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Our Leadership

Experienced Leadership in the US Specialty Pharma Industry

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Seamus Mulligan, founder of Adapt Pharma, serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Previously, Seamus was founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Azur Pharma, which merged with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc in 2012. Seamus continues to serve on the Board of Directors at Jazz Pharmaceuticals.

Over a 20-year period prior to founding Azur Pharma, Seamus was closely involved with Élan Corporation’s growth and evolution from a drug delivery company into a research-focused pharmaceutical organization.

Seamus holds a Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceuticals and a Master of Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

 

Chief Operating Officer

Eunan Maguire, co-founder of Adapt Pharma, serves as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. Eunan was co-founder of Azur Pharma and served as President of its US business.

When Azur Pharma merged with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc in 2012, Eunan continued as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development and a member of the Executive Committee until 2013.

Prior to his work at Azur Pharma, Eunan was Vice President of Business Development at King Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer). From 1997 to 2004, he served as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Élan Corporation plc.

Eunan is a chartered accountant and holds an International Commerce degree from University College Dublin, Ireland. He serves as a director with Avectas, a business focused on cell engineering.

 

Chief Financial Officer

David Brabazon, co-founder of Adapt Pharma, serves as Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Board of Directors. David was co-founder of Azur Pharma and served as its Chief Financial Officer. When Azur Pharma merged with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc in 2012, David continued as Senior Vice President of Finance and Secretary until late 2012.

Prior to his work at Azur, David served as President of Finance and Group Financial Controller of Élan Corporation, with responsibility for financial control, taxation, and treasury.

David is a chartered accountant and holds a Master of Accounting from the University College Dublin, Ireland, and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD, France. He serves as a Director of Headway Ireland Limited located in Ireland, which provides support and services to people with brain injuries.

 

Chief Technical Officer

Fintan Keegan serves as Chief Technical Officer for Adapt Pharma. Fintan was part of the founding management team at Azur Pharma, where he also led technical operations. When Azur Pharma merged with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc in 2012, Fintan continued as Executive Vice President of Technical Operations and a member of the Executive Committee until 2014. Fintan also served as Chief Executive Officer of Gentium SpA, a subsidiary of Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc, during that time.

Before he served with Azur, Fintan served as Vice President of Quality at Élan Corporation plc, and he earlier served at Wyeth Medica Ireland Ltd. Fintan has more than 27 years of experience in manufacturing and related technical operations, including with the pharmaceutical industry. He worked with Merck Sharp and Dohme, National Medical Care, and the Institute of Clinical Pharmacology.

Fintan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and a Master of Science in Chemistry from the University of Bristol, United Kingdom.

 

President US Operations

Mike Kelly serves as President of US Operations for Adapt Pharma. Before joining Adapt, he was Chief Executive Officer and Board Member for Covis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to Covis, Mike was part of the founding management team at Azur Pharma as General Manager, U.S. Operations. When Azur Pharma and Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc merged in 2012, Mike continued as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Jazz through 2013.

Mike has more than 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry.  Prior to his tenure at Azur, Mike served as Vice President of Commercial Operations at Guilford Pharmaceuticals, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ViroPharma Incorporated, and held various commercial and medical roles at TAP Pharmaceuticals.

Mike holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The College of New Jersey and a Master of Business Administration from Rider University.  

 

Head of Technical Operations

Phil Shanahan serves as Vice President, Technical Operations at Adapt Pharma. Phil was most recently Vice President, Quality Operations at Alkermes, plc. and brings more than three decades of technical and quality experience from a range of pharmaceutical companies, including Elan Corporation, Servier and Janssen. He obtained his doctorate in analytical biotechnology and his Bachelor of Science in chemistry from University College Cork, Ireland.

 

Chief Commercial Officer – US

Matt Ruth serves as the US Chief Commercial Officer of Adapt Pharma. Before joining Adapt, he was the Vice President of CNS Commercial for Azur Pharma. When Azur Pharma merged with Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc in 2012, Matt continued as US Business Unit Lead for the Psychiatry Franchise. 

From 2006-2007, he was Vice President of Sales and Managed Care at Avanir Pharmaceuticals before its acquisition by Azur, and from 2001-2006, he held various leadership positions with Allergan.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Missouri State University and completed the General Management Executive Program at University of California, Los Angeles, in 2007. 

 

Director of Drug Development

Ryan Loughlin serves as Director of Drug Development at Adapt Pharma. Ryan joins Adapt Pharma from Teva Pharmaceuticals where he most recently served as Director of Formulation Development. He obtained a Master of Pharmacy and a PhD in Pharmaceutics from Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.