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Seres Therapeutics Inc (MCRB.OQ)

MCRB.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Roger Pomerantz

61 2014 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Eric Shaff

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

John Aunins

57 2012 Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President - Bioprocess and Manufacturing

David Cook

60 2012 Chief Scientific Officer, Executive Vice President - Research & Development

Thomas DesRosier

63 2016 Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary

Michele Trucksis

65 2015 Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President

Noubar Afeyan

56 2016 Lead Independent Director

Willard Dere

64 2017 Director

Meryl Zausner

2018 Director

Dennis Ausiello

72 2015 Independent Director

Gregory Behar

48 2014 Independent Director

Kurt Graves

50 2015 Independent Director

Richard Kender

62 2015 Independent Director

Lorence Kim

44 2014 Independent Director

Carlo Tanzi

2017 Head of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications

Biographies

Name Description

Roger Pomerantz

Dr. Roger Pomerantz, M.D. is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Seres Health Inc. He is Chairman of our board of directors since November 2013. Since July 2014, Dr. Pomerantz has been a Senior Partner at Flagship Pioneering, formerly known as Flagship Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. From January 2011 to September 2013, Dr. Pomerantz was Worldwide Head of Licensing and Acquisitions and Senior Vice President at Merck, where he oversaw licensing and acquisitions for Merck Research Laboratories, the research and development division of Merck. From February 2010 to February 2013, Dr. Pomerantz served as Global Head of Infectious Diseases and Senior Vice President at Merck, where he oversaw pharmaceutical development and discovery of antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitic agents. Prior to Merck, Dr. Pomerantz was Global Head of Infectious Diseases for the pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, Inc., a multinational medical device, consumer goods and pharmaceutical corporation, where he was responsible for anti-infective agents worldwide. He joined Johnson & Johnson, Inc. in August 2005 as President of Tibotec Pharmaceuticals, Inc., now Janssen Therapeutics and a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of infectious diseases. Dr. Pomerantz has developed ten approved infectious disease drugs for diseases including HIV, HCV and tuberculosis. He has served on the board of directors of ContraFect Corporation, a biotech company, since 2014. Dr. Pomerantz received his B.A. in Biochemistry from The Johns Hopkins University and his M.D. from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Eric Shaff

Mr. Eric D. Shaff is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President since November 2014 and as Chief Operating and Financial Officer since February 2018. From January 2012 to November 2014, Mr. Shaff was Vice President of Corporate Finance for Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Momenta”), a biotechnology company, where he helped manage Momenta’s accounting, finance, planning, and procurement functions, as well as contributing to Momenta’s investor relations efforts. From June 2004 to December 2011, Mr. Shaff held a number of corporate development and finance positions with Genzyme Corporation, most recently as Vice President of Finance/Controller for the Personalized Genetic Health division. Mr. Shaff received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.B.A. from Cornell University.

John Aunins

Dr. John G. Aunins, Ph.D. is the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Bioprocess Development since December 2012. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Aunins served on our Scientific Advisory Board from February 2012 to December 2012. From April 1989 to November 2011, Dr. Aunins served in various roles at Merck, most recently as Executive Science Director. At Merck, Dr. Aunins led process and product development teams for six licensed vaccines and multiple vaccine candidates. He is a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering and an adjunct Full Professor at the Instituto de Tecnologia Quimica e Biologica in Oeiras, Portugal. Dr. Aunins received his B.S. from the University of Kansas and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology..

David Cook

Dr. David N. Cook, Ph.D. is the Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President of Research & Development since October 2012. From February 2010 to October 2012, Dr. Cook was the Chief Operating Officer at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, a global not-for-profit, research and development organization focused on the development of a safe and accessible vaccine for HIV. As Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Cook acted as the head of operations, overseeing seven international offices and research facilities. Dr. Cook received his A.B. from Harvard College and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley

Thomas DesRosier

Mr. Thomas J. DesRosier is the Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President, and Secretary since May 2016. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary of ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 2015 to 2016, as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer and Secretary of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Cubist”), a biopharmaceutical company, from 2014 to 2015 and as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Cubist from 2013 to 2014. Before that, Mr. DesRosier served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel North America of Sanofi, a global biopharmaceutical company, from 2011 to 2013. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. DesRosier held leadership roles of increasing importance within the legal group of Genzyme Corporation, a biotechnology company, culminating in his role as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer. Mr. DesRosier earned a B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Vermont and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law.

Michele Trucksis

Dr. Michele Trucksis, Ph.D. M.D. is the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President since January 2015. Dr. Trucksis was an Associate Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School from January 2005 to April 2015. From December 2006 to December 2014, Dr. Trucksis held various positions of increasing seniority at Merck Research Laboratories, the research and development division of Merck. Most recently, from June 2014 to December 2014, Dr. Trucksis served as Executive Director, Team Leader & Clinical Lead, Antifungals and Antibacterials where she was responsible for medical, clinical and global product development and strategy. From July 2011 to June 2014, Dr. Trucksis was Project Leader, Antifungals and Antibacterials, and from December 2006 to July 2011, she was Director in Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Trucksis received her B.S. in Medical Technology from Youngstown State University, her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Kent State University and her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Noubar Afeyan

Dr. Noubar B. Afeyan, Ph.D. is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Afeyan has served as the Senior Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Flagship Pioneering, formerly known as Flagship Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm that he co-founded. Dr. Afeyan serves on the board of directors of numerous privately and publicy held companies, including BIND Therapeutics, Inc. Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc., and Moderna Therapeutics, Inc., and has previously served on the board of directors of several public companies, including BG Medicine, Inc., BIND Therapeutics, Inc., Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc., and Helicos Biosciences. Dr. Afeyan received a B.S. in chemical engineering from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a visiting lecturer of business administration at Harvard Business School and was previously a senior lecturer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management where he taught courses on technology-entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership.

