Meet the Team
Our team combines a deep level of scientific and industry experience with a strong commitment to making an impact and saving lives with the innovative work we do to address infectious diseases.
Christopher Naftzger re-joined Nabriva Therapeutics in September 2021. He has more than 25 years of legal experience, including over a decade of experience serving in senior in-house counsel positions with life science companies. He most recently served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Krystal Biotech (NASDAQ: KRYS), an emerging-stage, gene therapy company. Before joining Krystal, he was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Nabriva Therapeutics. Prior to Nabriva, Mr. Naftzger served as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Secretary of Unilife Medical Solutions, a developer and manufacturer of innovative drug delivery systems. Mr. Naftzger also held senior in-house counsel positions with Chesapeake Corporation and Koch Industries, and was a corporate partner with Blank Rome LLP in Washington, DC. Mr. Naftzger obtained his undergraduate degree from Hampden-Sydney College and his law degree from the Willamette University College of Law.
Dan Dolan joined Nabriva in 2021. He has over 20 years of global financial leadership experience. He most recently served as Principal Financial Officer at Radius Health (NASDAQ: RDUS) where he was responsible for the company-wide Financial and Business Planning & Analysis, Procurement, Facilities, and Investor Relations. From 2005 to 2017, Mr. Dolan served in roles of increasing responsibility with Shire plc across both the Accounting and FP&A functions supporting Global Business Units. Prior to leaving Shire, he served as the Head of Finance for a $1.5B Business Unit, focused on both operational and strategic financial support. Mr. Dolan received his Bachelor of Science and MBA from Widener University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Pennsylvania.
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Daniel Burgess – Chairman
Mr. Burgess is has served on our board of directors since June 23, 2017. Mr. Burgess was a member of the supervisory board of Nabriva Austria and served as its chairman from October 2016 until the Redomiciliation. Mr. Burgess has been a venture partner at SV Health Investors (SV) since 2014. Mr. Burgess has also served as the president and the chief executive officer of Therini Bio, Inc., a private therapeutics company, since May 2019. He was previously president and chief executive officer of Rempex Pharmaceuticals, an antibiotics company he co‑founded in 2011 and that was subsequently sold to The Medicines Company (now Novartis AG) in 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Burgess was president and chief executive officer of Mpex Pharmaceuticals from 2007 until its acquisition by Aptalis Inc. (now AbbVie Inc.) in 2011. Prior to his time at Mpex, Mr. Burgess served in various senior operating roles for other biotechnology companies. In addition, he serves as a member of the boards of directors of Cidara Therapeutics, Inc., a public biotechnology company; Arbutus Biopharma Corp., a public biotechnology company; and several private healthcare companies. Mr. Burgess was a member of the board of directors of Santarus, Inc., from 2004 until its acquisition in 2014 by Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. He received his B.A. in economics from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. We believe Mr. Burgess is qualified to serve as a director because of his expertise and experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry, his service on other boards of directors and his educational background.
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Mr. Schroeder has served on our board of directors since July 2018 and served as our chief executive officer from July 2018 to January 2023. During the last 30 years, Mr. Schroeder has been focused on drug development and commercialization in both large and small pharmaceutical companies. Most recently, he served as president, chief executive officer and director of Zavante Therapeutics from June 2015 until its acquisition by Nabriva Therapeutics in July 2018. Mr. Schroeder co‑founded Cadence Pharmaceuticals in 2004 and previously held leadership roles at Elan Pharmaceuticals, Dura Pharmaceuticals and earlier in his career, Bristol‑Myers Squibb. He currently serves on the board of Cidara Therapeutics, Otonomy and Collegium Pharmaceutical. He is a former chair of BIOCOM, the California life sciences trade association and in 2014, he was named the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the San Diego region and was listed as a national finalist. He received a bachelor’s degree in management from Rutgers University. We believe Mr. Schroeder is qualified to serve as a director because of his expertise and experience as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry, his service on other boards of directors and his educational background.
Ms. Bourdow has served on our board of directors since June 23, 2017. Ms. Bourdow has been the president, the chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors of Trevena, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, since October 2018. She has served in various senior positions at Trevena since May 2015. She joined Trevena as chief commercial officer and was appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer in January 2018. Prior to joining Trevena, Ms. Bourdow was vice president of marketing at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc., from 2013 until its acquisition by Merck & Co., Inc. in January 2015. At Cubist, Ms. Bourdow led launch strategy, marketing, reimbursement, and operations for acute care hospital pharmaceuticals. Prior to Cubist, Ms. Bourdow served for more than 20 years at Merck & Co., Inc., where she held positions of increasing responsibility across multiple therapeutic areas. Ms. Bourdow also serves as a director of Sesen Bio, Inc., a publicly traded pharmaceutical company. Ms. Bourdow holds a B.A. degree from Hendrix College and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University. We believe Ms. Bourdow is qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, including her experience with anti‑infectives and with the commercialization of new drugs.
Dr Broom has served on our board of directors since June 23, 2017. Dr. Broom has served as the chief executive officer of Pulmotect, Inc., a private biotechnology company, since September 2019. Dr. Broom was previously our chief executive officer from April 12, 2017 until July 24, 2018, and the chief executive officer of Nabriva Austria from August 2014 until the Redomiciliation. Prior to joining Nabriva Austria, he served as chief scientific officer at ViroPharma Incorporated from 2004 until it was acquired by Shire plc in 2014. Dr. Broom served as vice president of clinical development and medical affairs in Europe for Amgen Inc. from 2000 to 2003 and previously held several leadership positions with Hoechst Marion Roussel (now Sanofi), SmithKline Beecham and Glaxo (now GlaxoSmithKline). Dr. Broom served as a member of the board of directors of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2009 until its acquisition by Shire in 2015. He is a member of the U.K. Royal College of Physicians and a fellow of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine. Dr. Broom received his B.Sc. from University College, London and M.B.B.S. from St. George's Hospital Medical School, London. We believe that Dr. Broom is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in all stages of drug development and commercialization.
