Kurt A. Gustafson, 50, has been a director of the Company and Chair of the Audit Committee since October 2016 and a member of the Compensation Committee since March 2017. In April 2018, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Gustafson as lead independent director of the Board of Directors, contingent and effective upon Mr. Gustafson’s re-election at the Annual Meeting.
Mr. Gustafson has more than 25 years of diverse experience in corporate finance. He currently serves as chief financial officer, principal accounting officer and executive vice president of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPPI). From 2009 to 2013, he served as the chief financial officer of Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: HALO). From 1991 to 2009, Mr. Gustafson worked at Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN), holding various financial roles as vice president finance, chief financial officer of Amgen International and treasurer. Prior to joining Amgen, he worked in public accounting as staff auditor at Laventhol & Horwath in Chicago. Mr. Gustafson is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Xencor, Inc. (Nasdaq: XNCR), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing engineered monoclonal antibodies to treat severe and life-threatening diseases with unmet medical needs. Mr. Gustafson serves as Chair of Xencor’s Audit Committee.
Mr. Gustafson holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from North Park University in Chicago and a Masters in Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles.