Allison Hulme

    Dr. Allison Hulme
    Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development

    Dr. Hulme has been our Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development since April 2011 and a member of our board of directors since October 2016. Dr. Hulme brings over 20 years of drug development experience to the company.  From January 2005 to October 2009, Dr. Hulme served as Executive Vice President of Autoimmune, Tysabri, Global Development and Head of Autoimmune and Tysabri Franchise at Elan Corporation, plc (also known as Elan Pharmaceuticals), a neuroscience-focused biotechnology company. She served as Executive Vice President and head of global development at Elan Pharmaceuticals from October 1995 to January 2005. Previously, Dr. Hulme held several positions in clinical research at Glaxo Wellcome Pharmaceuticals and served as lecturer at Luton University.  Dr. Hulme holds a first class honors Degree in Science from Luton University and a Ph.D. from Cranfield Institute of Technology.

    Allison Hulme

      Dr. Allison Hulme
      Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development

      Dr. Hulme has been our Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development since April 2011, and she brings over 20 years of drug development experience to the company.  From January 2005 to October 2009, Dr. Hulme served as Executive Vice President of Autoimmune, Tysabri, Global Development and Head of Autoimmune and Tysabri Franchise at Elan Corporation, plc (also known as Elan Pharmaceuticals), a neuroscience-focused biotechnology company. She served as Executive Vice President and head of global development at Elan Pharmaceuticals from October 1995 to January 2005. Previously, Dr. Hulme held several positions in clinical research at Glaxo Wellcome Pharmaceuticals and served as lecturer at Luton University.  Dr. Hulme holds a first class honors Degree in Science from Luton University and a Ph.D. from Cranfield Institute of Technology.

      Randall Woods

        Randall E. Woods
        Chief Executive Officer and President

        Mr. Woods has been our Chief Executive Officer and President since August 2012 and a member of our board of directors since October 2012 and brings with him more than 40 years of biotech and pharmaceutical leadership experience.

        Prior to joining Sophiris, Mr. Woods was serving as a consultant to a number of private biotechnology companies. From September 2007 until September 2011, Mr. Woods was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sequel Pharmaceuticals, a private biotechnology company.

        Mr. Woods was the President and Chief Executive Officer of NovaCardia, Inc., a pharmaceutical company focused on cardiovascular diseases, until its acquisition by Merck & Co. From May 1996 until July 2003 and prior to NovaCardia, Mr. Woods was President and Chief Executive Officer of Corvas International, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company focused on cardiovascular disease and cancer, until its acquisition by Dendreon Corporation in July 2003.

        Before joining Corvas, he served as President of Boehringer Mannheim’s U.S. pharmaceutical operations from March 1994 until March 1996 and was Vice President of marketing and sales at Boehringer Mannheim from December 1993 to February 1994. Prior to that he spent 20 years at Eli Lilly & Company, a pharmaceutical company, in various sales and marketing positions from 1973 to December 1993. Mr. Woods is a past Chairman for the advisory board of UC San Diego’s Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for BIOCOM, a life science industry association in Southern California.

        Mr. Woods serves on the Board of Arena Pharmaceuticals. He received his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Ball State University and an MBA in Marketing from Western Michigan University.

        Peter Slover

          Peter T. Slover
          Chief Financial Officer

          Mr. Slover has been our Chief Financial Officer since January 2013. He served as our Head of Finance and Principal Accounting Officer from April 2012 to January 2013. From April 2004 to April 2012, Mr. Slover held a variety of significant management positions at Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a public biotechnology company, including Vice President, Finance and Operations, a position that he held from July 2009 to April 2012, Senior Director, Finance and Corporate Controller, Senior Manager, Financial Reporting and Internal Controls and Manager of Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Anadys, Mr. Slover was an auditor at KPMG LLP, where he spent seven years in public accounting. Mr. Slover is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California, inactive. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Shippensburg University.

          Allison Hulme

            Dr. Allison Hulme
            Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development

            Dr. Hulme has been our Chief Operating Officer and Head of Research and Development since April 2011 and a member of our Board since October 2016, and she brings over 20 years of drug development experience to the company.  From January 2005 to October 2009, Dr. Hulme served as Executive Vice President of Autoimmune, Tysabri, Global Development and Head of Autoimmune and Tysabri Franchise at Elan Corporation, plc (also known as Elan Pharmaceuticals), a neuroscience-focused biotechnology company. She served as Executive Vice President and head of global development at Elan Pharmaceuticals from October 1995 to January 2005. Previously, Dr. Hulme held several positions in clinical research at Glaxo Wellcome Pharmaceuticals and served as lecturer at Luton University.  Dr. Hulme holds a first class honors Degree in Science from Luton University and a Ph.D. from Cranfield
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            Randall Woods

              Randall E Woods
              President and CEO

              Randall E. Woods joined Sophiris as Chief Executive Officer in August 2012 and a member of our board of directors since October 2012 and brings with him more than 40 years of biotech and pharmaceutical leadership experience. Prior to joining Sophiris, Mr. Woods was President and CEO of Sequel Pharmaceuticals, a spin-out of NovaCardia developing a potential treatment for atrial fibrillation. Mr. Woods was previously the President and CEO of NovaCardia, a pharmaceutical company focused on cardiovascular diseases until its acquisition by Merck & Co for $350 million in 2007. Prior to NovaCardia, Mr. Woods was President and CEO of Corvas International, a publicly held biopharmaceutical company focused on cardiovascular disease and cancer until its acquisition by Dendreon in 2003. Before joining Corvas, he served as President of Boehringer Mannheim’s U.S. Pharmaceutical operations, and spent 20 years at Eli Lilly & Company in various sales and marketing positions. Mr. Woods is a past Chairman for the Advisory Board of UC San Diego’s Sulpizio Family Cardiovascular Center and is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors for BIOCOM, a life science industry association in Southern California. Mr. Woods serves on the Board of Arena Pharmaceuticals and is Chairman of the Board for Sorbent Therapeutics. He received his B.S. in Biology and Chemistry from Ball State University and an MBA in Marketing from Western Michigan University.