Gregory T. Went, PhD | Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Went is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Adamas Pharmaceuticals and has guided the company’s growth from inception in 2000. Dr. Went developed the original scientific approach, based upon the understanding and modeling of time-dependent biological phenomena. He has steered Adamas through the licensing of assets related to Namenda XR and Namzaric to Forest Laboratories (now Allergan), the company’s IPO, and steered the company through the development of Gocovri and the commercial launch of a new medicine for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Prior to Adamas, Dr. Went co-founded CuraGen Corporation in 1992, one of the first genomics companies, where he served as executive vice president and director. Dr. Went has served on the board of directors of Angelica, Parallele Biosciences, and Tethys Biosciences.

Dr. Went has published in the fields of catalysis, spectroscopy, DNA sequencing, gene expression profiling, neuroscience, influenza, and neurology. Dr. Went is an inventor on more than 70 issued and pending patents. He received his PhD in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, his BS in chemical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, and did additional post-doctoral work at Cornell University.

Michael F. Bigham

Mr. Bigham currently serves as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. From 2003 to 2015, Mr. Bigham was a partner at Abingworth LLP, an international investment group dedicated to life sciences and healthcare. Earlier in his career, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of Coulter Pharmaceuticals up until the company’s acquisition by Corixa. Mr. Bigham currently is a member of the board of directors of InMediata and has held several directorships, including Avila Therapeutics, Magellan Biosciences, Portola Pharmaceuticals, Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Avedro, and Valeritas. He received his BS from the University of Virginia and his MBA from Stanford University.

Mardi C. Dier

Ms. Dier serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Portola Pharmaceuticals since November 2013 after joining the company in August 2006. Previously, she served as Vice President of Investor Relations at Chiron Corporation from 2003 until its acquisition by Novartis Pharmaceuticals in April 2006. Prior to joining Chiron, she served as a Director in the West Coast investment banking practice at Prudential Securities, where she focused on biotechnology and other life sciences companies. Ms. Dier was previously at KPMG Peat Marwick in the audit department. She holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2013, Ms. Dier was recognized as one of the most influential Bay Area business women by the San Francisco Business Times and was a finalist for its Bay Area CFO of the Year Award.

Martha J. Demski

Ms. Demski has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of finance and biotechnology. She is on the board of directors of Chimerix, Inc., where she chairs the audit committee and serves on the nominating and governance committee. She also chairs the audit committee and serves on the compensation committee at Neothetics, Inc. Previously, Ms. Demski served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., as well as interim chief operating officer and chief financial officer of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. She has also served as chief financial officer of Vical Incorporated, where she was responsible for multiple private and public financings, including the company’s initial public offering. Additionally, Ms. Demski also has more than 13 years of banking experience with Bank of America and US Trust. She holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from Michigan State University.

William Ericson, JD

Mr. Ericson is a managing partner of Mohr Davidow Ventures and a managing director of Wildcat Venture Partners. He currently serves on the board of directors of Pacific Biosciences and Rocket Fuel, as well as the boards of a number of privately held software and healthcare companies. Mr. Ericson received his BSFS from Georgetown University of Foreign Service and his JD from Northwestern University School of Law.

Ivan Lieberburg, MD, PhD

Dr. Lieberburg is currently a member of the Tavistock Group, a private equity firm, where he concentrates on healthcare and life sciences investment opportunities. Prior to joining Tavistock in 2009, Dr. Lieberburg was employed at Elan Corporation, plc for 22 years, where he most recently served as executive vice president in the Corporate Office of Technology, and chief medical officer. Prior to joining Elan (formerly Athena Neurosciences, Inc.) in 1987, Dr. Lieberburg held faculty positions at Albert Einstein School of Medicine and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He holds a PhD from Rockefeller University and an MD from the University of Miami. Dr. Lieberburg is the author of more than 100 publications and an inventor on 29 patents and patent applications.

John MacPhee, MPH

Mr. MacPhee serves as chief executive officer of The JED Foundation, a nonprofit organization that exists to reduce the risks of substance abuse, self-harm, and suicide and to help young adults thrive. Prior to JED, he served as executive vice president of Par Pharmaceutical and president of Par’s Strativa Pharmaceuticals division, where he oversaw commercial operations, clinical development, medical affairs, and business development. Previously, he worked at Forest Laboratories, where he led the launches of Celexa® (citalopram), Lexapro® (escitalopram), and Namenda® (memantine HCl). Mr. MacPhee also serves as a board member for Bottom Line, a nonprofit organization that provides guidance counseling to disadvantaged urban youth to help them get into college and graduate. He earned a BA from Columbia College, an MBA from New York University, and an MPH from Columbia University.

