Chief Commercial Officer
John Temperato, current chief commercial officer at Melinta, has more than 24 years of successful commercial expertise in pharmaceutical, biotech, and drug delivery/device products and is leading the team preparing to launch Baxdela in the first quarter of 2018. Prior to joining Melinta, Mr. Temperato held multiple leadership positions in sales and managed markets during his 11-year tenure at Salix Pharmaceuticals, where he most recently served as the senior vice president of sales and managed markets. In this role, reporting directly to the CEO and board of directors, Mr. Temperato played a critical role in the acquisition and in-licensing of multiple portfolio-expanding products. He led the successful commercialization and growth of Xifaxan (a non-systemic antibiotic) for hepatic encephalopathy and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) and played a principal role in building, developing, and managing seven specialized sales teams across multiple channels. Prior to Salix Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Temperato was a business unit head at Celltech Pharmaceuticals, where he was responsible for the strategic development and execution of integrated payer and distribution marketing, which included contracting and reimbursement. Mr. Temperato earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, and is a member of several distinguished healthcare organizations, including the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy.