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Syndax Pharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Keith A. Goldan as Chief Financial Officer

WALTHAM, Mass., June 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Syndax," the "Company" or "we") (Nasdaq: SNDX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies, today announced the appointment of Keith A. Goldan to the role of Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Goldan, who brings to Syndax nearly thirty years of leadership and operational experience at several pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical technology companies, most recently served as Chief Financial Officer at Optinose®, where he helped build the infrastructure to support the launch of XHANCE® (fluticasone propionate) in the United States. As Chief Financial Officer at Syndax, Mr. Goldan will oversee corporate finance and accounting, financial strategy, and investor relations.

"It is a pleasure to welcome Keith to the Syndax team at this exciting time for the Company," said Michael A. Metzger, Chief Executive Officer. "Keith's experience as an accomplished CFO with deep financial and operational expertise along with a solid track record of building and financing successful biopharmaceutical companies will be invaluable as we scale to a fully-integrated commercial stage company."

"I look forward to joining the highly motivated team at Syndax and contributing to future progress," said Mr. Goldan. "Syndax is well positioned to achieve its strategic goals with multiple pivotal readouts next year for revumenib and axatilimab, both of which have significant commercial potential as first- and best-in-class therapies in areas of clear unmet need, and meaningful expansion opportunities into earlier lines of therapy and additional indications."

Mr. Goldan has served as Chief Financial Officer of numerous private and public biopharmaceutical companies from early stage through commercial stage, including Optinose, Fibrocell, NuPathe, PuriCore plc, and Biosyn. During his career, he led the successful execution of multiple initial public offerings and follow-on equity, rights, private placement, and debt offerings, as well as several merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. Goldan received a B.S. in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Syndax also announced today the appointment of Sharon Klahre to the newly created position of Vice President, Investor Relations and Communications that will report to Mr. Goldan.

About Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Syndax Pharmaceuticals is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing an innovative pipeline of cancer therapies. Highlights of the Company's pipeline include revumenib (SNDX-5613), a highly selective inhibitor of the Menin–MLL binding interaction, and axatilimab, a monoclonal antibody that blocks the colony stimulating factor 1 (CSF-1) receptor, both currently in pivotal trials. For more information, please visit or follow the Company on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Syndax Contact 
Sharon Klahre 
Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Tel 781.684.9827

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