|Eric H. Bjerkholt|
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance, Chief Financial Officer
Eric H. Bjerkholt joined the company in 2004 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Since February 2007, he has served as Senior Vice President, and since 2012, he has served as Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Finance, and Chief Financial Officer. From 2002 to 2004, Mr. Bjerkholt was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Bjerkholt was a co-founder of LifeSpring Nutrition, Inc., a privately held nutraceutical company, and from 1999 to 2002 served at various times as its Chief Executive Officer, President, and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Bjerkholt was an investment banker at J.P. Morgan & Co. from 1990 to 1997. Mr. Bjerkholt is a member of the Board of Directors of StemCells, Inc., a publicly held biotechnology company, and two privately held companies. Mr. Bjerkholt holds a Cand. Oecon degree in Economics from the University of Oslo and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.