Mark J. Fitzpatrick has been our President and Chief Executive Officer since October 2016, and prior to that was our Chief Financial Officer since June 2015. Prior to joining Chiasma, he was Chief Financial Officer at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the treatment of rare diseases, from May 2011 to June 2015. He also held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Proteon Therapuetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRTO), RenaMed Biologics, Inc., Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., WorldStreet Corporation, and Diacrin, Inc., and has more than 25 years of operational and financial management experience in both public and private companies. Mr. Fitzpatrick began his professional career at Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Fitzpatrick received his B.S. in Accounting from Boston College in 1984 and earned a Certified Public Accountant certificate in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1987. We believe Mr. Fitzpatrick’s extensive knowledge of Chiasma’s business as our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer and extensive experience in the biopharmaceutical industry qualify him to serve on our Board of Directors.
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