Board of Directors
Mr. Elms has been a director of ADMA since 2007, and is currently Chairman of the Board and a member of the Governance and Nominations Committee. Mr. Elms serves as a Managing Partner at Aisling Capital, which he joined in 2000. Previously, he was a Principal in the Life Sciences Investment Banking Group of Hambrecht & Quist. During his 5 years at Hambrecht & Quist, Mr. Elms was involved in over 60 financing and merger and acquisition transactions, helping clients raise in excess of $3.3 billion in capital. Prior to joining Hambrecht & Quist, Mr. Elms traded mortgage-backed securities at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. His previous healthcare sector experience includes over 2 years as a pharmaceutical sales representative for Marion Laboratories and 2 years as a consultant for The Wilkerson Group. Mr. Elms currently serves on the board of directors of Zosano Pharma Corp. and previously served on the board of directors of Loxo Oncology, Inc., Cidara Therapeutics, Inc., and Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. Mr. Elms received a BA in Human Biology from Stanford University and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Elms was chosen to serve on the Board because of his valuable experience in the investment banking industry, particularly with respect to strategic and financing transactions.
Dr. Grossman has been a director of the company since 2007, is the Vice Chairman of our Board, and is a co-founder of the company. Dr. Grossman has over 35 years of experience in the blood and plasma industry. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of ADMA, on a part-time basis, between 2007 and October 2011. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Technomed, Inc. (formerly National Hospital Specialties), a wholesaler of specialty biological and pharmaceutical products, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of that company since 1980. Additionally, Dr. Grossman is the founder and President of GenesisBPS, a medical device firm specializing in blood collection and processing equipment, and has served as President of that company since 1990. Previously, he held positions at the New York Blood Center and Immuno-U.S., Inc. and previously served as the Chairman of the Board of Bergen Community Blood Services. Currently, Dr. Grossman is a member of the New Jersey Blood Bank Task Force and a founder and director of the New Jersey Association of Blood Bank Professionals. He was a founder and former director of Pascack Bancorp, Inc., which was acquired by Lakeland Bancorp, Inc. in January 2016, and is currently a member of the Corporate Advisory Council of Lakeland Bancorp Inc. Dr. Grossman has also provided consulting services to various government agencies and international organizations. He received a BA in Economics and Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and his D.P.S. in Business Management from Pace University. Dr. Grossman is the father of Adam S. Grossman, our President and Chief Executive Officer. He was chosen to serve on the Board because of his role as our co-founder and past Chief Executive Officer, as well as his more than 35 years of experience serving a variety of companies and associations in the blood and plasma industry.
Mr. Grossman has been a director of the company since 2007, has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as President and Chief Operating Officer between 2007 and October 2011, and is a co-founder. Mr. Grossman has over 20 years of experience in the blood and plasma industry. Prior to founding ADMA, Mr. Grossman was the Executive Vice President of National Hospital Specialties and GenesisBPS, positions he held between 1994 and 2011. He has experience in launching new products, building and managing national and international sales forces, managing clinical trials, and completing numerous business development transactions. Previously, he worked at MedImmune, Inc., where he worked on marketing teams for RSV and CMV immunoglobulins, and at the American Red Cross, where he launched new products with the Biomedical Services division. Mr. Grossman received a BS in Business Administration, with a specialization in International Business and Marketing, from American University. Mr. Grossman is the son of Dr. Jerrold B. Grossman, our Vice Chairman and co-founder. Mr. Grossman was chosen to serve on the Board because, as the company’s Chief Executive Officer, he is able to provide the Board with critical insight into the day-to-day operations of the company.
Mr. Fong, who became a director of ADMA in May 2012 and is currently a member of the Governance and Nominations Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee, has over 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry. Mr. Fong is a founding Managing Director and General Partner at Biomark Capital Fund, a life sciences private equity firm formed in 2013 (“Biomark Capital”). Prior to Biomark Capital, Mr. Fong was a Managing Director and General Partner of Burrill & Company, where he spent almost 16 years investing in and managing investments in private and public companies in the biotechnology industry. Some of Mr. Fong’s most notable investments include Pharmasset (VRUS), Novadaq Technologies (NVDQ), Galapagos (GLPG), Ceptaris Therapeutics, Ferrokin Biosciences, and WaveTec Vision. Prior to joining Burrill & Company, Mr. Fong held positions as a research scientist with two early stage biotechnology companies located in the San Francisco Bay area. Mr. Fong currently serves on the boards of directors of a number of private life science companies. Mr. Fong earned his BS with honors in Molecular and Cell Biology-Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley. He was nominated by Biomark Capital to serve on the Board because of his extensive experience in the biotechnology industry.
Mr. Guiheen joined ADMA as a Director in July 2012 with over 35 years of experience in the healthcare industry. He is currently the Chairman of the Governance and Nominations Committee and a member of both the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Prior to retiring in March 2022, Mr. Guiheen was Executive Vice President of Wellstat Management and Chief Executive Officer of Wellmond Therapeutics (November 2019 until March 2022). Wellmond Therapeutics is a start-up pharmaceutical company located in Rockville, Maryland, and was developing drug candidates in oncology supportive care and treatments for diseases and conditions involving mitochondrial and cellular energy disorders or failures. In addition, Mr. Guiheen has over 25 years of experience in the blood and plasma industry. From July 2013 to November 2019, Mr. Guiheen served as Chief Commercial Officer of Kedrion Biopharma, Inc., based in Barga, Italy, and Fort Lee, New Jersey. Kedrion markets therapies globally for hemophilia, hemolytic disease of the newborn, immune and neurological disorders. Prior to July 2013, Mr. Guiheen was principal of Guiheen and Associates, a consulting group that specialized in biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and medical device commercialization. Before July 2011, Mr. Guiheen was with Baxter Healthcare Corporation for over 30 years. Most recently he held the positions of General Manager Global Hemophilia Franchise (from December 2010 to July 2011), President of Global BioPharmaceuticals for Baxter Healthcare’s BioScience Division (March 2010 to December 2010) and President of BioPharmaceuticals US (January 1998 to March 2010). Mr. Guiheen had been a member of the BioScience Senior Management Team for over 14 years and has extensive experience leading global and domestic commercial organizations in the plasma and recombinant therapies. Mr. Guiheen is past Chairman of the Global Board of Directors for the Plasma Proteins Therapeutics Association (PPTA) and a past member of the Board of Directors of California Healthcare Institute (CHI). Mr. Guiheen holds a BA in Business Administration from Rutgers University. Mr. Guiheen was chosen to serve on the Board of Directors because of his extensive experience in the plasma and pharmaceutical industries.
Dr. Kwon has been a director of ADMA since October 2021. He is Chief Executive Officer at Alchemab Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of naturally-occurring protective antibodies in neurodegeneration and oncology. He is also an Advisor to Lightstone Ventures, a venture capital firm investing in biotech and medical device companies. Dr. Kwon held a variety of leadership roles as a senior executive at Momenta Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kwon was previously Chief Financial and Business Officer at Momenta, where he had responsibility for business development, strategy, finance, investor relations, and commercial. Dr. Kwon led public equity financings raising nearly $500 million and led the company’s sale to Johnson & Johnson for $6.5 billion. Prior to Momenta, Dr. Kwon was a business development professional at Biogen, driving a variety of transactions. Dr. Kwon previously worked at the venture capital firm Advanced Technology Ventures, investing in early stage biotech and medical device companies. Dr. Kwon received a BS in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a PhD in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology from Harvard University. Dr. Kwon was chosen to serve on the Board as a recognized leader in the healthcare sector and because of his deep strategic and financial experience.