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Patrick D. Walsh

Director

Mr. Walsh has served as a member of the Board of Directors since October 2017. He currently serves as an Operating Partner at Ampersand Capital, a private-equity healthcare investment firm, and is founder of Diligence Team, LLC, a consulting practice serving clients in the healthcare industry. From 2015-2019 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Avista Pharma Solutions, a high-growth CDMO that was acquired by Cambrex Corp. in January 2019.  Prior to joining Avista Pharma, he was Chief Executive Officer of AAIPharma Services, a private-equity backed CDMO at which he led a successful growth strategy culminating in the company’s sale for more than 4.5 times return on invested capital.  Mr. Walsh also held the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer of Gensia-Sicor, during which time he led the company's commercial growth strategy, culminating in the eventual sale to Teva for $3.4 billion. Prior to Gensia, he spent 10 years in a global pharmaceutical company culminating in leading the U.S. and international business of a leading Japanese pharma company. Mr. Walsh has served on pharmaceutical boards as chairman, non-executive chairman and company director, as well as an executive advisor to private equity and venture capital firms.  Mr. Walsh currently serves as a director of ANI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company (NASDAQ:ANIP), since June 2018, and is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees. He also currently serves on the board of MedPharm, a privately-held dermal CDMO, and serves on the governance and compensation committees.