Gregory Phelps

    Gregory D. Phelps
    Chairman of the Board; Partner, Red Sky Partners
    Gregory D. Phelps has been a member of our board of directors since 2008 and has served as Chairman of the Board since 2009. Mr. Phelps is an independent advisor to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. He was a founder and Partner of Red Sky Partners LLC, an advisory firm providing corporate development, product strategy and leadership support to life sciences companies, from 2009 to 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Phelps served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RenaMed Biologics, Inc., a private biotechnology company developing a therapeutic treatment for Acute Kidney Injury, from 2004 to 2007. His previous executive management roles include Chief Executive Officer of Ardais Corporation (2002-2003), Vice Chairman and member of the executive committee of Dyax Corporation (1998-2002), Executive Vice President and Senior Vice President of Genzyme Corporation (1991-1997), Chief Executive Officer of Viagene, Inc. (1988-1990), Chief Executive Officer of ZymoGenetics, Inc. (1986-1988) and various management positions with Baxter Travenol Laboratories, Inc., now Baxter International, Inc. (1975-1986), most recently as Vice President. Mr. Phelps’ previous board directorships include Charles River School (2004-2011, board chairman 2008-2011), EPIX Pharmaceuticals Inc. (2004-2009), Ostex International Inc. (1995-2001), Atlantic Biopharmaceuticals, now Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. (1998-2000), Neozyme II Corporation (1992-1996), Genzyme Transgenics Corporation, now rEVO Biologics (1993-1995) and the Hemophilia Foundation of California (1982-1984). Mr. Phelps received a B.S. in electrical engineering from Bradley University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

    Dmitry Kobyzev, Ph.D.

      Dmitry Kobyzev, Ph.D.
      Investment Manager, Inbio Ventures
      Dmitry Kobyzev, Ph.D., has been a member of our board of directors since 2014. Dr. Kobyzev joined Inbio Ventures, a venture capital management company representing Pharmstandard International, S.A., in 2014 and is an Investment and Portfolio Manager. From 2010 to 2014, he served as an Investment Director of one of the top Russian life science venture capital teams at RUSNANO OJSC, which has approximately $1 billion under management. From 2005 to 2010, Dr. Kobyzev advised international private equity and Russian corporate clients within the transactions practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers Russia. Dr. Kobyzev received a Ph.D. degree in economics from Moscow State University.

      Tim Haines

      Tim Haines
      Partner, Abingworth LLP
      Tim Haines has served as a member of our board of directors since 2014. Mr. Haines joined Abingworth in 2005 and is currently a partner. From 2000 to 2005, he was Chief Executive of Astex Therapeutics, an Abingworth portfolio company. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Haines was Chief Executive of two divisions of the publicly-listed medical technology company, Datascope Corp. Prior to Datascope, he held a number of other senior management positions in the US and Europe, including CEO of Thackray Inc and General Manager Baxter UK. Current and past board positions include Astex Pharmaceuticals, Chroma, Fovea, Pixium Vision, PowderMed, Kspine, Stanmore Implants, Lombard Medical, Sientra, and XCounter. Mr. Haines received a B.Sc. from Exeter University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD.

      John Najim

        John Najim
        Vice President, Manufacturing and Process Development
        John Najim joined Proteon in 2009 and has served as our Vice President, Manufacturing and Process Development since 2015, prior to which he was the Senior Director of Manufacturing and Process Development from 2011 until 2014 and Director of Manufacturing from 2009 until 2011. Prior to joining Proteon, Mr. Najim served as Associate Director of Manufacturing at Dyax Corporation from 2004 to 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Najim spent six years, from 1998 to 2004, in a variety of roles at Johnson and Matthey, Genzyme Transgenics and Northeastern University, including manufacturing, process development, and research development. Mr. Najim holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from Merrimack College and an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Bentley University.

        Daniel Gottlieb

          Daniel P. Gottlieb
          Vice President, Corporate Development
          Daniel Gottlieb joined Proteon in 2007 and has served as our Vice President, Marketing and Business Development since 2013, prior to which he was the Senior Director of Marketing and Business Development from 2010 until 2013 and Director of Marketing and Business Development from 2007 until 2010. Prior to joining Proteon, Mr. Gottlieb served as Strategic Marketing Manager of Endovascular Products at Abbott Vascular from 2006 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Gottlieb spent seven years, from 1999 to 2006, at Guidant Corporation in a variety of roles, including marketing and market research, strategic planning, and business development and corporate venture investing as part of Guidant’s Compass Group. Mr. Gottlieb holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

          Pamela Gustafson

            Pamela Gustafson
            Vice President, Clinical Research
            Pamela Gustafson joined Proteon in 2006 and has served as our Vice President, Clinical Research since 2015, prior to which she was the Senior Director of Clinical Research from 2012 until 2014 and Director of Clinical Research from 2006 until 2012. Prior to joining Proteon, Ms. Gustafson served as Director of Clinical Operations at Trine Pharmaceuticals from 2002 to 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Gustafson worked as a Project Manager at AAI International from 1999 until 2002, LeukoSite, Inc. from 1998 until 1999, and PAREXEL International from 1996 until 1998. Prior to PAREXEL, Ms. Gustafson spent ten years, from 1986 to 1996, in drug development positions at Alkermes, Seragen, Genzyme Corporation, and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Ms. Gustafson holds a B.A. from Wheaton College and an M.P.H. from Boston University. Ms. Gustafson is also certified as a Project Management Professional.

            Scott Toner

              Scott Toner
              Senior Vice President, Commercial
              Scott Toner joined Proteon in 2015 as our Senior Vice President, Marketing. Prior to joining Proteon, from 2014 to 2015, Mr. Toner served as the VP Marketing and Sales of OPKO Health’s Renal Division. From 2013 to 2014, he served as a consultant to companies in the biotechnology industry and from 2011 to 2012 served as Senior Director, Marketing of Reata Pharmaceuticals. Prior to that, from 2007 to 2010, Mr. Toner served as Executive Director of Marketing with AMAG Pharmaceuticals. From 1985 to 2007, Mr. Toner held various roles within the domestic and international divisions of Abbott Laboratories, concentrating primarily on the nephrology and critical care therapeutic spaces. Mr. Toner holds a B.A. from Ithaca College and an M.B.A. from Drexel University.