We’re dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with limited or no options, so they can live their lives more fully.
Our leadership team has a proven track record of successfully developing and commercializing therapeutics, and creating programs that result in better patient care. They’ve also driven shareholder value, and built Jazz Pharmaceuticals into an employer of choice.
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.
Renée Galá was appointed our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer as of March 2020. From January to June 2019, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of GRAIL, Inc., a private healthcare company focused on the early detection of cancer. Prior to that, from December 2014 to January 2019, she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Theravance Biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, following its spin-out from Innoviva, Inc. Ms. Galá joined Innoviva in June 2006 and held various roles in the finance organization before leading the company’s spin-out transaction. Prior to that, Ms. Galá served in various roles in global treasury, pharmaceutical sales and corporate strategy/business development at Eli Lilly and Company from 2001 to 2006. Before joining Eli Lilly, Ms. Galá spent seven years in the energy industry in positions focused on corporate finance, project finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Galá serves on the board of directors of Gossamer Bio, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, where she also chairs the audit committee. Ms. Galá holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Robert Iannone was appointed our Executive Vice President, Research and Development as of May 2019. From April 2018 until May 2019, Dr. Iannone served as Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Immunomedics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to that, from July 2014 to April 2018, Dr. Iannone served in the roles of Senior Vice President and Head of Immuno-oncology, Global Medicines Development and the Global Products Vice President at AstraZeneca plc, a global science-led biopharmaceutical company. From 2004 to 2014, Dr. Iannone served in management roles at Merck Co., Inc., a global biopharmaceutical company, culminating in his role as Executive Director and Section Head of Oncology Clinical Development. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and from 2004 to 2012 as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Iannone has been serving on the board of directors of Jounce Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage immunotherapy company, since January 2020 and on the Cancer Steering Committee of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health since 2011. Dr. Iannone received a B.S. from The Catholic University of America, an M.D. from Yale University and an M.S.C.E. from University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Johns Hopkins University.
Finbar Larkin was appointed our Senior Vice President, Technical Operations as of October 2019 and served as our Senior Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development & Manufacturing Science from September 2018 until October 2019, our Vice President, Technical Development from February 2014 until August 2018, and our Executive Director, Technical Operations from April 2013 until February 2014. Prior to that, from September 2009 until March 2013, Dr. Larkin served in management roles at Ipsen Pharma SAS, culminating in his role as Vice President, Engineering & Senior Specialist. From February 1997 until August 2009, he served as Vice President and Managing Director at Ipsen Manufacturing Ireland. From 1990 until 1997, he served in various project and operational management roles at Novartis. Prior to 1990, Dr. Larkin served in various roles in manufacturing science and technology, human resources and quality & analytical science at Lilly SA. Dr. Larkin received a B.Sc. and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University College Dublin.
Heidi Manna was appointed our Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in November 2018. Prior to joining us, from 2010 until 2018, she served as Vice President, Human Resources, at Campbell Soup Company, a global food company. While there, she held a variety of human resource senior leadership positions to develop human capital and organizational development strategies, and transform the global HR operating model to better serve the business. From 1996 to 2010, she held various leadership roles at Bristol-Myers Squibb, a global biopharmaceutical company, across a wide spectrum of the human resource function, including Business Partnership, Talent Management, Operations, and Compensation. She started her career at Andersen Consulting (Accenture). Ms. Manna currently serves on the Employer Advisory Board for the University of Pennsylvania. She received a B.S. from Binghamton University and an M.B.A. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
John Miller was appointed our Senior Vice President, Global Product Strategy and Program Management as of September 2019. From February 2015 to September 2019, he served as our Vice President, Global Product Strategy, and from August 2012 to February 2015, he served in various management roles within our hematology/oncology therapeutic area. Prior to that, from February 2012 to August 2012, Mr. Miller was Director, US and Global Marketing, Metabolic Diseases at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, and from February 2011 to February 2012, he was Director of Strategic Marketing at Enobia Pharma. Prior to February 2011, Mr. Miller served in various product commercialization roles at Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genzyme Corporation. Mr. Miller received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Mississippi and an M.B.A. from Boston University Graduate School of Management.
Neena M. Patil was appointed our Senior Vice President and General Counsel as of July 2019. From September 2018 to July 2019, Ms. Patil served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Abeona Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Prior to that, from May 2008 to October 2016, Ms. Patil served in management positions at Novo Nordisk Inc., culminating in her role as Vice President for Legal Affairs and Associate General Counsel. Prior to 2008, she worked for several other global biopharmaceutical companies including Pfizer, GPC Biotech and Sanofi. Since 2015, she has been serving on the board of directors of Penn Medicine – Princeton Medical Center Foundation. Ms. Patil received a B.A. from Georgetown University and a J.D. and Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan.
Samantha Pearce was appointed our Senior Vice President, Europe and International, as of March 2020. From March 2010 to December 2019, Ms. Pearce held various global senior management positions with Celgene Corporation, most recently as Vice President and General Manager, International Markets. Prior to that, from August 2002 to March 2010, she served in management positions at AstraZeneca plc, culminating in her role as Director, Specialist Care. Prior to August 2002, she worked for DuPont Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Pearce received a B.Sc. from Birmingham University and an M.B.A. from Cranfield University.
Kim Sablich was appointed our Executive Vice President and General Manager, North America, as of June 2020. Ms. Sablich previously served as the Chief Commercial Officer of Myovant Sciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, from December 2018 to May 2020. Prior to that, she served in various executive roles at GlaxoSmithKline plc, a multinational pharmaceutical company, including as Vice President, U.S. Primary Care Marketing from May 2015 to May 2018, as Vice President, Global Medicines Commercialization from July 2013 to May 2015, and as Vice President, U.S. Vaccines Commercial Strategy from October 2010 to June 2013. Prior to 2010, Ms. Sablich served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Merck & Company, a global healthcare company in its commercial organization across sales, product management, pricing/access, and customer insights, with a focus on the cardiovascular, respiratory, and vaccines business areas. She serves on the board of directors of AllerGenis, LLC, a food allergy diagnostic solutions company. Ms. Sablich holds a B.A. in Economics from Denison University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Daniel Swisher was appointed our President and Chief Operating Officer as of January 2018. From December 2003 to December 2017, he was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel targeted cancer therapeutics in hematologic and solid tumor malignancies. He also served as Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Sunesis from 2001 to 2003. Prior to 2001, Mr. Swisher served in various management roles, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, for ALZA Corporation from 1992 to 2001. He currently serves as Chairman of the board of directors of Cerus Corporation, a biomedical products company focused on the field of blood transfusion safety, and as a member of the board of directors of Corcept Therapeutics Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on cortisol-modulating therapeutics to address metabolic and other serious medical conditions. Mr. Swisher received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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