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In September 2000, Dr. Shrotriya joined the Company as President and Chief Operating Officer and in August 2002, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer. In this capacity he has spearheaded major changes in business strategy and coordinated structural reorganization culminating in the formation of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Previously, Dr. Shrotriya was Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer for SuperGen, Inc. and Vice President, Medical Affairs and Vice President, Chief Medical Officer at MGI Pharma, Inc. For 18 years he held various positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, the most recent being Executive Director Worldwide CNS Clinical Research.
Dr. Shrotriya is a 2011 Ernst & Young Orange County Region Entrepreneur of the Year® award winner. Dr. Shrotriya was specifically cited for his turn-around of Spectrum. The Ernst & Young LLP award program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Dr. Shrotriya was chosen from 15 finalists by a panel of independent judges.
Mr. Keller will have global responsibility for leading Commercial Operations, Medical and Clinical Development and Pharmaceutical Operations. He has more than twenty years experience in the pharmaceutical industry ranging from Sales and Marketing Leadership, General Management and Joint Venture Leadership in several therapeutic areas, including Oncology, Rheumatology, Dermatology and Primary Care
Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Keller spent 21 years at Amgen. His most recent role was Vice President and General Manager, Bone Health Business Unit. Previous to this role he was responsible for the Inflammation Business Unit which contributed over $3 billion in revenue. During his career at Amgen, Mr. Keller has been the Marketing Lead or the General Manager for four of the world's top selling biologic medicines Neupogen®, Neulasta®, Aranesp® and Enbrel®. He also has significant international experience, as Managing Director for Amgen's United Kingdom and Ireland Affiliate.
Mr. Keller holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business from Saint Johns University and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola Marymount University.
Mr. Gustafson has more than 20 years of diverse experience in corporate finance, with 15 years in senior management roles leading the finance departments of multi-faceted, dynamic and growth oriented biopharmaceutical industry organizations.
Prior to joining Spectrum, Mr. Gustafson served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, where he managed several successful financings and established a three year mid-range planning process to align resource allocations to long term strategic goals. Before Halozyme, Mr. Gustafson worked at Amgen for over 18 years most recently as Vice President, Finance, with responsibility for financial planning and cost accounting for worldwide manufacturing covering seven manufacturing sites. During his tenure at Amgen, Mr. Gustafson also served as CFO of Amgen International and resided in Zug, Switzerland.
Mr. Gustafson holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Accounting from North Park University in Chicago and a Masters in Business Administration from University of California, Los Angeles.
Mr. Scott, a Certified Public Accountant, has served as CFO for a variety of publicly traded companies. Most recently he was CFO at BIOLASE Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLTI), an Irvine, California-based medical device company that designs, manufactures, and markets advanced dental, cosmetic, and surgical lasers and related products worldwide.
Prior to BIOLASE, Mr. Scott was CFO for North American Scientific, an Irvine, California-based medical device company that manufactures, markets and sells products used primarily in the treatment of prostate and breast cancer. The prostate cancer business was sold to BEST Medical in April 2009 and the breast cancer business was sold to Portola Medical in May 2009. Prior to North American Scientific, Mr. Scott was CFO for Irvine, California-based Alsius Corporation. At Alsius, Mr. Scott managed the initial IPO process and was a key member of the negotiating team during the resulting merger with Ithaka Acquisition Company, a specified purpose acquisition company. From September 2001 to March 2005, Mr. Scott was CFO at Irvine, California-based Irvine Biomedical, which was acquired by St. Jude Medical, Inc. in 2004 and designs, develops, manufactures and markets electrophysiology products for the minimally-invasive diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias.
From July 2001 to December 2002, Mr. Scott was CFO and a member of the Board of Directors of Irvine, California-based Pain Concepts Inc. that sold its product line to Stryker Medical Inc. in October 2003. He has also been CFO at Cardiac Science and Neuro Navigational Corporation.
Mr. Scott has a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Southern California.
Mr. Turgeon is responsible for the commercialization and sales of all Spectrum products in US and globally. Currently, Spectrum markets FUSILEV® (levoleucovorin) for Injection; FOLOTYN® (pralatrexate injection); and ZEVALIN®(ibritumomab tiuxetan) Injection for intravenous use.
Dr. Lee F. Allen will be responsible for leading the clinical development of Spectrum’s product pipeline. Dr. Allen brings over 15 years of biotech and pharma experience, as well as over 10 years of extensive research experience with over 40 papers published. He will report to Ken Keller, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Prior to joining Spectrum, Dr. Allen served as Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President at AMAG Pharmaceuticals, where he led the Company's clinical development, medical affairs and regulatory activities.
Previously, he held senior leadership roles at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, serving as Vice President of Clinical Research and Development for the Oncology Therapeutic Area and as the Cambridge Clinical Site Head. Before joining Wyeth, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Pfizer and BASF's Knoll Pharmaceuticals. Prior to entering the pharmaceutical industry, he was a faculty member at Duke University Medical Center and at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Dr. Allen received his Ph.D. and M.D. degrees from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and trained as a post-doctoral fellow studying signal transduction pathways in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate, Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz. His work has been published in scientific journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature and Science.
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