Steven A. Elms
Mr. Elms has been a director of ADMA since 2007. He serves as a Managing Partner at Aisling Capital, which he joined in 2000. Previously, Mr. Elms was a Principal in the Life Sciences Investment Banking Group of Hambrecht & Quist. During his 5 years at Hambrecht & Quist, Mr. Elms was involved in over 60 financing and merger and acquisition transactions, helping clients raise in excess of $3.3 billion in capital. Prior to joining Hambrecht & Quist, Mr. Elms traded mortgage-backed securities at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. His previous healthcare sector experience includes over 2 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Marion Laboratories and 2 years as a consultant for The Wilkerson Group.
Mr. Elms received a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Elms currently serves on the boards of directors of Cidara Therapeutics, Inc., Loxo Oncology, Inc., and Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. He was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors because of his valuable experience in the investment banking industry, particularly with respect to strategic and financing transactions.
Dr. Jerrold B. Grossman
Founder and Vice Chairman
Dr. Grossman has been a director of ADMA since 2007. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of ADMA, on a part-time basis, between 2007 and 2011. Dr. Grossman is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of National Hospital Specialties, a specialty plasma derivatives distribution business, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of that company since 1980. Additionally, Dr. Grossman is the founder and President of GenesisBPS, a medical device firm specializing in blood collection and processing equipment, and has served as President of that company since 1990. Previously, Dr. Grossman has held positions at the New York Blood Center and Immuno-U.S., Inc. and served as the Chairman of the Board of Bergen Community Blood Services. Currently, Dr. Grossman is a member of the New Jersey Blood Bank Task Force, and a founder and director of the New Jersey Association of Blood Bank Professionals. Dr. Grossman is a founder and director of Pascack Bancorp, Inc. and is currently a member of its audit committee. He has also provided consulting services to various government agencies and international organizations.
Dr. Grossman received a B.A. in Economics and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and his Doctorate in Business Management from Pace University. Dr. Grossman is the father of Adam S. Grossman, ADMA's President and Chief Executive Officer. He was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors because of his role as founder and past Chief Executive Officer of ADMA, as well as his more than 35 years of experience serving a variety of companies and associations in the blood and plasma industry.
Adam S. Grossman
Founder, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Grossman has been a director of ADMA since 2007, has served as ADMA's President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as ADMA's President and Chief Operating Officer between 2007 and October 2011. Mr. Grossman has over 20 years of experience in the blood and plasma industry. Prior to founding ADMA, Mr. Grossman was the Executive Vice President of National Hospital Specialties and GenesisBPS, a position he held between 1994 and 2011. He has experience in launching new products, building and managing national and international sales forces, managing clinical trials, and completing numerous business development transactions. Previously, he worked at MedImmune, Inc., where he worked on marketing teams for RSV and CMV immunoglobulins, and at the American Red Cross, where he launched new products with the Biomedical Services division.
Mr. Grossman received a B.S. in Business Administration, with a specialization in International Business and Marketing, from American University. Mr. Grossman is the son of Dr. Jerrold B. Grossman, ADMA’s Vice-Chairman. Mr. Grossman was chosen to serve on the Board because, as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, he is able to provide the Board with critical insight into the day-to-day operations of the Company.
Bryant E. Fong
Mr. Fong, who became a director of ADMA in May 2012, has over 19 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Mr. Fong is a founding Managing Director at Biomark Capital Fund, a life sciences private equity firm formed in 2013. Prior to BioMark Capital, Mr. Fong was a Managing Director and General Partner at Burrill & Company, where he spent almost 16 years investing in and managing investments in private and public companies in the biotechnology industry. Some of Mr. Fong's most notable investments include Pharmasset (VRUS), Novadaq Technologies (NVDQ), Galapagos (GLPG), Ceptaris Therapeutics, and Ferrokin Biosciences. In addition, Mr. Fong has played key roles in the formation of a number of portfolio companies, including serving as Nora Therapeutic's first president and founder and initial CEO of i2Dx.
Prior to joining Burrill & Company, Mr. Fong held positions as a research scientist with 2 early stage biotechnology companies located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Fong currently serves on the Boards of Directors of a number of private life science companies.
Mr. Fong earned his B.S. with honors in Molecular and Cell Biology-Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He was chosen by Biomark Capital to serve on the ADMA's Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in the biotechnology industry.
Dov A. Goldstein, M.D.
