Dr. Sol J. Barer, Ph.D.
Advisor to the Board of Directors, Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals
Dr. Sol J. Barer, Chairman of the Board of Teva Pharmaceuticals, Chairman of Centrexion Therapeutics, Lead Director of Contrafect Corp, Chairman of Neximmune, and Board member of 3DBiotherapeutics and Cerecor, Founding Chair of the Hackensack Meridian Center for Discovery and Innovation and advisor to the Israel Biotech Fund. Dr. Barer is a co-founder of Celgene Corporation and served as Celgene’s Executive Chairman, President, CEO, and COO. Previously, he was the founder of the biotechnology group at Celanese Corporation, which was subsequently spun off as Celgene. Dr. Barer is also the founding board member of the Barer Institute, a collaborative cancer drug development initiative of Cornerstone Holdings, Inc.
President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board
Sanjeev Luther is credited with significant growth and performance in domestic and international markets. Strategic, pragmatic and results-driven, Sanjeev has led successful business-building and fundraising strategies and increased ROI for both Fortune 500 corporations and startups in pharmaceuticals, biotech, medical devices and diagnostics, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Novartis, Bausch and Lomb, GE Healthcare and Mallinckrodt. He has a proven track record in driving productivity and reducing costs, with expertise across a range of therapeutic areas and stages, from R&D through commercialization.
At Cornerstone, Sanjeev advanced from CBO to COO, and then to his current role as CEO, in which he leads all of the company’s research and development initiatives, as well as all clinical trial programs. He is also a board member at Lipomedix.
Mr. Drillick is the Chief Financial Officer for Eastern Properties. He is responsible for all financial aspects of the company including financial reporting, construction, and permanent financing. Prior to joining Eastern Properties, Mr. Drillick was a manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, responsible for the Bank’s capital and operating budgets. He has a Bachelors degree from Brooklyn College and a Masters degree from the New York University School of Engineering and Science.
Howard S. Jonas
Mr. Jonas is the Founder and Chairman of IDT Corporation (NYSE: IDT), Genie Energy (NYSE: GNE), and IDW Media (OTC: IDWM). He was also the Founder and controlling shareholder of Straight Path Communications, Inc (NYSE: STRP), which was acquired by Verizon for $3.1 Billion. Mr. Jonas has extensive leadership experience in founding and growing public companies, and has sold multiple businesses in deals worth both hundreds of millions and billions of dollars. He received his B.A. in economics from Harvard University.
Alan B. Rosenthal, DMD
Alan B. Rosenthal has served as a director of Genie Energy Ltd. since October 2011. Dr. Rosenthal is the founding and managing partner of ABR Capital Financial Group LLC, an investment fund, founding partner and owner of NorthStar Travel, founding partner of Alaska Business Monthly and founding partner and owner of Master Dental Alliance. Dr. Rosenthal is an assistant clinical professor of Micro-Neurosurgical Treatment of Oral Pathology at New York University. Dr. Rosenthal is a board member of Yeshiva University and served on the board of directors of IDT Corporation from 1994 through 1996. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers University and a DMD degree from University of Pennsylvania.
Robert Shorr, Ph.D., DIC
Chief Scientist and Co-founder
Dr. Shorr has a 40-year track record in drug discovery from concept through approval and market launch. As Cornerstone’s Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Shorr’s primary focus is on the discovery and development of safe and effective novel drugs and delivery technology. He has previously served as VP of Science and Technology at Enzon Pharma, VP of Science and Technology and Chief Scientist at United Therapeutics, and Associate Director of Molecular Pharmacology at SmithKline Beecham. At Enzon, Dr. Shorr was responsible for co-development with Schering-Plough of the blockbuster drug, PEG INTRON A, for the treatment of hepatitis and certain forms of melanoma. Dr. Shorr has authored more than 250 technical articles, abstracts, book chapters and conference proceedings and has more than 150 inventions with more than 300 issued and pending patents worldwide. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of London, and a DIC from the University of London Imperial College of Science and Technology.
A. Joseph Stern
Mr. Stern is the Founder and CEO of Eastern Properties, a commercial and residential real estate company located in Cranbury, NJ. He is well known for his commitment and involvement in education as well as other philanthropic causes.
Patrick S. Wilmerding
Mr. Wilmerding is the Co-Founder of Althea Partners LLC, which consults with and invests in early stage companies. Althea Partners led the Series B-4 preferred investment round in Cornerstone (known as Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. at the time). Prior to co-founding Althea Partners, Mr. Wilmerding was a Co-Founder and Director of the Narragansett Bay and Pawtucket Insurance Companies. He also currently serves as a Director of Irresistible Materials Ltd., a next generation nano materials company.