We were founded in 2009 and our leadership team brings significant expertise in oncology drug development and commercialization to Clovis.
Ann Bozeman joined Clovis in January 2016 as the Vice President of Human Resources and was promoted to SVP of Human Resources in September 2016. From 2012 – 2016, she was the Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Coram Home Infusion Services, a CVS Health company. Ms. Bozeman brings over 25 years of human resource experience to Clovis serving in Human Resource leadership roles for Jeppesen, ConAgra Foods, and Dell. Ms. Bozeman received her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Regis University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources Management from Colorado Christian University. Ms. Bozeman received her coaching certification through the Hudson Institute of Coaching and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
Paul Gross joined Clovis in January 2016 as our Sr. Vice President and General Counsel. From 2014–2016, Mr. Gross was the General Counsel of Datalogix, Inc. and, following the acquisition of Datalogix by Oracle Corporation in 2015, was a Director of Business Operations with Oracle. Mr. Gross brings 18 years of legal experience to Clovis, including as a partner in the corporate & securities practice of Cooley LLP, and as a founding partner of the law firm Gross Cutler Seiler Dupont LLC. Prior to his legal career, he was on active duty in the Navy from 1987–1994, serving in Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams and on a minesweeper. Mr. Gross holds a B.S. degree from the U.S. Naval Academy and a J.D. from King Hall School of Law, University of California, Davis.
Dale Hooks has served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer since January 2016. Mr. Hooks joined Clovis in August 2014 and served as Vice President of Sales until his promotion. Prior to joining Clovis, from 2004 to 2014, Mr. Hooks held many marketing and sales leadership positions at Genentech, Inc., including Franchise Head, Sales and Marketing of the skin cancer franchise. During his tenure at Genentech, he was responsible for the commercialization and launch of several key oncology brands across a variety of solid tumor categories, including lung, breast, colorectal, pancreatic and gastric cancers. Prior to Genentech, Hooks served in a number of sales and marketing leadership roles at GSK, Novartis and Galderma. Mr. Hooks has a B.S. degree in Marketing and Finance from Stephen F. Austin University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Gillian C. Ivers-Read is one of our co-founders and has served as our Executive Vice President, Technical Operations and Chief Regulatory Officer since our inception. Previously, Ms. Ivers-Read served as Executive Vice President, Development Operations at Pharmion Corporation (acquired in 2008), beginning in 2002. From 1996 to 2001, Ms. Ivers-Read held various regulatory positions with Hoechst Marion Roussel and its successor, Aventis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where she most recently held the position of Vice President, Global Regulatory Affairs. From 1994 to 1996, Ms. Ivers-Read was Vice President, Development and Regulatory Affairs for Argus Pharmaceuticals, and from 1984 to 1994, she served as a regulatory affairs director for Marion Merrell Dow. Ms. Ivers-Read received a B.Sc. in pharmacology from University College London.
Patrick J. Mahaffy is one of our co-founders and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since our inception. Previously, Mr. Mahaffy served as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors at Pharmion Corporation, which he founded in 2000 and sold to Celgene Corporation in 2008. From 1992 through 1998, Mr. Mahaffy was President and Chief Executive Officer of NeXagen, Inc. and its successor, NeXstar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to that, Mr. Mahaffy was a Vice President at the private equity firm E.M. Warburg Pincus and Co. Mr. Mahaffy also serves on the boards of directors of Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OREX) and Flexion Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLXN). He is also a trustee of Lewis and Clark College. Mr. Mahaffy has a B.A. in international affairs from Lewis and Clark College and a M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University.
Dan Muehl was appointed our Principal Accounting Officer and Principal Financial Officer in March 2016 and has served as our Senior Vice President of Finance since September 2016 and, prior to that, as our Vice President of Finance since 2015. Previously, Mr. Muehl was the Chief Financial Officer of biotechnology company Somalogic, Inc. from 2014 to 2015 and prior to that the Chief Financial Officer of bio-industrial company OPX Biotechnologies, Inc. from 2010 to 2014. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst and received his Certified Public Accountant certificate in 1990.
Dr. Lindsey Rolfe joined Clovis in April 2010 and serves as the Company's Executive Vice President of Clinical and Preclinical Development and Pharmacovigilance, and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Rolfe has 20 years of drug development experience and previously served in senior oncology development roles at Celgene Corporation, Pharmion Corporation, Cambridge Antibody Technology, UCB Inc. and Celltech Group plc. Dr. Rolfe qualified in medicine at the University of Edinburgh. She undertook post graduate medical training in London, UK and obtained her post-graduate internal medicine qualification as a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP). She has specialist accreditation in Pharmaceutical Medicine from the UK General Medical Council and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine.
Brian G. Atwood has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. He is President and CEO as well as a co-founder of Cell Design Labs, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing human cell engineering technology for the treatment of multiple diseases, including cancer. In 1999, he co-founded and currently serves as a Managing Director for Versant Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm. Prior to founding Versant Ventures, Mr. Atwood served as a general partner of Brentwood Associates, a venture capital firm. Mr. Atwood also serves on the boards of several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Atreca, Inc. and PhaseRx, Inc. Mr. Atwood also served on the boards of Five Prime Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FPRX), Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CADX) acquired in 2014, Helicos Biosciences (NASDAQ: HLCS), and Pharmion Corporation (acquired in 2008), and Trius Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSRX) acquired in 2013. Mr. Atwood holds a B.S. in biological sciences from the University of California, Irvine, a M.S. in ecology from the University of California, Davis, and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.
