Leadership Team

The experience and perspective to fulfill the promise.

Meet our executive leaders and directors.

 

LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Executive Officer, President & Director

Dr. Brady has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since January of 2012 and as a member of our board of directors since 2005. From April 2013 to December 2013, Dr. Brady also served as Entrepreneur in Residence at Domain Associates, LLC, a leading healthcare venture capital firm, where he was a Principal from November 2004 to March 2013. Prior to such time, Dr. Brady held senior management positions at Aderis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Xanthus Life Sciences, Inc., and Phenome Sciences. Dr. Brady is a member of the Board of Directors of Evoke Pharma, Inc., Oncobiologics, Inc. and Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals, Inc., publicly held biotechnology companies. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of a number of privately held biotechnology companies. Dr. Brady holds a Ph.D. in pathology from Duke University Graduate School, a M.D. from Duke University Medical School, and an A.B. from Dartmouth College in Philosophy and Psychology. Dr. Brady’s extensive knowledge of our business, as well as his years of experience in the biotechnology industry, including executive leadership in several biotechnology companies, contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

 
David J. Clark, M.D., M.R.C.P., A.F.P.M.

Chief Medical Officer

David J. Clark, M.D., M.R.C.P., A.F.P.M. has served as our Chief Medical Officer since January 2016.  He has approximately 18 years of global industry experience in both pharmaceutical firms and biotechnology companies based in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining Aldeyra, Dr. Clark served as the Chief Medical Officer of Wilson Therapeutics, a privately-held biotechnology company developing novel pharmaceuticals to treat Wilson Disease, a rare autosomal recessive disorder of copper metabolism, from 2013 to 2015.  Prior to that, he served as the Senior Vice President of Translational Medicine of TransTech Pharma, LLC, a privately held pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of human therapeutics across a wide range of indications in several therapeutic areas, including metabolic, neuroscience, respiratory, ophthalmology and oncology.  Previously, he held the role of Chief Medical Officer at NormOxys Inc., a privately held biotechnology company focused on the development of a new class of small molecule drugs for the treatment of oncology, cardiovascular and neuroscience indications. Dr. Clark has also held clinical leadership positions at Pfizer Inc. from 2001 to 2009 and at GlaxoSmithKline plc from 1997 to 2001.  Dr. Clark received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, trained in internal medicine and conducted respiratory medicine academic research in the UK before moving into pharmaceutical industry research.

 

Stephen Tulipano, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Stephen Tulipano has served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since June 2014. He has nearly 27 years of accounting and financial experience, of which 14 years were focused on the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Aldeyra, Mr. Tulipano provided accounting and management advisory services with Three Tulips, Inc. from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, he served as Chief Financial Officer of Javelin Pharmaceuticals from 2006 to 2010 until its acquisition by Hospira. Prior to that, from 1998 to 2006, Mr. Tulipano was at Biogen Idec, Inc. where he served as Director of Corporate Accounting. He has also held several accounting roles both within companies and accounting firms. Mr. Tulipano holds a B.S. in Business Administration and Accounting from Salem State College and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Sawyer School of Management at Suffolk University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

Richard H. Douglas, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Douglas has served on our board of directors since September 2016.  Dr. Douglas was previously the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Genzyme Corporation where he led the Corporate Development team from 1989 until 2011, the year Genzyme was acquired by Sanofi (now Sanofi Genzyme) and was involved in numerous acquisitions, licenses, financings, joint ventures, and strategic alliances. Prior to his work at Genzyme Corporation, Dr. Douglas served in science and corporate development capacities at Integrated Genetics.  Dr. Douglas holds a B.S. in chemistry from the University of Michigan, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley and was a postdoctoral fellow in Leroy Hood’s laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Douglas currently serves on the University of Michigan Technology Transfer National Advisory Board and as a member of the Board of Directors of Novavax, Inc.

Martin J. Joyce

Director

Mr. Joyce has served as member of our board of directors since October 2013. Mr. Joyce’s professional background includes leadership roles in public and private, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies from start-up stage to over $500 million in annual revenue. He has experience in public equity financings, business development, SEC reporting, strategic planning, mergers, acquisitions, investor relations and biotechnology operations. Since 2012, Mr. Joyce has served as a consultant to the life science industry assisting biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in strategic planning, fund raising and operations. From March 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Joyce was chief financial officer at Lucid Inc., an early stage skin cancer diagnostic company. Previously, Mr. Joyce served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BioSphere Medical from January 2006 through September 2010. He served as BioSphere’s Chief Financial Officer and Vice President from September 2004 to January 2006. From January 2001 to September 2004, Mr. Joyce served as Managing Partner of Stratex Group LLC, a provider of biopharmaceutical executive services to early-stage companies and venture investors. From 1996 to January 2001, Mr. Joyce was North American Chief Financial Officer for Serono Inc. a biotechnology company. From April 1987 to 1996, Mr. Joyce held a variety of senior level positions within Serono in finance, sales, marketing and manufacturing. Mr. Joyce was previously employed at Millipore Corporation, a high technology bioscience company. Mr. Joyce received a B.S. in finance from Northeastern University and a M.B.A. from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. Joyce’s extensive knowledge of our business and history, experience in multiple publicly-traded and privately-held companies, and expertise in developing, financing and providing strong executive leadership to numerous biopharmaceutical companies contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

 

Gary Phillips, M.D.

