Marvin L. White, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. White has served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a Director of the Board of Aptevo Therapeutics since August 2016. Previously, Mr. White served as Chief Financial Officer of St. Vincent Health, and was responsible for finance, patient financial services and managed care for all 19 hospitals and 36 joint ventures. Prior to St. Vincent Health, Mr. White served as Chief Financial Officer of LillyUSA, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, where he also held leadership positions in Corporate Finance and Investment Banking. Prior to his career in healthcare, Mr. White held leadership positions at General Motors, Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola, including financial roles within its Japan, South Asia and Latin America Cellular Group. He is currently a Director of the Board at OneAmerica Financial Partners and Emergent Biosolutions. Mr. White earned his B.S. in Accounting from Wilberforce University, an HBCU, and received an M.B.A. in Finance from Indiana University where he was awarded the Consortium Fellowship.
Jeff Lamothe, SVP and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Lamothe leads Finance, Business Development, Investor Relations, and IT. Prior to Aptevo Therapeutics, he was Emergent’s VP Finance, Biosciences Division. Mr. Lamothe assumed this role in 2014 when Emergent concluded the acquisition of Cangene Corporation, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Lamothe’s business experience is built on a 25+ year career, spanning several industries and both CFO and CEO roles. Prior to Cangene Corporation, Mr. Lamothe was the Chief Financial Officer for Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated. He also previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Kitchen Craft Cabinetry after occupying the position of VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer with that organization. Mr. Lamothe’s other past experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer for Motor Coach Industries and he has held various roles at James Richardson & Sons, Limited and Ernst & Young LLP.
Fatih Uckun M.D. Ph.D., Consultant and Chief Clinical Advisor
Dr. Uckun, a consultant to Aptevo, is a leukemia expert with more than 30 years of experience. As the Chief Clinical Advisor and Acting CMO, he is responsible for the development and implementation of clinical cancer drug development programs at Aptevo, including the on-going expansion trial of lead clinical candidate APVO436 for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. Dr. Uckun is an elected Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), an honor society for physician-scientists, and an active member of several professional organizations. He has received numerous awards for his work on monoclonal antibodies, recombinant cytokines and fusion proteins, radiation sensitizers, kinase inhibitors and targeted therapeutics for difficult-to-treat cancers, including the Stohlman Memorial Award of the Leukemia Society of America), the highest honor given to a Leukemia Society Scholar. Previous experience includes an 11-year tenure as a Professor of Bone Marrow Transplantation, Therapeutic Radiology-Radiation Oncology, Pharmacology, and Pediatrics and Director of the Biotherapy Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he became the first recipient of the Endowed Hughes Chair in Biotherapy; and a 6-years tenure as Professor of Pediatrics at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine where he directed an NIH-funded drug discovery program as part of NCI Nanotechnology Alliance and served as Head of Translational Research in Leukemia and Lymphoma at CCCBD.
Jane Gross, Consultant and Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Gross leads research and non-clinical development focusing on the development of novel protein therapeutics based on the ADAPTIR™ platform, a position she has held for the last five years at Emergent. She leads research efforts in molecular biology and protein engineering, immunology, protein and cell sciences, and translational research for clinical development. Dr. Gross has a Ph.D. in Immunology and over twenty-five years of experience in the discovery and development of novel protein therapeutics in autoimmune, infectious disease and oncology indications and is an inventor on over 100 patents. Prior to joining Emergent, Dr. Gross served as VP of Immunology Research at ZymoGenetics Inc., where she led efforts in discovery and development of therapeutics from novel genes for treatment of AIID and cancer.
SoYoung Kwon: SVP, General Counsel, Corporate Affairs and Human Resources
Ms. Kwon leads the Legal and Human Resources functions at Aptevo, overseeing all aspects of corporate governance, securities, compliance, contractual and intellectual property matters along with talent acquisition, compensation and benefits, performance management and learning and development. She brings more than 20 years of experience across industries including insurance, high-tech and biologics and gene and cell therapy, advising executives and boards of directors in environments ranging from startups to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Aptevo, Ms. Kwon served as the Global SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at AGC Biologics, a contract development and manufacturing organization with facilities in the US, Europe and Asia. Ms. Kwon also served as VP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Onvia, Inc., Senior Counsel at Safeco Corporation and a Corporate Associate at Graham & Dunn PC. Ms. Kwon is active in her community by serving on the Education and Community Engagement Committee of the Seattle Art Museum and as President of the Washington Scholarship Foundation.
Daphne Taylor, Vice President Finance
Ms. Taylor’s career includes 25 years of financial experience in the life science and technology industries. Prior to joining Aptevo, Ms. Taylor served as Chief Financial Officer at BioLife Solutions. She also served as VP, Chief Accounting Officer and Controller at Cardiac Science Corporation and in multiple roles, including Controller, at LookSmart, SpeedTrak, CoreMark International and Pacific Telesis. Ms. Taylor began her career at Coopers & Lybrand in San Francisco. She is active in her community and serves on the Finance Committee of the Northshore Schools Foundation. Ms. Taylor holds a B.A. from Sonoma State University and is a Licensed CPA in Washington and California.