Board of Directors
Christopher M. Cashman is Chairman of the Board of Directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of Marinus. Chris is a recognized leader in the biopharmaceutical industry and has decades of experience leading life sciences companies. Before joining Marinus, Chris was co-founder, President and CEO of Protez Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a company specializing in the development of antibiotics, which was acquired by Novartis. Prior to his time with Protez, Chris was President and CEO of Message Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and held various leadership roles at both Pfizer, Inc., and SmithKline Beecham plc. Chris currently serves on the Board of Directors of Rapid Micro Biosystems, Inc., Noble Biomaterials, Inc., and MBF Therapeutics, Inc. Chris holds an M.S. in economics from Purdue University and B.S. in business management from the University of Minnesota.
Tim M. Mayleben has served on our Board since December 2008. Mr. Mayleben currently serves as President, CEO and a director of Esperion Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of therapies for the treatment of elevated levels of LDL-cholesterol and other cardiometabolic risk markers. Mr. Mayleben has more than a decade of executive leadership roles in the life sciences industry, including, former President, CEO and a director of Aastrom Biosciences, Inc., former President, COO and a director of NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc., and former COO and CFO of the original Esperion, Inc., until its acquisition by Pfizer in 2004. Mr. Mayleben is also an advisor to, investor in, and member of the board of directors of several life science companies, including Kaleo, Inc., LOXO Oncology, Inc., and Lycera Corporation. Mr. Mayleben earned an M.B.A., with distinction, from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and a B.B.A. from the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.