Jonathan Leff

Jonathan Leff
Partner, Deerfield Management Company, LP
Jonathan Leff has served as a member of our board of directors since August 2017. Mr. Leff is a Partner of Deerfield Management Company, L.P. and Chairman of the Deerfield Institute. He joined Deerfield in 2013, and focuses on venture capital and structured investments in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Deerfield, for more than sixteen years, Mr. Leff was with Warburg Pincus, where he led the firm’s investment efforts in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Leff has also been active in public policy discussions related to healthcare and medical innovation. He is a member of several not-for-profit Boards, including the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, Friends of Cancer Research, the Reagen-Udall Foundation for the Food and Drug Administration and the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors. In addition, he previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Biotechnology Innovation Organization and a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). Previously he led NVCA’s life sciences industry efforts as Chair of NVCA’s Medical Innovation and Competitiveness Coalition (NVCA-MedIC). Mr. Leff received his A.B. from Harvard University, and earned his M.B.A. from The Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Scott Canute

Scott A. Canute
Magis Consulting LLC
Scott A. Canute has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2015. Mr. Canute served as President of Global Manufacturing and Corporate Operations at Genzyme Corporation from 2010 until 2011. Prior to joining Genzyme, Mr. Canute spent 25 years at Eli Lilly and Company and served as President, Global Manufacturing Operations from 2004 until 2007. Mr. Canute currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc., Oncobiologics, Inc. and Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., and as a member of the technology advisory board of Moderna Therapeutics. He also served on the board of directors of AlloCure Inc., Inspiration Biopharmaceuticals Inc., the National Association of Manufacturers and the Indiana Manufacturers Association. Mr. Canute earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Matthew Kowalsky

    Matthew Kowalsky
    Vice President, Legal
    Matthew Kowalsky joined Proteon in 2016 as Vice President, Legal. Prior to joining Proteon, he served as Senior Corporate Counsel at Sanofi Genzyme from May 2015 to May 2016, supporting business development activities and marketed products for rare diseases. Mr. Kowalsky held the position of Associate General Counsel at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2013 to 2015. He served as Assistant General Counsel at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2013 and Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc. (formerly Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, Inc.) from 2009 to 2013. Mr. Kowalsky began his legal career in the corporate and intellectual property groups of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. He holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the Notre Dame Law School. Before attending law school, he served as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy.

    Marco Wong, M.D., Ph.D.

      Marco Wong, M.D., Ph.D.
      Medical Director
      Marco Wong, M.D., Ph.D., joined Proteon in 2006 and has served as our Medical Director since 2011, prior to which he was Associate Director of Research and Development from 2009 until 2011 and Physician Scientist/Senior Scientist from 2006 until 2009. Prior to joining Proteon, Dr. Wong served as a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research from 2003 to 2006, where he conducted genetic and molecular analysis of stem cells and germ cell development. He holds a B.S. from California State University and an M.D. and Ph.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

      Paul Hastings

      Paul J. Hastings
      Chairman of the Board of Directors Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, OncoMed Pharmaceuticals
      Paul Hastings has served as a member of our board of directors and its chairman since October 2016. Mr. Hastings is the Chairman and CEO of OncoMed Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining OncoMed in 2006, Mr. Hastings was President and Chief Executive Officer of QLT, Inc. Previous to that, Mr. Hastings served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Axys Pharmaceuticals, which was acquired by Celera Corporation in 2001. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Hastings served as the President of Chiron BioPharmaceuticals, a division of Chiron Corporation. Prior to that, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of LXR Biotechnology. Mr. Hastings also held a series of management positions of increasing responsibility at Genzyme Corporation, including serving as President of Genzyme Therapeutics Europe as well as President of Worldwide Therapeutics. Mr. Hastings also served as Vice President, Marketing and Sales and General Manager, Europe for Synergen, Inc., and previously held a series of marketing and sales management positions with Hoffmann-La Roche. Mr. Hastings was Chairman of the Board of Proteolix (sold to Onyx Pharmaceuticals in 2010), and served on the boards of ViaCell (sold to Perkin-Elmer in 2007), Cerimon Pharmaceuticals and Relypsa (sold to Galenica in 2016). He is currently on the board of Pacira Pharmaceuticals, serves as Vice Chairman of Biotechnology Innovation Organization, and is also on the board of directors of the California Life Sciences Association. Mr. Hastings received a B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Rhode Island.

      Garen Bohlin

      Garen Bohlin
      Consultant, Life Sciences and Healthcare Companies
      Garen Bohlin has served as a member of our board of directors since September 2014. Since May 2012, Mr. Bohlin has served as a consultant to various life sciences and healthcare companies. From January 2010 until April 2012, he served as Executive Vice President of Constellation Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company. Prior to joining Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Bohlin served as Chief Operating Officer of Sirtris Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company, from 2006 to December 2009. Mr. Bohlin was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Syntonix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from 1999 through December 2008. Earlier in his career, he held multiple executive positions at Genetics Institute, a biopharmaceutical company, and was a partner at Arthur Andersen & Co., a public accounting and consulting organization. Mr. Bohlin currently serves on the board of directors of Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals and Karyopharm Therapeutics, both NASDAQ listed, and Acusphere, Inc. He also served on the board of directors for Targanta Therapeutics from 2007 to 2009, SpringLeaf Therapeutics from 2010 to 2013 and Precision Dermatology from 2012 to July 2014. Mr. Bohlin received his B.S. in accounting and finance from The University of Illinois.
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      Hubert Birner, Ph.D.

      Hubert Birner, Ph.D.
      Managing Partner, TVM Capital
      Hubert Birner, Ph.D., joined TVM Capital in 2000, and is responsible for TVM Capital Life Sciences’ overall investment strategy and the fund operations in North America and Europe. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Argos Therapeutics Inc. (Durham, North Carolina) and Spepharm Holding BV (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). Before joining TVM Capital, he was Head of Business Development Europe and Director of Marketing for Germany at Zeneca. Dr. Birner joined Zeneca from McKinsey & Company’s European Health Care and Pharmaceutical practice. Dr. Birner was also an Assistant Professor for biochemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich. In this capacity, he directed various research projects for large pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Birner holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a doctoral degree in biochemistry from Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich, where he graduated summa cum laude. His doctoral thesis was honored with the Hoffmann-La Roche prize for outstanding basic research in metabolic diseases.

      Tony Kingsley

      Tony Kingsley
      President and Chief Operating Officer, The Medicines Company
      Tony Kingsley has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2015. Mr. Kingsley joined The Medicines Company (MDCO) in May 2016 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Global Commercial Operations at Biogen from November 2011 to October 2015. From January 2010 to November 2011, Mr. Kingsley served as Biogen’s Senior Vice President, U.S. Commercial Operations. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Gynecological Surgical Products business at Hologic, Inc., from October 2007 to November 2009, and as Division President, Diagnostic Products at Cytyc Corp., from July 2006 to October 2007. From 1991 to 2006, he was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, focusing on the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Mr. Kingsley received a B.A. in government from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.