Rick E Winningham Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Rick E Winningham joined Theravance as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors in October 2001, and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in April 2010. Since becoming CEO in late 2001, Theravance has successfully transitioned from a private research-based small molecule discovery company to a public company with a robust portfolio of product candidates.
From 1997 to 2001 he served as President, Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Oncology/Immunology/Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN) and also as President of Global Marketing from 2000 to 2001. In addition to operating responsibility for U.S. Oncology/Immunology/OTN, Mr. Winningham also had full responsibility for Global Marketing in the Cardiovascular, Infectious Disease, Immunology, Oncology/Metabolics and GU/GI/Neuroscience therapeutic areas. Over a fifteen-year period with BMS and its predecessor, Bristol-Myers, Mr. Winningham held various U.S. and global management positions. During his tenure with BMS, he was associated with the development and commercialization of several major pharmaceutical products, such as Taxol®, Paraplatin®, Zerit®, Videx®, Reyataz®, and Abilify®.
Mr. Winningham holds an M.B.A. from Texas Christian University and a B.S. from Southern Illinois University. He is a member of the Board of Directors of California Healthcare Institute (CHI) and Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Winningham is also a member of the External Advisory Board for the College of Business and Administration and Business Hall of Fame at Southern Illinois University.
Michael W. Aguiar Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael W. Aguiar joined Theravance as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in March 2005. Prior to joining Theravance, Mr. Aguiar served as Vice President of Finance at Gilead Sciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since 2002. Prior to Gilead Sciences, Inc., Mr. Aguiar served as Vice President of Finance at Immunex Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2001 to 2002. From 1995 to 2001, he was with Honeywell International in a variety of positions, including, most recently CFO and Vice President Finance for Honeywell Electronic Materials SBU. Mr. Aguiar earned a B.S. in biology from the University of California, Irvine and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Michigan.
Leonard M. Blum Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer
Leonard M. Blum joined Theravance as Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer in July 2007. From 2000-2007, Mr. Blum headed the commercial function at ICOS Corporation, ultimately serving as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing until the company's acquisition by Eli Lilly and Co. From 1987-2000, Mr. Blum held positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales management at Merck & Co. in both U.S. and international markets. Mr. Blum earned an M.B.A. from Stanford University, studied Finance as a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Zurich, and received an A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, from Princeton University. Mr. Blum served as an officer in the U.S. Army Special Forces.
David L. Brinkley Head, Business Development
David L. Brinkley joined Theravance as the Head of Business Development in November 2008. Mr. Brinkley previously served as Senior Vice President, Commercial Development at Theravance from September 2000 through December 2007, when he left to start a consulting practice. From 1996 to 2000 he served as Worldwide Team Leader for Viagra at Pfizer Inc. leading the team that had full responsibility for the global launch and marketing of Viagra. Mr. Brinkley joined Pfizer in 1995 through its acquisition of SmithKline Beecham's Animal Health operations and was Director of new product planning before leading the Viagra launch team. Mr. Brinkley held various management positions with SmithKline from 1983 to 1995. Mr. Brinkley holds an M.A. with honors in International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in International Relations from Kent State University, where he graduated with University Honors.
Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D. Senior Vice President, Research and Early Clinical Development
Mathai Mammen, M.D., Ph.D., co-founded Theravance in 1996. He was promoted to Senior Vice President, Research, in January 2008 and assumed responsibility for Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Operations in April, 2008. He has served in various positions in both the Medicinal Chemistry Department and the Molecular and Cellular Biology Department, most recently as Vice President, Molecular and Cellular Biology. Dr. Mammen obtained his M.D. from Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in Physical Organic Chemistry from Harvard University's Department of Chemistry working with George Whitesides, Ph.D. Dr. Mammen obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Bradford J. Shafer Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Bradford J. Shafer joined Theravance as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in August 1999. From 1996 to 1999 he served as General Counsel of Heartport, Inc., a cardiovascular medical device company. From 1993 to 1996 Mr. Shafer was a partner in the Business and Technology Group at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP. Mr. Shafer holds a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of The Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, and a B.A. from the University of the Pacific, where he graduated magna cum laude.
Steve Barriere, Pharm.D. Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs
Steve Barriere, Pharm.D., joined Theravance in 2002 as Senior Director, Clinical Research and was promoted to Vice President, Clinical and Medical Affairs in April 2008. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Barriere worked in anti-infective development programs at several biopharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Barriere held academic positions at University of California, San Francisco and University of California, Los Angeles. He is a Fellow of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. Dr. Barriere obtained his Pharm.D. degree from the University of California, San Francisco, and currently holds an academic title at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is a Clinical Professor.
