PARK CITY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) today announced the appointment of Steven Schoch to the Company's Board of Directors and as Chair of the Audit Committee. Mr. Schoch brings more than 20 years of financial and operational leadership and expertise across a range of areas in biopharmaceuticals, media, and technology, including building and scaling businesses and leading innovation.
"We are very pleased to have Mr. Schoch join our Board of Directors," said Garry Neil, M.D., Chair of the Board of Directors of Arena. "Steven brings both financial and strategic operational experience that will be of great benefit as Arena prepares for the next stage of growth."
Mr. Schoch currently serves as Chief Financial Officer at 23andMe, as position he has held since 2018. Prior to joining 23andMe, Mr. Schoch served as the Chief Executive Officer of Miramax Film NY, LLC from 2012 to 2017, while concurrently serving as Chief Financial Officer, a position he held beginning in 2010. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Schoch held various senior financial positions at Amgen, Inc., including Corporate Controller and divisional Financial Vice President. He served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of eToys, Inc. from 1999 to 2001. Prior to eToys, Inc., Mr. Schoch held a variety of financial positions in the media industry, including at The Walt Disney Company and the Times Mirror Company. Mr. Schoch holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering degree from Tufts University and a M.B.A. degree from the Tuck School of Business Administration, Dartmouth College.
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ARENA Pharmaceuticals is a team with a singular purpose – deliver important medicines to patients.
In a rapidly changing global market, we work with a sense of urgency every day to understand the needs of all our stakeholders, identify bold, sometimes disruptive, ideas to get medicines to patients, and relentlessly execute until it's done.
We are developing a richly diversified portfolio of therapeutic candidates targeting gastroenterology, dermatology and cardiology. Our pipeline includes four investigational medicines in eight indications and eleven ongoing or planned clinical trials. To fuel our growth, we are unlocking the value of our historical GPCR research with a sustainable discovery engine for broad portfolio expansion.
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