CytoDyn (OTCMKTS:CYDY)

CytoDyn (OTCMKTS:CYDY)


Share Price
$ 0.41
Change
0.0025 (0.62 %)
Market Cap
$128.17 m
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CytoDyn

CytoDyn is a biotechnology company focused on the clinical development and potential commercialization of humanized monoclonal antibodies for the treatment and prevention of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection.

The Company has one of the leading monoclonal antibodies under development for HIV infection, PRO 140, which has finished Phase 2 clinical trials with demonstrated...

EPIC: CYDY
Market: OTCQB:CYDY
52-week High/Low: $0.71 / $0.06
Sector: Pharmaceuticals
Market Cap: $128.17 m
Website: www.cytodyn.com
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Big Picture – A Deep Dive Examination of CytoDyn


CytoDyn Snapshot

Nader Z. Pourhassan, PhD
Director, President and CEO

Dr. Pourhassan was appointed a Director in September 2012 and has served as CytoDyn's President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2012. Prior to that, he was the Company's Managing Director of Business Development from June 2011 to December 2012, and Chief Operating Officer from May 2008 to June 2011. Dr. Pourhassan was responsible for identifying the opportunity with PRO 140 and instrumental in the acquisition of this asset. He has overseen the rapid clinical development of PRO 140 as a therapy for HIV from Phase 2 development and into Phase 3 trials including the development of trial protocols and interaction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He also has been involved in preclinical and clinical development of PRO 140 in additional immunological indications. Dr. Pourhassan has led CytoDyn's capital market activities since joining the Company in 2008. He has more than 20 years of business development experience. Dr. Pourhassan 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. Dr. Pourhassan has authored three books.

Richard Pestell, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, FRS of Medicine, FRACP
Vice Chairman, Chief Medical Officer

Richard is clinician and researcher, who conducted clinical training in oncology and endocrinology. Dr Pestell's postdoctoral research was conducted at the Harvard School of Medicine and Massachusetts General Hospital (1991-1993). Dr Pestell holds a medical degree from the University of Western Australia, and an MD and Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physician, Fellow of the American College of Physicians and Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine.

His past roles include Executive Vice President at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU has a $5.2B USD annual budget, 22,000 employees, and is located in Philadelphia USA). He was chairman of the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University and Associate Vice President of the Medical Center. As Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (2005-2015) and Director of the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University (2002-2005) he was responsible for the oncology service line and oncology clinical trials and the interface with BioPharma.

He has received >$83M in research grant funding, has more than 700 published works including 44 book chapters, and reviews, is ranked in the world by Google Scholar (#1 cell cycle, #1 prostate cancer, #6 oncology) and received awards for his research discoveries (elected membership to ASCI (American Society of Clinical Investigation), Elected Member, Royal Society of Medicine, the RD Wright Medallion, Elected Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Eric Susman Prize in Medicine, Advance Global Australian Award (Biotechnology), a Doctor of Medical Sciences, Honoris Causa, from the University of Melbourne, and awards from Susan G. Komen (Light of Life award, Jamie Brooke Lieberman Award).

Richard is a highly experienced Board Member and Executive with more than 20 years of experience in complex academic medical organizations. He has served on the advisory boards of USA National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, research institutes and foundations and international research institutes. Based upon his multiple issued patents, Richard was Founder and CEO of ProstaGene (sold to CytoDyn) and LightSeed.

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.
Chief Technology Officer - Head of Process Sciences, Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Dr. Ray rejoined CytoDyn in December 2018 and previously served as the company's Senior Vice President of Manufacturing from November 2015 to June 2017.  Most recently, Dr. Ray served as Executive Vice-President, Head of Product Development, Manufacturing and Supply Chain of Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Prior to joining CytoDyn in 2015, Dr. Ray was Senior Vice President at Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  During his 14-year tenure at Progenics he was responsible for manufacturing, process & analytical sciences & quality control. He possesses extensive knowledge of leronlimab (PRO 140) development. Dr. Ray successfully manufactured the first 10 batches of leronlimab at Progenics under GMP, which was approved by the FDA for use in all clinical trials.

