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Ocular Therapeutix Inc (OCUL.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Amarpreet Sawhney

50 2017 Executive Chairman of the Board

Antony Mattessich

50 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Donald Notman

2017 Chief Financial Officer

James Fortune

58 2017 Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Bollag

56 2017 Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Quality

Michael Goldstein

50 2017 Chief Medical Officer

Jaswinder Chadha

49 2013 Director

W. James O'Shea

67 2015 Director

Jeffrey Heier

56 2015 Independent Director

Richard Lindstrom

69 2012 Independent Director

Bruce Peacock

65 2014 Independent Director

Charles Warden

48 2008 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Amarpreet Sawhney

Dr. Amarpreet Sawhney, Ph.D. serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since June 2014. From 2008 to April 2014, Dr. Sawhney also served as Chief Executive Officer of Augmenix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, which was, up until April 2014, an affiliate of Ocular through Dr. Sawhney’s service as Chief Executive Officer of both entities. Dr. Sawhney is also a general partner of Incept, LLC, an intellectual property holding company. Prior to joining Ocular Therapeutix, Dr. Sawhney founded and served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Confluent Surgical, Inc., a medical device company, from 1998 to 2006 when it was acquired by Covidien plc. He served as a member of the board of directors of AccessClosure, Inc., a medical device company, from 2002 to 2009. Previously, he was a technical founder of Focal, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company subsequently acquired by Genzyme Corporation. Dr. Sawhney holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. We believe that Dr. Sawhney is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive executive leadership experience in the life sciences industry and his extensive knowledge of our company based on his position as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Antony Mattessich

Mr. Antony Charles Mattessich has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the company effective as of September 18, 2017. he is joining the Company from Mundipharma International Limited, a pharmaceutical company (“Mundipharma”), where he has served most recently as Managing Director since May 2011. Prior to serving as Managing Director, Mr. Mattessich served in a variety of other roles at Mundipharma, including as Head of Western Europe from January 2009 to May 2011 and Managing Director of Napp Pharmaceutical Group, a pharmaceutical company and an independent associated company of Mundipharma, from 2005 until January 2009. Mr. Mattessich has also previously served in various capacities for pharmaceutical companies Novartis AG, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, and Merck & Co. Mr. Mattessich holds a B.A. in Religion and Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and an M.I.A. from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Donald Notman

Mr. Donald D. Notman Jr. is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Prior to joining Ocular Therapeutix, Mr. Notman served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Thrasos Therapeutics Inc., where he led the Company's financial operations, business development activities, and strategic planning functions. Previously, Mr. Notman served as Managing Director and Head of Private Capital Markets for Leerink Swann LLC (now Leerink Partners), where he was involved in the build-out of the firm's healthcare investment banking capabilities. Before joining Leerink, Mr. Notman held senior level investment banking positions with Deutsche Banc Alex. Brown and Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Notman received his M.B.A. from The Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and his B.A. in Economics from Middlebury College.

James Fortune

Mr. James Fortune is no longer Chief Operating Officer of the Company effective December 31, 2017. He has served as our Chief Operating Officer since 2008. Following the resignation of W. Bradford Smith, our Chief Financial Officer, effective March 31, 2017, Mr. Fortune served as our interim Principal Financial Officer and our Principal Accounting Officer, from April 1, 2017 to April 6, 2017. Mr. Fortune also served as the Chief Operating Officer of Augmenix, Inc. from 2008 to April 2014 and of AccessClosure, Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining Ocular Therapeutix, Mr. Fortune served as the Chief Operating Officer of Intrinsic Therapeutics, Inc. and the Chief Operating Officer of Confluent Surgical, Inc. Previously, he held various senior management roles with the orthopedic and neurosurgical divisions of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Fortune holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Daniel Bollag

Dr. Daniel M. Bollag, Ph.D., is Senior Vice President - Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance and Quality of the Company. Dr. Bollag brings over 25 years of R&D and executive regulatory leadership experience to Ocular Therapeutix, having most recently served as Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Pharmacovigilance & Quality at Ariad Pharmaceuticals. During his tenure at Ariad, his responsibilities included the regulatory oversight of Iclusig® (ponatinib), from Phase 1 clinical development through accelerated approvals in the US, EU and Japan. Prior to joining Ariad, Dr. Bollag served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Genzyme where he led the global development team responsible for regulatory submissions and approval of Mozobil®. Before Genzyme, Dr. Bollag served as Associate Vice President and Global Regulatory Domain Head at Sanofi-Aventis and held regulatory and project management positions of increasing responsibility at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co.

Michael Goldstein

Dr. Michael H. Goldstein, M.D., M.B.A., is Chief Medical Officer of the Company. Prior to joining Ocular Therapeutix, Dr. Goldstein served as Chief Medical Officer of Applied Genetic Technologies Corp (AGTC), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of products for the treatment of rare diseases, with a focus on ophthalmology. Before joining AGTC, Dr. Goldstein held several positions of increasing responsibility with Eleven Biotherapeutics, including Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Clinical Research. Since 2002, Dr. Goldstein has served as Co-Director, Cornea and External Disease Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the New England Eye Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. Previously, he was Director of Refractory Surgery Service and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Goldstein has published extensively and is a reviewer for multiple ophthalmology scientific journals. Dr. Goldstein holds an M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and received his B.A. in political economy from Williams College.

Jaswinder Chadha

Mr. Jaswinder S. Chadha is Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. Mr. Chadha founded and has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Axtria, Inc., an analytics company, since 2009. Prior to founding Axtria, Mr. Chadha was a co-founder and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of marketRx Inc., a market research and analytics firm subsequently acquired by Cognizant Technology Solutions, from 2000 to 2009. Mr. Chadha holds a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. We believe that Mr. Chadha is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his extensive experience in sales and marketing strategy in the life sciences industry.

