About Us

Steven 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.

Dr. Louis Ignarro

Dr. Ignarro received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1998, and has been a director since July 2002. He previously served as a director of Global Genomics since November 20, 2000. Dr. Ignarro serves as the Jerome J. Belzer, M.D. Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Ignarro has been at the UCLA School of Medicine since 1985 as a professor, acting chairman and assistant dean. Dr. Ignarro received a B.S. in pharmacy from Columbia University and his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Minnesota.

Joseph Rubinfeld, Ph.D.

Dr. Rubinfeld has been a director since July 2002. He co-founded SuperGen, Inc. in 1991 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer and President and as a director since its inception until December 31, 2003. He resigned as Chairman Emeritus of SuperGen, Inc. on February 8, 2005. Dr. Rubinfeld was also Chief Scientific Officer of SuperGen from 1991 until September 1997. Dr. Rubinfeld was one of the four initial founders of Amgen, Inc. in 1980 and served as a Vice President and its Chief of Operations until 1983. From 1987 until 1990, Dr. Rubinfeld was a Senior Director at Cetus Corporation and from 1968 to 1980, Dr. Rubinfeld was employed at Bristol-Myers Company, International Division in a variety of positions. Dr. Rubinfeld received a B.S. degree in chemistry from C.C.N.Y. and an M.A. and Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University.

Anita J. Chawla, Ph.D.

Dr. Chawla joined our board of directors in March 2015. She is an economist with more than 25 years of experience in the health care sector. She has extensive experience using economic analyses to support the business objectives of life sciences companies. In her work, Dr. Chawla has assessed the value of a wide range of therapies to inform health care decision makers. Dr. Chawla specializes in helping pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic companies address market access challenges, particularly as they relate to coverage and reimbursement determination and evidence-based review, through all phases of product development and commercialization. Dr. Chawla graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science from Wellesley College. She earned a PhD in economics from the University of Michigan. Dr. Chawla is a Managing Principal at Analysis Group, Inc. Prior to joining Analysis Group in 2007, she was head of the Health Economics & Outcomes Research department at Genentech, Inc. from 2001 to 2006. She has also held positions at Thomson Medstat (The MEDSTAT Group), Research and Policy Division (1993-2000) and the American Medical Association, Center for Health Policy Research (1989-1993). Dr. Chawla is not related to any other Company employees named Chawla. Our board of directors believes that Dr. Chawla is highly qualified to serve as a member of the board because of Dr. Chawla's extensive experience as an economist in the health care sector, and her expertise in economic, research and other related matters pertaining to the operation of a biotechnology company.

Eric J. Selter

Mr. Selter has been a director since April 30, 2015. He has served in many capacities as an investment advisor with Morton Capital Management, LLC, a private wealth management firm with assets under management of $1.4 billion specializing in customized tactical asset allocation using non-traditional alternative investments, since joining in 1998. Such positions include Chief Operating Officer since 2000, Senior Vice President since 2006, and Secretary from 2006 to 2011, then again from 2013 to present. As a member of Morton Capital Management's investment committee, Mr. Selter is involved in the development of investment strategies, portfolio construction, implementation solutions, manager searches and due diligence. In addition to his responsibilities as an investment advisor, Mr. Selter is also responsible for the integration of back office and technology to increase productivity and enhance services provided to clients. Mr. Selter is also an owner of Morton Capital Management. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of National Staff Network (NSN), a nationally recognized and major leader in the employee leasing industry from 1996 to 1998. From 1982 to 1996, he served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel for the affiliated companies of NSN, until its successful sale in 1996. In his roles, he was responsible for the operational and legal direction of National Staff Network and made significant contributions in the establishment of the legal foundations for the employee leasing industry. Mr. Selter is a private pilot and a member of Angel Flight, providing free non-emergency air travel for patients with serious medical conditions and other compelling needs. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California where he graduated magna cum laude in 1979. He then attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles where he was awarded his Juris Doctor degree in 1982.

Richard Wennekamp

Mr. Wennekamp has been a director since October 2003. He retired from Community Bank in June 2008 where he was the Senior Vice President-Credit Administration since October 2002. From September 1998 to July 2002, Mr. Wennekamp was an executive officer of Bank of America Corporation, holding various positions, including Managing Director-Credit Product Executive for the last four years of his 22-year term with the bank. From 1977 through 1980, Mr. Wennekamp was a Special Assistant to former President of the U.S., Gerald R. Ford, and the Executive Director of the Ford Transition Office. Prior thereto, he served as Staff Assistant to the President of the U.S. for one year, and as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Commerce of the U.S.

Max Link, Ph.D. (In Memoriam)

Dr. Link has been a director since 1996. Dr. Link has been retired from business since 2003. From March 2002 until its acquisition by Zimmer Holdings, Dr. Link served as Chairman and CEO of Centerpulse, Ltd. From May 1993 to June 1994, Dr. Link served as the Chief Executive Officer of Corange Ltd. (the holding company for Boehringer Mannheim Therapeutics, Boehringer Mannheim Diagnostics and DePuy International). From 1992 to 1993, Dr. Link was Chairman of Sandoz Pharma, Ltd. From 1987 to 1992, Dr. Link was the Chief Executive Officer of Sandoz Pharma and a member of the Executive Board of Sandoz, Ltd., Basel. Prior to 1987, Dr. Link served in various capacities with the U.S. operations of Sandoz, including President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Link also serves as a director of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Celsion Corporation and Discovery Laboratories, Inc., each of which is a public company.

Marvin Selter (In Memoriam)

Marvin Selter has been a director since October 2003. He has been President and Chief Executive Officer of CMS, Inc. since he founded that firm in 1968. CMS, Inc. is a national management consulting firm. In 1972, Mr. Selter originated the concept of employee leasing. He served as a member of the Business Tax Advisory Committee—City of Los Angeles, Small Business Board—State of California and the Small Business Advisory Commission—State of California. Mr. Selter also serves on the Valley Economic Development Center as past Chairman and Audit Committee Chairman, the Board of Valley Industry and Commerce Association as past Chairman, the Advisory Board of the San Fernando Economic Alliance and the California State University—Northridge as Past Chairman of the Economic Research Center and President of the Olive View UCLA Medical Center Foundation. He has served, and continues to serve, as a member of boards of directors of various hospitals, universities, private medical companies and other organizations. Mr. Selter attended Rutgers—The State University, majoring in Accounting and Business Administration. He was an LPA having served as Controller, Financial Vice President and Treasurer at distribution, manufacturing and service firms. He has lectured extensively on finance, corporate structure and budgeting for the American Management Association and other professional teaching associations.