Klaus Veitinger, M.D., Ph.D.
Klaus Veitinger, M.D., Ph.D., is Chairman of Promentis and is currently a Venture Partner with OrbiMed. During his prior 16-year pharmaceutical career, Dr. Veitinger held senior management positions in drug development, licensing and business development, strategic planning and M&A, as well as general management. Most recently Dr. Veitinger was a Member of the Executive Board of Schwarz Pharma AG and the Chief Executive Officer of Schwarz Pharma Inc. with responsibility for the U.S. and Asia businesses culminating in the ultimate sale of the Schwarz Group. Dr. Veitinger has served and currently serves on the boards of several private and public companies in the life sciences sector. For seven years he was a Director of PhRMA. Dr. Veitinger received his M.D. and his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg. He earned his M.B.A. at INSEAD in France.
Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Lawton is the Chief Executive Officer of Promentis Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Lawton has more than 20 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry. Previously, Mr. Lawton was Group President at Dohmen Life Sciences, and Vice President and General Counsel of Schwarz Pharma, Inc. where he was also a member of the U.S. senior management group. His previous work experience includes a number of senior positions at Abbott Laboratories supporting its U.S., Canadian, European and Japanese businesses, with a focus on new business development, licensing, acquisitions and related transactions. Mr. Lawton has practiced law at firms in Europe and the United States. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a Teaching Fellow at Harvard University (Economics under Professor Martin Feldstein).
Chad E. Beyer, Ph.D., MBA
Senior Vice President of Research and Development
Chad Beyer is Senior Vice President of Research and Development at Promentis. He has over 20 years of experience in the research, discovery and business development of medications aimed to treat CNS and neurological disorders. Prior to joining Promentis, Dr. Beyer served as the Head of Neurochemistry and led the Psychiatry Task Force at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in Princeton, NJ. During his career at Wyeth, Dr. Beyer led several early-stage drug discovery teams and managed a group responsible for contributing to the commercialization and life-cycle management of two blockbuster medications: Effexor® and Pristiq®. Dr. Beyer holds a Ph.D. in Neuropharmacology from LSU Medical Center and an MBA from the Rutgers Business School. Notably, Dr. Beyer has authored more than 70 manuscripts, 3 patents, co-edited “Next Generation Antidepressants” and is co-founder of the journal “Technology Transfer & Entrepreneurship.” Dr. Beyer is also an adjunct faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia where he teaches “Bioventure Management”, a class focused on the business of doing science.
Vice President of Finance
Stacy Holland is currently the financial and accounting advisor for the operations of Promentis Pharmaceuticals. She most recently served as chief financial officer for a multi-national subsidiary of Dover Corporation with responsibility for the Company’s financial matters, regulatory compliance, and information technology services. She previously held auditing, accounting and management positions at Deloitte LLC, Rockwell Automation and Briggs and Stratton.
Stacy is a Certified Public Accountant and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.
Director of Clinical Operations
Dean Brostowin is the Director of Clinical Operations at Promentis Pharmaceuticals. Dean has more than 10 years of experience in pre-clinical and clinical operations in both the academic and pharmaceutical industry sectors. He started his research career at the University of Massachusetts Medical before transitioning to industry where he has worked as a monitor and clinical project manager across Phase 1 through Phase 3 trials in various therapeutic areas including psychiatry, oncology, endocrinology and cardiology. Mr. Brostowin holds a BS in Biology from the George Washington University.
Michael P. Neary
Director of Research
Michael Neary is currently Director of Research at Promentis. Since beginning work at Promentis in 2010, Mr. Neary has taken on an increasingly important role within the company; he now oversees the Promentis day-to-day research efforts, coordinates the activities of Promentis’ collaborators, and continues to work toward advancing Promentis’ scientific platform and lead molecules closer to the patients who suffer from these devastating disorders. Prior to joining Promentis, Mr. Neary worked at Roche Madison on programs focused on the development of RNAi delivery platforms. Mr. Neary holds a Biochemistry degree from the University of Wisconsin (Madison).
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