Mr. Rieder is Cardiome’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and has also previously served as Cardiome’s Vice-Chairman. He served as Cardiome’s Chief Executive Officer from joining Cardiome in April 1998 until August 2009. Mr. Rieder was appointed Chairman of the Board in March 2007 and assumed the role of Executive Chairman in August 2009. Mr. Rieder has extensive experience in venture capital and in operational management. Prior to joining Cardiome, Mr. Rieder was Vice-President at MDS Ventures Pacific Inc., the Vancouver-based affiliate of MDS Capital Corp., and has served as a director for nine public and private technology companies. Mr. Rieder has also acted as Chief Operating Officer for DBA Telecom Inc., and CEO for Synapse Technologies Inc. Mr. Rieder received his MBA from the University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Hunter has been a member of Cardiome's Board of Directors since 2007 and became the Company's Interim President and CEO in July, 2012. Prior to Cardiome, Dr. Hunter co-founded Angiotech Pharmaceuticals in 1992 and assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer in 1997 when Angiotech was a venture-stage, private, pre-clinical company with less than 50 employees. He led Angiotech through 3 rounds of private equity financing, the Company’s IPO and listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, over $1B in equity and debt financings, a debt restructuring and 8 separate corporate acquisitions. During that time, Angiotech grew to become a profitable, diversified, healthcare company with over 1,400 employees, several thousand commercially available products, 12 facilities in 5 countries and worldwide annual revenues exceeding $250M. Dr. Hunter has over 200 patents and patent applications to his name and products in which he was an inventor or co-inventor include the TAXUS® Drug-Eluting Coronary Stent, the Zilver PTX Peripheral Drug-Eluting Stent, the Quill barbed wound closure device and the 5-FU Anti-Infective Catheter; combined these products have been used in over 6 million patients and recorded revenues of over $12 billion worldwide. Dr. Hunter currently serves a director of Zalicus Inc (NASDAQ: ZLCS) and Union Medtech and selected awards he has received include the 2006 Principal Award from the Manning Foundation (one of Canada’s highest awards for innovation); BC Innovation Council’s Cecil Green Award for Science and Technology Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneur of the Year from the Canadian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association; and Canada’s 40 Under 40. Dr. Hunter served as a practicing physician in British Columbia for 5 years.
Dr. Shlevin serves on Cardiome’s Board of Directors as Chair of the Compensation Committee, member of the Audit Committee and member of the Corporate Governance Committee. Dr. Shlevin is Head of the Advanced Technology Development Center – Biosciences and Start-Up Company catalyst in the Enterprise Innovation Institute of the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this faculty role, Dr. Shlevin assists faculty in identifying technology worthy of commercialization, catalyzes formation of new start-up bioscience companies, and mentors new company management. He is also a member of the board of directors of NeurOp, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing new therapies to treat central nervous system diseases. He was previously Head of Operations for Altea Therapeutics Corporation, an advanced drug delivery company focused on the delivery of therapeutic levels of water-soluble biotherapeutics and small drugs through the skin. At Altea, he was responsible for pharmaceutical research and development, clinical research, regulatory affairs, engineering, clinical and commercial manufacturing, quality assurance, information technology, facility operations and finance. Prior to this, Dr. Shlevin was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tikvah Therapeutics, Inc., a pharmaceutical enterprise focused on late-stage development of neuroscience therapeutics. He was previously the Global Senior Vice President, and a member of the boards of Solvay Pharmaceutical, SA, Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc. and CEO and President of Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (USA). He was also Chairman of the Board of Solvay’s subsidiary Unimed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and a member of the board of Solvay Draka, a specialty plastic company with medical device products. Dr. Shlevin has over twenty-five years of diverse healthcare business-related and global management experience. His direct skills and experience span functions from R&D through commercial operations, including many international roles. His past industry experience includes leadership roles at G.D. Searle and Co., Revlon Health Care Group, Ciba-Geigy Corporation, Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceuticals, and he was a founder of Ciba Vision Ophthalmics. Dr. Shlevin’s experience related to his responsibilities as an audit committee member include his tenure as CEO of Solvay and as Senior Vice President where he was regularly involved in assessments and analysis of financial statements and projections and acquisitions of companies and of products as well as his tenure in business development positions at CIBA-Geigy and CIBA Vision Corporation. Dr. Shlevin has also taken courses in financial strategies.
Mr. Roberts serves on Cardiome’s Board of Directors as Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Roberts retired as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of Sierra Wireless, Inc. (NASDAQ: SWIR / TSX: SW) in March 2004. He served in this role from January 1999 until retirement, and was responsible for taking the company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange in May 1999 and a follow-on financing on NASDAQ in May 2000. Prior to joining Sierra Wireless, Inc., Mr. Roberts held senior financial roles over a fifteen-year period with Service Corporation IJK plc, The Loewen Group Inc., The Overwaitea and Save-On Foods Chain and Sydney Development Corporation. Mr. Roberts is currently a member of the board of directors of WebTech Wireless Inc. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of Touche Ross, and practiced a decade in public accounting. He holds professional accounting designations in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Mr. Roberts completed his term as President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia in 2007 and completed his term as Chair of the Risk Oversight and Governance Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2010. Mr. Roberts is currently a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Public Accountability Board and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of WebTech Wireless Inc. Mr. Roberts is a graduate of the Institute of Corporate Directors.
Dr. Glickman serves on Cardiome’s Board of Directors as a member of the Compensation Committee and Lead Independent Director. Dr. Glickman was a co-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aspreva Pharmaceuticals, or Aspreva. Prior to establishing Aspreva, Dr. Glickman was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of StressGen Biotechnologies Corporation. Since 2000, Dr. Glickman has served as the Chairman of the Board of Vigil Health Solutions Inc., a healthcare services company. Dr. Glickman was also the founder and a director of Ontario Molecular Diagnostics, a diagnostic facility that evolved into the largest molecular diagnostic laboratories in Canada. He co-founded Probtec Corporation, a rational drug design and molecular genetics firm, where he established and introduced the first licensed DNA-based forensic and paternity testing services in Canada. He has served on numerous biotechnology boards including roles as Chairman of Life Sciences B.C. (formerly the British Columbia Biotechnology Alliance), Director of the Canadian Genetic Disease Network and a member of the federal government’s National Biotechnology Advisory Committee. Dr. Glickman currently serves as a member of the British Columbia Innovation Council and a Director for the Vancouver Aquarium. Dr. Glickman received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 Award for the Pacific Region Life Sciences Group and has received both Canada’s and British Columbia’s Top 40 under 40 Award for Entrepreneurs and has been the recipient of 2006 BC Biotech Leadership Award.