Ephraim Vidal Ph.D. Leadership
Ephraim Vidal, Ph.D.

Ephraim Vidal, Ph.D., Director of Pharmaceutical Development Dr. Vidal has sixteen years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry as a pharmaceutical development scientist.  He has led the development of drug substance manufacturing from the early stages through commercial manufacturing. He has worked for Aventis, Sanofi-Aventis and Hospira in various drug substance process development roles.  Dr.…

Stephen Becker, M.D.

Stephen Becker, M.D., Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Dr. Becker’s career in HIV began in the early 1980s while a faculty member at UCSF where he led a large HIV clinical practice and clinical research program.  His areas of research include pharmacology and pharmacogenetics, early stage drug development, clinical designs, and HIV health service outcomes…

Bruce W. Jenett

Bruce W. Jenett, Senior Counsel, DLA Piper; Company Counsel and Secretary Mr. Jenett has over 34 years’ experience in advising U.S. and international clients in the life sciences industry, representing financiers, start-ups and large multinational corporations, with a particular focus on emerging life sciences companies and venture capital financing.  He is highly experienced in equity…

Reza Ilkhani

Reza Ilkhani, Chief Financial Officer Mr. Ilkhani has over 20 years of finance experience with a solid background in consulting, corporate development, and financial management.  He has led numerous consulting assignments to help companies gain insights into business operations and strategies, valuation, transaction support, financial forecasting and planning, financial tools for determining financing requirements of…

Sam Kongsamut Ph.D. Co-founder, Board of Directors
Sam Kongsamut, Ph.D.

Sam Kongsamut, Ph.D., Co-founder, VP, Research & Development Dr. Kongsamut has over 25 years of R&D experience in the life science industry, which includes providing consulting services to pharmaceutical clients, launching pharmaceutical ventures, mentoring/advising startups, and holding various roles in multinational pharmaceutical companies.  He is the Founder and President of Rudder Serendip LLC, serving clients…

Thomas M. Loarie

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and President

Thomas M. Loarie, Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer and President Mr. Loarie grew up in Chicago, began his career in aerospace, then moved into healthcare. His 45+ year healthcare career includes 13 years with American Hospital Supply Corp (now Baxter) where he was assigned to 13 U.S. and international operations as a turnaround executive before being…