Bruce C. Cozadd co-founded Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2003 and has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since April 2009. From 1991 until 2001, he held various positions with ALZA Corporation, a pharmaceutical company acquired by Johnson & Johnson, most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for research and development, manufacturing and sales and marketing. Previously at ALZA Corporation he held the roles of Chief Financial Officer and Vice President, Corporate Planning and Analysis. Mr. Cozadd serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations, The Nueva School and SFJAZZ. He received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Paul L. Berns has served as a member of our board of directors since June 2010. Mr. Berns is a venture partner at ARCH, a venture capital firm, and executive chair of BlackThorn Therapeutics, a clinical-stage privately-held biopharmaceutical company, where he serves on the board of directors. He also currently serves on the boards of two public companies, Menlo Therapeutics Inc., a late-stage biopharmaceutical company, and UNITY Biotechnology, Inc., a biotechnology company, and the board of a private company, MC2 Therapeutics, an emerging dermatology and eye care pharmaceutical company. From March 2014 to June 2016, he served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, which was acquired by Pfizer Inc. in June 2016. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2012 until 2016, including as Chairman of its board of directors from 2013 until 2016. From September 2012 to March 2014, he was a self-employed consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. From March 2006 to September 2012, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board of directors, of Allos Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical company acquired by Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From July 2005 to March 2006, Mr.Berns was a self-employed consultant to the pharmaceutical industry. From June 2002 to July 2005, Mr.Berns was President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Bone Care International, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company that was acquired by Genzyme Corporation in 2005. From 2001 to 2002, Mr.Berns served as Vice President and General Manager of the Immunology, Oncology and Pain Therapeutics business unit of Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company. From 2000 to 2001, he served as Vice President, Marketing of BASF Pharmaceuticals/Knoll, a pharmaceutical company, and from 1990 to 2000, Mr.Berns held various positions, including senior management roles, at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a pharmaceutical company. Mr.Berns previously served on the boards of directors of Cellectar Biosciences, Inc. (formerly Novelos Therapeutics, Inc.) from November 2013 to June 2016 and XenoPort, Inc. from 2005 to May 2016. Mr.Berns received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin.
Patrick Enright has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2009. Since 2006, Mr. Enright has served as Managing Director of Longitude Capital, a venture capital firm, of which he is a founder. Prior to Longitude Capital, Mr. Enright was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures where he co-led the life sciences investment practice. Prior to Pequot, he was a Managing Member of the Delta Opportunity Fund at Diaz & Altschul Capital Management. Mr. Enright began his investment career at PaineWebber Development Corporation. Mr. Enright also has significant life sciences operations experience including senior executive positions at Valentis, Boehringer Mannheim (acquired by Roche) and Sandoz (now known as Novartis). Mr. Enright currently serves on the boards of Aimmune Therapeutics, Inc., Aptinyx Inc., CuraSen Therapeutics, Inc., Orbus Therapeutics, Inc., Rivus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and SutroVax, Inc. Selected prior public company board memberships include Codexis, Inc., Corcept Therapeutics, Inc., Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., Horizon Pharma plc and Threshold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Enright received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Peter Gray has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2013 and was appointed as chairperson of our audit committee in April 2014. Mr. Gray currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of UDG Healthcare plc, an international provider of healthcare services. He is also a Chairman of two privately-held companies providing outsourced services to the biopharma industry and chairs a non-profit educational establishment. In September 2011, Mr. Gray retired from his position as Chief Executive Officer of ICON plc, a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, which he held since November 2002. At ICON plc, Mr. Gray previously served as Group Chief Operating Officer from June 2001 to November 2002 and Chief Financial Officer from June 1997 to June 2001. From November 1983 to November 1989, Mr. Gray served as senior financial officer at Elan Corporation plc, a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Gray holds a degree in law from Trinity College Dublin and qualified as a chartered accountant in 1981.
Heather Ann McSharry has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2013 and was appointed as chairperson of our nominating and corporate governance committee in August 2017. Ms. McSharry currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of directors of several public and private companies, including CRH plc, an international building materials group, Greencore Group plc, an international manufacturer of convenience foods, where she also serves as chairperson of its remuneration committee, and Uniphar plc, a diversified healthcare services company. From 2006 to 2009, Ms. McSharry was Managing Director Ireland of Reckitt Benckiser, a multinational health, home and hygiene consumer products company. From 1989 to 2006, she held various positions at Boots Healthcare, a leading global consumer healthcare company, most recently as Managing Director of Boots Healthcare Ireland Limited. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. McSharry served on the board of directors of the Bank of Ireland, where she was a member of its audit committee from 2009 to 2011. Ms. McSharry served on the board of the Industrial Development Agency in Ireland from 2010 to 2014, where she was Chair of the audit and finance committee. Ms. McSharry holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Studies degree from University College Dublin.
Seamus Mulligan has served as a member of our board of directors since January 2012 and was a founder and principal investor of Azur Pharma. From 2014 until 2018, Mr. Mulligan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Adapt Pharma Ltd., a specialty pharmaceutical company, which was acquired in October 2018 by Emergent BioSolutions Inc., a multinational specialty biopharmaceutical company, where Mr. Mulligan currently serves on the board of directors. From 2006 to April 2017, Mr. Mulligan served as Executive Chairman of Circ Pharma Limited and its subsidiaries, a pharmaceutical development stage group. Mr. Mulligan served as our Chief Business Officer, International Business Development from January 2012 until February 2013. Mr. Mulligan served as Azur Pharma’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of its board of directors from 2005 until January 2012. From 1984 until 2004, he held various positions with Elan Corporation, plc, a pharmaceutical company, most recently as Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Development, and prior to that position, held the roles of President of Elan Pharmaceutical Technologies, the drug delivery division of Elan Corporation, plc, Executive Vice President, Pharmaceutical Operations, Vice President, U.S. Operations and Vice President, Product Development. He served as a member of the board of directors of the U.S. National Pharmaceutical Council until 2004. Mr. Mulligan received a B.Sc (Pharm) and M.Sc from Trinity College Dublin.
Kenneth W. O’Keefe has served as a member of our board of directors since 2004. Since January 2018, he has been Managing Director of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company, a private equity firm, which he co-founded. From November 2015 to January 2018, he was Chief Executive Officer, from January 2011 to November 2015, he was Managing Partner, and from 1997 to January 2011, he was Managing Director, of Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company. He serves on the boards of several privately-held healthcare companies. He received a B.A. from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.
Anne O’Riordan has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2019. Since June 2019, Ms. O’Riordan has served as Group Director of Digital of Jardine Matheson Limited, an Asian conglomerate headquartered in Hong Kong, where she also serves on the board of directors. From 1990 to March 2019, Ms. O’Riordan held various leadership positions in the life sciences industry group in each of the operating units of Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. She most recently served as Global Industry Senior Managing Director of Accenture’s Life Sciences Business from 2012 to 2019. Between 2008 and 2012, Ms. O'Riordan led Accenture's life sciences practice in Asia Pacific, focusing on strategic client development, market entry and business transformation. Prior to that, she led Accenture's European health and life sciences business, working with clients across Europe on significant regional transformation initiatives. She also spent nine years in North America working with pharmaceutical and medical products clients. She currently serves on the board of governors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, or AmCham Hong Kong, where she serves as the board liaison for the Healthcare Committee. She is also a long-standing member of the Women of Influence Committee of AmCham Hong Kong as well as a member of The Women’s Foundation and the 30% Club. Ms. O'Riordan received a B.Sc in Biotechnology from Dublin City University as well as a postgraduate diploma in Financial Accounting and MIS from the University of Galway, Ireland.
Norbert G. Riedel has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2013 and was appointed chairperson of our compensation committee in August 2013. Since September 2015, Dr. Riedel has served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Aptinyx, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company spun out of its predecessor company, Naurex, Inc., where Dr. Riedel served as Chief Executive Officer and President from January 2014 to September 2015. From 2001 to 2013, he served as Corporate Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer of Baxter International Inc., a diversified healthcare company, where from 1998 to 2001, he also served as President and General Manager of the recombinant therapeutic proteins business unit and Vice President of Research and Development of the bioscience business unit. From 1996 to 1998, Dr. Riedel served as head of worldwide biotechnology and worldwide core research functions at Hoechst-Marion Roussel, now Sanofi, a global pharmaceutical company. Dr. Riedel served on the board of directors of Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology company, from May 2011 until the company was acquired in February 2017. Dr. Riedel currently serves on the boards of directors of Aptinyx, Inc., Cerevel Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company, Eton Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage pharmaceutical company, and the Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization. Dr. Riedel is also a member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Riedel is an Adjunct Professor at Boston University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Riedel holds a Diploma in biochemistry and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Frankfurt.
