Founding Management Team


Donald R. Kiepert Executive Chairman & CEO

  • Experienced CEO, Entrepreneur, and Pharmacist who has started 12 successful life sciences companies. Previous CEO roles at Point Therapeutics (NASDAQ:POTP) and Lantheus Medical Imaging
  • Raised $100M at Point with market capitalization value of $500M. Lantheus became a $350M global pharmaceutical company with three products in clinical development
  • Proven leadership skills, Experience leading drug development programs, FDA interactions, Board creation and management, Clinical stage development programs

Raymond G. Booth, PhD Scientific Founder and Chief Scientist

  • Tenured Professor and Associate Director, Center for Drug Discovery Dept. of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Dept. of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts
  • >30 years of drug discovery experience at University of California at San Francisco, Harvard Medical School, Univ. North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Florida

Advisory Team

Paul Laquerre – Chief Financial Officer/Consultant

Previous CFO leadership role with Touchstone Pharmacy Services, Ameridose, Sperian, and Johnson & Johnson

John Hey, PhD (Neuroscience) – Chief Development Officer/Consultant

CSO at Alzheon (Alzheimer’s disease drug candidate), preclinical development at Nimbus Discovery (acquired by  Gilead), 18-years at Schering Plough (CNS drug development)

Clinton E. Canal, PhD (Neuroscience) Neurobiology and Animal Models

10-years experience in serotonin systems, 5-years experience with Dr. Booth in serotonergic drug development

Peter B. Finn – Founder

Counsel (Rubin & Rudman)

Mark Hayman and Steven Altieri

Intellectual Property (Morgan, Lewis & Bockius)

Carolyn E. Green Founder

Former CEO for Morningside Ventures. Currently: Executive Director, Strategic Investments, Pfizer Worldwide R&D

Board of Directors

  • Donald Kiepert, Chairman and CEO
  • Dr. Raymond Booth, Inventor
  • Peter Finn, LLP
  • Recruiting Senior Clinical Development Executive
  • Recruiting Senior Financial Management Executive