Matthew J. Pfeffer
Matthew J. Pfeffer was appointed Chief Executive Officer of MannKind, effective January 10, 2016, replacing Alfred Mann who has been serving as interim CEO since November 19, 2015. Mr. Pfeffer will continue to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of MannKind where he held the position since April 2008. He was also appointed to fill an existing vacancy on the board of directors, effective January 10, 2016.
Previously, Mr. Pfeffer served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration of VaxGen, Inc. from March 2006 until April 2008, with responsibility for finance, tax, treasury, human resources, IT, purchasing and facilities functions. Prior to VaxGen, Mr. Pfeffer served as CFO of Cell Genesys, Inc. During his nine year tenure at Cell Genesys, Mr. Pfeffer served as Director of Finance before being named CFO in 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Pfeffer served in a variety of financial management positions at other companies, including roles as Corporate Controller, Manager of Internal Audit and Manager of Financial Reporting. Mr. Pfeffer began his career at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Pfeffer is a member of the board of directors of Second Sight Medical Products in Sylmar, California. Mr. Pfeffer graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and is a Certified Public Accountant.