Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Armando Anido has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) since October 2014. Mr. Anido has more than 30 years of executive, operational and commercial leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, particularly in leading CNS transdermal patch and gel products through the entire product life cycle. Prior to Zynerba, Mr. Anido served as CEO of two publicly trade companies. Most recently, he was the CEO of NuPathe (NASDAQ: PATH), which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in February 2014. At NuPathe, he led the company through FDA approval of its lead product, Zecuity®, the first transdermal patch for migraine, to pre-launch before successfully selling the company to Teva. He also served as President and CEO of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL), where under his leadership, sales grew from $42 million in 2005 to more than $260 million in 2011 and market capitalization increased from $200 million to more than $900 million. Prior to Auxilium, Mr. Anido served as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at MedImmune and prior to that, in senior sales and marketing positions at GlaxoWellcome and Lederle Laboratories. At GlaxoWellcome, he was Vice President, Central Nervous System Marketing, responsible for the commercialization of the epilepsy, migraine and depression businesses in the U.S. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of PABio, and he was a member of the Board of Directors of Adolor until it was sold to Cubist in December 2011. Mr. Anido earned a BS in Pharmacy and an MBA from West Virginia University.
Terri B. Sebree
Terri B. Sebree has served as our President since October 2014. Ms. Sebree has more than 30 years of executive, development and operational experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, particularly in CNS product development including epilepsy, pain, depression and schizophrenia. She has completed more than 10 regulatory submissions and approvals of new pharmaceutical products, including transdermal patch and gel products. Prior to Zynerba, Ms. Sebree co-founded and served as President of NuPathe (NASDAQ: PATH), which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in February 2014. At NuPathe, she successfully led the effort to develop, achieve regulatory approval, and complete manufacturing of the company’s lead product, Zecuity, the first transdermal patch for migraine. Before founding NuPathe in 2005, Ms. Sebree served as Senior Vice President, Development of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL), where she led the Testim® gel development and approval program. Previously, Ms. Sebree served as Executive Vice President, US Operations at Omnicare (NYSE: OCR). Prior to that, Ms. Sebree served in a variety of management roles with Abbott Laboratories for more than nine years. Ms. Sebree holds a BS from Texas A&M University.
Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Corporate Development
Jim Fickenscher serves as Zynerba’s Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Corporate Development. Mr. Fickenscher is a seasoned executive who has held management, financial and strategic planning roles in his 28-year tenure in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to Zynerba, he was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, at Antares Pharma (NASDAQ: ATRS), a commercial pharmaceutical company focused on self-administered parenteral products. He has also held the role of Chief Financial Officer at both Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) and Aventis Behring, as well as additional general management, business development and strategic planning responsibilities. Mr. Fickenscher holds a BS from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. He is also a Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Suzanne M. Hanlon
General Counsel and Vice President, Human Resources
Suzanne M. Hanlon has served as our general counsel and Vice President of Human Resources since October 2014. Ms. Hanlon is an accomplished attorney with 32 years of legal experience, particularly in public life sciences companies. She offers expertise in contracts, licensing, compliance, clinical trials, regulatory, litigation, intellectual property and employment law. Prior to joining Zynerba, she served as Vice President, Associate General Counsel of NuPathe (NASDAQ: PATH), which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in February 2014. At NuPathe, she successfully led the intellectual property strategy and the contracts effort in addition to managing the human resources function and she partnered with senior management to complete a successful IPO. Previously, she was Chief Development Counsel at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) and Vice President of Global Contracts at Omnicare Clinical Research (NYSE: OCR). Ms. Hanlon received her JD degree from Villanova University School of Law.