Dr. Ray’s return to CytoDyn brings 30 years of progressive, hands-on experience in strategic planning and execution of process development and manufacturing of biologics, engineered tissue therapeutics, antibody drug conjugates, and small molecule and radiopharmaceutical drugs.  He has demonstrated expertise in diverse technology platforms, product development, pre-clinical, clinical and commercial manufacturing, process and analytical sciences, quality control, global supply chain, quality systems and regulatory affairs.  Dr. Ray holds a Ph.D. in Biochemical Engineering and a M.S. degree in Chemical & Biochemical Engineering from Rutgers University and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Scott A. Kelly, MD
Chairman of the Board

Dr. Kelly was named Chairman of the Board in December 2018 and has served as a director since April 2017. He is a practicing physician and writer. Dr. Kelly is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has served at Atlanta-based Resurgens Orthopaedics since 2002, including as Director of the Safety Council since 2013 and as Medical Director of the Resurgens Orthopaedics' Spine Center since 2007. He is a fellow of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a diplomate of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also is a member of the Spine Intervention Society, Georgia Society of Interventional Spine Physicians, and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has received numerous honors including being named as America’s Best Physicians in 2018 by the National Consumer Advisory Board, Leading Physicians of the World in 2018 by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals (IAHCP), America’s Most Honored Professionals in 2018 by The American Registry, America’s Best Physicians in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by The National Consumer Advisory Board, “Top Doctor” in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Castle Connolly, and “Top Doctor” by Atlanta Magazine in 2016, 2017 and 2018.  He is the author of What I’ve Learned from You: The Lessons of Life Taught to a Doctor by His Patients.  He received his BA in Psychology from Emory University, his medical doctorate from Medical College of Georgia and completed his medical residency at Emory University."

Richard Pestell, MD, PhD, MBA, FACP, FRS of Medicine, FRACP
Vice Chairman

Richard is a highly experienced Board Member and Executive with more than 20 years of experience in complex academic medical organizations. He has served on hospital and health system boards. He has served on the advisory boards of seven USA National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, and both domestic and international Research Institutes and Foundations.

His past roles include Executive Vice President at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU has a $5.2B USD annual budget, 22,000 employees, and is located in Philadelphia USA). He was chairman of the Department of Oncology at Georgetown University and Associate Vice President of the Medical Center.  As Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center (2005-2015) and Director of the Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University (2002-2005) he was responsible for the oncology service line and oncology clinical trials and the interface with BioPharma. Richard was Founder and CEO of ProstaGene which was sold to CytoDyn in 2018.

Nader Z. Pourhassan, PhD
Director, President and CEO

Dr. Pourhassan was appointed a Director in September 2012 and has served as CytoDyn's President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2012. Prior to that, he was the Company's Managing Director of Business Development from June 2011 to December 2012, and Chief Operating Officer from May 2008 to June 2011. Dr. Pourhassan was responsible for identifying the opportunity with PRO 140 and instrumental in the acquisition of this asset. He has overseen the rapid clinical development of PRO 140 as a therapy for HIV from Phase 2 development and into Phase 3 trials including the development of trial protocols and interaction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He also has been involved in preclinical and clinical development of PRO 140 in additional immunological indications. Dr. Pourhassan has led CytoDyn's capital market activities since joining the Company in 2008. He has more than 20 years of business development experience. Dr. Pourhassan 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. Dr. Pourhassan has authored three books.

