|Joseph C. Benson|
Vice President of Commercial Development
Mr. Joseph Benson is the Company’s Vice President of Commercial Development. He has more than 20 years of global healthcare experience, with over 16 years of marketing and commercial development in the pharmaceutical industry, in both established and start-up organizations. His valuable experience has seen him serve as Vice President of Marketing at Edgemont Pharmaceuticals, as well as nine years at XenoPort, Inc., where he held titles of Senior Director, Strategic Product Planning; Executive Director, Commercial Development; and as Vice President of Marketing and Commercial Development. At XenoPort, Inc., he led all Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) promotional activities, including launch planning in co-promotion collaboration with GSK, building the commercial organization and marketing team, and being responsible for sales performance. He began his career with Abbott Laboratories and Eli Lilly, and has been continuously recognized for his excellence in commercialization, product strategy, and marketing.