Revolo Biotherapeutics Announces the Appointment of Tunde Otulana, M.D., to its Board of Directors | Revolo Biotherapeutics

Revolo Biotherapeutics Announces the Appointment of Tunde Otulana, M.D., to its Board of Directors

NEW ORLEANS, LA and LONDON UK, December 27, 2021 – Revolo Biotherapeutics (“Revolo Bio” or the “Company”), a Company developing therapies that reset the immune system to achieve superior long-term remission for patients with autoimmune and allergic diseases, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Tunde Otulana, M.D., to its Board of Directors. Dr. Otulana brings more than 25 years of leadership, clinical development and regulatory strategy experience in the life sciences industry.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Otulana’s expertise to our board of directors,” said Jonathan Rigby, Group Chief Executive Officer of Revolo Biotherapeutics. “His extensive experience in executive leadership, clinical development, and regulatory strategy particularly around allergic and pulmonary diseases will be extremely valuable as we advance our lead candidates, ‘1104 and ‘1805, through four Phase 2 clinical trials in 2022 and 2023 with the goal of revolutionizing autoimmune and allergic disease treatment.”

Dr. Otulana added, “I am honored to be joining Revolo’s board of directors and provide my expertise to advance revolutionary treatments with a unique mechanism of action for resetting the immune system from a pro-inflammatory state to a regulated homeostatic state. Revolo’s therapies have the potential to provide long-term disease remission for patients suffering from autoimmune and allergic diseases, who currently rely on chronic treatments that can suppress the immune system making patients vulnerable to life threatening infections and even cancer. I look forward to offering additional perspective on clinical and regulatory strategy as well, as the company advances four Phase 2 trials next year.”

Tunde Otulana, M.D., brings more than 25 years of combined experience in drug development and commercialization having served in multiple executive positions at several pharmaceutical companies, and currently as Chief Medical Officer at Veloxis Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Otulana also currently holds a Non-Executive Director position at Allergy Therapeutics, and is a Clinical Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary & Critical Care at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, where he has served for 22 years. Previously, Dr. Otulana served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at several companies including Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Aradigm Corporation. Notably, he served as Medical Officer and Medical Team Leader in the Pulmonary & Allergy Drug Products Division at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for about 7 years. Dr. Otulana received his medical degree from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and completed residency and fellowship trainings in the UK and US.

About Revolo Biotherapeutics

Revolo Biotherapeutics is developing therapies that reset the immune system to achieve superior long-term remission for patients with autoimmune and allergic disease, without the immune system suppression seen with current therapies. Its two drug candidates, ‘1805 and ‘1104, a protein and a peptide respectively, reset the immune system to prevent the chronic pro-inflammatory immune response that results in autoimmune or allergic disease. ‘1805 is a modified analogue of a key protein in immune function and is entering its second Phase 2 clinical trial for moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis and a Phase 2 clinical trial for non-infectious uveitis. ‘1104 is a peptide derived from a natural immune-regulatory protein and is being evaluated in a Phase 2 clinical trial for patients with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and a Phase 2 clinical trial for allergic disease. The disease-agnostic mechanism of action of Revolo Biotherapeutic’s assets provides a potential platform for the development of treatments for multiple autoimmune and allergic diseases.

For further information, please visit www.revolobio.com.

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Marylyn Rigby, VP Investor Relations & Marketing
mrigby@revolobio.com

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Glen Giovanetti

Non-Executive Director

Glen Giovanetti has more than 35 years of experience in strategy and operational leadership in the life science industry as well as in financial governance, risk and reporting as EY’s Global Biotechnology Sector Leader and Life Sciences Sector Leader. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Life Science Cares, Teon Therapeutics and XW Pharma.

Marla S. Persky

Non-Executive Director

Marla S. Persky currently serves as the chief executive officer and president of WOMN LLC. She has more than 25 years of international senior business and legal experience in the pharmaceutical industry having held numerous business and legal positions at Boehringer Ingelheim and Baxter International. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Xeris Pharmaceuticals, YGEIA Consulting Group, Primary Stages, World Neighbors and A Better Chance in Ridgefield.

Dora Rau

Senior Vice President, Quality

Dora Rau brings 25 years of experience in development and commercial operations for drugs, biologics, devices and combination products to the team. She has held numerous executive-level quality positions, with expertise in building quality systems and in leading teams to attain successful regulatory authority inspection outcomes and product approvals.

