Richard J. Daly

Independent Director

Richard J. Daly joined our Board of Directors in June 2018. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Neuralstem, Inc., an emerging biotechnology company with clinical programs in CNS disorders. Until October 2014, Mr. Daly served as President of AstraZeneca US Diabetes, where he and his team successfully transformed the $1.2 billion business from the poorest performing diabetes portfolio in the US market to the fastest growing in less than 12 months. From 2011 through 2013, Mr. Daly served as a Co-Founder of, and an investor in, Sagepath Partners, a company providing the pharmaceutical industry with outsourced commercial services. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Daly was employed by Takeda N.A., the North American subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceuticals where he and his team led the geographic expansion of the commercial business across North and South America. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Daly served as the Vice President, Commercial Strategy for TAP Pharmaceuticals, a joint venture between Takeda Pharmaceuticals and Abbott Labs. In 1998, Mr. Daly was a founding member of the leadership team of Takeda Pharmaceuticals N.A., serving initially as the Senior Director of Marketing. Between 1998 and 2006, Mr. Daly took on roles of increasing responsibility culminating in his appointment as Senior Vice President, Marketing (2001-2006). Mr. Daly received his bachelor of science degree in microbiology from the University of Notre Dame in 1983 and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University in 1998.