Jack L. Wyszomierski

Chairman of the Board

Jack Wyszomierski has been a director of XOMA since August 2010 and Lead Independent Director since May 2023. From 2004 until his retirement in 2009, Mr. Wyszomierski was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of VWR International, LLC, a global laboratory supply, equipment and distribution business that serves the world's pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as industrial and governmental organizations. At Schering-Plough, a global health care company which had worldwide sales of over $8 billion in 2004, Mr. Wyszomierski held positions of increasing responsibility from 1982 to 2004 culminating in his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Wyszomierski also serves on the Board of Directors of Athersys, Inc., Exelixis, Inc. and SiteOne Landscape Supply, Inc., and previously served on the Board of Directors of Unigene Laboratories, Inc., from 2012 to 2013. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Administration and a B.S. in Administration, Management Science and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University.

Heather L. Franklin

Heather L. Franklin has been a director since August 2021. Ms. Franklin has over 30 years of broad biotechnology expertise. She founded Blaze Bioscience, Inc. in 2011 and has led the company from its infancy to becoming a late clinical stage company. She has served as its Executive Board Chair since January 2024 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from 2011 through 2023. Prior to establishing Blaze, Ms. Franklin spent 10 years at ZymoGenetics in positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as senior vice president, business development. She was a member of the executive management team and was responsible for business development including structuring and negotiating in- and out-licenses and collaboration agreements for products at all stages of development from research through commercial. Her other responsibilities included alliance management, strategic planning, portfolio management and pipeline marketing. Earlier in her career, she held roles in program management at Amgen and Targeted Genetics. Ms. Franklin received her M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, her M.S. from the University of Washington and her B.S. from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ms. Franklin brings to the Board extensive executive management experience including early to late-stage licensing expertise and financial oversight in the biotechnology industry.

Natasha Hernday

Natasha Hernday has been a director since July 2020. Ms. Hernday was the Chief Business Officer and a member of the Executive Committee for the publicly traded biotechnology company Seagen, Inc., where she worked from 2011 to 2023. She helped execute the sale of Seagen to Pfizer in 2023 and was a member of the executive integration planning team to merge the two oncology businesses. From 1994 through 2010, after starting her career in molecular and mammalian cell biology, Ms. Hernday served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Amgen Inc., including as Director, Mergers & Acquisitions and as Director, Out-Partnering. She serves on the Board for Alpine Immune Sciences, Inc. and on the Knight Campus External Advisory Board for the University of Oregon. Ms.Hernday previously served on the Board of PDL BioPharma, Inc. Ms. Hernday received her BA in microbiology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. Ms. Hernday brings to the Board extensive experience in advising biotechnology companies on matters of leadership, corporate strategy, collaborations and acquisitions.

Owen Hughes

Owen Hughes was appointed full-time Chief Executive Officer in January 2024 after serving as our Executive Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer since January 2023. Mr. Hughes has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sail Bio, Inc., private biotechnology company focused on addressing toxic proteinopathies, since February 2022 and served as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Cullinan Oncology, Inc., a publicly traded oncology company, from September 2017 to October 2021. Previously, Mr. Hughes served as the Chief Business Officer and Head of Corporate Development at Intarcia Therapeutics, Inc., biotechnology company focused on type II diabetes, from February 2013 to August 2017. Prior to his operating roles, Mr. Hughes spent 16 years on Wall Street in various capacities, including roles at Brookside Capital, an operating division of Bain Capital and Pyramis Global Advisors, a Fidelity Investments Company. Mr. Hughes has served on the Board of Ikena Oncology, Inc., a publicly traded oncology company, since December 2022 and as a member of the Board of Directors of C4 Therapeutics since December 2023. Mr. Hughes served on the Board of Radius Health, Inc., a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company, from April 2013 to August 2022 until its sale to Gurnet Point Capital and Patient Square Capital; Translate Bio, Inc., a messenger RNA therapeutics company, from July 2016 until its acquisition by Sanofi in September 2021; and FS Development Corp. II, a special purpose acquisition company sponsored by Foresite Capital, from February 2021 to December 2021. Mr. Hughes received a B.A. in History from Dartmouth College. Mr. Hughes has significant experience with biopharmaceutical companies and brings the unique perspective of the Chief Executive Officer of the Company to the Board.

