James S. Scibetta has served as a member of our Board of Directors since April 2017.
Mr. Scibetta currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Director of ImmuneID, Inc., a precision immunology company employing a proprietary platform to identify and therapeutically target antibody interactions that drive immune disease. Prior to ImmuneID, since July 2017, Mr. Scibetta was a Director and the Chief Executive Officer of Maverick Therapeutics, Inc, a biotechnology company pioneering conditionally active bispecific T-cell targeted immunotherapies. Mr. Scibetta served as Pacira’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2016 where he led its 2011 initial public offering and subsequent debt and equity financings. Prior to that, Mr. Scibetta served as Chief Financial Officer of Bioenvision Inc., a commercial-stage public oncology company acquired by Genzyme, from 2006 to 2007, and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, an oncology-focused systems biology company, from 2001 to 2006. Earlier in his career, Mr. Scibetta spent over a decade in investment banking where he was responsible for sourcing and executing transactions for a broad base of public and private healthcare and life sciences companies. Mr. Scibetta has also served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MTNB), a biopharmaceutical company, since 2013 and a director of Maverick Therapeutics since 2017. Mr. Scibetta received his B.S. in Physics from Wake Forest University and his M.B.A from the University of Michigan. Our Board believes that Mr. Scibetta’s extensive senior management experience in the biotechnology industry, as well as his experience on the boards of both public and private companies, qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.