- Company Management
Dr. David M. Goldenberg founded Immunomedics in July 1982, and has served continuously since that time as the Chairman of our Board of Directors. He also currently serves as our Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Patent Officer, having been our Chief Medical Officer from July 2007 to December 2014, Chief Strategic Officer from July 2003 to July 2007. Dr. Goldenberg previously served as our Chief Executive Officer from July 1982 through July 1992, from February 1994 through May 1998 and from July 1999 through March 2001. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of IBC Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a subsidiary of Immunomedics.
Dr. Goldenberg is a graduate of the University of Chicago College and Division of Biological Sciences (B.S.), the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) Faculty of Natural Sciences (Sc.D.), and the University of Heidelberg (Germany) School of Medicine (M.D.). He has written or co-authored approximately 1,700 journal articles, book chapters and abstracts on cancer research, detection and treatment, and has researched and written extensively in the area of radioimmunodetection and radioimmunotherapy using radiolabeled antibodies.
Dr. Goldenberg was President and a Trustee of the Center for Molecular Medicine and Immunology (“CMMI”), an independent non-profit research center, and its clinical unit, the Garden State Cancer Center. In 1985 and again in 1992, Dr. Goldenberg received an “Outstanding Investigator Grant” award from the National Cancer Institute for his work in radioimmunodetection, and in 1986 he received the New Jersey Pride Award in Science and Technology.
Dr. Goldenberg was honored as the ninth Herz Lecturer of the Tel Aviv University Faculty of Life Sciences. In addition, he received the 1991 Mayneord 3M Award and Lectureship of the British Institute of Radiology and in 2002, the Elis Bervin Lectureship and Medal from the Swedish Medical Society and the Swedish Oncology Society for his contributions to the development of radiolabeled monoclonal antibodies used in the imaging and treatment of cancer. The International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine named Dr. Goldenberg the co-recipient of the 1994 Abbott Award. In 2005, he received the Paul Aebersold Award from the Society of Nuclear Medicine and was named the Inventor of the Year by the Research and Development Council of New Jersey. Maryann Liebert Inc., publisher of Genetic Engineering News, nominated Dr. Goldenberg in 2006 for the Forbes Enterprise Award for outstanding achievements in the scientific community.
Ms. Cynthia L. Sullivan has been employed by Immunomedics since October 1985, and has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2001. She previously served as the Company’s President from December 2000 to March 2001 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from June 1999 to December 2000. Prior to joining Immunomedics, Ms. Sullivan was employed by Ortho Diagnostic Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson.
Ms. Sullivan’s educational background includes: a B.S. from Merrimack College, North Andover, Massachusetts, followed by a year of clinical internship with the school of Medical Technology at Muhlenberg Hospital, Plainfield, New Jersey, resulting in a M.T. (ASCP) certification in 1979. Ms. Sullivan completed a M.S. degree in 1986 from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she also received her M.B.A. in December 1991.
Ms. Sullivan also serves as President of our majority owned subsidiary, IBC Pharmaceuticals, Inc. From September 2002 to July 2007, Ms. Sullivan served as a member of the Board of Directors of Digene Corp., a company that develops, manufactures and markets proprietary DNA and RNA testing systems for the screening, monitoring and diagnosis of human diseases. Effective July 30, 2007 Digene Corp was merged with Qiagen N.V. As of May 2009, Ms. Sullivan also serves as a member of Board of Trustees for the HealthCare Institute of New Jersey, a trade association for the research-based pharmaceutical and medical technology industry in New Jersey.
Michael R. Garone joined Immunomedics as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer in June 2016. From August 2007 through June 2016, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Emisphere Technologies, Inc., a commercial stage, specialty pharmaceutical company, where he also served as Corporate Secretary since October 2008 and as Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 2011 until September 2012. Before Emisphere, Mr. Garone served as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Astralis, Ltd. Prior to that, he served 20 years at AT&T, where he held several positions, including Chief Financial Officer of AT&T Alascom. Mr. Garone received an MBA from Columbia University and a BA in Mathematics from Colgate University.