Bruce Williams, Chairman
Bruce Williams has significant operational experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and has held senior leadership positions at both large pharmaceutical firms and start-up biotechs. He served as Senior Vice President, Global Business Management at Enzon Pharmaceuticals, where he led the company’s commercial functions. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at Genta Incorporated, where he built and led the sales and marketing function and negotiated a licensing and co-development/co-marketing agreement with Aventis for the company’s lead product. He was previously Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Celgene Corporation, where he built the company’s commercial and distribution infrastructure to support the launch of its first product, Thalomid (thalidomide). Earlier in his career, Mr. Williams was Executive Director, Marketing at Ortho Biotech (subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson), where he led the marketing of Procrit (epoetin alfa) from pre-approval through its first year of $1 billion in sales. In addition to Motif Bio, Mr. Williams currently serves on the board of Afaxys Incorporated. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Rutgers Preparatory School and is Treasurer and Trustee of the Independent School Chair Association. He holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Syracuse University.
Jonathan E. Gold, President and Chief Business Officer
Jonathan E. Gold has a history of senior financial positions including most recently as Managing Director of JEG Capital Partners LLC, a family office and asset manager. He previously was a portfolio manager for the Federated Kaufmann Funds. Prior to that, Mr. Gold was a venture capitalist and was active in financing and building life sciences and technology companies. Mr. Gold received his B.S. and MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.
Graham Lumsden, Non-Executive Director
Graham G. Lumsden has a proven record of success leading change and delivering results in subsidiary and global leadership positions, including new product launches, pre-clinical/clinical development, regulatory strategy, cross-functional team leadership, IP strategy/litigation, and domestic/international sales and marketing. Prior to joining Motif, Dr. Lumsden was a senior executive at Merck & Co., Inc. where he held commercial leadership positions in worldwide businesses including contraceptives and osteoporosis. Dr. Lumsden is a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (MRCVS), holds a postgraduate diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (MCIM), and is a dual citizen of the U.S. and UK.
Christopher (Chris) Wardhaugh, Non-Executive Director
Chris Wardhaugh is currently a Non-Executive Director of Altair Medical Limited and Lamellar Biomedical Limited, both based in Scotland. Chris is also Chief Business Officer of MGB Biopharma Limited, a clinical-stage antibiotic company and is the founder of Sercader Limited, a life sciences advisory firm. Chris has over 28 years’ experience in life sciences with international experience across large and small companies, all stages of development and commercialisation of companies including preclinical and clinical development, product launches throughout Europe and the United States, M&A and corporate development. Chris has an impressive transaction history working on deals including product licensing, IPOs and both Angel and VC investments.