Jonathan Gold

Chief Financial Officer

Over the last 25 years, Jonathan Gold has been an institutional venture capitalist, a public fund manager, a founder, an operating executive, and a board member for companies across sectors including life sciences. In those roles, he was active in the development, financing and mergers and acquisitions for numerous public and private companies.

Team Members

Michael Albisser

Non-Executive Director​

Michael is a partner of Metellus, a Zurich and London-based venture capital firm investing in technology and life sciences with ground-breaking potential. Having more than 25 years of experience in the finance area he is responsible for finance, tax, and deal structures. He serves on the board of various venture-backed companies.

Dr. Isaac Cheng, m.d.

Non-Executive Director

Dr. Isaac Cheng is currently an investment professional at Morningside, a venture capital and private equity institution based in Boston USA, and Shanghai China. Dr. Cheng focuses primarily on biopharmaceutical and healthcare investments. He has served on numerous public and private company boards.

Peter Greenleaf

Chairman

Peter Greenleaf currently serves as the chief executive officer (CEO) and member of the Board of Directors of Aurinia, (NASDAQ: AUPH / TSX: AUP), an autoimmune therapeutics company. He has held several other CEO and chairman roles. He is also currently a member of the Board of Directors of Antares Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATRS) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biodelivery Sciences International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BDSI).

Marylyn Rigby

VP of Marketing and Investor Relations

Marylyn Rigby is an experienced pharmaceutical, biotech, and drug delivery professional. In addition to her expertise in marketing, public and investor relations, she has a successful track record with business development, licensing, public and private equity financing, strategy and other key corporate functions.

Nancy Vinh

VP of Clinical Operations

Nancy Vinh brings over 20 years of experience in managing early and late phase, international clinical trials for drugs, biologics, cell therapy and combination products across a wide range of therapeutic areas to the team. She has served as head of clinical operations and led registrational and label expansion trials execution.

Team Members

Dr. Clare Burgess

Chief Development Officer

Dr. Clare Burgess has 24 years of experience in clinical drug development as a pharmacologist and has worked across a wide range of therapeutic areas within the pharmaceutical industry. She has held multiple leadership roles and has led multidisciplinary teams across the world.

Jeff Myers, m.d., ph.d

Chief Medical Officer

Jeff Myers, M.D., Ph.D., has 20 years of experience in medical affairs, regulatory and clinical development within the biopharmaceutical industry, with focuses on cardiovascular, pulmonary, oncology, and inflammatory diseases.

Before entering the industry, he practiced as a congenital cardiac surgeon and served as the chief of pediatric cardiac surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and as Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Team Members

Dr. Roly Foulkes

Chief Scientific Officer

A true drug discoverer, Dr. Roly Foulkes has 25 years of experience building and delivering innovative therapeutic portfolios within the immunology and inflammatory disease space. He has a strong record advising small and medium sized immunology biopharma companies in developing competitive therapeutic strategies and bringing new innovative molecules to the clinic.

Team Members

Jones w (woody) Bryan, ph.d.

Chief Business Officer

Jones (Woody) Bryan, Ph.D., brings almost 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry to the team, having led successful business development operations in both private and public pharma and biotech companies.

Team Members

Perry Calias, ph.d.

Chief Operating Officer

Perry Calias, Ph.D., brings over 25 years of experience in pre-clinical and clinical development, CMC and global regulatory submissions across the drug and device sectors of healthcare. He has held numerous executive positions leading clinical and non-clinical operations, with a strong focus on diseases of the central nervous system and rare diseases.

Team Members

Jonathan Rigby, mba

Group Chief Executive Officer

As employee #1 of Revolo Biotherapeutics in the US, Jonathan Rigby has led the company through substantial and rapid growth. He brings three decades of experience creating value and opportunities for companies in the pharmaceutical, biotech and drug delivery technology industry.

Team Members
  • Carrie Vincent: Director, HR & Senior Executive Administration
  • Dr. Jones W. (Woody) Bryan: Chief Business Officer
  • Dr. Roly Foulkes: Chief Scientific Officer
  • Jonathan Gold: Chief Financial Officer
  • Jeff Myers, MD: Chief Medical Officer
  • Marylyn Rigby: VP Marketing & Investor Relations
  • Dr. Perry Calias: Chief Operating Officer