Herriot Tabuteau, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Tabuteau has served as our founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of our board of directors since our founding in January 2012. Prior to founding our company, Dr. Tabuteau was a Senior Analyst and Partner at Healthco/S.A.C. Capital (now known as HealthCor) where he was responsible for the biotechnology, genomics, and instrumentation portfolios. Previously, Dr. Tabuteau was the healthcare analyst at Kingdon Capital. Prior to that position, Dr. Tabuteau was a Senior Research Analyst at Banc of America Securities covering the hospital supplies sector. Prior to Banc of America, Dr. Tabuteau was part of the healthcare investment banking group at Goldman Sachs. Dr. Tabuteau earned his M.D. from Yale University School of Medicine and his Bachelor of Arts in molecular biology and biochemistry from Wesleyan University.
Nick Pizzie, CPA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Pizzie has served as our Chief Financial Officer since May 2018. Prior to joining Axsome, Mr. Pizzie was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pierre Fabre USA, the U.S. affiliate of Pierre Fabre. Previously, he was Senior Finance Director at Immucor. Prior to Immucor, he held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting at Merck and Pfizer. Mr. Pizzie began his career at Arthur Andersen, where he served as staff auditor. He earned his BS in Accounting, BA in Economics, and MBA in Finance, and Supply Chain Logistics, from Rutgers University.
Chief Commercial Officer
Mr. Marek has served as our Chief Commercial Officer since August 2019. Prior to joining Axsome, Mr. Marek held the position of Vice President, and General Manager of Amgen’s Neuroscience business unit. At Amgen, Mr. Marek led the U.S. commercialization strategy and launch of Aimovig™ for migraine prevention. Prior to heading the Neuroscience business unit, he was Vice President of Marketing of Amgen’s U.S. Inflammation and Nephrology business. Before Amgen, Mr. Marek served as Executive Vice President, Consumer Services, and Commercial Strategy Officer of WebMD. Prior to that position, Mr. Marek was the Managing Director of Saatchi & Saatchi Healthcare Advertising. Mr. Marek began his career at Eli Lilly and Company, followed by AstraZeneca, where he served in a variety of marketing and sales roles of increasing responsibility. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Washington State University.
Cedric O’Gorman, MD, MBA
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CLINICAL DEVELOPMENT AND MEDICAL AFFAIRS
Dr. O’Gorman has served as our Senior Vice President, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs since September 2017. Prior to joining Axsome, Dr. O’Gorman was the Vice President of Medical Affairs at Intra-Cellular Therapies since December 2014. Before that, he was the U.S. medical lead for psychiatry at Genentech/Roche. Prior to Genentech/Roche, he spent 5 years at Pfizer representing medical affairs on several branded neuroscience products including Geodon for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and Pristiq for major depressive disorder. Dr. O’Gorman received his medical degree from the National University of Ireland, in Galway, Ireland, trained at the Institute of Psychiatry, in London, England, and earned his Master of Business Administration from the New York University Stern School of Business.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS
Mr. Jacobson has served as our Senior Vice President, Operations since September 2017 and has been a member of the Axsome team since April 2014. Prior to joining Axsome, he was Director of Corporate Development at Stemline Therapeutics, Inc., where he played a critical role in advancing the company from a 3-person team in 2010 to the successful completion of an initial public offering and secondary public offering in 2013, which together raised approximately $100 million for the company. While at Stemline, Mr. Jacobson’s responsibilities spanned investor relations, public relations, corporate operations, and intellectual property. Mr. Jacobson began his career in healthcare communications at Publicis Healthcare Communications Group. Mr. Jacobson earned a Master of Arts in Biotechnology from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Iowa State University.