Daniel M. Canafax, Pharm.D. Vice President, Clinical Development
Daniel M. Canafax, Pharm.D., joined Theravance in 2011 as Vice President, Clinical Development. Dr. Canafax recently served as Vice President, Clinical Development at XenoPort, Inc. in 2010 and prior from 2002 to 2007. Dr. Canafax served as Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Aryx Therapeutics, Inc. from 2007 to 2010. Prior to these positions, he worked in clinical research in other companies including MedImmune, Inc. and Elan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Early in his career, Dr. Canafax was a Professor at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Canafax obtained his Pharm.D. degree from the University of Kentucky and he holds a B.S. degree in Pharmacy from Washington State University.
Rebecca Coleman, Pharm.D. Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality
Rebecca Coleman, Pharm.D., joined Theravance in 2002 and has held the positions of Director and Senior Director of Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Coleman was promoted to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality in October 2008. From 1997 to 2002, she worked in the Clinical Research and Regulatory Affairs departments at Gilead Sciences, Inc., most recently as Director. Prior to her time at Gilead, Dr. Coleman spent 13 years as Pharmacist at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Coleman obtained her Pharm.D. degree from the University of the Pacific and currently holds an academic title at the School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, where she is an Associate Clinical Professor.
Michael Conner, D.V.M. Vice President, Safety Assessment/Toxicology
Michael Conner, D.V.M., joined Theravance in 1999 as Senior Director of Safety Assessment and Toxicology and was promoted to Vice President, Safety Assessment/Toxicology in February 2001. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Conner worked for ten years at Merck Research Laboratories, most recently serving as a Director of Compound Management within the Department of Safety Assessment. Dr. Conner earned a D.V.M. from the University of Georgia, a B.S. degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and completed postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard and MIT prior to serving on the faculty of Boston University School of Medicine.
Oranee T. Daniels, M.D. Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Medicine
Oranee T. Daniels, M.D., joined Theravance as Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology, in January 2009. In January 2011, she became Vice President, Clinical Pharmacology and Experimental Medicine. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Daniels worked in the Early Development Clinical Pharmacology at Amgen Inc. since 2004, most recently as Executive Director. From 2001-2004, she was a clinical pharmacologist at Eli Lilly and Company. Early in her career, Dr. Daniels was Assistant Professor in Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand and Research Associate of Life Sciences in Stanford University. She obtained her M.D. and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Chulalongkorn University. Dr. Daniels holds a M.Sc. degree in Cardiovascular Pharmacology from McMaster University. She completed her Clinical Pharmacology fellowship at Stanford University and is board certified in clinical pharmacology.
Dennis O. Driver Vice President, Human Resources
Dennis O. Driver joined Theravance as Vice President, Human Resources in October 2007. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Driver served as Vice President, Human Resources at various companies within the Johnson & Johnson family of businesses including Biosense Webster, Inc., Scios Inc. and Cordis Corporation. Prior to that, he held senior level human resources leadership positions with Peoplesoft, Silicon Graphics, Inc. and Acuson Corporation. He has a wealth of human resources expertise in both domestic and international operations. Mr. Driver holds a B.A. in Business Administration from Stillman College, where he graduated summa cum laude. Mr. Driver served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.
Jeffrey T. Finer M.D., Ph.D. Vice President, Molecular and Cellular Biology
Jeffrey T. Finer, M.D., Ph.D., joined Theravance in 2011 as Vice President, Molecular and Cellular Biology. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Finer served as Vice President, Discovery at Five Prime Therapeutics, Inc. since 2007. From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Finer worked in various positions with increasing responsibility at Cytokinetics, Inc., most recently as Director, Drug Discovery Technologies. Dr. Finer obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Stanford University School of Medicine and he holds B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Stanford and in Ophthalmology at Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School.
Renee D. Gala Vice President, Finance
Renee D. Gala joined Theravance in June 2006 and held various roles in the finance organization before being promoted to Vice President of Finance in January 2013. From 2001 to 2006, Ms. Gala worked at Eli Lilly and Company, where she held positions of increasing responsibility in global treasury, pharmaceutical sales, and corporate strategy/business development. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, she spent seven years in the energy industry in the United States and internationally in positions focused on corporate finance, project finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Gala earned a B.S. in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School.
Jeffrey A. Hagenah, Ph.D. Vice President & Chief Patent Counsel
Jeffrey A. Hagenah, Ph.D., joined Theravance in April 2000 as Senior Patent Counsel and was named Chief Patent Counsel in April 2003. He was promoted to Vice President & Chief Patent Counsel in January 2007. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Hagenah was an attorney at Burns, Doane, Swecker & Mathis, L.L.P. From 1984 to 1993, he held a variety of positions at Chevron Corporation in the Law Department and in Chevron Chemical Company. Dr. Hagenah holds a J.D. from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley; a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles; and a B.S. in Chemistry "With Great Distinction" from California State University, Long Beach.
