Mr. Ferro has served as a member of Melinta’s board of directors since November 2012. He has served as the chief executive officer, chief investment officer and managing member of Vatera Holdings LLC, the manager of Vatera Healthcare Partners LLC, since April 2007. Mr. Ferro serves as chairman of the boards of ImmusanT, Inc. and Arisaph Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Beginning October 2012, Mr. Ferro served as a member of the board of directors for Pearl Therapeutics, Inc., and was chairman from December 2012 until its sale to AstraZeneca in June 2013, and he served as a member of the board of directors of Kos Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2004 until its sale to Abbott Laboratories in 2006. Mr. Ferro founded Ferro Capital LLC, an investment advisory firm, in 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Ferro was the Global Head of Alternative Investment Strategies for Commerzbank, one of Germany’s largest listed banks. Prior to Commerzbank, Mr. Ferro was a Vice President at D. E. Shaw & Co. LP. Mr. Ferro received an A.B. in Government from Harvard University. We believe that Mr. Ferro’s financial expertise and management experience, as well as his experience serving as a director of other pharmaceutical companies, qualify him to serve on our board of directors.