John Kollins – President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Kollins has served as a member of our board of directors and as our President and Chief Executive Officer since July 2016. Since 1989, Mr. Kollins has worked in the biopharmaceutical industry in Director, CEO, executive management, business and corporate development, and commercial roles. He has extensive experience working in CNS-focused biopharmaceutical companies, including Transcept Pharmaceuticals, where he served from June 2012 to October 2014 as Chief Business Officer, Renovis, Elan Pharmaceuticals and Athena Neurosciences. From November 2014 until co-founding Satsuma Pharmaceuticals in July 2016, Mr. Kollins was Managing Director of Parnassus Advisors, LLC, which he founded to provide strategic consulting and corporate development services to biopharmaceutical companies. Mr. Kollins earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia‚Äôs Darden School and an engineering degree from Duke University.