Craig A. Collard has served as our Chief Executive Officer and the chairman of our Board of Directors since our merger with Cornerstone BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (now Cornerstone BioPharma Holdings, LLC), or Cornerstone BioPharma, on October 31, 2008 (whereby Cornerstone BioPharma became a wholly owned subsidiary of Cornerstone Therapeutics Inc.). Mr. Collard also served as our Interim Chief Financial Officer from July 2010 through January 2011 and our President from October 2008 to September 2011. In March 2004, Mr. Collard founded Cornerstone BioPharma Holdings, Ltd. (the assets and operations of which were restructured as Cornerstone BioPharma in May 2005), and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer and a director from March 2004 to October 2008. Before founding Cornerstone BioPharma, Mr. Collard’s principal occupation was serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company he founded in May 2003. From August 2002 to February 2003, Mr. Collard served as Vice President of Sales for Verum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Collard worked as Director of National Accounts at DJ Pharma, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company which was eventually purchased by Biovail Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Biovail. His pharmaceutical career began in 1992 as a field sales representative at Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Dura. He was later promoted to several other sales and marketing positions within Dura. Mr. Collard is a member of the Board of Directors of Hilltop Home Foundation, a Raleigh, North Carolina, non-profit corporation as well as the Triangle Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in addition to our Board of Directors. Mr. Collard holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Southern College of Technology (now Southern Polytechnic State University) in Marietta, Georgia. As our founder and Chief Executive Officer, and as a former sales representative and/or executive at several other specialty pharmaceutical companies, Mr. Collard brings to our management team and Board of Directors a depth of sales and executive experience both in the specialty pharmaceutical industry in general and at our company in particular.
Kenneth McBean assumed the title of President from Craig Collard in September 2011. Mr. McBean joined us from Covidien plc, or Covidien, where he held the position of Vice President and General Manager of Specialty Pharmaceuticals from March 2009 until May 2011. At Covidien, Mr. McBean was responsible for executing a successful turnaround of Covidien’s branded pharmaceutical products division. In 2006, Mr. McBean co-founded Tribute Pharmaceuticals Ltd., a Canadian-based pharmaceutical company, and served as its Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs and Business Development from January 2006 through March 2009. In 2004, Mr. McBean co-founded Legacy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, and served as its Senior Vice President of Commercial Affairs from July 2004 until October 2005. Prior to founding Legacy Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Mr. McBean was the Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Development for Biovail Pharmaceuticals, Inc., or Biovail, and its predecessor company, DJ Pharma, Inc., in the United States. His earlier career involved various U.S. and global positions at Glaxo Wellcome and Marion Merrell Dow in commercial strategy, product management, market research, and sales. Mr. McBean holds a B.S. in Business from Kansas State University.
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Alastair McEwan was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on November 5, 2012. Mr. McEwan joined the Company from his role as a pharmaceutical industry consultant. In this role, from July 2006 to November 2012, Mr. McEwan consulted on various drug development initiatives and advised potential investors in numerous public and private mergers, acquisitions, divestments and capital restructuring initiatives. Mr. McEwan previously served on the Board following the completion of the Company’s merger with Cornerstone BioPharma on October 31, 2008 until July 28, 2009, the date of the completion of the original investment in the Company by Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A., the Company’s majority stockholder, or the Chiesi Transaction. Mr. McEwan joined Cornerstone BioPharma’s board of directors in August 2005 and became chairman of its board of directors in January 2006, serving in such capacities until the completion of the Chiesi Transaction. From October 2005 through December 2005, Mr. McEwan served as Cornerstone BioPharma’s interim Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Cornerstone BioPharma, from June 1996 to December 2004, Mr. McEwan served in a variety of positions at Inveresk Research Group, Inc., or Inveresk, including as Group Executive Vice President, as President of Inveresk Global Clinical Operations and President of Inveresk Clinical Americas’ operations. Mr. McEwan also served as a member of the Group Executive Board of Inveresk from 1999 to 2004. Mr. McEwan served as director of Averion International Corp., a publicly traded international contract research organization, from February 2006 until December 2009. Mr. McEwan qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1979 with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Edinburgh.
Joshua B. Franklin
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Joshua B. Franklin has served as our Vice President, Strategy and Business Development since May 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Franklin served as our Vice President, Corporate Strategy from March 2011 to May 2012, Vice President, Sales and Marketing from December 2008 to March 2011 and, before that, as Vice President of Marketing since our merger with Cornerstone BioPharma. Before joining Cornerstone, Mr. Franklin served in a variety of marketing positions at Ther-Rx Corporation (a subsidiary of K-V Pharmaceutical Company) from July 2003 to September 2008, including most recently as Vice President, Marketing. Prior to joining Ther-Rx Corporation, Mr. Franklin held various marketing roles with Biovail from January 2002 to July 2003 and the Ross Products Division of Abbott Laboratories from August 1999 to January 2002. Mr. Franklin is a U.S. Army veteran and holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Methodist University and M.H.A. and M.B.A. degrees from The Ohio State University.
Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory
Dr. Andreas Maetzel was appointed Vice President, Clinical and Regulatory in May 2013. From September 2011 to April 2013, Dr. Maetzel was Executive Director of Clinical Development for BioCryst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biotechnology company. In this role, Dr. Maetzel was medical leader in U.S. and EU interactions with regulatory authorities and team leader in early product development. Prior to then, Mr. Maetzel served as Partner and Co-founder of Stratas Partners, an international strategic healthcare consulting company, from September 2009 to September 2011. In this role he served clients with tailored global pricing and market access solutions, developed commercial strategies for payer interactions and assisted clients with strengthening their products’ value evidence portfolio. From November 2008 to September 2009, Dr. Maetzel served as Director of Health Technology Assessment for Amgen International Commercial Operations, a division of Amgen Inc., a biotechnology medicines company. From November 2004 to October 2008, Dr. Maetzel was a Director and therapeutic area head for Amgen Inc., serving as Amgen Europe’s health economics and reimbursement function in the nephrology and bone franchise. Prior to this, Dr. Maetzel was appointed as Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto Institute for Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, where he maintains an adjunct appointment. Dr. Maetzel holds a Ph.D. and an M.Sc. in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto and a medical doctorate (Dr. med.) from the University of Hannover, Germany.
Alan T. Roberts
Vice President, Scientific Affairs
Alan T. Roberts has served as our Vice President, Scientific Affairs since May 2009. In December 2007, Mr. Roberts founded Tybeam Pharma Consulting, LLC, or Tybeam, and serves as its President. Prior to founding Tybeam, Mr. Roberts served as Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for Auriga Laboratories, Inc., or Auriga, from February 2006 to December 2007. In January 2006, Mr. Roberts was named Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Development. He had served as Vice President, Scientific Affairs for First Horizon Pharmaceutical Corporation, or First Horizon since January 2005. Prior to becoming Vice President, Mr. Roberts was First Horizon’s Director of Regulatory, Quality and Manufacturing from June 2000 to June 2002, and Senior Director, Regulatory and Technical Affairs through 2004. From June 1999 to February 2000, Mr. Roberts was Vice President, Research and Development for Mikart, Inc., a private pharmaceutical contract manufacturer. Prior positions with Mikart were Research and Development Manager and Director of Research and Development from July 1993 to June 1999. Additional experience also includes key management positions in regulatory and development with Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Medical University of South Carolina’s Pharmaceutical Development Center, respectively. Mr. Roberts holds a B.S. in Microbiology from Clemson University.