Keith A. Katkin
Keith A. Katkin has served as a member of our board of directors since March 2017. Since September 2017, Mr. Katkin has served as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Urovant Sciences Ltd., a privately held biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel therapies for urologic conditions. From March 2007 through January 2016, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, where he led the execution of the company's sale to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. in 2015. Mr. Katkin joined Avanir in July 2005 as the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and a member of Avanir's executive management team. Mr. Katkin was responsible for creating and executing the plan that led to the approval of Nuedexta and the company's growth to commercial success. Prior to joining Avanir, Mr. Katkin served as the Vice President, Commercial Development for Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company, playing a key role in the concurrent initial public offering and ultimate sale of the company to Johnson and Johnson. Additionally, Mr. Katkin's employment experience includes leadership roles at InterMune, Amgen and Abbott Laboratories. Mr. Katkin also serves on the board of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, MC10, Inc., Otic Pharma Ltd. (Chairman), Rigel Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Brain Injury Association of America. Mr. Katkin previously served on the board of CoverMyMeds LLC (acquired by McKesson Corporation) and Carbylan Therapeutics, Inc. (currently known as KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, from December 2014 to November 2016. Mr. Katkin has an M.B.A. from the Anderson School at UCLA and earned a B.S. in Business and Accounting from Indiana University. Mr. Katkin is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant.