Steven A. Elms
Mr. Elms has been a director of ADMA since 2007. Mr. Elms serves as 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 Loxo Oncology, Inc. (LOXO).
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.
Dr. Jerrold B. Grossman
Founder and Vice Chairman
Dr. Grossman has been a director of ADMA since 2007 and has over 35 years of experience in the blood and plasma industry. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of ADMA, on a part-time basis, between 2007 and October 2011. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Technomed, Inc. (formerly National Hospital Specialties), a wholesaler of specialty biological and pharmaceutical products, 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, he has held positions at the New York Blood Center, Immuno-U.S., Inc. and previously 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. He was a founder and former director of Pascack Bancorp, Inc. which was acquired by Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. in January 2016 and is currently a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of Lakeland Bancorp Inc. Dr. Grossman 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 D.P.S. in Business Management from Pace University. Dr. Grossman is the father of Adam S. Grossman, our President and Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder. He was chosen to serve on the Board because of his role as our co-founder and past Chief Executive Officer, 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 at 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 and co-founder. 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 has been a director of ADMA since May 2012 and is currently a member of the Company's Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee. Mr. Fong has over 22 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Mr. Fong is a founding Managing Director and General Partner 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 of 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, Ferrokin Biosciences, WaveTec Vision and JHL Biotech. Prior to joining Burrill & Company, Mr. Fong held positions as a research scientist with two 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 and public 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 nominated by Biomark Capital to serve on the Board because of his extensive experience in the biotechnology industry.
Dov A. Goldstein, M.D.
Dr. Goldstein has been a director of ADMA since 2007 and is currently the Chairman of the Company's Compensation Committee. Dr. Goldstein is currently a private investor. Dr. Goldstein was the Chief Financial Officer at Schrödinger, LLC from 2017 to 2018. Dr. Goldstein served as a partner at Aisling Capital from 2008 to 2017 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. (LOXO) between July 2014 and January 2015, and was its acting Chief Financial Officer from January 2015 to May 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. Dr. Goldstein also completed an internship in the Department of Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Goldstein serves as a director of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.
Dr. Goldstein received a B.S. from Stanford University, an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and an 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 has been a director of ADMA since July 2012 and is currently the Chairman of the Company's Governance and Nominations Committee and a member of the Company's Audit Committee. Mr. Guiheen 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 specialized 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 to July 2011, President of Global BioPharmaceuticals for Baxter Healthcare's BioScience Division from March 2010 to December 2010, and President of BioPharmaceuticals US from January 2004 to 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 because of his extensive experience in the plasma and pharmaceutical industries.
Eric I. Richman
Mr. Richman has been a director of ADMA since 2007 and is currently the Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and a member of the Company's Compensation Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee. Mr. Richman was a Venture Partner at Brace Pharma Capital, a life science venture capital firm and is involved with many private and public biotechnology companies. Mr. Richman served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of PharmAthene, Inc. also held other senior executive positions of increasing responsibility at PharmAthene from 2003 to 2015.
Prior to that, Mr. Richman held various commercial and strategic positions of increasing responsibility over a 12 year period at MedImmune, Inc. from its inception. Mr. Richman served as director of Lev Pharmaceuticals (subsequently acquired by Viropharma) and Chairman of its Commercialization Committee and served as a director of American Bank (subsequently acquired by Congressional Bancshares). He served as CEO and director of Tyrogenex Inc. and is Chairman of LabConnect, Inc., and director of Variant Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Richman received a B.S. in Biomedical Science from the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and an M.B.A. from the American Graduate School of International Management. Mr. Richman was chosen to serve on the Board because of his experience in the development and commercialization of plasma-derived products and experience as an executive officer.