department within the pharmaceutical industry. Between 1988 and 1997, he served in various positions at Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline), culminating in the positions of Worldwide Director and Vice President, Outcomes, Epidemiology and Policy Research. Between 1998 and 2001, he was co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Outcomes Services, Inc. From 2004 to 2009, he was Senior Vice President, Pharmacoeconomic & Epidemiology Outcomes Research, at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Townsend earned a B.A. in Economics at California State University and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Townsend is well qualified to serve as a director because of his extensive experience in senior management roles in the pharmaceutical industry.

Ervin Veszpremi

Mr. Ervin Veszpremi is an Independent Director of Kindred Biosciences Inc. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since February 15, 2013. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Invent Farma, a vertically integrated generics company, from January 2015 until October 2016. Previously he served as CEO of Medichem, a pharmaceutical manufacturer, between 2003 and 2014, and has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including 15 years in the animal health sector. Mr. Veszprémi served as the Vice President and Global Head of Marketing for Novartis Animal Health, one of the largest veterinary companies in the world, from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Veszprémi holds a physiology degree from the University of British Columbia and has studied management at Harvard Business School and Stanford University. Because of his extensive experience in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry, his extensive experience in commercialization, and his knowledge of the global animal health market, Mr. Veszprémi is well qualified to serve on our Board of Directors.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Denise Bevers

2,587,680

Richard Chin

2,933,970

Wendy Wee

1,053,230

Hangjun Zhan

1,039,160

Ernest Mario

337,136

Joseph McCracken

320,209

Herbert Montgomery

354,866

Raymond Townsend

354,866

Ervin Veszpremi

354,866
As Of  30 Dec 2018