David L. Mahoney

Mr. Mahoney is a private equity investor and currently serves on the board of directors of Symantec Corporation, Corcept Therapeutics, and Mercy Corps, and as a Trustee of the Schwab Mutual Funds and SFMOMA. Previously, Mr. Mahoney acted as co-chief executive officer of McKesson HBOC, Inc. (now McKesson Corporation) and as chief executive officer of McKesson LLC from July 1999 to February 2001. He joined McKesson in 1990 as Vice President for Strategic Planning and managed the company's relationships with the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining McKesson, Mr. Mahoney was a principal with McKinsey & Company from 1981 to 1990. Mr. Mahoney is an honors graduate from Harvard Business School and Princeton University.

Clinical Program Director

The Clinical Program Director plays a lead role in developing Adamas clinical operations team and infrastructure for a given project(s). (S)He will provide strategic input and drive the planning and execution for assigned clinical trials with direct responsibility for time, cost, quality and risk mitigation. This position is based in Emeryville, CA and reports to the VP, Clinical Operations.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Counsel / Senior Counsel, Healthcare Law

The Counsel / Senior Counsel, Healthcare Law, will support legal matters related to the strategy and execution of commercial, medical, and clinical activities. This position reports to the Assistant General Counsel and is expected to work closely with other members of the legal and compliance group, as well as executive, commercial, medical, regulatory, and clinical teams.  This position is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Desktop Engineer, Information Technology

The Desktop Engineer is responsible for developing, deploying, and managing end user’s systems security, automation, software deployment, software patch remediation and device management in addition to providing escalated helpdesk support to internal users. This position will be tasked with creating functional deliverables, such as; testing plans/scripts, creating training plans and on-boarding manuals, identifying gaps, and providing solutions to IT related matters. This position reports to the Senior Manager, IT Operations and is located in Emeryville, California.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director / Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement

The Director / Sr. Director, Talent Acquisition and Employee Engagement, is a highly visible position accountable for leading the talent acquisition, OD/learning and development and employee relations functions in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization. The Director will partner with business leaders and hiring managers to support business strategies and educate teams on process and requirements. The role reports directly to the SVP, HR and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Develops and executes talent acquisition, OD/learning and development and employee relations strategies and tactics.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Commercial Operations

The Director, Commercial Operations partners with the Commercial Organization to drive and measure performance by providing subject matter expertise, leadership and insights with a primary focus on Reporting, Incentive Compensation, and CRM/DW/MDM. This position reports to the Vice President, Commercial Operations and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Development Regulatory Affairs

The Director, Development Regulatory Affairs ensures that regulatory expertise is provided for all investigational drug development programs to enable product registration. The incumbent will be an effective collaborator with the research, clinical research, clinical operations, pharmaceutical development, and quality departments. This position reports to the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Drug Product Manufacturing

The Director, Drug Product Manufacturing will be responsible for managing manufacturing activities at contract manufacturers (CMOs) to support global markets. The position involves working with Pharmaceutical Development to transfer manufacturing processes, production scheduling, process troubleshooting and overseeing manufacture of commercial drug product. The successful candidate will work in a collaborative internal team environment as well as with external vendors to ensure manufacturing timelines are met. The candidate must have thorough understanding of major manufacturing processes and technical understanding of equipment used in solid dosage drug products. This position will be reporting to the Vice President, Manufacturing Operations and is based in Emeryville, California.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Nonclinical and Clinical Pharmacokinetics

The candidate will reside in the Research Department and will collaborate on project teams to provide key pharmacokinetic expertise to all stages of nonclinical and clinical development. In this capacity, the candidate will contribute to the design, execution, and analysis of nonclinical and clinical studies and the analysis and interpretation of pharmacokinetic data. The successful candidate will possess the relevant background and experience in pharmacokinetics in order to effectively execute program objectives. The candidate will be based in Emeryville, CA and will report to the Vice President, Research.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Quality Assurance

The Director, Quality Assurance is responsible for all aspects quality assurance and GxP compliance. The Director, Quality Assurance will establish quality plans and policies and report to Quality Management on a regular basis on compliance activities and findings. This position will design, implement and maintain QA and compliance programs and infrastructure including a SOP system, training program, and perform internal and external audits. The Director, Quality Assurance will establish, maintain, and ensure effectiveness of quality programs and documentation to assure compliance in a GxP international regulatory environment. This position will serve as an in-house advisor on GxP compliance and report to the Vice President, Quality Assurance and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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To apply for this position please send your resume to hr@adamaspharma.com with the job title in the subject line. Principals only, no recruiters please.

Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the Executive Assistant will provide advanced administrative support to help ensure the smooth operations of the Executive Office. Specifically, the Executive Assistant will directly support the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), as well as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Successful candidates will be extremely well organized, excellent communicators, capable of effectively managing complex schedules, and working closely with other members of the Adamas Administrative team to coordinate senior management activities. The EA will also be the lead interface with the company Board of Directors as well as external partners, The Executive Assistant will be able to anticipate many of the needs of the team and will be proactive in the execution of those needs.  The position is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Manager, Quality Systems

Manager, Quality Systems is responsible for managing the systems related to GxP compliance. This includes the daily administration tasks of the quality systems such as tracking, indexing, evaluating through metrics, and the management of the documents and records. This person will manage and facilitate quality system implementation, standardization, and maintenance in addition to serving as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the use of these systems. The quality systems at Adamas are a blend of manual and electronic records which include but are not limited to: Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), forms, specifications, master and executed batch records, deviations, CAPA’s, complaints, validation and stability protocols, training records, staff CVs, job descriptions and other relevant GXP documents This position reports to the VP, Quality Assurance and is located in Emeryville, CA.

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To apply for this position please send your resume to hr@adamaspharma.com with the job title in the subject line. Principals only, no recruiters please.

Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Medical Director/ Senior Medical Director

The Medical Director / Senior Medical Director will be integrally involved in all aspects of clinical trial design and execution, including authoring of protocols, site initiation, and medical monitoring, as well as data interpretation and reporting. Position reports to Senior Vice President, Clinical Research and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Medical Science Liaison / Sr. Medical Science Liaison (Central)

The Medical Science Liaison is responsible for conducting medical/scientific interactions and for supporting internal activities related to medical communications, medical information and clinical research. This position reports to the Director, MSL Team and is field based with a corporate headquarters in Emeryville, California.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Director, Research

The candidate will lead a team of scientists to conduct nonclinical efficacy and safety studies in support of Adamas’ neurological diseases projects. In this capacity, the candidate will develop nonclinical strategies and oversee the design, execution, analysis, and reporting of the research components of discovery and development programs. The successful candidate will possess the relevant background and experience in neuroscience, and possess appropriate leadership skills, in order to effectively execute program objectives. The candidate will be based in Emeryville, CA and will report to the Vice President, Research.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Manager / Associate Director, Pharmaceutical Development

The Senior Manager / Associate Director, Pharmaceutical Development contributes to the drug product development process by developing formulations for preclinical and clinical evaluation.  It involves working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary framework within the organization and with external contract manufacturing organizations. This position is based in Emeryville, CA and reports to the Vice President, Pharmaceutical Development.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Manager, Commercial Quality Assurance

The Senior Manager, Commercial Quality Assurance is responsible for managing quality operations at Adamas commercial service providers of drug substance, drug product, packagers and distribution centers to ensure that CSP are in compliance with applicable regulations, Quality Agreement(s), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s). This position reports to the Vice President, Quality Assurance and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Senior Vice President, Development Operations

The Senior Vice President, Development Operations is the Company’s research and development (R&D) operational expert and oversees the successful execution of all clinical and regulatory contributions to our new drug applications. The SVP will build and manage a highly functioning regulatory affairs and clinical operations departments. Ensures regulatory expertise is provided across the discovery, development, and commercial continuum. Ensures all Adamas development programs target a clearly defined goal (i.e., target product profile) and are filled with the results of well executed clinical trials within time, budget, and quality constraints. Owns the creation and implementation of all R&D dashboards. Partners with the heads of research, clinical research and medical affairs, as per guidance from the Chief Medical Officer. The incumbent reports directly to the CEO and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Vice President, Corporate Communications

The Vice President, Corporate Communications at Adamas will lead the continued development and dissemination of the Adamas brand to internal and external stakeholders. With the CEO, this person will set Adamas’ communications strategy, develop brand, positioning and core messaging, build relationships with key channels, and effectively communicate about the Company to all internal and external constituencies. This person will work closely with the entire executive leadership team to craft and deliver content. Corporate Communications will work closely with Investor Relations to shape the message for the financial audience, and have a seat on the Brand teams, to ensure compatibility between the Corporate and Product Brands.  The Vice President, Corporate Communication will also be a main contact for all media, advocacy relationships and government affairs.  This position reports directly to the CEO, and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Vice President, Medical Affairs

The Vice President, Medical Affairs is responsible for the design and implementation of all medical affairs deliverables, including, but not limited to medical information, field medical science liaison team, medical affairs related collateral development, investigator independent studies, and medical education grants. The position reports to the Chief Medical Officer and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Vice President, Regulatory Affairs

The Vice President, Regulatory Affairs oversees the regulatory affairs department. Ensures regulatory expertise is provided across the discovery, development, CMC, and commercial continuum. Must be an experienced regulatory strategist and thought partner, for both development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products. The incumbent works closely with the heads of non-clinical research pharmacology, clinical research, clinical operations, and medical affairs; is also an effective collaborator with the commercial and legal departments. The position will report to the Senior Vice President, Development and is based in Emeryville, CA.

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To apply for this position please send your resume to hr@adamaspharma.com with the job title  in the subject line. Principals only, no recruiters please.

Adamas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. This description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities, duties and skills required.