Daniel Burgess is currently a Venture Partner at SV Life Sciences, is Chairman of the Board of Nabriva Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NBRV) and is on the board of Cidara Therapeutics (NASDAQ:CDTX) as well as several private biotechnology companies. In addition, he is Chairman of Biocom, the life science industry organization of California that represents more than 800 member companies. Prior to his current roles, Mr. Burgess was President and CEO of Rempex Pharmaceuticals, a company he co-founded in 2011 and subsequently sold to The Medicines Company in December 2013. Prior to Rempex, Mr. Burgess was President and Chief Executive Officer of Mpex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Aptalis Pharma Inc. (now Allergan) in 2011. Previously, Mr. Burgess was Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Harbor BioSciences, Inc., formerly Hollis-Eden Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to Hollis-Eden, Mr. Burgess spent ten years with Gensia Sicor, Inc. (acquired by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited) where he held a variety of executive level positions with responsibility for overall finance for the company as well as a number of different operating units. Mr. Burgess holds a B.A. in economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Based on his experience at Gensia Sicor and other organizations, Mr. Burgess provides the Board with critical perspectives on finance, accounting and internal controls issues.
Mr. Herbert J. Conrad was President of the Roche Pharmaceuticals Division in the United States from 1982 until his retirement in 1993. He previously served as Chairman of Pharmasset through its acquisition by Gilead Sciences in 2012. In addition, he has served as both Chairman and Director for numerous companies; including Chairman for GenVec, Sapphire Therapeutics, and Bone Care International; and Director for Gensia Sicor, Dura Pharmaceuticals, UROCOR, Savient Pharmaceuticals, and Symphony Evolution. He was a co-founder and Director of Reliant Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Conrad currently serves as a Director of Celldex Therapeutics, Chairman for Matinas Bio Pharma, and as an advisor to the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai Hospital. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy and an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Long Island University.
Mr. Richard C. Henriques is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on impact investing. He recently served as Chief Financial Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In this role, Mr. Henriques was responsible for finance and accounting, financial planning and analysis, strategic planning, measurement and evaluation, program related investments and information technology. Mr. Henriques’ background includes more than 25 years working at Merck & Co., Inc. During this time, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Global Human Health, Vice President and Corporate Controller, and Principal Accounting Officer, among other roles. Mr. Henriques was responsible for the Corporate Controller’s Group, which provided direct financial support for Merck’s worldwide human health commercial operations. Mr. Henriques currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for The Franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania State Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and Episcopal Community Services (a Philadelphia based social services organization). He also recently joined the board of Nativis, a Seattle bases bio-electronics company. He holds a B.A. in Oriental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from The Wharton School.
Keith Manchester serves as a Managing Director and Head of Life Sciences for QVT Financial LP, an investment firm, where he has been employed since 2005, and focuses on investments in both publicly traded and privately owned life sciences companies. Dr. Manchester also serves as a director of Myovant Sciences Ltd. and of Roivant Sciences Ltd. and Roivant Sciences, Inc. Prior to joining QVT, Dr. Manchester was Vice-President of Business Development from 2002 to 2004 and Director of Business Development from 2000 to 2002 at Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc., a biotechnology company. From 1999 to 2000, Dr. Manchester was an associate at Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm. From 1997 to 1999, Dr. Manchester was an investment banker in the healthcare group at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Dr. Manchester received his A.B. degree from Harvard College and his M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School.
Mr. Karbe has served as Arbutus' Director since January 2010. Mr. Karbe is currently the interim Chief Financial Officer at Myovant Sciences, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Exelixis from 2004-2014. Earlier in his career, he worked as an investment banker for Goldman Sachs & Co., where he served most recently as Vice President in the healthcare group focusing on corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions in the biotechnology industry. He also previously served as President of The Color Run, a global mass participation events platform. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Kolltan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He received his Diplom-Kaufmann from the WHU-Otto Beisheim Graduate School of Management, Koblenz, Germany.