Board

Dean MitchellChairman

Mr. Mitchell currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Covis Pharma Holdings S.a.r.l. He has built successful pharmaceutical businesses in both the public and private sectors and is passionate about product development and commercialization. Following a long and varied career at GlaxoSmithKline and Bristol-Myers Squibb, Mr. Mitchell has been deeply involved in building...

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Jon Anderson

Mr. Anderson is a founding partner of Ignition Capital and Ignition Ventures and an initial sponsor of Qiming Ventures. He represents Ignition Capital on the boards of Paxvax, Wireless Maritime Services, MTN Satellite Communications, Spoken Communications, PreViser and Applied Voice & Speech Technologies. Mr. Anderson spent nine years at Microsoft Corporation where his roles included...

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Jim Connolly

Mr. Connolly currently serves as CEO of Tivorsan Pharmaceuticals and is on the Board of Directors of Aeras and Vaxess Technologies. Mr. Connolly is also an advisor to the Crossover Healthcare Fund. Prior, he was President and CEO of Aeras, a non-profit biotech company developing vaccines for tuberculosis and other neglected diseases. Before that he spent more than 23 years at Wyeth (now part of...

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Nima Farzan

Mr. Farzan joined PaxVax in September of 2011 and is currently Chief Executive Officer and President. Nima joined PaxVax from Novartis AG where he spent over seven years in a number of positions of increasing responsibility including pharmaceutical marketing, sales and development in both global and US positions. Most recently, he had been the Vice President of Marketing for Novartis Vaccines USA...

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James Geisler

Mr. Geisler currently serves as a Senior Operating Executive at Cerberus and also serves as the interim CEO of DynCorp, a Cerberus portfolio company.  Prior to joining Cerberus, Mr. Geisler served as both COO and CFO of CreoSalus.  From 1993 to 2009, Mr. Geisler held several positions at United Technologies Corporation including co-CFO and head of Acquisitions and Strategy.  Mr. Geisler began his...

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W. Brett Ingersoll

Mr. Ingersoll serves as Co-Head and Senior Managing Director of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.’s Private Equity Group and is also a member of the Cerberus Capital Management Investment Committee. Mr. Ingersoll currently sits on the boards of PaxVax Global, Covis Pharma Holdings S.a.r.l., Steward Healthcare and DynCorp International. Mr. Ingersoll is a graduate of Brigham Young University and...

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James Lenehan

Mr. Lenehan is a Senior Operations advisor to Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. Prior to Cerberus, he was Vice Chairman and President of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Lenehan held various executive positions at Johnson & Johnson during his 28-year tenure, including President of McNeil Consumer Products Company and Worldwide Chairman, Consumer Pharmaceuticals & Professional Group. Mr. Lenehan...

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Michael Palmer

Mr. Palmer is a Vice President of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P.’s Private Equity Group.  Mr. Palmer focuses primarily on transactions involved in healthcare, media, telecommunications, and consumer products. Mr. Palmer is based in Cerberus’ New York office. Mr. Palmer has played in an important role in a number of Cerberus investments and currently sits on the boards of PaxVax Global, Covis...

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