Jeff Baxter, 56, has served as a director of the Company since April 2015 and has served as a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since April 2015.
Mr. Baxter has served as President and CEO and a Director of VBI Vaccines, Inc. (NASDAQ:VBIV) since 2009. Previously, he was managing partner for the venture capital firm, The Column Group, where he played a pivotal role in the creation of several biotech companies including Immune Design Corp., a vaccine company based on the Lentiviral vector platform and TLR adjuvant technologies. Until July of 2006, Mr. Baxter was SVP, R&D Finance and Operations, of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). In his 19 years of pharma experience at GSK, he has held line management roles in R&D, commercial, manufacturing, Finance and The Office of the CEO. His most recent position in the global R&D organization included responsibility for finance, pipeline resource planning and allocation, business development deal structuring and SROne (GSK's in-house $125 million venture capital fund). He also chaired GSK's R&D Operating Board. Prior to GSK, he worked at Unilever and British American Tobacco.
Mr. Baxter was educated at Thames Valley University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (FCMA).