Willard Dere

Dr. Willard H. Dere, M.D. serves as Director of the company. Since November 2014, Dr. Dere has been Professor of Internal Medicine, B. Lue and Hope S. Bettilyon Presidential Endowed Chair in Internal Medicine for Diabetes Research, Executive Director of Personalized Health, and Co-Principal Investigator of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Prior to his professorship, from 2003 until his retirement in October 2014, Dr. Dere held multiple roles at Amgen Inc., including Head of Global Development, and both corporate and international Chief Medical Officer, and led development of programs in various therapeutic areas. Dr. Dere currently serves on the boards of directors of BioMarin Pharmaceutical, Inc., and Radius Health, Inc., and previously served on the board of Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. Dr. Dere received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of California, Davis, completed his internal medicine residency training at the University of Utah, and his postdoctoral training in endocrinology and metabolism at the University of California, San Francisco. We believe Dr. Dere is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive academic experience and his knowledge of the biotechnology industry.

Meryl Zausner

Dennis Ausiello

Dr. Dennis A. Ausiello, M.D. is an Independent Director of the Company., since April 2015. Dr. Ausiello serves as the Director of the Center for Assessment Technology and Continuous Health (CATCH), Jackson Distinguished Professor of Clinical Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician-in-Chief Emeritus at Massachusetts General Hospital. From 1996 to April 2013, Dr. Ausiello served as the Chief of Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ausiello is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Ausiello has also served on the board of directors of Pfizer Inc. since December 2006 and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals since April 2012. Dr. Ausiello received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

Gregory Behar

Mr. Gregory Behar is an Independent Director of the Company., since December 2014. Mr. Behar has served as Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Health Science S.A., a health sciences company, since October 2014. From July 2011 to July 2014, Mr. Behar was President and Chief Executive Officer of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (USA), a pharmaceutical company. From 2010 to July 2011, Mr. Behar was Corporate Vice President Region NECAR (North European Union, Canada and Australasia) for Boehringer-Ingelheim GmbH, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Behar received his B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Manufacturing from EPFL in Switzerland and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France. We believe that Mr. Behar is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive business experience in the health sciences and pharmaceutical industries.

Kurt Graves

Mr. Kurt C. Graves is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Graves has been the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc. (“Intarcia”), a biotechnology company, since April 2012. Mr. Graves served as Executive Chairman of Biolex Therapeutics, a biotechnology company, from November 2010 to March 2012, and served as Executive Chairman of Intarcia from August 2010 to April 2012. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Head of Strategic Development at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. from July 2007 to October 2009. Prior to joining Vertex, Mr. Graves held various leadership positions at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation from 1999 to June 2007. He was also the first Chief Marketing Officer for the pharmaceuticals division from September 2003 to June 2007. He has served as a director of Intarcia since 2012, Radius Health, Inc. since 2011, and Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since 2012. Mr. Graves received a B.S. in Biology from Hillsdale College. We believe Mr. Graves is qualified to serve as a member of our board of directors because of his extensive experience in the life sciences industry, membership on various boards of directors and his leadership and management experience.

Richard Kender

Mr. Richard N. Kender is an Independent Director of the Company., since October 2014. From October 1978 to September 2013, Mr. Kender held positions in a variety of corporate areas at Merck, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Corporate Licensing. Mr. Kender has served on the board of directors of INC Research Holdings, Inc. since 2014 and Poxel S.A. since 2015. Mr. Kender received a B.S. from Villanova University and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Lorence Kim

Mr. Lorence H. Kim, M.D. is an Independent Director of the CompanySince April 2014, Dr. Kim has been the Chief Financial Officer of Moderna Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company. From July 2000 to April 2014, Dr. Kim held a number of positions at Goldman, Sachs & Co., an investment bank, most recently as Managing Director and Co-Head of Biotechnology Investment Banking. Dr. Kim received an A.B. from Harvard University, an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine. We believe Dr. Kim is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his finance experience and knowledge of the biotechnology industry.

Carlo Tanzi

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Roger Pomerantz

2,908,740

Eric Shaff

1,685,600

John Aunins

--

David Cook

--

Thomas DesRosier

2,577,430

Michele Trucksis

1,696,080

Noubar Afeyan

198,046

Willard Dere

251,146

Meryl Zausner

--

Dennis Ausiello

171,421

Gregory Behar

161,171

Kurt Graves

170,046

Richard Kender

184,421

Lorence Kim

166,296

Carlo Tanzi

--
As Of  30 Dec 2017