|Thomas J. Dietz, Ph.D.|
Thomas J. Dietz, Ph.D., has served on our Board of Directors since October 2014. Dr. Dietz has been Chairman and CEO of Waypoint Holdings, LLC, a diversified financial holdings and services company, since December 2010. Dr. Dietz was previously co-CEO and then CEO and a director of Pacific Growth Equities, LLC, an investment bank and institutional brokerage firm, from 2004 to January 2009, when the firm was acquired by Wedbush Securities, or Wedbush, a financial services firm. Dr. Dietz subsequently served as head of the investment banking division at Wedbush until November 2010. Dr. Dietz joined Pacific Growth in 1993 and served in various roles, including senior roles in equities research and investment banking, prior to taking the CEO role there. Dr. Dietz currently serves as Chairman on the boards of Eiger BioPharmaceuticals, Inc., AgBiome, LLC and Virobay, Inc. He also serves as a member on various other private company boards. He previously served on the board of Transcept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from April 2013 until its merger with Paratek on October 30, 2014. Previously, Dr. Dietz was a member of the research faculty in the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and the VA Medical Center. Dr. Dietz holds a Ph.D. in molecular biology and biochemistry from Washington University in St. Louis.