People: Aratana Therapeutics Inc (PETX.OQ)
Ms. Wendy L. Yarno is an Chairman of the Board of the Company. She was an Independent Director of Company. Ms. Yarno retired in September 2008 from Merck & Co., Inc. following a 26-year career there in commercial and human resource positions of increasing seniority, most recently Chief Marketing Officer before she retired. In that role, Ms. Yarno led a global organization charged with all aspects of supporting pre-and post-launch commercialization of pharmaceuticals in more than 20 therapeutic areas. Prior to this role, she served as General Manager, Cardiovascular/Metabolic U.S. Business Unit, where she had P&L responsibility for Merck’s largest therapeutic area, and as Senior Vice President, Human Resources. From September 2010 through September 2011, Ms. Yarno was the Chief Marketing Officer of HemoShear LLC, a biotechnology research company and leading developer of human cell-based surrogate systems for discovery and assessment of new drug compounds. Ms. Yarno has served as a director and member of the governance and nominating committee and compensation committee of St. Jude Medical, Inc., a Fortune 500 medical device company, since 2002 and has served as a director of Medivation, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, since 2013 and is currently a member of its governance and nominating committee and audit committee and chair of its compensation committee. Ms. Yarno also served as a director and member of the compensation committee of Durata Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, from August 2014 until November 2014 when Durata was acquired by Actavis plc. Ms. Yarno received a B.S. in Business Administration from Portland State University and an M.B.A from Temple University.
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