Alan Heller, Chairman
Mr. Heller is the independent Chairman of the Neos Board and has served as a director since 2009. Mr. Heller has been an Operating Partner at Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC, since January 2006. Mr. Heller was President and CEO of American Pharmaceutical Partners from October 2004 until November 2005, and prior to that was Corporate Vice President and President Global Renal at Baxter International from September 2000 until January 2004. Earlier, Mr. Heller served as President of Searle Operations at the time of its integration with Pharmacia Corporation. He currently serves as Chairman of the boards of directors of privately-held Capstone Development, Inc., Custopharm, Inc. and Long Grove Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Mr. Heller holds an M.B.A. from DePaul University and a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Mr. Fong has served on the Neos Board of Directors since 2011. Since October 2013, Mr. Fong has served as founding General Partner at Biomark Capital, LLP, a life sciences venture capital fund. Prior to Biomark Capital, Mr. Fong was a Managing Director at Burrill & Company, from 1998 to 2013. Mr. Fong received his B.A. in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley. Mr. Fong currently serves on the boards of several life science companies including ADMA Biologics, where he serves on the audit and compensation committees, JHL Biotech, Biozeus and i2Dx.
Ms. Hecht has served on the Neos Board of Directors since 2015. Since 2018, Ms. Hecht has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Ms. Hecht served as Managing Director and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer of Auven Therapeutics from October 2012 through December 2018. From November 2013 through November 2014, Ms. Hecht also served as Corporate Secretary and Legal and Compliance Advisor at Durata Therapeutics Inc., which merged with Actavis plc in November 2014. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at the Sun Products Corporation from March 2009 through September 2012, and prior to that Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MedPointe Inc. Ms. Hecht received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Amherst College.
Mr. McLaughlin was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Neos Board of Directors in June 2018. From June 2014 until June 2018, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of AgeneBio, a CNS biopharmaceutical company. Prior to this, Mr. McLaughlin served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of NuPathe Inc. from September 2007 until its acquisition by Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. in March 2014. Previously, Mr. McLaughlin was at Endo Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2007 and served in a variety of commercial leadership roles at Merck from 1990 to 2001. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Dickinson College and an M.B.A. from Villanova University.
Mr. Robinson has served on the Neos Board of Director since January 2019. Mr. Robinson has served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Paragon Biosciences, LLC since April 2019. From March 2018 until April 2019, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Alkermes, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Robinson served as President, Americas Operations for Astellas US LLC (“Astellas”), a U.S. affiliate of Astellas Pharma Inc., a pharmaceutical company headquartered in Japan, from April 2016 through February 2018. From April 2013 until March 2016, Mr. Robinson served as President for Astellas Pharma US, which is responsible for Astellas’ commercial organization in the United States. In addition, Mr. Robinson served on the board of directors of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America from 2013 to March 2018. Mr. Robinson received his B.S. degree in marketing from DePaul University.
Mr. Robitaille has served on the Neos Board of Directors since 2011. Mr. Robitaille has managed Corporate Development activities at Water Street Healthcare Partners since July 2011. Mr. Robitaille also spent 10 years with Equity Group Investments, the primary investment company of Sam Zell. Mr. Robitaille holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.
Mr. Schmid has served on the Neos Board of Directors since 2015. Mr. Schmid served as Chief Financial Officer of Auspex Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biotechnology company, from September 2013 until its sale to Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in June 2015. Prior to that, he co-founded Trius Therapeutics, Inc., where he served as Chief Financial Officer from June 2004 until its merger with Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in September 2013. Mr. Schmid also served as Chief Financial Officer at GeneFormatics, Inc. from 1998 to 2003 and as Chief Financial Officer at Endonetics, Inc. from 1995 to 1998. He currently serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of AnaptysBio, Inc. and Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and on the board of directors of Forge Therapeutics, Patara Pharma and Speak, Inc. Mr. Schmid holds a B.A. in Economics from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from the University of San Diego.
Linda M. Szyper
Ms. Szyper has served on the Neos Board of Directors since April 2018. Ms. Szyper has served as the Chief Operating Officer at McCann Health since January 2018. From September 2014 to March 2017, Ms. Szyper was the Chief Commercial Officer and President, US Operations at Circassa Pharmaceuticals plc, or Circassa. Prior to joining Circassa, Ms. Szyper was the Chief Development Officer, PHCG Global Development of Publicis Healthcare Group from January 2008 to September 2014. Ms. Szyper holds an MBA from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University.