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Hired someone new and exciting? Promoted a rising star? Finally solved that hard-to-fill spot?

Share the news with us, and we’ll share it with others. That’s right. Send us your changes, and we’ll find a home for them. Don’t be shy. Everyone wants to know who is coming and going, especially with all the ongoing layoffs. Despite the downsizing, there is movement. Here are some of the latest comings and goings. Recognize anyone?

And here is our regular feature in which we highlight a different person each week. This time around, we note that Casebia Therapeutics, a joint venture between Bayer and CRISPR Therapeutics, hired James Burns as chief executive officer and president. Until recently, he was head of the Sanofi R&D hub and was previously a senior vice president of R&D at Genzyme.


Acerus Pharmaceuticals hired Tricia Symmes as chief operating officer;

Roche Pharmaceuticals named Christiane Hamacher as head of the Asia Pacific region;


Antares Pharma hired Fred Powell as senior vice president and chief financial officer;

Actinium Pharmaceuticals hired Bernie Cunningham as executive director of clinical supply chain and logistics;

Concordia International hired Allan Oberman as chief executive officer;

Pfizer named Mirela Iordan as country manager for Romania;

Apexian Pharmaceutical hired Dr. Richard Messmann as chief medical officer;

Novartis named Cynthia Chiaramitara as managing director of its plant in Grimsby, UK;

InMed Pharmaceuticals hired Alexandra Mancini as senior vice president, clinical and regulatory affairs;

Sound Pharmaceuticals hired Paul Hoskins as senior director of clinical operations;

Sound Pharmaceuticals hired G. Michael Wall as senior director of pharmaceutical development;

Merus hired John Crowley as chief financial officer;

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals hired Dr. Greg Licholai as president and chief scientific officer;

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals hired John Koconis as executive vice president and commercial officer;

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals hired Steven Hamburger as senior vice president and head of regulatory affairs;

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals hired Bill Stakias as vice president, marketing;

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals hired Brian Beger as vice president, clinical operations;

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals hired Ron Ritz as vice president, technical operations;

Castle Creek Pharmaceuticals hired Regina Donohue as vice president, human resources.