Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Dr. Michael Sinclair

    Executive Chairman

    Dr. Michael Sinclair has been the Executive Chairman and a director of the Company since November 29, 2010. Dr. Sinclair has developed and managed healthcare companies for over forty years. As a physician specializing in psychiatry, he began his medical career at Middlesex Hospital in London in 1967. His transition to business came when he founded and acted as Chief Executive of Nestor PLC in 1971. His tenure as CEO of Nestor resulted in a compound annual IRR of 38% over an 8-year period for its shareholders. He acted as President (International) of INA Healthcare Group (subsequently CIGNA) and its Hospital Affiliates Inc. subsidiary between 1979 and 1982. As Executive Chairman of Lifetime Corporation, which he founded, he was instrumental in growing its KQC subsidiary from one office in Nashville to a business with a turnover of $1 billion between 1982 and 1993. In 1994 he founded U.S.-based Atlantic Medical Management LLP, which managed the New York based healthcare venture fund, Atlantic Medical Capital LP, where he served as Chairman until 2001. Dr. Sinclair has served as Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced Oncotherapy, PLC, since 2000 and during 2016, respectively, and also has served on the Board of Overseers (emeritus) of the Tufts University School of Medicine since 1993. Dr. Sinclair’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his medical and management experience.

    • Dr. Roger Crystal

      Chief Executive Officer

      Dr. Crystal is a pioneer in the development of intranasal naloxone treatments for opioid overdose. He led Opiant’s development of nasal naloxone for opioid overdose, which led to FDA approval, is the lead inventor on the product’s patents.

      He has several years’ experience as a clinician, and began his career as an ENT surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare, London. He holds degrees in Medicine and Physiology from the University of Birmingham. He was also awarded Membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. He was an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London and has authored of a number of peer-reviewed scientific articles. After completing an MBA at London Business School, he worked for Goldman Sachs in Mergers and Acquisitions and then consulted for A.T. Kearney specializing in healthcare strategy management. He served on the Global Business Development Product Acquisition and Licensing team at GE Healthcare where he was responsible for evaluating acquisitions, licensing and partnering deals. Most recently he served as Chief Business Officer for ImaginAb, a Los Angeles based venture capital backed biotechnology company, developing immuno-oncology imaging agents. In this capacity he led the company’s turnaround, to establish the strategy for the development of its immune-imaging platform and managed its partnerships, pharmaceutical company engagements and licensing deals.

      • Kevin Pollack

        Chief Financial Officer

        Mr. Pollack has been an investment banker and securities attorney at Banc of America Securities LLC and Sidley Austin LLP (formerly Brown & Wood LLP), respectively, and has previous asset management experience at Paragon Capital LP. He is a magna cum laude graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and holds JD and MBA degrees from Vanderbilt University, where he graduated with Beta Gamma Sigma honors. Currently, Mr. Pollack sits on the Boards of Directors of MagneGas Corporation and Pressure BioSciences, Inc. He also is President of Short Hills Capital LLC.

        • Ann MacDougall JD

          Director

          Ms. MacDougall is President of Encore.org, a national organization building a movement for individuals developing second careers, or “encore careers,” in public or non-profit service. In 2013, she was a Fellow in the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative, a year-long program for accomplished leaders charting a new course and deepening their commitment to public service. Prior to Encore.org, Ms. MacDougall was Chief Operating Officer of Acumen, an investment fund focused on goods and services for low-income customers. Acumen, a pioneer in this space, uses market forces and business methodologies to accomplish its goal of sustainable poverty alleviation. She had a long career managing legal matters at PriceWaterhouseCoopers including as General Counsel in the U.S. and Deputy General Counsel based in Paris. Ms. MacDougall earned her BA at Tufts University and her JD at Brooklyn Law School.

        • Gabrielle A. Silver MD

          Director

          Dr. Silver is a partner at Brunswick Group, an advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations, where she is co-leading the firm’s global pharmaceutical and healthcare offering. Prior to joining Brunswick, she was an executive at GE Healthcare’s Operating Room Solutions business, a new division at GE Healthcare. Prior to this, Dr. Silver was Global Head of Neuroscience/General Medicine Strategic Marketing at GE. In this role, she developed the disease-focused growth strategy across the diagnostics and imaging portfolio. Earlier in her career, Dr. Silver was the director of the CNS Franchise of Eisai Ltd., UK for which she was responsible for growth and profitability of key brands in the UK including Aricept® and Zonegran®. Prior to her tenure at Eisai, she was Therapeutic Area Director of Neuroscience at Bristol-Myers Squibb UK. Dr. Silver received her Bachelor of Science from the University of Bristol and her Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the University of London. She is also a Fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine in the UK.

        • Thomas T. Thomas

          Director

          Mr. Thomas has over 25 years of financial experience in biotechnology, packaged goods, financial services and non-profit organizations. Since 2011, Mr. Thomas has been providing financial, investment and risk management consulting services to a variety of technology, beverage and food and biotechnology companies. In 2009, Mr. Thomas joined the Stupski Foundation (“Stupski”), a foundation focused on transforming the public education system, as its Chief Financial Officer. In 2010, Mr. Thomas was promoted to Chief Operating Officer and served as Stupski’s interim Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Stupski, Mr. Thomas spent 12 years at Genentech, Inc. (“Genentech”), a biopharmaceutical company, in various financial roles, ultimately serving as the company’s Corporate Treasurer from 2001 to 2006. His executive responsibilities at Genentech included treasury operations, cash and investment management, corporate finance, global procurement, enterprise risk management, business continuity and real estate finance and administration. Early in his career, Mr. Thomas was a manager of financial strategy with Del Monte Foods and he began his career at GE Capital Corporation (“GE”) as an analyst in GE’s corporate finance group, which focused on leveraged buyouts and bankruptcy financing. Mr. Thomas currently serves on the board of trustees of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California and has previously served on the boards of the San Francisco Security Analysts and Hospitality House. He is also a mentor in the Ivy Exec Mentorship Network. Mr. Thomas is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati, where he was a Graduate Fellow and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music.

        • Geoffrey Wolf

          Director

          Geoffrey Wolf has been a Director of Opiant since December 31, 2012. Mr. Wolf resides in Switzerland. Since 2013, Mr. Wolf has been managing GTL Investments Limited, an asset management company, which controls companies in the mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and real estate industries. During 2008 to 2012, Mr. Wolf managed Vector Assets S.A., an asset management company, which controlled companies in the mining, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals, hospitality and real estate industries. He received a business degree from Middlesex University in 1976.