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John Hadden II


Mr. Hadden has served as a Director of the Company since February 2016. Mr. Hadden is currently CEO and Co-founder of ViroCell Biologics, an innovation-driven CDMO focused on manufacturing viral vectors and gene-modified cells for clients developing cell and gene therapies. Mr. Hadden served as SVP, Operations for Secura Bio, Inc. from May 2019 to September 2020. Between April 2017 and April 2019, Mr. Hadden consulted actively to several private biotechnology companies, Disruptive Capital, and King’s Health Partners’ Hematology Institute, London. Mr. Hadden has extensive prior oncology and operating experience, including strategy, partnering, KOL outreach, clinical development, manufacturing, regulatory, intellectual property, and capital raising. Mr. Hadden co-founded IRX Therapeutics, an immuno-oncology platform company, where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including CFO, COO, and CEO from January 2007 to March 2017. As CEO, he led the closing of a strategic transaction with Celgene Corporation. Mr. Hadden’s M&A and capital-raising experience was acquired in his first career as an investment banker at JP Morgan. Mr. Hadden earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Management, summa cum laude, from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University.