Barbara Kosacz

Barbara Kosacz has been a director since January 2019. From July 2020 until February 2024, Ms. Kosacz served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of Kronos Bio, Inc., where she continues as a strategic advisor. Ms. Kosacz was previously a partner at Cooley LLP since 2002, where she currently serves as a Senior Counsel, and has more than 25 years of experience in counseling clients in the life sciences arena, ranging from early-stage startups to larger public companies, venture funds, investment banks and nonprofit institutions. She serves on the Board of Directors of Athira Pharma, Inc., where she serves as Chair of the compensation committee, and has also served on the Board of Directors of Phoenix Biotech Acquisition Corp., Locus Walk Acquisition Corp., and Arsenal Biosciences, Inc. She also has served as a member of the BIO Emerging Companies’ Section Governing Board, the Board of Trustees of the Keck Graduate Institute, and the advisory board of Locust Walk Partners. Ms. Kosacz has been a speaker at multiple life sciences related conferences, as well as guest lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, Stanford University, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University on biotechnology law, biotech business models, corporate partnering negotiations and deal structures and bioethics. Recognized by Best Lawyers in America since 2008, Ms. Kosacz and was listed as a “leading lawyer” for healthcare and life sciences in the 2018 Legal 500, as a “Band 1” attorney in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and recognized as a “highly recommended transactions” lawyer by IAM Patent 1000 for her “nearly three decades advising diverse companies in the industry at a deeply strategic and commercial level and overseeing their most complex and profitable deals.” She received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, and her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. Ms. Kosacz brings extensive experience in structuring and negotiating strategic combinations and business development transactions and advising biotechnology companies to the Board.

Joseph M. Limber

Joseph M. Limber has been a director since December 2012. Mr. Limber currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Secura Bio, Inc., a position he has held since February 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Limber served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Genoptix, Inc. from March 2017 through December 2018. Mr. Limber served as Executive Chairman of ImaginAb from January 2016 through November 2017. Mr. Limber served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gradalis, Inc. from July 2013 through April 2015. Mr. Limber served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Prometheus Laboratories Inc., a subsidiary of Nestlé Health Science, from December 2003 through April 2013 and as a member of its Board from January 2004 through April 2013. From January 2003 to July 2003, Mr. Limber was a consultant and interim Chief Executive Officer for Deltagen, Inc., a provider of drug discovery tools and services to the biopharmaceutical industry. From April 1998 to December 2002, Mr. Limber was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ACLARA BioSciences, Inc. (now Monogram Biosciences, Inc.), a developer of assay technologies and lab-ona-chip systems for life science research. From 1996 to 1998, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Praecis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline plc), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of pharmaceutical products. Prior to Praecis, Mr. Limber served as Executive Vice President of SEQUUS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Alza Corporation and now part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies). He also held management positions in marketing and sales with Syntex Corporation (now F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd.) and with Ciba-Geigy Corporation (now Novartis AG). Mr. Limber holds a B.A. from Duquesne University. Mr. Limber brings to the Board his experience in successfully developing markets for specialty pharmaceutical products and managing the critical transition from research organization to commercial entity.

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry has been a director since February 2017. Mr. Perry was the President of Biotechnology Value Fund Partners L.P. (“BVF”) and portfolio manager for the underlying funds managed by the firm. BVF Partners is a private investment partnership that has focused on small cap, value-oriented investment opportunities for more than 20 years. Mr. Perry joined BVF Partners in December 1996 and has been a successful lead investor in dozens of transactions. He has positively influenced corporate direction for numerous biotechnology companies during the course of his career. In January 2016, Mr. Perry was named to CTI BioPharma Corp.’s Board and was a member of its Compensation Committee until the company was sold in June 2023.. Mr. Perry is also a co-founder and director of Nordic Biotech Advisors ApS, a venture capital firm based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He holds a B.S. degree from the Biology Department at the College of William and Mary. Mr. Perry brings extensive management consulting experience and experience investing in biotechnology companies to the Board.