Sharath S. Hegde, Ph.D. Vice President, Pharmacology
Sharath S. Hegde, Ph.D., joined Theravance in September 1999 and has held various positions in the Pharmacology team before being promoted to Vice President in June 2007. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Hegde spent 9 years at Syntex Corporation, later acquired by Roche Holdings Ltd. Dr. Hegde obtained his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Houston and obtained his B.Pharm/M.Pharm degree in Pharmacy/Pharmacology from the University of Bombay.
Alan Hopkins Ph.D. Vice President of Biometrics
Alan Hopkins, Ph.D., joined Theravance in 2005 as Senior Director of Biometrics and was promoted to Vice President of Biometrics in January 2010. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Hopkins held the following positions: President and Founder of PharmaStat LLC, Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Sciences for Acumen Sciences, and Senior Director of Medical Affairs at Genentech, Inc. At Genentech, he was responsible for Biostatistics, Data Management and Clinical Information Technology. Dr. Hopkins received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the University of California, Berkeley, and obtained both an M.S. in Biostatistics and an A.B. in Quantitative Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Junning Lee, Ph.D., joined Theravance in 2001 and held various positions in the Technical Operations Department before being promoted to Vice President, Technical Operations, in December 2009. Prior to joining Theravance, Junning had more than 11 years of increasing responsibility at Schering-Plough Research Institute. He was an NIH Postdoctoral Fellow at Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Boston University, and obtained a BS Pharmacy from China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, China, where he graduated with University Honors.
Dan Marquess, D.Phil. Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry
Dan Marquess, D.Phil., joined Theravance in 1998 and held various positions in the Medicinal Chemistry Department before being promoted to Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry in June 2007. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Marquess worked in the Medicinal Chemistry Department at GlaxoSmithKline, Stevenage UK from 1994-1998. Dr. Marquess was a NATO post-doctoral Fellow at Stanford University. He earned his D.Phil. in Organic Chemistry at the University of Oxford. He holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland.
Edmund J. Moran, Ph.D. Vice President, R&D Program Leader
Edmund J. Moran, Ph.D., joined the Research team at Theravance in February 1998 and has held various positions, including Vice President, Medicinal Chemistry, Vice President of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics, and Head of Exploratory Projects. He is currently responsible for two major research and development programs. Prior to Theravance, Dr. Moran founded the Medicinal Chemistry Department at Ontogen Corporation in 1993 and was its first employee. From 1992 to 1993 he was an NIH postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratories of Professor Peter G. Schultz at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Moran obtained his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles. He holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Connecticut.
Carlos A. Parra Vice President, Quality
Carlos A. Parra joined Theravance as Vice President, Quality in July 2009. Prior to joining Theravance, Mr. Parra served as a Vice President of Quality at Alexza Pharmaceuticals. From 2002-2008, he worked at Telik, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, most recently as the Vice President, Operations and Quality. Mr. Parra previously was a Principal Partner at West Coast Associates, a consulting firm to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and device industries, from 1996 to 2002. Prior to that, he worked in various quality management capacities at other companies including Somatogen, Inc., Syntex Research, Genentech, Abbott Laboratories, and American Hospital Supply. Mr. Parra holds a B.S. in Microbiology from University of Texas, El Paso.
Kenneth R. Pitzer, D.V.M. Vice President, Strategic and Commercial Planning
Kenneth R. Pitzer, D.V.M., joined Theravance in 2002 as Director, New Product Planning, and has held various positions in the Commercial Development Department. He was promoted to Vice President, Strategic and Commercial Planning, in January 2008. Prior to joining Theravance, Dr. Pitzer worked at Lederle Laboratories in sales, marketing research and product management from 1989 to 1995 and then at Cygnus, Inc., from 1995 until 2002, ultimately serving as the Vice President of Product Management. Dr. Pitzer earned a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from The Ohio State University in 1987 and an M.B.A. from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1989.
Heather Shane Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Heather Shane joined Theravance as Senior Director and Assistant General Counsel in September 2005 and was promoted to Vice President & Assistant General Counsel in February 2011. Prior to joining Theravance, she was a corporate attorney at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP where she focused on private financings, fund formations, mergers & acquisitions and public offerings. Ms. Shane graduated from the University of California at Santa Barbara with a B.A. in English Literature and obtained her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Philip Worboys, Ph.D. Vice President, Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics
Philip Worboys, Ph.D., joined Theravance as Vice President of Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics (DMPK) in November 2008. Prior to joining Theravance, he served as Senior Director, DMPK at Roche Bioscience, Inc. since 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Worboys was Senior Director, DMPK at Pfizer and an Associate Director, DMPK at Pharmacia. He spent the first part of his career in DMPK, at Merck Sharp & Dohme in Harlow, United Kingdom, and worked in various capacities at Aventis, Unilever and Glaxo prior to that. Dr. Worboys obtained his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutics from Manchester University, United Kingdom. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine at the University of London.