Carl C. Dockery
Director

Mr. Dockery has been a Director since September 2014. He is a financial executive with years of experience in the insurance and reinsurance industry and more recently in 2006 as the founder and president of a registered investment advisory firm, Alpha Advisors, LLC. Mr. Dockery is an active investor in various healthcare and early-stage companies through Alpha Ventures, the venture capital affiliate of Alpha Advisors. Mr. Dockery’s 20-year career as an insurance executive began in 1988 as an officer and director of two related and closely held insurance companies, including serving as secretary of Crossroads Insurance Co. Ltd. of Bermuda and as vice president of Gulf Insurance Co. Ltd. of Grand Cayman. Familiar with the London reinsurance market, in the 1990s, Mr. Dockery worked at Lloyd’s and the London Underwriting Centre brokering various types of reinsurance placements. In April 2016, Mr. Dockery became a director of Aytu BioScience, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the commercialization of novel products in the field of urology. Mr. Dockery graduated from Southeastern University with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities.

David F. Welch, Ph.D.
Director

David F. Welch, Ph.D, was appointed a director in January 2019. Dr. Welch co-founded Nasdaq-listed Infinera in 2001, and serves as Chief Innovation Officer and a member of its Board of Directors. He holds over 130 patents in optical transmission technologies, and has authored over 300 technical publications in the same field. In recognition of his technical contributions to the optical industry, he has been awarded the OSA’s Adolph Lomb Medal, Joseph Fraunhofer Award and John Tyndall Award, the IET’s JJ Thompson Medal for Achievement in Electronics, and the IEEE Ernst Weber Managerial Leadership Award. He is a Fellow of the OSA and the IEEE. In 2016, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering. Dr. Welch holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Delaware and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.

Gregory A. Gould, CPA
Director

Mr. Gould has held senior management positions in the life sciences industry for over 20 years. He currently is the Chief Financial officer at Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX:AYTU).  Prior to joining Aytu BioScience on a full-time basis, he split his time between Aytu and Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from April 2015 until June 2017.  Prior to joining Ampio Pharmaceuticals in June 2014, he provided financial and operational consulting services to the biotech industry through his consulting company, Gould, LLC. Mr. Gould was Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of SeraCare Life Sciences from November 2006 until the company was sold to Linden Capital Partners in April 2012. During the period from July 2011 until April 2012, Mr. Gould also served as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of SeraCare. Mr. Gould has held several other executive positions at publicly traded life sciences companies including the Chief Financial Officer role at Atrix Laboratories, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on advanced drug delivery. During Mr. Gould’s tenure at Atrix, he was instrumental in the negotiation and sale of the company to QLT, Inc. for over $855 million. He also played a critical role in the management of several licensing agreements including the global licensing agreement with Sanofi-Synthelabo of the Eligard® product line. Mr. Gould was the Chief Financial Officer at Colorado MedTech, Inc., a publicly traded medical device design and manufacturing company, where he negotiated the transaction to sell the company to KRG Capital Partners. Mr. Gould began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP. He currently serves on the board of directors of CytoDyn Inc., a publicly traded drug development company pursuing anti-viral agents for the treatment of HIV. Mr. Gould graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Jordan G. Naydenov
Director

Mr. Naydenov has been a Director of the Company since June 2009. Mr. Naydenov immigrated to the U.S. in 1982 from Bulgaria where he was a competitive gymnast. Mr. Naydenov purchased a gymnasium, Naydenov Gymnastics, which he developed into a successful business, and sold in 2005. Since 2001, he has served as the Vice President and a Director of Milara, Inc., since 2006, he has served as the Treasurer of Milara, Inc., and since 2006, he has served as a Director of Milara International. Milara Inc. and Milara International are leading providers of stencil and screen printing systems for the surface mount and semiconductor industries.

Michael A. Klump
Director

Mr. Klump has nearly 30 years of financial experience and has been actively involved in formulating and executing strategic financial plans. He founded Argonne Capital Group, LLC ("Argonne"), a private investment firm, in 2003. Since inception, Argonne has invested over $750 million of equity in public and private companies spanning multiple industries. In all instances, Argonne looks for opportunities where the firm can leverage its management infrastructure and capabilities to help its portfolio companies with a variety of initiatives, including strategic planning, acquisitions and capital raising. Mr. Klump received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado in 1987.

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