Burton G. Malkiel, Ph.D.
Burton G. Malkiel, Ph.D., has served as a director since October 2013. Prior to our spin-off from Innoviva, Inc. ("Innoviva") in June 2014 and since July 2007, Dr. Malkiel served as a director of Innoviva. Dr. Malkiel is the Chief Investment Officer and chair of the Investment Committee at Wealthfront, Inc., a private investment company, a position he has held since November 2012, and the Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics, Emeritus, and Senior Economist at Princeton University, a position he has held since July 2011 following positions as a senior research economist and professor at Princeton University since 1988. Dr. Malkiel is the author of A Random Walk Down Wall Street and over 125 articles and is the author or co-author of nine other books. From 1981 to 1988 he was dean of the Yale University School of Management and also served as the William S. Beinecke Professor of Management Studies. He is a past appointee to the President's Council of Economic Advisors. In addition, Dr. Malkiel currently serves on the board of directors of several corporations including Genmab AS and served on the board of directors of The Vanguard Group Ltd. until March 2015. He also serves on several investment management boards including the Investment Committees for the American Philosophical Association and Alpha Shares, LLC. He is a past president of the American Finance Association and the International Atlantic Economic Association. He holds a B.A. and M.B.A. degree from Harvard University and a Ph.D. degree from Princeton University.