Arthur Kuan - Interim Chief Executive Officer
Arthur currently serves as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director on the Board at Cold Genesys, a privately-held, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, acquisition and development of novel immunotherapies, including an oncolytic virus for the treatment of bladder cancer and a variety of other solid tumor types. Arthur is a Founding Member of Ally Bridge Group, a global healthcare-focused investment platform, and plays an active role in managing the fund’s portfolio companies. Previously, Arthur was a member of Themes Investment Partners, a Private Equity fund based in Hong Kong, where he played a central role in coordinating cross-border technology transfer and regulatory submissions for portfolio companies. He began his career in an operational role at Dinova Capital, a Shanghai-based, medical technology incubator fund, evaluating medical device investment opportunities. Arthur received his M.S. in Biotechnology from the Johns Hopkins University and his B.A. in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Mark I. Fitchmun - Vice President, Manufacturing
Mark is Founder and President of Somatek, which provides outsourced bioprocess development, manufacturing, quality, regulatory, and project management services to companies creating next generation biopharmaceuticals, specifically biologics (proteins, gene and cell based therapies). Mark has consulted on over 40 biopharmaceutical and analytical projects including therapeutic antibodies, antibody-drug conjugates, fusion proteins, viruses, and clinical diagnostics. He has also served as Vice President of Accelagen, a provider of enzymes for molecular biology research; Manager of Process Development at GenStar, a gene therapy company; and Group Leader at Desmos, developing new antibodies, and assays, and research methods for the study of extra cellular matrix proteins.
Bing Kung - Vice President, Business Development
Bing has over thirteen years of life science industry experience as a business development executive, investment banker and scientist. He has been involved in over 75 partnership, M&A and financing transactions in the life science sector, including those for immuno-oncology and platform technology companies. Most recently, Bing managed business development activities at Ascendancy Healthcare, which provided Western-based companies partnership solutions enabling entry and commercialization of their biopharmaceutical products into China and other high-growth Asian markets. Previously, he served as Vice President at Torreya Partners, a boutique life science investment bank, and also worked at MTS Health Partners and Aquilo Partners. Bing began his career as a research scientist in the Divisions of Oncology and Neurology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he authored a number of peer-reviewed publications on the molecular basis of the pediatric solid tumor neuroblastoma. He received his Master's in Biotechnology and his Bachelor’s in Biology from the University of Pennsylvania.
Amy Steele - Vice President, Controller
Amy joined Cold Genesys as Vice President, Controller in July 2016 and is responsible for Gold Genesys’ global finance and accounting activities. Prior to joining Cold Genesys, she served as the Associate Director, Finance & Business Operations at TWi Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. and Genovi Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and was responsible for setting up of multiple corporate entities in the US, UK and Taiwan, implementing global ERP system, obtaining state wholesale and virtual manufacturing licenses for generic products as well as transfer pricing analysis. Amy brings many years of experience in financing, accounting and internal audit and received her BA degree in Business Economics / Accounting from University of California Los Angeles.