Laura Brege has been appointed as a member of our board of directors effective as of immediately prior to the effectiveness of the registration statement of which this prospectus forms a part. From September 2015 to December 2017, Ms. Brege served as managing director of Cervantes Life Science Partners, LLC, a consulting firm providing integrated business solutions to life sciences companies. She has over 20 years of executive management experience in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and venture capital industries. From September 2012 to July 2015, Ms. Brege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Nodality, Inc., or Nodality, a life sciences company focused on innovative personalized medicine. Prior to joining Nodality in 2012, Ms. Brege held several senior-level positions at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Onyx, a biopharmaceutical and biotherapeutics company, from 2006 to 2012, including positions as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. While at Onyx, she led multiple functions, including commercialization, strategic planning, corporate development and medical, scientific and government affairs. Prior to Onyx, Ms. Brege was a General Partner at Red Rock Capital Management, a venture capital firm specializing in early stage financing for technology companies. Previously, Ms. Brege was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at COR Therapeutics Inc. where she helped build the company from an early stage research and development company through commercial launch of a successful cardiovascular product. Earlier in her career, she served as Chief Financial Officer at Flextronics, Inc. and Treasurer of The Cooper Companies. She serves on the boards of directors of Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc., Dynavax Technologies Corporation, Pacira BioSciences, Inc., Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and HLS Therapeutics Inc., each of which is a public pharmaceutical company. During the past five years, Ms. Brege also served on the boards of directors of Delcath Systems, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and Aratana Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company. Ms. Brege earned her undergraduate degrees from Ohio University (Honors Tutorial College) and her MBA degree from the University of Chicago.
We believe Ms. Brege’s background in finance and management of biotechnology companies and her participation as a member of the audit committees of other public companies qualifies her to serve on our board of directors.