Board of Directors
Mr. Zenner was named Chairman of the Board in May 2004 and has been a director since 2002. Mr. Zenner retired in 2001 from the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., North America, based in Nutley, N.J. Mr. Zenner held various executive positions during his 32-year career with the company. Mr. Zenner is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of Creighton University and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University. In addition, Mr. Zenner is the chairman of the board of directors of West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. Until its sale in 2012, Mr. Zenner was a director of Par Pharmaceuticals, Inc. In 2010, he resigned from the boards of Geron Corporation, Xoma Ltd. and Exact Sciences, Inc. Until its sale in September 2009, Mr. Zenner was a director of CuraGen Corporation. He has a B.S./B.A. from Creighton University and an M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Barabe has been a director since November 2001. He also is a member of the Boards of Directors of Vigilant Biosciences, a private medical device company based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, since November 2014, Veeva Systems, Inc., a leader in cloud-based software for the life sciences industry in Pleasanton, California, since September 2015, and Selecta Biosciences, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in Watertown, MA, since August 2016. Mr. Barabe also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of Project Open Hand, a San Francisco-based nonprofit providing meals to the elderly and ill. Previously Mr. Barabe served on the Board of Directors of Opexa Therapeutics, a biotechnology company based in Woodlands, Texas, from March 2014 until its acquisition in September 2017. Mr. Barabe retired in June 2013 from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Affymetrix, Inc. Previously, from July 2006 until March 2010, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Human Genome Sciences, Inc. He was with Regent Medical Limited, a U.K.-based, privately owned, surgical supply company, where he was Chief Financial Officer, from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Barabe served with Novartis AG from 1982 through August 2004 in a succession of senior executive positions in finance and general management, most recently as the Chief Financial Officer of Sandoz GmbH, the generic pharmaceutical subsidiary of Novartis. Mr. Barabe received his B.B.A. degree from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) and his M.B.A. degree from the University of Chicago.
Dr. Kelley has served on the ArQule Board of Directors since 2011. She has been developing drugs in oncology and immunology for over 25 years. She served as Chief Medical Officer of the Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium and its sister organization, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation from 2008 to 2011. Previously, Dr. Kelley held positions of increasing responsibility at Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals and Bayer-Schering Pharma, including Vice President, Global Clinical Development and Therapeutic Area Head—Oncology, where she led the Bayer team responsible for the development and worldwide regulatory approval of Nexavar® (sorafenib), including a renal cell carcinoma indication. Prior to joining Bayer, she worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb in Oncology and Immunology drug development where she held positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as Executive Director, Oncology Clinical Research, at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. She was a Fellow in Medical Oncology and Clinical Fellow in Medicine at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and a Fellow in Medical Oncology and Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine, where she also served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Kelley served on the board of directors of Alchemia Pty Ltd, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from 2013 to 2015. Dr. Kelley served as a member of the Board of Directors of Cerulean Pharma Inc. since October 2014 and was reappointed to the Board of Directors of the renamed company, Daré Bioscience, following the reverse merger in July 2017. Dr. Kelley also currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Immune Design Corp., an immunotherapy company. She received her M.D. from Duke University School of Medicine.
Dr. Lindsay has been a director since June 2005. He is currently Chairman and CEO of Zebra Biologics Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, and operates Milestone Consulting, a biopharmaceutical consulting practice. He is a director of Sequenom, Inc., where he was Executive Vice President R&D, from 2009 to 2013, and a director of privately held NeurocentRx Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland, which he co-founded in 2008. Dr. Lindsay was previously Chief Scientific Officer and Vice President, Research and Development, at diaDexus, Inc. from 2000 to 2004, and held a number of positions at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including Senior Vice President, Biotherapeutics, from 1997 to 2000. At Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, where he worked from 1989 to 1997, he was a founding scientist and Vice President, Neurobiology. Dr. Lindsay also worked at the Sandoz Institute for Medical Research, London from 1984 to 1989, where he was Head of Cell Biology. Dr. Lindsay completed post-doctoral work at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, and he holds a B.Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from the University of Glasgow and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary.