Dr. Goldstein has been a director of ADMA since 2007. He has been a partner at Aisling Capital since 2008 and was employed as a principal at Aisling Capital from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Goldstein served as the Chief Financial Officer of Loxo Oncology, Inc. between July 2014 and January 2015, and has been its acting Chief Financial Officer since January 2015. From 2000 to 2005, Dr. Goldstein served as Chief Financial Officer of Vicuron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Pfizer, Inc. in September 2005. Prior to joining Vicuron, Dr. Goldstein was Director of Venture Analysis at HealthCare Ventures. He also completed an internship in the Department of Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Goldstein serves as a director of Cempra, Inc. and Esperion Therapeutics, Inc. and Loxo Oncology, Inc.
Dr. Goldstein received a B.S. from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and received his M.D. from Yale School of Medicine. ADMA believes that Dr. Goldstein’s medical training and his experience in the biopharmaceutical industry as a venture capital investor, as an executive of Vicuron and a member of the Boards of Directors of other biopharmaceutical companies, as well as his valuable perspective on ADMA's business, give him the qualifications and skills to serve as a director.
Lawrence P. Guiheen
Mr. Guiheen, who became a director of ADMA in July 2012, has over 25 years of experience in the blood and plasma industry. Since July 2013 Mr. Guiheen has been Chief Commercial Officer of Kedrion BioPharma,Inc., based in Barga, Italy and Fort Lee, New Jersey. Kedrion markets therapies globally for hemophilia, hemolytic disease of the newborn, immune and neurological disorders.
Prior to July 2013, Mr. Guiheen was principal of Guiheen and Associates, a consulting group that specializes in biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device commercialization. Before July 2011, Mr. Guiheen was with Baxter Healthcare Corporation for over 30 years. Most recently he held the positions of General Manager Global Hemophilia Franchise (from December 2010), President of Global BioPharmaceuticals for Baxter Healthcare's BioScience Division (March 2010 - December 2010) and President of BioPharmaceuticals US (January 2004 - March 2010).
Mr. Guiheen had been a member of the BioScience Senior Management Team for over 14 years and has extensive experience leading global and domestic commercial organizations in the plasma and recombinant therapies. Mr. Guiheen is past Chairman of the Global Board of Directors for the Plasma Proteins Therapeutics Association (PPTA) and a past member of the Board of Directors of California Healthcare Institute (CHI).
Mr. Guiheen holds a B.A. degree in business administration from Rutgers University. Mr. Guiheen was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in the plasma and pharmaceutical industries.
Eric I. Richman
Mr. Richman has been a director of ADMA since 2007. Mr. Richman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PharmAthene, Inc. between October 2010 and March 2015. Mr. Richman served as the President and interim Chief Executive Officer of PharmAthene between May and October 2010, as President and Chief Operating Officer between March and May 2010 and as Senior Vice President, Business Development and Strategic Planning between August 2003 and March 2010. He has also served on PharmAthene's Board of Directors since May 2010.
Prior to joining PharmAthene, Mr. Richman held various commercial and strategic positions of increasing responsibility over a 12 year period at MedImmune, Inc. from its inception and was Director, International Commercialization at that company. Mr. Richman served as director of Lev Pharmaceuticals and Chairman of its Commercialization Committee and served as a director of American Bank.
Mr. Richman received a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and a M.B.A. from the American Graduate School of International Management. He was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors because of his experience in the development and commercialization of plasma derived products and experience as an executive officer of PharmAthene.
Mr. Ehmer has served as the chairman of the board of management of Biotest since January 2015. Prior to joining Biotest, from 2008 to 2012, Mr. Ehmer served as the president of ImClone Systems Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, in the United States, and as a managing director of ImClone Systems International in Germany, respectively. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Ehmer served as the chief executive officer of Fresenius Biotech in Germany. From 2000 until 2005, Mr. Ehmer headed the Business Area Oncology of Merck KgaA, Darmstadt (“Merck KGaA”). From 1998 until 2000, Mr. Ehmer was the head of "Global Clinical Operations" at Merck KGaA. Between 1986 and 1998, Mr. Ehmer held various functions at Boehringer Mannheim in Germany, Italy and Singapore.
Mr. Ehmer holds a degree in medicine and worked in Internal Medicine at the Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Heidelberg with a focus on Cardiology/Intensive Care until he joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1986.