Executive Chairman, Board of Directors
Michael Breen is an English qualified solicitor/attorney and was formerly the Managing Director of the Sports and Entertainment Division of Bank Insinger de Beaufort N. V., which is a wealth management organization and was part of BNP Paribas Group, one of the world's largest banks. The holding company Insinger de Beaufort Holdings S.A. was listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange. Mr. Breen was also a director and major shareholder of an affiliate of Insinger de Beaufort Holdings S.A.
Mr. Breen is a former senior equity partner in the 400+ partner and 50+ office law firm of Clyde & Co, whose head office is based in the City of London, England.
Bruce Wendel, J.D.
Vice Chairman & Independent Director
Mr. Wendel is an Independent Director of the Company, and serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Wendel was Chief Strategic Officer of Hepalink USA, the U.S. subsidiary of Shenzhen Hepalink Pharmaceutical Company from July 2012 to July 2017. He served as Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abraxis BioScience, Inc., from January 2010 to December 2010, where he oversaw the development and commercialization of Abraxane®. Mr. Wendel also led the negotiations that culminated in the acquisition of Abraxis by Celgene in a deal valued at over $2.9 billion. Prior to Abraxis, Mr. Wendel served in business and corporate development roles of increasing responsibility at American Pharmaceutical Partners, IVAX Corporation and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Mr. Wendel earned a J.D. degree from Georgetown University School of Law, and a B.S. from Cornell University. Mr. Wendel brings valuable experience building companies and bringing oncology drugs to the market, given his oversight of the development and commercialization of Abraxane®, and throughout his life sciences industry career.
ANTHONY J. CATALDO
Mr. Cataldo founded GT Biopharma Inc. upon joining the Board of Directors and subsequently Chairman and CEO in in July of 2014, where he changed the Company's profile with the inclusion of oncology assets. From February 2011 to June 2013 Mr. Cataldo served as Founder and Chairman/CEO of Iovance Biotherapeutics, Inc., (IOVA). Mr. Cataldo created the highly successful IOVA/Genesis with the inclusion of assets acquired from the National Cancer Institute for the treatment of stage four melanoma. Mr. Cataldo has extensive experience in the biotechnology sector having served as Chairman/CEO of several biotech companies including: Calypte Biomedical Corporation, and Senetek, PLC.
Dr. Rajesh Shrotriya
Rajesh Shrotriya MD, served most recently (2002-2017) as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an oncology focused NASDAQ listed company. Prior to that he was President and Operating Officer of NeoTherapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Shrotriya was Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for SuperGen, Inc. and Vice President, Medical Affairs then Chief Medical Officer at MGI Pharma, Inc. For 18 years he held various positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the last being Executive Director Worldwide CNS Clinical Research.
Dr. Shrotriya is a 2011 Ernst & Young Orange County Region Entrepreneur of the Year® award winner. Dr. Shrotriya was specifically cited for his turn-around of Spectrum. The Ernst & Young LLP award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.