Charles Rowland, Jr., CPA
Mr. Rowland has served on our board of directors since June 23, 2017. Mr. Rowland previously served on the supervisory board of Nabriva Austria from January 2015 until the Redomiciliation. Mr. Rowland served as chief executive officer of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. from April 2016 to January 2017. Mr. Rowland previously served as vice president and chief financial officer of ViroPharma Incorporated from 2008 until it was acquired by Shire plc in 2014. Prior to joining ViroPharma, Mr. Rowland served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, as well as interim co‑chief executive officer, for Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2006 to 2008 and chief financial officer at Biovail Corporation from 2004 to 2006. He previously held finance and operational positions of increasing responsibility at Breakaway Technologies, Inc., Pharmacia, Novartis International AG and Bristol‑Myers Squibb Company. Mr. Rowland currently serves as a member of the board of directors for Blueprint Medicines Corporation, a public biopharmaceutical company, Viking Therapeutics, a public, clinical‑stage biopharmaceutical company, and Orchard Therapeutics, a public, clinical‑stage biopharmaceutical company. In addition, Mr. Rowland serves as a member of the board of directors for Generation Bio, a privately held biopharmaceutical company. Previously, he served on the board of directors at Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Vitae Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bind Therapeutics Inc. and Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mr. Rowland received his B.S. from Saint Joseph’s University and M.B.A. from Rutgers University. We believe that Mr. Rowland is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in pharmaceutical operations and all areas of finance and accounting.
Mr. Webster has served on our board of directors since June 23, 2017. Mr. Webster previously served on the supervisory board of Nabriva Austria from October 2016 until the Redomiciliation. Mr. Webster served as the chief financial officer of Spark Therapeutics from July 2014 until its acquisition by Roche Holdings, Inc. in December 2019. He was previously senior vice president and chief financial officer of Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from June 2012 until its acquisition by Cubist Pharmaceuticals in November 2013. Prior to this, Mr. Webster served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Adolor Corporation, also acquired by Cubist, from 2008 to 2011. Previously, Mr. Webster served as managing director, Investment Banking Division, Health Care Group for Broadpoint Capital Inc. (formerly First Albany Capital). He also was a co‑founder and served as president and chief executive officer of Neuronyx, Inc. Prior to this, Mr. Webster held positions of increasing responsibility, including as director, Investment Banking Division, Health Care Group, for PaineWebber Incorporated. Mr. Webster is currently a member of the board of directors of Viking Therapeutics, Inc. and NextCure, Inc. He holds an A.B. in economics from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. We believe that Mr. Webster is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry, particularly his service as a chief financial officer and in other executive management roles.
Steven Gelone, Pharm.D.
Dr. Gelone has served on our board of directors since March 2021. Dr. Gelone joined Nabriva Therapeutics in December 2014 and mostly recently served as our President and Chief Operating Officer until January 2023. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Gelone has been involved in all stages of drug development and commercialization. He has served as Head of Clinical Research and Development at Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (Roche Holdings AG) as well as Vice President of Development at ViroPharma Inc., (now Takeda). Previous roles include leadership positions with GSK, Vicuron Pharmaceuticals, and Temple University Schools of Pharmacy and Medicine. Dr. Gelone has a Bachelor of Sciences and Doctorate in Pharmacy degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. We believe Dr. Gelone is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in all stages of drug development, his experience in the biopharmaceutical industry and his educational background.
Ms. Dalton has served on our board of directors since June 2, 2021. Most recently, Ms. Dalton served as Chief People Officer at Spark Therapeutics, Inc. (Roche Holdings AG). Prior to joining Spark, Ms. Dalton spent 10 years at Shire plc (now Takeda) in various leadership roles within the human resources function. Ms. Dalton also has held roles in human resources with Franklin Templeton Investments, Applied Biosystems and Goldman Sachs. Ms. Dalton serves as a member of the Board of Advisors of Life Science Cares Philadelphia and is on the External Advisory Board of the Drexel University Solution’s Institute. She also serves as an advisor on the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce’s Cell & Gene Therapy and Connected Health Initiative committee. In 2020, Ms. Dalton was named a “Woman of Distinction” by the Philadelphia Business Journal. She holds an M.B.A from Rutgers University School of Business and a B.A. in psychology from Pennsylvania State University. We believe that Ms. Dalton is qualified to serve as a director due to her extensive experience in human resources, particularly her service as a chief people officer, her experience in the pharmaceutical industry and her educational background.
Mark Corrigan, MD
Dr. Corrigan has served on our board of directors since June 2, 2021. Dr. Corrigan is a highly successful pharmaceutical executive with 30 years of industry experience. Dr. Corrigan co-founded Tremeau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 2016. From 2010 to 2014, he served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zalicus, Inc. prior to their merger with Epirus Biopharmaceuticals in July 2014. Previously, Dr. Corrigan was Executive Vice President of Research and Development at the specialty pharmaceutical company Sepracor Inc. He also spent 10 years with Pharmacia & Upjohn. Where he served as Group Vice President of Global Clinical Research and Experimental Medicine. Before entering the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Corrigan was in academic research at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he maintains a faculty appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Psychiatry Department. Dr. Corrigan currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Exacis Therapeutics and served on the board of directors of Cubist Pharmaceuticals, where he chaired the Scientific Committee, and of Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he also served as their chair of the SAC. Dr. Corrigan holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia, as well as an MD from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. We believe Dr. Corrigan is qualified to serve as a director due to his extensive experience in the pharmaceutical industry, his service on other boards of directors and his educational background.
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