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Leadership Team

A.J. Kazimi



Mr. Kazimi founded our company in 1999 and has served as the Chairman of our Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer since inception. His career includes 30 years in the biopharmaceutical industry. At Cumberland, he has overseen the development and FDA approval of the company’s Acetadote® and Caldolor® brands, while also leading the acquisition of the Company’s five other commercial products. He was responsible for Cumberland’s initial public offering and listing on the NASDAQ stock exchange. He also serves as Chairman and Chief Executive of Cumberland Emerging Technologies. Prior to joining our company, he spent eleven years helping to build Therapeutic Antibodies Inc., an international biopharmaceutical company.

As President and Chief Operating Officer, he made key contributions to that company’s growth from its start-up phase through its initial public offering and listing on the London stock exchange. Mr. Kazimi started his career at Brown-Forman Corporation, rising through a series of management positions and helping to launch several new products. Mr. Kazimi serves on the Board of Directors for the Nashville Health Care Council, an association of the largest concentration of healthcare companies in the U.S. He also serves on the Boards of the Tennessee Historical Society and the Gettysburg Foundation which partners with the National Park Service to preserve the historic military park.

Mr. Kazimi is a member of the Board of Visitors at the Vanderbilt University Business School and the Visiting Committee at the Loyola University New Orleans’ College of Business. He previously served on the board of Aegis Sciences Corporation, a federally certified forensic toxicology laboratory, which has sold twice to large private equity investors. He holds a B.S. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management. The board believes that Mr. Kazimi brings strategic insight, leadership and a history of successful execution to the Company along with a wealth of experience in both the biopharmaceutical industry and the development of emerging companies.