Anthony D. Caracciolo
Mr. Caracciolo was appointed Chairman in June 2013, previously serving as a Director since December 2011. Mr. Caracciolo was formerly employed at Gilead Sciences, Inc. ("Gilead"), a research-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes innovative medicines in areas of unmet medical need, from 1997 until retiring in October of 2010. During his tenure, Mr. Caracciolo served as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing and Operations and was a senior member of Gilead's executive committee, which was responsible for the strategic and operational direction of Gilead. During Mr. Caracciolo's tenure at Gilead, Gilead grew from 300 employees to approximately 4,000 worldwide, with commercial activities in 38 countries. In addition, Gilead's sales rose from $200 million to over $7 billion. While at Gilead, Mr. Caracciolo had responsibilities of directing operational and strategic imperatives for two manufacturing sites, development of a portfolio of contract manufacturing organizations, producing over fifty percent of Gilead's commercial products, informational technology, compliance assurance associated with aseptic processing, product development, optimization, technology transfers, and supervision of over 600 employees at six global locations. Mr.Caracciolo received a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Science from St. Johns University in 1978.
Nader Z. Pourhassan, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Dr. Pourhassan became the company's Managing Director of Business Development in June 2011. Prior to that, he was the Chief Operating Officer from May 2008 to June 2011. Born in Tehran, Iran in 1963, Dr. Pourhassan immigrated to the United States in 1977 and became a U.S. citizen in 1991. He received his Bachelor of Science from Utah State University in 1985, his Masters of Science from Brigham Young University in 1990 and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah in 1998. Prior to joining the Company from 2006 to 2008, Dr. Pourhassan was an instructor of Mechanical Engineering at The Center for Advanced Learning in Oregon, and from 2005 to 2006 was an instructor at Mount Hood Community College. Over the past twenty years, Dr. Pourhassan has also managed a family-owned export/import and manufacturing business.
Denis R. Burger, Ph.D.
Vice Chairman and Chief Science Officer
Dr. Burger was appointed a Director in February 2014, named Vice Chairman in August 2014 and Chief Science Officer in January 2016. He is a life sciences executive with over 30 years of extensive scientific, operational and financial experience in the biotech industry. As CEO or chairman of several biotechnology companies, Dr. Burger has led numerous corporate financing transactions and public securities offerings and has experience leading R&D, GMP manufacturing and clinical development functional areas. Dr. Burger is currently a Director of Aptose Biosciences Inc., a cancer therapeutics, NASDAQ-listed company. Dr. Burger co-founded Trinity Biotech, a NASDAQ-listed diagnostic company, in June 1992, served as its Chairman from June 1992 to May 1995, and is currently lead independent director. Until March 2007, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AVI Biopharma Inc. (now Sarepta Therapeutics), a NASDAQ listed RNA therapeutics company. He was also a co-founder of Epitope Inc. (now Orasure Technologies, NASDAQ listed), serving as its Chairman from 1981 to 1990. Dr. Burger previously held a professorship in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Surgery (Surgical Oncology) at the Oregon Health and Sciences University in Portland. Dr. Burger received his undergraduate degree in Bacteriology and Immunology from the University of California in Berkeley and his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Microbiology and Immunology from the University of Arizona.
Michael D. Mulholland
Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Mr. Mulholland brings to CytoDyn more than 25 years of senior level financial leadership for public companies in the business services, retail and manufacturing industries. His broad experience includes strategic planning, corporate finance, including raising debt and equity capital, acquisitions, corporate restructurings, SEC reporting, risk management, investor relations and corporate governance matters. In addition to his financial management experience, Mr. Mulholland has also managed IP-asset development for the chemical inventions of a leading European scientific inventor for improving human health, working with IP counsel to evaluate and prosecute domestic and foreign patent applications. Most recently, from 2011-2012, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Nautilus, Inc., a NYSE-listed developer and marketer of fitness equipment. He previously was Co-Chief Financial Officer of Corporate Management Advisors, Inc., a private holding company of various businesses and investments, including a majority interest in a publicly held manufacturing company, from 2010 to 2011; Vice President of Finance of Gevity HR, Inc., a former Nasdaq-listed professional employer organization, from 2008 to 2009; Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Barrett Business Services, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed business services firm, from 1994 to 2008; and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Sprouse-Reitz Stores Inc., a former publicly held retail company, from 1988 to 1994. He began his career with Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Mulholland received a B.S. in accounting and a M.B.A. in finance from the University of Oregon. He is a certified public accountant.
Nitya G. Ray, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President - Manufacturing
Nitya G. Ray, Ph.D. joined CytoDyn in November, 2015 and is responsible for Process Development, Manufacturing, Supply Chain and Quality. Dr. Ray is an accomplished leader with 30 years of progressive, hands-on experience in diverse manufacturing platforms and product development, including biologics, antibody drug conjugates, engineered tissue therapeutics, small molecule and radiopharmaceutical drugs. Prior to joining CytoDyn, Dr. Ray served as Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he was responsible for Process Sciences, Manufacturing and Quality control. Prior to that, he served as Director of Bioprocess Development at Ortec International and held positions of increasing responsibility at Hoffmann-La Roche in the areas of GMP manufacturing and process development for engineered tissue therapeutics and biopharmaceuticals, and at Verax Corporation where he developed process technology for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. Dr. Ray received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University, India.