The Senté Team
Kleanthis G. Xanthopoulos, Ph.D. – Founder / Board Member, is a serial entrepreneur and served as CEO of several venture backed companies in the life science industry. He is currently President & CEO of Regulus Therapeutics. Kleanthis is a former Managing Director of Enterprise Partners Venture Capital. He previously served as President, CEO & Co-Founder of Anadys Pharmaceuticals.
Marios Fotiadis – Founder / Board Member, has CEO and venture capital experience in life sciences with SG Capital Partners and Advent International. He currently serves as President & CEO of the Vandell Group.
Faheem Hasnain – Chairman of the Board, has over 20 years experience in the pharmaceuticals industry with extensive commercialization experience in senior management roles. He is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Receptos, Inc. and the previous President and CEO of Facet Biotech, which sold to Abbot Laboratories for over $700M in March of 2010. He has launched more than 20 new products in more than 30 indications with line extensions across 12 therapeutic areas. He has previously served in executive roles with Biogen Idec; Oncology Therapeutics Network (OTN), a specialty pharmacy distributor and subsidiary to Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; and GlaxoSmithKline where he held numerous roles including Commercial and Vice President, Dermatology business.
Neil Sandler – Board Member, is Co-founder of Symphony Capital, a $300 million life sciences private equity firm. He has also served as a Healthcare Partner at Behrman Capital, a $1.8 billion private equity firm. Neil has done over 125 financings and mergers and acquisitions exceeding $13 billion in value as an investment banker, primarily at PaineWebber and Robertson Stephens. He has served on the board of directors of five biopharmaceutical partnerships with Centocor, Genzyme, Synergen (Amgen), Isis Pharmaceuticals and Alexza Pharmaceuticals.
Mark J. Tager, M.D. – Medical Advisor, brings marketing expertise to Senté. He has been in the aesthetics field for ten years, helping to start Reliant Technologies, Inc., where he became VP of Marketing and introduced the Fraxel™ laser and the science of fractional photothermolysis to physicians and consumers. He has served as Chief Marketing Officer for Syneron (Nasdaq: “ELOS”).
Marie Giroux – President, has over 20 years of senior management experience, specializing in marketing and advertising roles. She has successfully launched a number of products nationally, and has led numerous cross promotional advertising campaigns for multi- national and fortune 500 companies, spreading across all mediums. In the past, Marie has played an integral role in all aspects of a product launch, from the development of a high profile sales force, to initiating and executing brand campaigns in National and International markets.
Aaron Hasnain – Manager of Account Relations & Director of New Media, has extensive experience working with life science companies, and is supported with a strong background in public relations, communication and social media. Aaron has helped multiple companies in the industry reach their target audiences, and specializes in the delivery of messages through new media. He has previously served in numerous public relations roles with companies on both the East and West coasts.
Joe C. Vasconcellos – Chief Financial Officer, has over 28 years of financial experience and serves as a consultant and part time CFO for over a dozen small to medium size businesses. He holds a Certificate in Financial Planning from the ICFP.