Jeffrey B. Kindler
Mr. Kindler has served as our Executive Chairman since April 2015, and was appointed Chairman of our Board of Directors in July 2015. He has served as Chief Executive Officer of Centrexion Corporation since 2014; as a Venture Partner at Lux Capital since 2012; as a principal in and senior advisor to Marathon Pharmaceuticals, LLC, since 2012; and as a Managing Director at Starboard Capital Partners, since 2010. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Kindler was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pfizer Inc. Prior to his appointment as Pfizer’s CEO, Mr. Kindler served as Pfizer’s Executive Vice President and General Counsel as well as a Vice Chairman of the company. Prior to joining Pfizer in 2002, he was Chairman of Boston Market Corporation from 2000 to 2001 and President of the Partner Brands group of McDonalds Corporation during 2001. Mr. Kindler previously served on the board of directors of Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc., a chain of fast casual restaurants, from 2012 to 2014. He currently serves on the boards of directors of SIGA Technologies, Inc., a developer of novel antiviral therapeutics, and Intrexon Corporation, a synthetic biology company, as well as a number of privately held companies. Mr. Kindler is also a trustee of Tufts University. Mr. Kindler also provides consulting services to MacAndrews on matters involving the life sciences industry. Mr. Kindler holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.