Elmar Schnee has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2014 and previously served as a director of Gentium S.p.A.(now a subsidiary of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc) from May 2012 until April 2014. Since April 2017, Mr. Schnee has served as Chairman of the board of Santhera Pharmaceuticals Holding AG, a specialty pharmaceutical company and, since May 2019, he has served as Chairman of the board of Calliditas Therapeutics AB, a specialty pharmaceutical company. In addition, he serves on the boards of directors of five privately-held life sciences companies. Since June 2016, Mr. Schnee has served as a management advisor to MindMaze SA, a neuro-technology company, where he also served as Chief Operating Officer from June 2016 to April 2017.From November 2013 to August 2015, Mr.Schnee served as an non-executive director of Cardiorentis Ltd., a biopharmaceutical company, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from October 2011 until November 2013. From 2003 to 2011, Mr.Schnee held various positions at Merck KGaA, a global pharmaceutical and chemical group. He joined Merck KGaA in 2003 as Managing Director of Merck Santé S.A.S. In January 2004, Mr.Schnee assumed responsibility for global operations of the ethical pharmaceuticals division of Merck KGaA, and in November 2005, Mr.Schnee was appointed as Deputy Member of the Executive Board responsible for the pharmaceuticals business. In 2006, he was appointed as a member of the Executive Board and General Partner of Merck KGaA, with responsibility for global pharmaceutical activities, and served in this position until 2011. Prior to Merck KGaA, Mr.Schnee held senior positions in strategy, business development and marketing at UCB SA, Sanofi-Synthélabo SA, Migliara/Kaplan Associates, Inc. and Fisons Pharmaceuticals PLC. From June 2016 until May 2019, he served on the board of directors of Stallergenes-Greer plc. Mr.Schnee holds both a bachelor’s degree in marketing and a master’s degree in marketing and general management from the Swiss Institute of Business Administration in Zurich.
Catherine A. Sohn, Pharm.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2012. Dr. Sohn is an independent director on the boards of directors of two public companies: Landec Corporation, a life sciences company, where she is currently serving as chairperson of the compensation and the Lifecore Innovation committees, and Rubius Therapeutics, a biotechnology company, where she is currently serving on the audit and compensation committees. She also serves as Chairperson of the board of BioEclipse Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. From January 2014 to May 2017, Dr. Sohn served as an independent director on the board of directors of Neuralstem, Inc., a publicly-traded life sciences company. From 1998 to 2010, she was Senior Vice President, Worldwide Business Development and Strategic Alliances at GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare. From 1994 to 1998, she was Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Product Development at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals plc in the pharmaceutical division. From 1982 to 1994, she held a series of positions in Medical Affairs, Pharmaceutical Business Development and U.S. Product Marketing at SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals plc and its predecessor, Smith, Kline & French. Dr. Sohn holds the positions of Adjunct Professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy and a Certificate of Professional Development from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Sohn was named Woman of the Year by the Healthcare Businesswomen's Association (2003), Distinguished Alumnus of the Year by the University of California, San Francisco (2000) and is a Certified Licensing Professional (C.L.P.) and a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow.
Rick E Winningham has served as a member of our board of directors since May 2010. In May 2014, Mr. Winningham was appointed as Lead Independent Director of our board of directors. Mr. Winningham has served as Chairman of the board of directors of Theravance Biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since July 2013. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Theravance Biopharma, Inc. since its spin-off from Innoviva, Inc. in June 2014. From October 2001 to August 2014, Mr. Winningham served as Chief Executive Officer of Innoviva, Inc., where he also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors from April 2010 to October 2014. From 1997 to 2001, he served as President of Bristol-Myers Squibb Oncology/Immunology/Oncology Therapeutics Network and, from 2000 to 2001, as President of Global Marketing. Mr. Winningham is a member of Biotechnology Industry Organization’s board of directors and serves on the Health Section Governing Board Standing Committee on Reimbursement. He previously served as a member of the board of directors of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from June 2015 until the company’s merger with Mereo BioPharma Group plc in April 2019. He also served as a member of the board of directors of the California Healthcare Institute, or CHI, from November 2011 to March 2015 and served as its Chairman from January 2014 until CHI merged with Bay Area Bioscience Association to become the California Life Sciences Association, or CLSA, in March 2015. Mr. Winningham was Chairman of CLSA from March 2015 until November 2015. Mr. Winningham holds an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University and a B.S. from Southern Illinois University.
Our Board of Directors has three standing committees: an Audit Committee, a Compensation Committee and a Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee. The following table provides membership information for each committee.
|Audit Committee||Compensation Committee||Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee|
|Paul L. Berns|
|Patrick G. Enright|
|Heather Ann McSharry|
|Kenneth W. O’Keefe|
|Norbert G. Riedel|
|Catherine A. Sohn|
|Rick E Winningham*|
*Lead Independent Director.
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