Steven A. Elms
Mr. Elms has been a director of the Company since 2007 and is the Company’s Chairman of the Board and a member of the Company’s Governance and Nominations Committee. Mr. Elms serves as a Managing Partner at Aisling Capital, which he joined in 2000. Previously, he was a Principal in the Life Sciences Investment Banking Group of Hambrecht & Quist. During his five 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 two years as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Marion Laboratories and two years as a consultant for The Wilkerson Group. Mr. Elms currently serves on the board of directors of Zosano Pharma Corp. (Nasdaq: ZSAN) and previously served on the board of directors of Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOXO), Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDTX) and Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (OTCMKTS: PTXTQ) within the past five years. 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 was chosen to serve on the Board because of his valuable experience in the investment banking industry, particularly with respect to strategic and financing transactions.