Mr. Michael W. Rogers
Mr. Rogers serves as Chief Financial Officer of Aerpio Pharmaceuticals,Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing first-in-class treatments for ocular diseases. Previosuly, he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Acorda Therapeutics,Inc., a biotechnology company focused on neurological disorders, from October 2013 until October 2016. From June 2009 to October 2012, Mr. Rogers served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BG Medicine,Inc., a company focused on the development of novel biomarker-based diagnostics. Mr. Rogers was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Teasurer of Indevus Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company, from February 1999 until April 2009. Mr. Rogers was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Corporate Development Officer at Advanced Health Corporation, a health care information technology company, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of AutoImmune, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, and Vice President, Investment Banking at Lehman Brothers, Inc. and at PaineWebber, Inc. Mr. Rogers is the chairman of the board of directors of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative medicines to people with renal disease. Mr.Rogers was previously a director of Coronado Biosciences, Inc. We believe Mr. Rogers is qualified to serve on our Board because of his significant experience as CFO of various companies and as an investment banker have provided him with expertise in strategic transactions, corporate operations, financial management, taxes, accounting, controls, finance and financial reporting in the life sciences industry as well as valuable insight into the strategy of our company.