W. James O'Shea

Mr. W. James O'Shea is Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2015. Mr. O’Shea has served as a member of the boards of directors of BTG plc, a biopharmaceutical company, since 2009 and Cardiome Pharma Corp., a pharmaceutical company, since 2014. Since June 2015, Mr. O’Shea has also served as Chairman of Cardiome. He also currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of several privately-held life sciences companies and previously served as a member of the boards of directors of publicly-traded companies Zalicus Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2007 to 2014 and Map Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company, from 2012 to 2013 when it was acquired by Allergan plc. From 1999 to 2007, Mr. O’Shea was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sepracor Inc., a pharmaceutical company, where he was responsible for successfully building that organization’s commercial infrastructure. During 2007, Mr. O’Shea also served as Sepracor’s Vice Chairman. Prior to Sepracor, Mr. O’Shea was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Medical Affairs for Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, a business unit of AstraZeneca plc. We believe that Mr. O’Shea is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his service on the boards of directors of other life sciences companies and his extensive leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical sectors.

Jeffrey Heier

Dr. Jeffrey S. Heier, M.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2015. Since 1998, Dr. Heier has worked as a vitreoretinal specialist at Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston, or OCB, a large multi-specialty ophthalmology practice with several offices in the Boston, Massachusetts area. He has served as the Director of Vitreoretinal Service of OCB since 2009 and the Director of Retina Research at OCB since 2011, and in 2016 he was appointed Co-President and Medical Director. He has also served as the Co-Director of the Vitreoretinal Fellowship at OCB/Tufts University School of Medicine since 2002 and has been a partner of the Boston Eye Surgery and Laser Center, the Cape Code Eye Surgery and Laser Center, and the Plymouth Eye Surgery and Laser Center. Dr. Heier is an advisor or consultant to several biopharmaceutical and medical device companies. Dr. Heier also serves in leadership roles of several professional organizations including as President-Elect of the New England Ophthalmological Society, as Secretary of the Retinal Society, and as an executive board member of the American Society of Retina Specialists. Dr. Heier holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Brandeis University and an M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine. We believe that Dr. Heier is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his background in ophthalmology, with an emphasis on back-of-the-eye conditions and diseases, which gives him a perspective that is helpful to the board for understanding our product market.

Richard Lindstrom

Dr. Richard L. Lindstrom, M.D., is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2012. Dr. Lindstrom is a founder and director and has been an attending surgeon at Minnesota Eye Consultants P.A., a provider of eye care services, since 1989. He has served as a member of the boards of directors of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, since 2014 and TearLab Corporation, a diagnostics company, since 2010 and served as a member of the board of directors of Onpoint Medical Diagnostics, Inc. from 2010 to 2013. Dr. Lindstrom has served as associate director of the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank since 1987. He is a medical advisor for several medical device and pharmaceutical manufacturers and serves on the boards of several privately-held life sciences companies. Dr. Lindstrom previously served as president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the International Intraocular Implant Society, the International Refractive Surgery Club and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. From 1980 to 1989, he served as a professor of ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, where he is currently adjunct professor emeritus. Dr. Lindstrom holds a B.A. in Pre-Medical Studies, a B.S. in Medicine and an M.D. from the University of Minnesota. We believe that Dr. Lindstrom is qualified to serve on our board of directors because of his service on the boards of directors of other life sciences companies and his background in ophthalmology, which gives him a perspective that is helpful to the board for understanding our product market.

Bruce Peacock

Mr. Bruce A. Peacock is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2014. Mr. Peacock has served as Executive Chairman at Carma Therapeutics, a pre-clinical stage biotechnology company, since November 2016. From August 2013 to September 2014, Mr. Peacock served as the Chief Financial and Business Officer of Ophthotech Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company. He served as the Chief Business Officer of Ophthotech from September 2010 to August 2013. Since May 2006, Mr. Peacock also has served as a Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences. Mr. Peacock served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Alba Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, from April 2008 to February 2011, and has served as Co-Chairman of the board of directors of Alba Therapeutics since April 2008. Prior to joining SV Life Sciences as a Venture Partner, Mr. Peacock served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of The Little Clinic, a medical care services company. Previously, Mr. Peacock served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Adolor Corporation, a publicly-traded biotechnology company, as President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Orthovita, Inc., a publicly-traded orthopedic biomaterials company, as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors of Cephalon, Inc., as Chief Financial Officer of Cephalon, Inc. and as Chief Financial Officer of Centocor, Inc. Mr. Peacock serves as a member of the boards of directors of Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation, Dicerna Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Discovery Laboratories, Inc., and Invisible Sentinel Inc. and has served as a member of the board of directors of Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. Mr. Peacock holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Villanova University and is a certified public accountant.

Charles Warden

Mr. Charles M. Warden is an Independent Director of the Company. He has served as a member of our board of directors since 2008. Mr. Warden has served as a Managing Director at Versant Ventures since 2004. Prior to Versant, he was a General Partner at Schroder Ventures Life Sciences (now SV Life Sciences), where he worked from 1996 to 2004. Previously, Mr. Warden served as an associate with Boston Capital Ventures and as a consultant with Monitor Company. He serves on the boards of several privately-held life sciences companies and also has been involved with ForSight Labs, an ophthalmic incubator, The Foundry, a medical device incubator, and The Innovation Factory, a medical devices incubator. Mr. Warden holds a B.A. in Economics and Classics from Beloit College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. We believe that Mr. Warden is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his service on the boards of directors of and significant experience as an investor in life sciences companies.