Walter V. Klemp

Founder, President, CEO and Chairman

Mr. Klemp is a co-founder of our company, and has served as our chairman of the board and chief executive officer since July 2015 and as president since August 2017. Since 2006, Mr. Klemp has served as the chairman, co-founder and part-time chief executive officer of Moleculin, LLC. Since July 2018, Mr. Klemp has served as executive chairman on the board of directors of Soliton, Inc., a medical device company focused on developing new technology for use in aesthetics. From November 2011 to July 2018, Mr. Klemp served as chief executive officer of Soliton. Mr. Klemp served as president and chief executive officer of Zeno Corporation from 2004 to April 2011, where he developed and marketed dermatology devices and drugs from concept through FDA approval and market launch. From 1987 to 2000, Mr. Klemp served as founder, chief executive officer and chairman of Drypers Corporation, a publicly traded multinational consumer products company that was ranked #1 on the INC 500 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Donald Picker, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Picker has served as our chief scientific officer since August 2017 after serving as our chief operating officer from July 2015 until August 2017 and as our president from January 2016 to August 2017. His employment is on a part-time basis. In 2007, Dr. Picker became the chief executive officer of IntertechBio. From 2006 through 2007, Dr. Picker was the President of Tapestry Pharmaceuticals. From 1998 to 2003, Dr. Picker was CEO of Synergy Pharmaceuticals. Synergy was merged into Callisto Pharmaceuticals where he was vice present of research and development until 2006. Dr. Picker led the development of carboplatin and cisplatin from concept to FDA approval. In 2018, Dr. Picker became an advisor to WPD Pharmaceuticals in Poland. From 2018 to 2019, Dr. Picker served on the board of directors of CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Dr. Picker currently serves as the Chief Science Officer of CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. on a part-time basis. Dr. Picker received his BS degree from Brooklyn Polytechnic University and his PhD from SUNY Albany in 1975. Dr. Picker is currently devoting only part of his work time to us, and provides services as needed to us.

Robert Shepard, MD, FACP

Chief Medical Officer – Annamycin

Dr. Shepard has served as our chief medical officer, on a part-time basis, since June 2016. From 2013 until 2014, Dr. Shepard served as vice president of scientific and medical affairs for Accelovance. Dr. Shepard has extensive research credentials in hematology and oncology and is board certified in oncology, hematology and internal medicine. He has a wide array of experience in translational medicine and clinical research and has been actively involved in oncology research since 1970, responsible for the clinical development of several drugs and immune therapies for biopharmaceutical companies, including serving as the consulting Chief Medical Officer for six companies. Dr. Shepard is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University in biochemical sciences and molecular biophysics and studied in the Harvard-M.I.T. Health Sciences program. He held fellowships in hematology and oncology at the Tufts-New England Medical Center where he conducted laboratory research in leukemias, myeloma and myelodysplasia, as well as fellowship in pharmacology and molecular genetics at the Dana-Farber Cancer Center and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Shepard holds academic appointments at Harvard University, Tufts University and the University of Virginia. Dr. Shepard is currently devoting only part of his work time to us, and provides services as needed to us.

Sandra Silberman, MD, PhD

Chief Medical Officer – New Products

Dr. Silberman has served as our chief medical officer, on a part-time basis, for new products since November 2017. Dr. Silberman has served as chief medical officer of CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. since December 2017 on a part-time basis. In 2018, Dr. Silberman became an advisor to WPD Pharmaceuticals in Poland. Dr. Silberman advanced several original, proprietary compounds into Phases I through III during her work with leading biopharmaceutical companies, including Bristol­Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, Imclone and Roche. Dr. Silberman is a Hematologist/Oncologist who earned her B.A., Sc.M. and Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences, School of Public Health and School of Medicine, respectively, and her M.D. from Cornell University Medical College, and then completed both a clinical fellowship in Hematology/Oncology as well as a research fellowship in tumor immunology at the Brigham & Women’ s Hospital and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. Dr. Silberman is currently devoting only part of her work time to us, and provides services as needed to us.

Dr. John Paul Waymack

Senior Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Waymack has served as CMO of Kitov Pharmaceuticals since July 2013 and brings over 20 years’ experience in the biopharmaceutical field. A former academic transplant surgeon and FDA medical officer, Dr. Waymack has over 20 years’ experience as a drug development consultant for major pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Roche, Pharmacia, Warner Lambert and Searle. During his 10-year academic career, Dr. Waymack published over 100 scientific essays, mainly in the fields of prostaglandins and immunology. In addition, he was commissioned and served as a Major in the US Army Medical Corps in the position of Chief of Surgical Research at the Institute for Surgical Research. Paul was also an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch and at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

Jonathan P. Foster

Executive VP & Chief Financial Officer

Jonathan P. Foster joined Moleculin in August 2016.  Previously, Mr. Foster was with InfuSystem Holdings, Inc., an NYSE MKT listed company and a leading national provider of infusion pumps and related services to the healthcare industry in the United States and Canada, primarily related to the treatment of cancer, where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, since 2012. He brings more than 30 years in financial experience holding a variety of executive and senior financial positions with public, private, start-up to large corporate and international companies.

At InfuSystem Holdings, Inc., Mr. Foster joined in early 2012 during an Activist takeover and served through multiple subsequent Board and CEO transitions. While working in a close team environment, Mr. Foster led the implementation of accounting, budgeting, corrections of material weaknesses, improvements in internal control and cash control discipline, investigations of strategic alternatives and execution on multiple refinancings. Such actions resulted in revenue growth and a return to profitability. From March 2012 to March 2016, InfuSystem lowered its effective interest rate on its debt from over 18% to under 3% and increased its Enterprise Value by over 50%.

Prior to InfuSystem, Mr. Foster served as a consultant to the Chief Financial Officer of LSG Sky Chefs, USA, Inc., a subsidiary of Deutsche Lufthansa AG and the world’s largest provider of airline catering and in-flight services. Prior to that, from 2000-2012, he was President, CFO and majority owner of United Credit, Inc. & Advance Today, Inc., a privately owned consumer finance company with multiple locations. During his time there, Mr. Foster successfully doubled revenue, tripled the firm’s loan base and strengthened business operations and profitability.

From 1996-2000, Mr. Foster served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Drypers Corporation, a publicly traded global consumer products company with more than 2,000 employees internationally and $460 million in revenue, where he worked alongside Moleculin’s Chairman and CEO, Walter Klemp.

He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Dickson Weatherproof Nail Company, Controller & Treasurer of divisions of Schlumberger Industries, and as a Manager in the Middle Market Group of Deloitte & Touche. He has also served on the State of South Carolina Board of Financial Institutions and the Board of Directors for the Easley Baptist Hospital Foundation.

Mr. Foster has a BS in Accounting from Clemson University, is a Certified Public Accountant and AICPA Chartered Global Management Accountant.