Vice President, Commercial
Brian Rosenberger serves as Zynerba’s Vice President, Commercial. Over his 25-year career in the pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Rosenberger has held several leadership roles in marketing, sales, business development, analytics and alliance management. Prior to Zynerba, he was Vice President, Alliance & Strategic Portfolio Management of Cipher Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded, Canadian-based dermatology company, where he managed the Company’s global portfolio. Mr. Rosenberger also held various roles of increasing responsibility at Auxilium, a specialty biopharmaceutical company. In his last role as Executive Director, Corporate Development & Licensing and Alliance Management, he participated in several transformational M&A, licensing and co-promotion deals through and including Endo International’s acquisition of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) in January 2015. Mr. Rosenberger held sales managerial positions at Neurocrine Biosciences during the initial commercial build-out of the organization and spent over a decade at GlaxoSmithKline in various US and Global commercial roles within specialty markets, including NeuroHealth Epilepsy Marketing. Mr. Rosenberger received a B.A. double major in Political Science/Policy and Management Studies from Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
Donna L. Gutterman, PharmD
Vice President, Medical
Donna Gutterman, PharmD, has served as our Vice President, Medical since October 2014. Dr. Gutterman is a senior pharmaceutical executive with more than 30 years of experience in clinical development, medical affairs and commercialization in CNS therapy areas. During her career, she has led numerous successful clinical development programs, regulatory approvals and product launches. Prior to joining Zynerba, she served as head of Medical Affairs for NuPathe (NASDAQ: PATH) through approval and pre-launch of its lead product, Zecuity, the first transdermal patch for migraine, prior to the company being acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2014. Previously, Dr. Gutterman served in a variety of executive roles at GlaxoSmithKline for more than 20 years. There she was instrumental in the clinical development of Imitrex® and led the medical affairs teams in neurology and psychiatry. Additionally, she led several successful commercial product launches. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and her MBA at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Kenan-Flagler Business School. Dr. Gutterman also serves on the Board of Visitors at UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and as a board member of several nonprofit organizations.
Vice President, Development
Carol O’Neill has served as our Vice President, Development since October 2014. She has more than 18 years of development and operational experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Ms. O’Neill has completed regulatory submissions and achieved approvals of new pharmaceutical products including a transdermal patch and a transdermal gel. Prior to joining Zynerba, she served as Vice President, Development Operations of NuPathe (NASDAQ: PATH), which was acquired by Teva Pharmaceuticals in February 2014. At NuPathe, she successfully managed the research and development aspects of the clinical and nonclinical programs of the company’s lead product, Zecuity, the first transdermal patch for migraine. Previously, she was Senior Director Clinical Operations at Auxilium Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AUXL) and Senior Director of Operations analysis at Omnicare Clinical Research (NYSE: OCR). Ms. O’Neill holds a Business Administration degree from Lakehead University, Ontario, Canada.
Nancy Tich, PhD
Vice President, Clinical
Nancy Tich, PhD, serves as Zynerba’s Vice President, Clinical. She has more than 26 years of clinical project management in the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Zynerba, she served as Senior Director, Project Management, Oncology, at Covance (NYSE: CVD), which was acquired by LabCorp in November 2014. At Covance, she successfully managed numerous oncology clinical projects across various stages of development. Previously, she was Vice President, Client Project Management at Omnicare (NYSE: OCR) and Senior Client Project Manager at Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT). Dr. Tich earned a Doctorate in Cell Physiology from University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern University.
Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, PhD
Director, Cannabinoid Research
Marcel O. Bonn-Miller, PhD, serves as Director of Cannabinoid Research. Dr. Bonn-Miller is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Prior to joining Zynerba, he was a Research Health Science Specialist at the Center of Excellence in Substance Abuse Treatment and Education at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA, as well as at the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Dissemination and Training Division, and Center for Innovation to Implementation at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System in Menlo Park, CA. He is also the former Executive Director at the Institute for Research on Cannabinoids (IROC) in Colorado Springs, CO.
As an early research pioneer of cannabis comorbidity, Dr. Bonn-Miller has spent over a decade investigating the interrelations between cannabis and a number of health conditions, including chronic pain, HIV, PTSD, and sleep disorders, for the purposes of treatment development and refinement. His research has spanned laboratory-controlled to clinical trials and pre-implementation. Dr. Bonn-Miller has published well over 100 peer-reviewed empirical publications, and he serves on the editorial boards of six scientific journals.
Dr. Bonn-Miller earned a BA in psychology and PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Vermont. He completed a pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and a joint postdoctoral fellowship at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System & Stanford University School of Medicine.