Chairman of the Board
Brian Markison is the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Markison joined the Board of Directors in September 2012 and was elevated to Chairman in January 2013. Mr. Markison has been a Healthcare Industry Executive for Avista since September 2012. Mr. Markison is a seasoned executive with more than 30 years of operational, marketing, commercial development and sales experience with international pharmaceutical companies. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Osmotica Holdings, SCSp, after serving as Executive Chairman of one of its predecessor companies, Vertical/Trigen Holdings, LLC. Previously, he held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company in dermatology, prior to its sale to Sandoz, the generics division of Novartis AG. Before leading Fougera, Mr. Markison was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of King Pharmaceuticals, which he joined as Chief Operating Officer in March 2004, and was promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer later that year and elected Chairman in 2007. Prior to joining King, Mr. Markison held various senior leadership positions at Bristol-Meyers Squibb, including President of Oncology, Virology and Oncology Therapeutics Network; President of Neuroscience, Infectious Disease and Dermatology; and Senior Vice President, Operational Excellence and Productivity. Mr. Markison also serves on the Board of Directors of Immunomedics, Inc., on the Board of Directors of Alere Inc. and as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. He is also a Director of the College of New Jersey. Mr. Markison holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Iona College.