BIND Therapeutics
BIND Therapeutics: A new way of targeting disease
Board of Directors
Daniel Lynch has served as the Chairman of our board of directors since October 2012. He spent nearly five years at ImClone Systems, a biotechnology company, serving as Chief Executive Officer from April 2003 to November 2005 and Chief Financial Officer from April 2001 to March 2003. Earlier in his career, he served in various financial positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb over a 15-year tenure. Mr. Lynch currently serves on the board of directors of bluebird bio, Inc., a biotechnology company. He previously served on the board of directors and the audit committee of U.S. Oncology, Inc. from 2006 until December 2010. Mr. Lynch received his B.A. in Mathematics from Wesleyan University and his M.B.A. from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia.
Peter Barton Hutt has served as a member of our board of directors since 2008. Mr. Hutt is a senior counsel in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Covington & Burling specializing in food and drug law. Mr. Hutt began his law practice with the firm in 1960 and except for his four years in the government, has continued at the firm ever since. Mr. Hutt served as Chief Counsel for the FDA during 1971 to 1975. Mr. Hutt serves on the board of directors of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Xoma Corp. and DBV Technologies. From 2008 to 2011, he served on the board of directors of Celera Corp and from 2003 to 2008 served on the board of MMRGlobal, Inc., formerly Favrille, Inc.
Robert Langer, Sc.D. is one of our co-founders and has served as a member of our board of directors since 2006. Dr. Langer has been an Institute Professor at MIT since 2005, and prior to that was an Assistant Professor at MIT since 1978. Dr. Langer has received the National Medal of Science, Charles Stark Draper Prize, Albany Medical Center Prize and the Lemelson-MIT prize. Dr. Langer is one of the very few individuals ever elected to the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Academy of Sciences. Dr. Langer received his B.S. from Cornell University and his Sc.D. from MIT, both in Chemical Engineering. He currently serves on the board of directors of Advanced Cell Technology and previously served as a director of Momenta Pharmaceuticals from 2001 to 2009, Wyeth from 2004 to 2009, Fibrocell Science, Inc. from 2010 to 2012 and Millipore Corp from 2009 to 2010.
Scott Minick served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2010 until early March 2015. From 1998 to January 2010, Mr. Minick was a Managing Director of ARCH Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, and was instrumental in the startup, development and financing of numerous ARCH portfolio companies, including BIND Therapeutics. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Minick was Director, President and Chief Operating Officer of SEQUUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by ALZA Corporation. He received his postgraduate training in neurobiology at the Salk Institute, an M.B.A. from Northwestern University and a B.A. from the University of California at San Diego.
Amir Nashat, Sc.D. has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2008. Dr. Nashat has been a Managing General Partner at Polaris Venture Partners, a venture capital firm, since 2009 and focuses on investments in the life sciences. He currently serves on the board of directors of Receptos, Inc. Dr. Nashat completed his Ph.D. as a Hertz Fellow in Chemical Engineering at MIT with a minor in Biology under the guidance of Dr. Langer. Dr. Nashat earned both his M.S. and B.S. in Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.

Eric K. Rowinsky, M.D., has served as the Head of Research and Development and Chief Medical Officer of Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., since January 2012 and as a board member of Biogen Idec since 2010. Dr. Rowinsky is also an Adjunct Professor of Medicine at New York University and has been an independent consultant since January 2010. Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer of Primrose Therapeutics, Inc. from August 2010 until its acquisition in September 2011. From 2005 to December 2009, he served as the Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President of ImClone Systems Incorporated. From 1996 to 2004, Dr. Rowinsky held several positions at the Cancer Therapy & Research Center’s Institute for Drug Development, including Director of the Institute and Director of Clinical Research. From 1988 to 1996, Dr. Rowinsky was an Associate Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and on the staff of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Rowinsky is also a member of the boards of directors of Coronado Biosciences, Inc. and Navidea Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Rowinsky earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a fellowship in medical oncology from the Johns Hopkins University.

Mr. Rowland has more than 30 years of experience in financial management and strategic business operations. He served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ViroPharma Incorporated, an international biopharmaceutical company, until it was acquired by Shire plc in January 2014. He also served as senior vice president of finance, with responsibilities for leading the treasury, tax, investor relations and business planning groups. Prior to joining ViroPharma in 2008, Mr. Rowland was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as well as the interim Co-Chief Executive Officer, for Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company with a primary focus in pain management, where he served from 2006 to 2008. At Endo, Mr. Rowland drove the strategic planning process, including the design and implementation of the company’s mid and long-term strategy. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Rowland was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Biovail Corporation, an international pharmaceutical company, where he directed all financial activities for the company including tax, treasury, accounting, financial analysis, investor relations as well as all aspects of information technology. Mr. Rowland previously held positions of increasing responsibility at Breakaway Technologies, Inc., Pharmacia Corporation, Novartis AG and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

Amy W. Schulman joined Arsia Therapeutics as Chief Executive Officer in August of 2014, at the same time she began her role as a Venture Partner at Polaris Partners. Ms. Schulman is also a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, where she was appointed to the faculty in July of 2014. Prior to this, she joined Pfizer Inc. in 2008 and served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel and the Business Unit Lead for Pfizer’s Consumer Healthcare business until December 2013. Before joining Pfizer, she was a partner at DLA Piper, where she was a member of the Board and Executive Policy Committees. Ms. Schulman is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1989. She serves on the Board of Directors of Alnylam, The Brookings Institution and Wesleyan University.

Yurii Udaltsov, Cand. Sc. has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2011. Dr. Udaltsov is Director of Innovative Development and member of the management board of RUSNANO Corporation, positions he has held since January 2009 and February 2009, respectively. From 2004 to December 2008, he was Head of the Reform Management Center of RAO UES, the Unified Energy System of Russia. Dr. Udaltsov received his undergraduate degree as an Engineer-physicist at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and Candidate of Science degree at the Computing Center of RAS.