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  • Adam R. Craig, M.D., Ph.D.

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Craig was appointed to serve as one of our directors and as our President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2017. Dr. Craig has worked as an independent consultant providing strategic and operational advice and support to CTI BioPharma and other hematology/oncology biotechnology companies since 2016. Prior to consulting, Dr. Craig was Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Executive Vice President of Development of Sunesis Pharmaceuticals from 2012 to 2016. From 2008 to 2012, Dr Craig was CMO and Senior Vice President of Chemgenex Pharmaceuticals Ltd, a publicly traded biotechnology company which was acquired by Cephalon/Teva Pharmaceuticals in 2011. Dr. Craig is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) and undertook Post-Graduate Training in Pediatrics and Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Craig earned his Bachelor’s and Medical degrees from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London, and holds a Ph.D. in Molecular Oncology from Leeds University in the U.K. and an MBA from the Open Business School, in the United Kingdom. Dr. Craig recently served as a Product Development Reviewer for the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.

  • Bruce J. Seeley

    EVP, Chief Operating Officer

    Bruce J. Seeley joined CTI BioPharma in July 2015 as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial and Administrative Officer and Secretary. In September 2017 he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Seeley leads CTI BioPharma’s commercial organization worldwide, including sales, marketing, commercial operations, medical affairs and supply chain.

    Mr. Seeley has more than 25 years of global commercial experience and a proven track record of successfully launching products in various markets and regulatory environments. Most recently, Mr. Seeley was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Diagnostics at NanoString Technologies Inc. overseeing the launch of the diagnostic product PROSIGNA® for early stage breast cancer. Previously, he was Executive Vice President of Commercial at Seattle Genetics where he built and led the commercial organization, including marketing, sales and managed markets, and successfully launched the company’s first product, ADCETRIS®, a targeted therapy for lymphoma. He also previously held key leadership positions in marketing at Genentech (now a member of the Roche Group), where he led the launch of HERCEPTIN® in adjuvant breast cancer. Earlier in his career he held various commercial roles at Aventis Pharmaceuticals Inc. (a part of Sanofi) and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Mr. Seeley received a B.A. In Sociology from the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • David H. Kirske

    EVP, Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Kirske was appointed as our Principal Financial and Accounting Officer in August 2017 and in September 2017 was promoted to Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Kirske leads CTI BioPharma’s finance, accounting and investor relations teams. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Kirske has been an independent chief financial officer (CFO) consultant since January 2013. As a consultant, he has provided financial management services to public and emerging growth private companies primarily in the biotechnology industry, as well as in technology and manufacturing.

    Mr. Kirske financial management experience includes overseeing finance, accounting, operations, and capitalization, in both debt and equity. Prior to his time as a consultant, Mr. Kirske served as Vice President and CFO of Helix BioMedix where he managed all financial and administrative activities. Previously, he was the Treasurer and Corporate Controller for F-5 Networks and Redhook Brewery where he managed both corporate and international entities, as well as being part of the management teams that led and executed each company’s successful initial public offerings. Earlier in his career, he held a controllership position at Cray Computer. Mr. Kirske holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Puget Sound.

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