Matthew J. Pfeffer

Matthew J. Pfeffer became Chief Executive Officer and Director of MannKind Corporation on January 10. 2016, as well as remaining the Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Pfeffer served as the Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MannKind Corporation from April 2008 until January 2016. 

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. On June 3, 2015, he was elected to 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.