Hemostemix Names Gerald D. Brennan Jr. to Board of Directors; Announces Management Title ChangeJanuary 28, 2015
Hemostemix Inc. announced today that its board of directors has appointed Gerald (“Jerry”) D. Brennan, Jr. to the board effective immediately. Jerry has more than 20 years of executive management experience in the areas of corporate finance, legal, and general administration. He holds a BABS degree from Marquette University and a JD degree from University of Illinois.
Under Jerry’s leadership as vice president of finance and administrative services and chief financial officer (CFO) at Vericel Corporation (formerly Aastrom Biosciences), the company raised $38 million in a series of registered direct offerings. He is currently a director of a private preclinical pharmaceutical company that develops treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and other diseases. Prior to joining Vericel, Jerry served as director of new ventures at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation and CFO of Great Lakes Fine Chemical Division and Monsanto Pharma Tech. Before that, Jerry was CFO and chief operating officer (COO) of Capcom Coin-Op, Inc., and he served in various management positions at Tupperware North America, including general counsel and vice president of distributor operations and administration. He has also served previously as tax counsel at Premark and as a tax manager at Coopers & Lybrand.
“Jerry’s depth of experience will be a considerable asset to the company as we develop strategies for finance and business in the short term and product commercialization and global distribution in the long term,” said C.W. (Bill) Baker, chairman of the board.
Hemostemix also announced that Dr. Elmar Burchardt, CEO, assumed the additional title of president.
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