Michael A. MetzgerChief Executive Officer and Director

Michael A. Metzger has served as our Chief Executive Officer since February 2022 and previously served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2015 and as a member of our board of directors since July 2019. Prior to joining us, Mr. Metzger was President and COO from December 2013 to October 2014 and President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Regado Biosciences, Inc., a former publicly traded biotechnology company that merged with Tobira Therapeutics, Inc., from October 2014 to May 2015, where he oversaw the company’s successful merger with Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. in 2015. Previously, Mr. Metzger served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Mersana Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing novel immunoconjugate therapies for cancer, from March 2011 to November 2013, and in senior business development positions including leading mergers and acquisitions at Forest Laboratories, LLC, which was acquired by Allergan plc, a publicly traded company, from 2006 to February 2011. Prior to Forest, Mr. Metzger served as Vice President Corporate Development at Onconova Therapeutics, Inc. and was a Managing Director at MESA Partners, Inc., a venture capital firm. Mr. Metzger currently serves on the board of CTI Biopharma Corp., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, as well as the boards of other private and not-for-profit companies. Mr. Metzger received a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the New York University Stern School of Business.

Luke J. AlbrechtGeneral Counsel

Luke J. Albrecht has served as our General Counsel since August 2016 and as our Secretary since September 2016. Previously he was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Chief Compliance Officer for Boston Heart Diagnostics Corporation from March 2013 to May 2016. Prior to Boston Heart, Mr. Albrecht was in-house counsel for Advanced BioHealing, Inc. where he held senior legal positions from August 2009 and, following the company’s acquisition by Shire plc, with Shire Regenerative Medicine, to December 2012. He practiced corporate and transactional law at the international law firms McDermott Will & Emery LLP from August 2004 to July 2007 and Cooley LLP from July 2007 to August 2009. Mr. Albrecht received a B.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.

Neil Gallagher, M.D., Ph.D.President, Head of Research and Development

Neil Gallagher, M.D., Ph.D., has served as our President, Head of Research and Development since April 2023. Prior to joining Syndax, Dr. Gallagher served as Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, Head of Development at AbbVie from January 2020 to April 2023, where he led multiple development programs through approval globally and oversaw asset strategy and portfolio management across several therapeutic areas. Dr. Gallagher previously served as AbbVie’s Head of Global Oncology Development from November 2017 to December 2019. Prior to joining AbbVie, he served as Head of Development for Oncology and Inflammation at Amgen from May 2016 to October 2017 and spent a decade at Novartis leading several development and clinical programs across the portfolio. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Medical Director at AstraZeneca and later Director of Clinical Development at Astex Therapeutics. Dr. Gallagher completed his Fellowship in Gynecological Oncology at the Institute for Cancer Studies, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. Dr. Gallagher received his medical degree from Trinity College, Dublin.

Anjali Ganguli, Ph.D.Chief Business Officer

Anjali Ganguli, Ph.D. has served as our Chief Business Officer since September 2021 and previously was Vice President, Corporate Development leading business development and investor relations since joining the company in May 2015. Prior to Syndax, Dr. Ganguli was VP Corporate Development at Regado Biosciences from February 2014 to May 2015, where she aided in the company’s successful merger with Tobira Therapeutics, Inc. Previously, Dr. Ganguli held roles within Marketing and Commercial Assessments at Forest Laboratories, LLC, prioritizing due diligence opportunities and supporting business development transactions of clinical stage assets; and served as an equity research analyst at CIBC World Markets, covering mid and small cap biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Ganguli received a B.S. in Biological Chemistry at the University of Chicago, a Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Michigan and conducted research as a NIH post-doctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley.

Keith A. GoldanChief Financial Officer

Keith Goldan has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2022. Prior to joining Syndax, Mr. Goldan served as Chief Financial Officer of Optinose, a publicly traded specialty pharmaceutical company, since January 2017, where he helped build the infrastructure to support the launch of its lead product in the United States. Prior to Optinose, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Fibrocell, a publicly traded cell and gene therapy company. Mr. Goldan’s experience also includes Chief Financial Officer roles at NuPathe, PuriCore plc and Biosyn as well as financial roles at ViroPharma and KPMG. In these positions, Mr. Goldan led finance, accounting, IT, HR and corporate development teams and successfully raised capital through multiple IPOs, capital markets transactions and financing vehicles. Mr. Goldan received a B.S. in Finance from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kate Madigan, M.D.Chief Medical Officer

Kate Madigan has served as the Company’s Chief Medical Officer since March 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Madigan served as Vice President, Head of Clinical Development at Syros Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Syros, she served as Senior Medical Director at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, and was a Medical Director in Biogen’s Rare Disease Innovation Unit. Dr. Madigan previously held various academic positions of increasing responsibility at University of California San Diego/ Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego. Dr. Madigan received a B.A. in Asian Studies from Dartmouth College and an M.D. from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.

Kevin McManusChief People Officer

Kevin McManus has served as our Chief People Officer since May 2023. Prior to joining Syndax, Mr. McManus was Chief Human Resources Officer at Omega Therapeutics leading the expansion of the organization’s workforce. Prior to Omega Therapeutics, he was Chief Human Resources Officer at Acceleron Pharma from 2019 to 2022, where he was responsible for overseeing the human resources, information technology and facilities functions for the organization. Previously, Mr. McManus held senior human resource leadership roles at Bayer from 2013 to 2019 and Myler Inc. from 2011 to 2012. Earlier in his career, he spent nearly a decade at Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) eventually assuming the role of Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources, ConvaTec, upon the spin out from BMS into a standalone private company. Mr. McManus holds a B.S. in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and a certification in organizational development from Ashridge University.

Peter Ordentlich, Ph.D.Chief Scientific Officer and Founder

Peter Ordentlich, Ph.D. co-founded the Company in October 2005 and has served as our Chief Scientific Officer since September 2016. Dr. Ordentlich previously served as our Chief Technical Officer from November 2013 to August 2016, our Vice President, Translational Medicine from January 2012 to October 2013, our Executive Director, Translational Science from January 2011 to December 2011, and our Director, Scientific Affairs and Strategic Alliances from January 2008 to December 2010. Prior to founding the company, Dr. Ordentlich was a scientist at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, a biological research non-profit organization. He also spent five years as a research scientist at X-Ceptor Therapeutics, Inc., a drug discovery company, which was acquired by Exelixis, Inc. Dr. Ordentlich received a B.A. in Biochemistry and a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve SabusChief Commercial Officer

Steve Sabus has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since December 2022. Prior to joining Syndax, Mr. Sabus served as Chief Commercial Officer at Turning Point Therapeutics before its acquisition by BMS. Before Turning Point, Mr. Sabus held senior commercial roles at Astellas Pharma for over 15 years, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Head of Oncology. Earlier in his tenure at Astellas, Mr. Sabus headed the U.S. Medical Specialties business unit where he designed commercial strategies to extend the portfolio and increase market impact across therapeutic areas. Additionally, he was the General Manager of Astellas Canada, where his team launched Xospata®. Before Astellas, Mr. Sabus spent 16 years at Johnson & Johnson in commercial roles of increasing responsibility. Mr. Sabus received his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing & Sales Management at the University of Northern Iowa.