Director

Gary Phillips, M.D. has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer at Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals plc since October 2013 and has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2009. Before joining our company, he was President of Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2011 to 2012. He served as President of U.S. Surgical and Pharmaceuticals at Bausch & Lomb Incorporated from 2002 to 2008. Dr. Phillips has also held executive roles at Merck Serono SA (a division of Merck KGaA) from 2008 to 2011, Novartis Corporation from 2000 to 2002, and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Pfizer, Inc.) from 1999 to 2000. He was most recently Head of Global Health & Healthcare Industries at the World Economic Forum in Geneva from January 2012 to September 2013. Dr. Phillips was also healthcare strategy managing consultant at Towers Perrin Forster & Crosby, Inc. (now Towers Watson & Co) from 1997 to 1999, and practiced as a general medicine clinician/officer in the US Navy, from which he was honorably discharged as a lieutenant commander. Dr. Phillips was educated at the University of Pennsylvania, where he received an M.D. (Alpha Omega Alpha) from the School of Medicine in 1992, an MBA from the Wharton School in 1991, and B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) in biochemistry from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1987. He completed postgraduate medical education at Naval Medical Center San Diego and maintains an active medical license. Dr. Phillip’s extensive knowledge of our business and history, and his experience in pharmaceutical strategy at multiple multinational companies, contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company. 

 

Ben Bronstein, M.D.

Director

Dr. Bronstein has served as a member of our board of directors since 2010, and from 2010 to 2011 served as Chief Executive Officer of Aldeyra Therapeutics, then known as Neuron Systems. He has spent the past 26 years in entrepreneurial roles in life science companies and as an investment professional in venture capital firms. Dr. Bronstein is currently principal of Cold Spring Venture Advisors, LLC, a firm providing clinical, strategic and financial advisory services to life science companies. Previously he was chief medical officer of Stealth BioTherapeutics, a privately held drug development company. Dr. Bronstein has founded or held senior management positions at several venture-backed life science firms, including: BioSurface Technology, Inc,, a regenerative medicine company; Peptimmune, Inc., an immunotherapeutics company (a spinout from Harvard and MIT); Vidus Ocular, Inc., a Yale University spinout developing an implantable device for the treatment of glaucoma. He served as Vice President, R&D— Devices at OPKO Health (NYSE:OPL). He was a founder and senior vice president of Access BridgeGap Ventures, the life science investment unit of Access Industries, Inc. Dr. Bronstein serves on the boards of directors of several privately held life science companies. In addition he has served as a Visiting Scholar at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Weill Cornell Medical College Daedalus Fund for Innovation. He is a board-certified pathologist and dermatopathologist, with over 20 publications. Dr. Bronstein began his professional career on the staff of the Massachusetts General Hospital and on the faculty of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Bronstein received his M.D. and M.B.A. from Boston University. Dr. Bronstein’s extensive knowledge of our business and history, experience as a board member of biotechnology companies and expertise in developing, financing and providing strong executive leadership to numerous biopharmaceutical companies contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

 

Neal Walker, D.O.

Director

Neal Walker, D.O. has served on our board of directors since June 2013. Dr. Walker is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held dermatological drug development company. He is a board certified dermatologist and serial entrepreneur with over 18 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry. Prior to founding Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. in 2012, he was co-founder, President and CEO of Vicept Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Allergan, Inc.) from 2009 to 2012. Dr. Walker has co-founded and led a number of life science companies: Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a software and services provider to biopharmaceutical companies (acquired by Accenture plc); Trigenesis Therapeutics, Inc., a specialty dermatology company where he served as Chief Medical Officer (acquired by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd); Cutix Inc., a commercial dermatology company that markets PreSun®, a sunscreen brand acquired from Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. He began his pharmaceutical industry career at Johnson and Johnson, Inc. Dr. Walker currently is on the Board of Directors of Sebacia, Inc and Follica, Inc (Executive Chairman). Dr. Walker previously served on the Board of Directors for Octagon, a contract research organization. He is also on the Advisory Board of Flexible Medical Systems LLC, a privately held medical device company. Dr. Walker received his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, his D.O. from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a B.A. in Biology from Lehigh University. Dr. Walker’s experience as a founder of two private pharmaceutical firms, strong background in clinical and product development in dermatology and other fields, and substantial knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.

 

Jesse I. Treu, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Treu has served on our board of directors since June 2013. Dr. Treu has been a Partner of Domain Associates, L.L.C. since its inception in 1985. He has been a director of over 35 early-stage healthcare companies. Dr. Treu currently serves as a member of the boards of directors of Afferent Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Sebacia, Inc., Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc., Veracyte, Inc. and Xagenic, Inc. He has also served as a founder, president and chairman of numerous venture-stage companies. Prior to the formation of Domain Associates, Dr. Treu had twelve years of experience in the healthcare industry. He was Vice President of the predecessor organization to The Wilkerson Group and its venture capital arm, CW Ventures. While at CW Ventures, he served as President and CEO of Microsonics, Inc., a pioneer in computer image processing for cardiology. Previous to that, Dr. Treu led new product development and marketing planning for immunoassay and histopathology products at Technicon Instruments Corporation, which is now part of Siemens Medical Solutions Diagnostics. Dr. Treu began his career with General Electric Company in 1973, initially as a research scientist developing thin film optical sensors for immunoassay testing, and later serving on the corporate staff with responsibility for technology assessment and strategic planning. Dr. Treu received his B.S. in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his M.A. and Ph.D. in physics from Princeton University. Dr. Treu’s extensive knowledge of our business and history, experience as a board member of multiple publicly-traded and privately-held companies and expertise in developing and financing contributed to our conclusion that he should serve as a director of our company.