HENDERSON, Nev.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SPPI), a biopharmaceutical company focused on novel and targeted oncology therapies, announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Czerepak to the Board of Directors. Ms. Czerepak will also serve as the chair of Spectrum’s audit committee.
“Elizabeth has a strong track record of financial leadership in various roles throughout her career including as a CFO, a venture capitalist and leader of business development groups,” said Joe Turgeon, President and CEO of Spectrum Pharmaceuticals. “We welcome her expertise and look forward to her guidance as we grow and advance our development pipeline.”
Czerepak has more than thirty-five years of financial leadership and strategy development experience across the pharmaceutical and biotechnology fields. Ms. Czerepak currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Genevant Sciences, Inc. Prior experience includes CFO roles at other biotechnology companies, including Altimmune, Inc., Isarna Therapeutics, and Cancer Genetics. She also has extensive experience in biotech venture capital investment as a Managing Director at JP Morgan/Bear Stearns. Her roles have provided her expertise in corporate M&A, business development, product launches and strategic planning.
About Spectrum Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Spectrum Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company focused on acquiring, developing, and commercializing novel and targeted drug products, with a primary focus in hematology and oncology. Spectrum has a strong track record of successfully executing across the biopharmaceutical business model, from in-licensing and acquiring differentiated drugs, clinically developing novel assets, successfully gaining regulatory approvals and commercializing in a competitive healthcare marketplace. Spectrum has a late-stage pipeline with novel assets that serve areas of unmet need. This pipeline has the potential to transform the company in the near future. More information on Spectrum is available at www.sppirx.com.
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