Mr. Gary G. Gemignani
Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gemignani serves as our Chief Financial Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in accounting, strategic planning and financing in the life sciences industry and has held senior leadership and management roles at Novartis, Prudential Financial, Wyeth and Arthur Andersen.Mr. Gemignani was most recently with Champions Oncology where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President with responsibility for raising capital, investor relations and all financial operations.Prior to that, Mr. Gemignani was the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Coronado Biosciences Inc., responsible for financial operations, strategic planning and business development activities.He also served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial officer of Gentium S.P.A. where he successfully developed and initiated Named Patient and Cost Recovery programs, which allowed Gentium to sell its lead product candidate on a pre-approval basis.Mr. Gemignani received a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from St. Peter's College.
Mr. Paul S. Bavier
General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Interim President
Mr. Paul S. Bavier, our General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer and Interim President, joined our company in October 2007 as our Deputy General Counsel. From December 2008 to December 2013, he served as our General Counsel and Secretary. From November 2004 to October 2007, Mr. Bavier served as Assistant General Counsel at Gerber Scientific, Inc., a global, publicly-traded, diversified software and equipment manufacturing and company. Prior to that, Mr. Bavier was Associate Counsel in the corporate law department of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Mr. Bavier began his legal career as an associate in the corporate law department of Ropes & Gray in Boston. He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J. D. from the University of Michigan Law School.