Steven A. Kriegsman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kriegsman has been CytRx Corporation's President and Chief Executive Officer and a director since July 2002, and Chairman of the Board since 2014. He also serves as a director of RXi Pharmaceuticals Corporation (Nasdaq: RXII) and Chairman of RXi's Compensation and Transaction Committees. He previously served as Director and Chairman of Global Genomics from June 2000. Mr. Kriegsman is an inactive Chairman and Founder of Kriegsman Capital Group LLC, a financial advisory firm specializing in the development of alternative sources of equity capital for emerging growth companies in the healthcare industry. He has advised such companies as SuperGen Inc., Closure Medical Corporation, Novoste Corporation, Advanced Tissue Sciences, and Maxim Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Kriegsman has a BS degree with honors from New York University in Accounting and completed the Executive Program in Mergers and Acquisitions at New York University, The Management Institute. Mr. Kriegsman is a graduate of the Stanford Law School Directors' College. Mr Kriegsman was formerly a Certified Public Accountant with KPMG in New York City. He served as a Director and is the former Chairman of the Audit Committee of Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE, the company has since been sold). In February 2006, Mr. Kriegsman received the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Greater Los Angeles Chapter of the ALS Association and in October 2006, he received the Lou Gehrig Memorial Corporate Award from the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Mr. Kriegsman has been a guest speaker and lecturer at various universities including California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Brown University and New York University. Mr. Kriegsman has been active in various charitable organizations including the Biotechnology Industry Organization, the ALS Association, the Los Angeles Venture Association, the Southern California Biomedical Council, the California Health Initiative, the American Association of Dance Companies, and the Palisades-Malibu YMCA.
John Y. Caloz
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Caloz has an accomplished history of providing senior financial leadership in the life sciences sector, including as Chief Financial Officer of Occulogix, Inc, a NASDAQ listed, a medical therapy company. Prior to that, Mr. Caloz served as Chief Financial Officer of IRIS International Inc., a Chatsworth, CA based medical device manufacturer. He served as Chief Financial Officer of San Francisco-based Synarc, Inc., a medical imaging company, and from 1993 to 1999 he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Phoenix International Life Sciences Inc. of Montreal, Canada, which was acquired by MDS Inc. in 1999. Mr. Caloz was a partner at Rooney, Greig, Whitrod, Filion & Associates of Saint Laurent, Quebec, Canada, a firm of Chartered Accountants specializing in research and development and high tech companies, from 1983 to 1993. Mr. Caloz, a Chartered Accountant, holds a degree in Accounting from York University, Toronto, Canada.
Eric L. Curtis
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Curtis joined CytRx in May 2018, following a brief tenure providing strategic consultancy services to us. He brings 25 years of life science leadership experience, with oncology and orphan diseases his specialty. Mr. Curtis was instrumental in the US and global development and commercialization of many successful drugs, including Votrient®, Doxil®, Velcade®, Benlysta®, Tykerb® and Adempas®. Prior to joining CytRx, Mr. Curtis served as President, U.S. Commercial at Aegerion Pharmaceuticals (now Novelion Therapeutics), Vice President and General Manager – Rare Disease/Cardiopulmonary Business Unit at Bayer Healthcare, and in positions of increasing responsibility at GlaxoSmithKline, culminating in his role as Vice President, Marketing and Global Commercial Leader. Mr. Curtis earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Pennsylvania State University, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh, where he double-majored in Business and Psychology.
Vice President, Drug Discovery
Dr. Kratz is a medicinal chemist with more than 25 years of pertinent experience in the preclinical development of anticancer drugs, prodrugs and protein conjugation chemistry and profound knowledge of translational research from the laboratory to the clinic. He has successfully transferred aldoxorubicin, CytRx clinical lead compound, from bench to bedside that is based on an innovative drug delivery platform exploiting circulating albumin as a tumor-specific drug carrier. Felix Kratz graduated in Chemistry from the University of Heidelberg with Magna Cum Laude. Prior to joining CytRx Corporation he established the Division of Macromolecular Prodrugs at the Tumor Biology Center Freiburg. He serves on the Editorial Board for Bioconjugate Chemistry, Current Medicinal Chemistry, Current Bioactive Compounds, and Pharmacology & Pharmacy and has authored approximately 260 scientific publications, book articles and proceedings and is the inventor of over 20 patents and patent applications. As Vice President he heads the CytRx Drug Discovery Branch located in the Innovation Center Freiburg, Germany.