Mr. Gemignani will join our Bluejay’s Board of Directors upon the closing of this offering. Mr. Gemignani has served as EVP, Chief Financial Officer of Acacia Pharma Group plc, a hospital pharmaceutical company since January 2020. Prior to Acacia Pharma, Mr. Gemignani served as CFO of Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. from 2017 to 2019 where he successfully led the sale of this Nasdaq-listed company’s assets to Bausch Health.
Synergy Pharmaceuticals Inc. filed a petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York in December 2018 under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Previously, Mr. Gemignani served as CEO and CFO of Biodel Inc., overseeing business and strategic planning, operations and financing activities of the company. Prior to this, Mr. Gemignani served in senior and executive financial and operational roles with multiple public and private companies including, Prudential Financial, Gentium, Novartis and Wyeth. Mr. Gemignani started his career at Arthur Andersen & Co. We believe that Mr. Gemignani is well qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his extensive public company experience, as well as his accounting and financial experience.