Dr. Loberg has been a director since January 2007. He served as a director of Inotek Pharmaceuticals Corporation from 2006 to 2014 and as Interim Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2009. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of NitroMed, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from September 1997 to March 2006 and as its President from September 2003 to March 2006. From 1979 to 1997, Dr. Loberg held a number of senior management positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb, including President of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Oncology and Immunology, U.S. Primary Care, Northern Europe, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Squibb Diagnostics divisions, as well as director and Vice President, E.R. Squibb & Sons Research and Development. Prior to his employment with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dr. Loberg was an associate professor of medicine and pharmacy from 1976 to 1979 and an assistant professor from 1973 to 1976 at the University of Maryland. Since 2004, Dr. Loberg has been a director of Kereos, Inc., a developer of targeted molecular imaging agents and therapeutics. Until May 2009 when he did not stand for reelection, he was a director of AMAG, a biotechnology company focused in renal disease. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Trinity College and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Washington University.
Dr. Messenger has been a director since January 2005. He has been the owner and managing director of the Lexington Sycamore Group, consultants in the fields of business strategy, organization and leadership, since 1994. Dr. Messenger also serves as Executive Editor of the Theology of Work Project, a small international organization conducting research and publication in the field of business ethics. From 1999 to 2008, Dr. Messenger served as Director of the Mockler Center for Faith and Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Dr. Messenger received a B.S. in Physics with highest honors from Case Western Reserve University, an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, a Master of Divinity degree, summa cum laude, from Boston University School of Theology, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Ran Nussbaum joined the ArQule Board of Directors in November 2017. Ran is a managing partner and co-founder of The Pontifax Group. The fund is running more than 40 portfolio companies all around the globe. Prior to joining Pontifax, he was a partner at Israel’s largest business intelligence and strategic consulting firm. Ran’s work revolves around constant and active involvement in companies, providing them with strategic and business development oversight. Ran serves as a board member on many of Pontifax’ portfolio companies, including Kite pharma (sold to Gilead), Keros (as a chairman of directors), cCAM Biotherapeutics (sold to Merck), Eloxx Ltd (NASDAQ: ELXX), UroGen Ltd (NASDAQ: URGN), ArQule (NASDAQ: ARQL) and other bio-pharma companies. He also chaired OCON Medical, NasVax and ran Biomedix and Spearhead in the past.
Mr. Pucci joined ArQule as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors in June 2008 from Bayer A.G., where he served as Senior Vice President (SVP) in charge of the Bayer-Schering Pharmaceuticals Global Oncology/Specialized Therapeutics Business Unit. Previously at Bayer, Mr. Pucci was concomitantly SVP of the Global Specialty Business Unit and President of North America Pharmaceutical Operations and a member of the Bayer Pharmaceuticals Global Management Committee. At Bayer, Mr. Pucci was involved in a broad range of activities related to the governance of Bayer global pharmaceutical operations. In his capacities as SVP of the Global Specialty Business unit he was responsible for leading the creation of Bayer's Global Oncology franchise with the commercial launch of Nexavar® (sorafenib), an oral multiple kinase inhibitor approved for treatment of liver and kidney cancers. Subsequent to the acquisition of Schering A.G. by Bayer A.G., Mr. Pucci led the integration of the Bayer-Schering global oncology franchises. Mr. Pucci joined Bayer in 2001 as head of its Italian Pharmaceutical and Biologicals operations. Prior to Bayer, Mr. Pucci held positions of increasing responsibility with Eli Lilly and Company, culminating with his appointment as Managing Director, Eli Lilly Sweden AB. At Lilly, his responsibilities included operations, sales, marketing and strategic planning related to the therapeutic areas of CNS, endocrinology, anti-infectives and oncology. Mr. Pucci currently serves on the Board of Directors at NewLink Genetics Corporation and West Pharmaceutical Service Inc., positions he was appointed to in November 2015 and September 2016, respectively. In November 2011, Mr. Pucci was appointed to the Board of Directors of Dyax Corporation, where he served as an independent director, member of the audit committee and chairman of the governance and nomination committee until its acquisition by Shire plc in January 2016. In April 2013, he was appointed to the Board of Directors of Algeta ASA, a Norwegian public company focused on oncology and based in Oslo, Norway. At Algeta he served as an independent director and member of the audit committee until the acquisition of Algeta by Bayer A.G. in March 2014. Mr. Pucci holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth, is an Italian chartered accountant and a graduate in economics of the Universita Degli Studi Di Napoli Federico II in Naples, Italy.