Dr. M. James Barrett has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception and serves as the chairman of our board of directors, and the chairman of our nominating and corporate governance committee. Since September 2001, he has served as a general partner of New Enterprise Associates Inc., a venture capital firm focusing on the healthcare, information technology and energy technology industries. From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Barrett served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sensors for Medicine and Science, which he founded in 1997. Dr. Barrett serves on the boards of several pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Tarveda Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly known as Blend Biosciences, Inc.), Galera Therapeutics, Inc., GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLYC), Placon Therapeutics, Inc., PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Predictive Biosciences, Inc., Psyadon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (formerly known as Ruxton Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Senseonics Holdings (NYSE: SENS), as well as continuing to serve as Chairman of Sensors for Medicine and Science. Dr. Barrett previously served on the board of, among others, Roka Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROKA), Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FOLD), Inhibitex, Inc. (NASDAQ: INHX) (acquired by Bristol-Myers Squibb (NASDAQ: BMY)), Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO), Pharmion Corporation (acquired in 2008), Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPN), Targacept, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRGT), and YM Biosciences, Inc. (AMEX: YMI), and Zosano Pharma Corporation (NASDAQ: ZSAN). Dr. Barrett received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Tennessee, his M.B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and a B.S. in chemistry from Boston College.
James C. Blair, Ph.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception and serves as the chairman of our compensation committee. Since 1985, he has served as a general partner of Domain Associates, L.L.C., a venture capital management company focused on life sciences. Dr. Blair currently serves on the boards of Applied Proteomics, Inc., Astute Medical, Inc., aTyr Pharma, Inc., ChromaCode, Inc., Gene Sciences, Inc., IntegenX, Inc., and OcuNexus Therapeutics, Inc. He has previously served on the boards of over 40 life science ventures including Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN), Aurora Biosciences Corp., Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMLN), Applied Biosystems Inc., Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Nuvasive, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUVA), Pharmion Corporation, Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZGNX), and Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ: VOLC). Dr. Blair currently serves on the board of directors of the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute. He is also on the advisory boards of the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, and the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the California Institute of Technology. He received a B.S.E. from Princeton University and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, all in electrical engineering.
Dr. Keith Flaherty has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. He is a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Associate Physician of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Henri and Belinda Termeer Center for Targeted Therapy, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. Dr. Flaherty is also the Deputy Chair for Biomarker Sciences and the Chair of the Developmental Therapeutics Committee in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group. Dr. Flaherty has served as Principal Investigator for numerous first-in-human clinical trials with novel, targeted therapies, including the first in-human trials of the first prospectively developed selective BRAF inhibitors for metastatic melanoma. He currently serves on the board of directors of Loxo Oncology, Inc. (NASDAQ: LOXO). Dr. Flaherty has a Bachelor of Science from Yale University and medical degree from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Flaherty trained in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and completed a medical oncology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.
Ginger Graham has served as a member of our board of directors since 2013. She is the former President and CEO of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company based in San Diego, CA focused on diabetes and obesity. Previously, Ms. Graham was Group Chairman, Office of the President for Guidant Corporation. She is the former President and CEO of Two Trees Consulting, where she coached first-time CEOs of public and private companies. She has been a senior lecturer at Harvard University and a faculty member in its Entrepreneurship Unit. Ms. Graham serves on the Boards of Directors for Elcelyx Therapeutics Inc., Genomic Health, Inc., (NASDAQ: GHDX), Surefire Medical, and Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBA). Ms. Graham has a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture with high honors from the University of Arkansas and a Master in Business Administration with distinction from Harvard Business School.
Paul H. Klingenstein has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. He is the Managing Partner of Aberdare Ventures, a healthcare-focused venture capital firm he formed in 1999. Prior to founding Aberdare, Mr. Klingenstein worked in venture capital and private equity with Warburg Pincus and Accel Partners, and was an advisor to the Rockefeller Foundation. Mr. Klingenstein currently serves on the boards of several private companies. Mr. Klingenstein has previously served on the boards of Anacor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANAC), Aviron Inc., Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: CNAT), EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM), Glycomed Inc., Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., now Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IONS), Pharmion Corporation, Viagene Inc., and Xomed Surgical Products Inc. He is currently a board member of MacArthur Foundation and the London School of Hygience and Tropical Medicine. He has also served on the boards of various educational and non-profit institutions. Mr. Klingenstein received an A.B. in anthropology from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
Edward J. McKinley has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception and serves as the chairman of our audit committee. Mr. McKinley spent 20 years serving in various roles at the private equity firm Warburg Pincus, including managing the firm’s private equity activity in Europe and serving on the firm’s Management Committee. Before joining Warburg Pincus, he was with the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Mr. McKinley also served on the board of Pharmion Corporation (acquired in 2008) and currently serves on the boards of several private companies, and as an advisor or investment committee head for several investment management firms. He also serves on the investment committee of several endowments, and on the boards or advisory boards of several non-profit organizations. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors from Stanford University and holds a graduate management degree from Yale University.
Dr. Thorlef Spickschen has served as a member of our board of directors since our inception. From 2005 to 2012, Dr. Spickschen was chairman of Biotest AG, a publicly-traded biotechnology company in Germany. From 1994 to 2001, he was chairman and chief executive officer of BASF Pharma/Knoll AG. From 1984 to 1994, Dr. Spickschen worked with Boehringer Mannheim GmbH, where he was responsible for sales and marketing and has been chairman of its Executive Board since 1990. From 1976 to 1984, Dr. Spickschen was Managing Director, Germany and Central Europe for Eli Lilly & Co. Dr. Spickschen is currently chairman of the advisory board of Heidelberg Innovation, a venture capital firm in life sciences/healthcare, and chairman of Verein Deutsche Nierenstiftung, sponsoring the German kidney foundation. Dr. Spickschen also served on the board of Pharmion Corporation from December 2001 through the company’s acquisition in 2008. Dr. Spickschen received a Doctorate in business management from the University of Cologne.