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Executive Leadership Team

John Fraher
Chief Executive Officer
John Fraher, Chief Executive Officer of Adare Pharmaceuticals.

John was previously President at Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Prior to Aptalis, he held a number of executive positions at Eurand, including CEO, President, and Chief Commercial Officer. He also held positions with a number of multinational pharmaceutical companies in Ireland.

John holds a degree in biochemistry from University College Dublin, Ireland.

Daniel Bélanger
Vice President, Human Resources
Daniel Bélanger, Vice President, Human Resources of Adare Pharmaceuticals.

Daniel holds the position of Vice President, Human Resources. He previously served as the Global Human Resources Business Partner of Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Over the past 17 years, he held various leadership roles in human resources for Aptalis Pharma and Axcan Pharma.

Daniel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Montreal, Canada.

Joseph A. Del Buono
Vice President, Finance and
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph Del Buono, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Adare Pharmaceuticals.

Joseph has over 32 years of broad-based domestic and international experience in complex and competitive business environments and has been in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for approximately 20 years.

Prior to joining Adare, Joseph was Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Aphena Pharma Solutions, a leading pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and packaging company. Prior to joining Aphena, Joseph held various progressive senior finance positions at Alpharma, Inc., King Pharmaceuticals/Pfizer, Sun Chemical Corporation, and Schering-Plough Corporation.

Joseph began his career in the Audit and Business Advisory Practice of Arthur Andersen & Co., in New York City. He received his BA in Accounting from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York.

Giuseppe Di Vincenzo
Vice President, Commercial and
Strategic Development
Giuseppe Di Vincenzo, Vice President, Commercial and Strategic Development of Adare Pharmaceuticals.

Giuseppe leads our commercial, marketing, business development, and internal pipeline development teams.

Previously, he was Vice President Global Sales and Strategy at Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Prior to Aptalis, he held a number of senior positions at Eurand, Elan Corp., and Arthur D. Little.

Giuseppe holds a degree in Biology, summa cum laude, from the University Federico II of Naples, Italy, and an MBA degree from the London Business School, United Kingdom.

Miguel Gomez-Rodriguez
Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Operations
Miguel Gomez-Rodriguez, Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Operations.

Miguel is responsible for Adare's Global Supply Chain, Operations and Information Technology.

Prior to his position at Adare, Miguel was the Senior Vice President in charge of manufacturing for the Americas and Ireland at Allergan. His 30-year career includes positions of increasing responsibility with Actavis PLC, Watson Laboratories, Schering-Plough, and Pfizer (Warner Lambert).

Miguel has a Bachelor's degree in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Puerto Rico, School of Pharmacy.

Giovanni Ortenzi
Vice President, Quality
Giovanni Ortenzi, Vice President, Quality of Adare Pharmaceuticals.

Giovanni leads our global quality teams, including quality assurance, quality control, clinical quality assurance, and compliance. He previously led the quality team at Aptalis Pharmaceutical Technologies. Giovanni held leading positions at Eurand, including Industrial Operations Director–Europe. He also formerly held positions with Bristol-Myers Squibb.

Giovanni holds degrees in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacy from the University La Sapienza in Rome, Italy.

Peter C. Richardson, MD
Chief Medical Officer and
Vice President of Research and Development
Peter C. Richardson, MD, Chief Medical Officer & Vice President of Research and Development.

Peter has more than 30 years of medical practice, research and development experience in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries. Peter has been instrumental in developing product pipelines that encompass small molecules, biologics, and medical devices.

Prior to his position at Adare, Peter was the Chief Medical Officer and Head of Global Clinical and Regulatory Affairs for Alcon, the eye care division of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. During his 10 years at Alcon, his responsibilities included leading the company's global clinical, regulatory, and safety organizations and serving as its ad interim Head of Research and Development.

Peter specializes in endocrinology, holding Bachelor's degrees of Medical Science (B.Med.Sci.), Medicine and Surgery (BM, BS), with honors from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom, where he was also awarded a diploma in Pharmaceutical Medicine. He is a recipient of the John Moir Memorial Prize Gold Medal for Medicine.

Craig Sheehan
General Manager, Consumer Products
Craig Sheehan, General Manager, Consumer Products

Craig leads the Consumer Products / OTC subsidiary of Adare Pharmaceuticals which is called Activ Nutritional, LLC. He is responsible for the development and implementation of the strategy for the business segment as well as coordination of all support activities including Marketing, Sales, R&D, and Operations.

Craig brings more than 20 years of consumer products experience to Adare across both R&D and Marketing roles, which includes extensive experience in launching new products, building brands, and leading marketing and cross-functional teams. Prior to joining Adare, he was Vice President of Marketing for Vitamins, Minerals, and Supplements at Church & Dwight, Co. Inc. Over his career, Craig has had the pleasure of growing iconic brands such as Arm & Hammer® toothpaste, First Response® pregnancy tests, OxiClean® stain fighters, and Vitafusion® gummy vitamins.
Craig holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and MBA from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.