Richard C. Williams – Founder and President of Connor-Thoele Limited, Chairman
Mr. Williams has served as the founder and President of Conner-Thoele Limited, a consulting and financial advisory firm specializing in the healthcare industry and pharmaceutical segment. He has completed in excess of fifty divestments, acquisitions, financings and cross-border transactions, which have exceeded $8.0 billion. Prior to founding Conner-Thoele Limited in 1989, Mr. Williams served in a number of progressively responsible operational and financial management positions with multinational firms. These firms included American Hospital Supply Corporation, UNC Resources, Abbott Laboratories, Field Enterprises and Erbamont NV. Mr. Williams once served as a director and Vice Chairman of Strategic Planning for King Pharmaceuticals. Prior to King, he served as Chairman and a director of Medco Research before Medco was acquired by King Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Williams has also been on several other public and private Board of Directors, several as Chairman and a Director. These include Ista Pharmaceuticals, Vysis Pharmaceuticals, Immunemedics, EP Medical and Cellegy Pharmaceuticals. He was a member of the Listed Company Advisory Committee of New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Williams received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from DePauw University and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wharton School of Finance.
Robert B. Rothermel – Partner of CroBren Management Partnership, Director
Mr. Rothermel is a partner with a private investment and management firm, CroBern Management Partnership, which works exclusively within the health care industry. Currently, he serves as a board member and chairman of the audit committee of Medcor and has also served as a board member of Cerescan, a private brain imaging company. Prior to CroBern, Mr. Rothermel spent 37 years with Deloitte & Touche, and served as a Partner and Global Managing Director of the Enterprise Risk Services practice. He also served as a member of Deloitte & Touche’s Board of Directors, the firm’s Global Assurance and Advisory Management Committee, the U.S. Management Committee and chaired the firm’s Partner Compensation Committee. Mr. Rothermel has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University.
William C. Denby – Senior Commercial Executive, Director
Mr. Denby was Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations at Santarus, Inc. which was acquired by Salix in January of 2014. At Santarus, he directed all commercial functions including Sales, Marketing, Market Research, Customer Service, Managed Care, New Product Planning and other various functions. Prior to Santarus, he was Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations and Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Denby played key leadership roles in the sale of Agouron to Warner Lambert for $2.2 billion and Santarus to Salix for $2.6 billion. Earlier in his career, he spent twenty years in various leadership management roles at Marion Merrell Dow, Inc. Mr. Denby has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Business from State University of New York at Fredonia and a Masters of Business Administration from Rockhurst College.
Dennis J. Carlo, Ph.D. – President, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Carlo is a co-founder of Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corporation and has served as its President and Chief Executive officer since October 2006. Dr. Carlo has extensive biotechnology research and development experience. At Hybritech Inc., the first biotechnology company in San Diego, he served as Vice President of Research and Development and Therapeutic Manufacturing. There, he managed a successful program to carry out research and development in the areas of monoclonal antibody and cancer therapy. After Hybritech was acquired by Eli Lilly & Co in 1985, Dr. Carlo, along with Dr. Jonas Salk, James Glavin and Kevin Kimberlin, founded The Immune Response Corporation, a public company, where he served in various capacities including Chief Scientific Officer, COO and President and Chief Executive Officer. At The Immune Response Corporation, he established programs in Autoimmunity, Gene Therapy and HIV and led the product development in successful clinical trials. In 1991, while at Immune Response, Dr. Carlo was awarded “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young LLP. From 2003 to 2006, He served as president of Telos Pharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company. Early in his career, as Director of Developmental and Basic Cellular Immunology and Director of Bacterial Vaccines and Immunology at Merck & Co., he oversaw research and product development for PNEUMOVAX (multi-valent polysaccharide vaccine), MENINGOVAX A, MENINGOVAX C, MENINGOVAX A-C, and H. influenzae type b, and also directed a multi-disciplinary task force whose goal was the development of novel adjuvants. Dr. Carlo received a B.S. degree in Microbiology from Ohio State University and has a Ph.D. in Immunology and Medical Microbiology from Ohio State University. He is named on 23 patents and has authored over 225 articles and abstracts in the field of Immunology.
David J. Marguglio – Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
Mr. Marguglio is a co-founder of Adamis and has served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Investor Relations since June 2006. From 1996 to 2006, he held various positions of Vice President with Citigroup Global Markets, Smith Barney and Merrill Lynch. Before entering the financial industry, from 1994 to 1996, he founded and ran two different startup companies, the latter of which he successfully sold to a Fortune 100 company. Mr. Marguglio began his career as a financial analyst. He received a degree in finance and management from the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.