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Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc (VNDA.OQ)

VNDA.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Market

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22 Nov 2017
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

H. Thomas Watkins

64 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Mihael Polymeropoulos

57 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

James Kelly

51 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Gian Piero Reverberi

51 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer

Richard Gulino

54 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Gunther Birznieks

48 2017 Senior Vice President - Business Development

Kenneth Bate

66 2015 Independent Director

Michael Cola

57 2012 Independent Director

Richard Dugan

75 2005 Independent Director

Vincent Milano

53 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

H. Thomas Watkins

Mr. H. Thomas Watkins serves as Independent Chairman of the Company. Mr. Watkins served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. and as a member of its board of directors from 2004 until August 2012, when Human Genome Sciences, Inc. was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline. Prior to his tenure at Human Genome Sciences, Inc., Mr. Watkins served as President of TAP Pharmaceutical Products, Inc. Mr. Watkins previously held a series of executive positions over the course of nearly twenty years with Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Watkins also serves on the board of directors of Horizon Pharma plc, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (“BIO”), and served as Chair of the BIO board of directors from June 2011 until April 2013. He holds a B.B.A. from the College of William and Mary and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Mihael Polymeropoulos

Dr. Mihael H. Polymeropoulos, M.D., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior to joining Vanda, Dr. Polymeropoulos was Vice President and Head of the Pharmacogenetics Department at Novartis AG from 1998 to 2003. Prior to his tenure at Novartis, he served as Chief of the Gene Mapping Section, Laboratory of Genetic Disease Research, National Human Genome Research Institute, from 1992 to 1998. Dr. Polymeropoulos is the co-founder of the Integrated Molecular Analysis of Genome Expression Consortium. Dr. Polymeropoulos holds a degree in Medicine from the University of Patras.

James Kelly

Mr. James Patrick Kelly is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Previously, Mr. Kelly served as our Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and our Treasurer from December 2010 through February 2017 and our Secretary from December 2010 to September 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Kelly was Vice President and Controller at MedImmune, a biotechnology subsidiary of the AstraZeneca Group. Mr. Kelly joined MedImmune in 2006 as Director of Sales and Marketing Finance. From 2000 through 2005, Mr. Kelly was at Biogen Idec serving in research and development finance roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as the Director of Planning and Operations. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Kelly was a member of the corporate finance team at Aetna Inc. which was responsible for mergers and acquisitions and treasury management. Mr. Kelly began his life sciences career in 1991 with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, a division of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Kelly is a CFA charterholder and a member of the Association of Bioscience Financial Officers. He received his Bachelor of Sciences degree in Business Administration from the University of Vermont and his Master of Business Administration degree from Cornell University.

Gian Piero Reverberi

Mr. Gian Piero Reverberi is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer of the Company. He was Senior Vice President, Acting Chief Commercial Officer and European General Manager from December 2015 to April 2016. Mr. Reverberi was previously our Senior Vice President and European General Manager since September 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Reverberi served as Senior Vice President, International Specialty Pharma at Shire Pharmaceuticals, with responsibility for Shire’s specialty pharma business in EMEA, Canada, Australia, Japan, Asia Pacific and Latin America. In addition to his International Specialty Pharma responsibilities, from 2009 to 2013, Mr. Reverberi led Shire’s Internal Medicine Global Business Unit where his responsibilities included the management of the U.S. Sales and Marketing teams. Prior to this position, he was General Manager, Italy at Shire. Before joining Shire, Mr. Reverberi spent 10 years with Eli Lilly in Italy and the U.S. where he held several commercial positions including Business Unit Director (Diabetes Care) in Italy, District Manager and Business Development Leader in the U.S. Earlier in his career, Mr. Reverberi held finance positions in the U.S. and Italy with both Eli Lilly and IBM. Mr. Reverberi received his degree in Economics and Business Administration from Sapienza University of Rome and a Master in Business Administration from SDA Bocconi in Milan.

Richard Gulino

Mr. Richard L. Gulino is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gulino was Vice President and General Counsel of Ameritox, Ltd., a clinical drug testing laboratory, from June 2012 to August 2014. Mr. Gulino joined Ameritox in 2012 as its first General Counsel. From November 2006 to February 2012, Mr. Gulino was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Cephalon, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company specializing in discovering, developing and marketing novel central nervous system, pain and oncology medications, where he led the corporate/commercial legal function. Mr. Gulino joined Cephalon as Corporate Counsel in 1999. From 1992 to 1999, Mr. Gulino served as a commercial attorney at Zeneca, Inc. Mr. Gulino began his legal career in private practice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Gulino received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Colgate University and his Juris Doctor degree with high honors from Duke University School of Law.

