Chief Executive Officer
Armando Anido has served as our chief executive officer since July 2012. Mr. Anido has more than 30 years of executive, operational and commercial leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Respira Therapeutics, Inc., and was a member of the board of directors of Adolor, until it was sold to Cubist in December 2011. He is the former president and CEO of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL), where under his leadership, sales grew from $42 million in 2005 to more than $260 million in 2011 and market capitalization increased from $200 million to more than $900 million.
Prior to Auxilium, Mr. Anido served as executive vice president, sales and marketing, at MedImmune and prior to that, in senior sales and marketing positions at GlaxoWellcome and Lederle Laboratories. At GlaxoWellcome, he was vice president, central nervous system marketing, responsible for the commercialization of the migraine, epilepsy and depression businesses in the U.S. Under his leadership, the migraine business grew to nearly $1 billion in revenues spearheaded by the rapid growth of Imitrex (sumatriptan).
Terri B. Sebree
Terri B. Sebree is one of our founders and has served as our President since February 2005. Prior to founding our company, Ms. Sebree served as Senior Vice President, Development of Auxilium. Prior to joining Auxilium, Ms. Sebree served as Executive Vice President, U.S. Operations at IBAH.
Prior to that, Ms. Sebree served in a variety of management roles with Abbott Laboratories for over nine years. Ms. Sebree holds a BS from Texas A&M University.
Ezra H. Felker
Vice President Operations
Ezra H. Felker has served as our Vice President Operations since May 2011 and previously served as VP Business Development beginning January 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Felker served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at BioAdvance, an initiative of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania committed to funding early stage life sciences companies, from June 2005 through December 2005.
Prior to that, Mr. Felker served as Associate Vice President, BTG Ventures at BTG International Inc., Manager, Business Development at Icagen, Inc. and as a protein chemist at Hybritech and Biosite Diagnostics. Mr. Felker holds a BS from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve.
Keith A. Goldan
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Keith A. Goldan, CPA, has served as our Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 2008. Previously, Mr. Goldan served as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the board of directors of PuriCore plc, a medical technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange, from October 2004 through October 2008.
Prior to that, Mr. Goldan served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biosyn, a specialty pharmaceutical company, and in a variety of roles with ViroPharma Incorporated, Century Capital Associates, a specialty consulting firm with a focus on capital strategy for healthcare clients, and the Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice of KPMG LLP. Mr. Goldan holds a BS from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael F. Marino
Vice President and General Counsel
Michael F. Marino has served as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary since October 2010. Prior to joining NuPathe, Mr. Marino practiced law at the firm of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP from March 2005 to October 2010 and at the firm of WilmerHale LLP from October 2001 to March 2005. While at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and WilmerHale, Mr. Marino's practice focused on advising life science, technology and other companies on a wide-range of matters, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, finance, corporate governance, compliance and other general corporate matters. Mr. Marino holds a BS in Accountancy from Villanova University and a JD from Boston College School of Law.
Chief Commercial Officer
Jerry McLaughlin has served as our Vice President Commercial Operations since September 2007. Previously, Mr. McLaughlin served in a variety of roles at Endo Pharmaceuticals, a specialty pharmaceutical company, including Senior Director, Strategic Marketing from January 2007 through August 2007, Regional Sales Director from July 2005 through December 2006, Group Marketing Director, Pain Products from November 2002 through June 2005 and Marketing Director.
Prior to that, Mr. McLaughlin served in a variety of marketing and sales roles at Merck for 11 years. Mr. McLaughlin holds a BA from Dickinson College and an MBA from Villanova University.
Mark W. Pierce, MD, PhD
Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer
Mark W. Pierce, MD, PhD, has served as our Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer since October 2006. Previously, Dr. Pierce served as a Senior Vice President of Pfizer’s Global Research and Development from July 2002 through October 2005.
Dr. Pierce holds a BA and a PhD from Northwestern University and an MD from Northwestern University Medical School. He received his postgraduate training in internal medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Pierce was an Instructor in Medicine and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.