Michael F. Bigham is the Executive Chairman of the Board since June 2019. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors from October 2014. Mr. Bigham has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. From January 2003 to November 2015, he was a general partner at Abingworth LLP, a leading international investment group dedicated to life sciences and healthcare. In November 2015, he became part time Executive Partner at the firm. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Adamas Pharmaceuticals. In the past he has served on the Boards of INMediata, Avila Therapeutics (where he was also the founding Chairman and CEO), Magellan Biosciences, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Avedro and Valeritas. He was formerly Vice Chairman of Corixa Corporation, a publicly traded biotechnology company, and was President and Chief Executive of Coulter Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded oncology company, until it merged into Corixa. Previously, he was an early employee at Gilead Sciences where he served in various capacities, including Executive Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Gilead Sciences, he was a Partner at Hambrecht & Quist where he became Co-Head of Healthcare Investment Banking. Mr. Bigham received his B.S. from the University of Virginia and qualified as a C.P.A. before completing his M.B.A. at Stanford University.
Evan Loh, M.D. is the Chief Executive Officer since June 2019. Prior to that, Dr. Loh served as Chief Operating Officer from January 2017 to June 2019 and as President and Chief Medical Officer from July 2014, in each case until June 2019. He is a member of the Board of Directors since July 2014. Prior to the merger with Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Loh was appointed President in June 2014 and served as Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors from June 2012 to June 2014. Previously, Dr. Loh served as Senior Vice President, Development and Strategic Operations, Worldwide Research and Development, at Pfizer. While at Pfizer, Dr. Loh’s responsibilities included scientific, operational, and strategic drug development oversight for all pre-proof of concept development phase programs and leading portfolio prioritization. Dr. Loh joined Pfizer from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, where he was Vice President, Multiple Therapeutic Areas where he was responsible for global development strategy and clinical operational deliverables. At Wyeth, he led the successful global registration programs for Torisel and Tygacil. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Eiger Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. and as Chair of the Antimicrobials Working Group, an industry leading organization of biotech companies focused on antimicrobial development. Dr. Loh served as a director on the Board of Nivalis from 2012 until the completion of its sale to Alpine Immunotherapeutics in 2017. Dr. Loh served as a faculty member at both Harvard Medical School and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Loh received his A.B. from Harvard College and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He completed his Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular fellowship training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Adam Woodrow is President and Chief Commercial Officer since June 2019. Prior to that, he served as Chief Commercial Officer between October 2014 and June 2019. Mr. Woodrow previously worked for Pfizer for five years in various strategic and operational commercial roles. While at Pfizer, he led the commercial development group in Pfizer's Specialty Care Business Unit, launching Xeljanz® for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vyndaqel® for the treatment of Transthyretin Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (TTR-FAP). In addition, he led the global strategic marketing teams for a variety of products in fields ranging from rare disease to acute hospital based infections; major products included Enbrel®, Zyvox®, ReFacto® and Benefix®. he joined Pfizer from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, where he was Vice President and Global Business Manager for Enbrel leading all commercial aspects of Wyeth's inflammation portfolio, co-promotion, licensing, and product development. In his 10 years at Wyeth, he held senior marketing and sales positions in the US and in his native UK. He was responsible for the successful launches of medicines in the fields of anti-infectives (Tygacil®), hemophilia (ReFacto), primary immune deficiency and women's health. Before joining Wyeth, he held sales and marketing positions with Bayer Pharmaceuticals. During his career in the pharmaceutical industry, has worked with several non-profit societies and organizations. Mr. Woodrow has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Wales College of Cardiff.