Gunther Birznieks

Mr. Gunther Birznieks is Senior Vice President - Business Development of the Company. He was Vice President, Head of Business Development from March 2010 to March 2017. Prior to March 2010, Mr. Birznieks held a number of positions within Vanda, including Clinical Program Head of the tasimelteon and VSF-173 programs, Head of Informatics and in Singapore as Head of Operations. Mr. Birznieks previously spent the majority of his career in the areas of healthcare and biomedical informatics including bioinformatics support for microarray and genotyping projects with the Human Genome Project at NHGRI. Prior to joining us, Mr. Birznieks founded Extropia Pte. Ltd., a Singaporean company which specialized in business and investment banking applications. Mr. Birznieks has published four books on computer technologies as well as numerous articles and talks on information security, programming, and software development life cycle. Mr. Birznieks received his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and his Masters of Science degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

Kenneth Bate

Mr. Kenneth M. Bate is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bate currently serves as an independent biotechnology industry consultant, which he has done since May 2012. Mr. Bate previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Archemix, Inc. from May 2009 to January 2012. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Bate served in various positions at Nitromed, Inc., most recently as President and Chief Executive Officer. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Bate served as Chief Financial Officer and head of commercial operations of Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Bate served as the chairman of the board of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2011 to 2015. He currently is a director of AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Genocea Biosciences, Inc., Catabasis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Epizyme, Inc. and Madrigal Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Bate received his B.A. in Chemistry from Williams College and his M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Cola

Mr. Michael F. Cola is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cola has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. since September 2013. Mr. Cola served as President of Shire plc’s Specialty Pharmaceuticals business from 2007 until April 2012. Mr. Cola joined Shire in July 2005 as Executive Vice President for Global Therapeutic Business Units and Portfolio Management prior to being named President of the Specialty Pharmaceuticals business. Prior to joining Shire, Mr. Cola spent more than five years at Safeguard Scientifics, where he served as President of the Life Sciences Group. As part of his role with Safeguard Scientifics, Cola served as Chairman and CEO of Clarient, a cancer diagnostics company, and Chairman of Laureate Pharma, a full service contract manufacturing organization serving research based biologics companies. Prior to joining Safeguard Scientifics, Mr. Cola held progressively senior positions in product development and commercialization at AstraMerck, and later with AstraZeneca. Mr. Cola currently serves on the board of directors of Aevi Genomic Medicine, Inc. Mr. Cola received his Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and physics from Ursinus College and his Master of Science degree in biomedical science from Drexel University.

Richard Dugan

Mr. Richard W. Dugan serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Dugan served as a Partner with Ernst & Young, LLP from 1976 to September 2002, where he served in a variety of managing and senior partner positions, including Mid-Atlantic Area Senior Partner from 2001 to 2002, Mid-Atlantic Area Managing Partner from 1989 to 2001 and Pittsburgh Office Managing Partner from 1979 to 1989. Mr. Dugan retired from Ernst & Young, LLP in September 2002. Mr. Dugan previously served as a director of two publicly traded pharmaceutical companies, Middlebrook Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Critical Therapeutics, Inc., and a privately owned pharmaceutical company, Xanthus Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Dugan holds a B.S.B.A. from Pennsylvania State University.

Vincent Milano

Mr. Vincent J. Milano serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Milano has served as Chief Executive Officer of Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Idera”) since December 2014. Prior to his tenure at Idera, Mr. Milano served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ViroPharma Incorporated (“ViroPharma”) from March 2008 until January 2014, when ViroPharma was acquired by Shire Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Milano served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2006 to March 2008, and as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of ViroPharma from November 1997 to March 2008. Mr. Milano also previously served as Vice President, Finance & Administration, Treasurer, and as Executive Director, Finance & Administration of ViroPharma. Prior to joining ViroPharma, Mr. Milano was with KPMG LLP, independent certified public accountants, where he was a Senior Manager from 1991 to 1996. Mr. Milano also serves on the boards of Idera Pharmaceuticals and Spark Therapeutics, both publicly traded companies, and VenatoRx, a privately held company. Mr. Milano received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Rider College.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

H. Thomas Watkins

150,300

Mihael Polymeropoulos

7,185,460

James Kelly

2,189,030

Gian Piero Reverberi

1,701,670

Richard Gulino

1,528,700

Gunther Birznieks

--

Kenneth Bate

129,050

Michael Cola

130,800

Richard Dugan

147,300

Vincent Milano

143,050
As Of  30 Dec 2016