Englewood, CO – June 19, 2017 – Aytu BioScience, Inc. (OTCQX: AYTU), a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, today announced the hiring of Gregory A. Gould as the company’s full-time Chief Financial Officer, effective June 16, 2017 and following his tenure as Aytu’s part-time CFO. Greg has worked with Aytu BioScience’s management team since the company’s inception in April 2015, and he has overseen all aspects of the company’s finance functions inclusive of financial reporting, accounting, oversight of the company’s financings, and various aspects of Aytu’s corporate operations.
Josh Disbrow, Chief Executive Officer of Aytu BioScience stated, “We are excited to have Greg join Aytu on a full-time basis following a successful two plus year period in a shared capacity. With the company’s rapid expansion, inclusive of scaling to over forty people in our commercial infrastructure, the ongoing launch of Natesto® in the U.S., and the recent acquisition of Nuelle, Inc. and the Fiera® product line, Aytu has been in need of a full-time CFO of Greg’s caliber. Greg brings over twenty-five years of experience in the life sciences industry with significant transactional and financing experience, and Aytu will benefit greatly from Greg’s expertise and full-time contribution as we continue to scale our operations, revenues, and organizational structure. We look forward to Greg’s continued contributions as our full-time CFO.”
Greg Gould has held senior management positions in the life sciences industry for over 20 years. Prior to joining Aytu BioScience on a full-time basis, he split his time between Aytu and Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from April 2015 until June 2017. Prior to joining Ampio Pharmaceuticals in June 2014, he provided financial and operational consulting services to the biotech industry through his consulting company, Gould, LLC. Mr. Gould was Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary of SeraCare Life Sciences from November 2006 until the company was sold to Linden Capital Partners in April 2012. During the period from July 2011 until April 2012, Mr. Gould also served as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of SeraCare. Mr. Gould has held several other executive positions at publicly traded life sciences companies including the Chief Financial Officer role at Atrix Laboratories, Inc., an emerging specialty pharmaceutical company focused on advanced drug delivery. During Mr. Gould’s tenure at Atrix, he was instrumental in the negotiation and sale of the company to QLT, Inc. for over $855M. He also played a critical role in the management of several licensing agreements including the global licensing agreement with Sanofi-Synthelabo of the Eligard® product line. Mr. Gould was the Chief Financial Officer at Colorado MedTech, Inc., a publicly traded medical device design and manufacturing company, where he negotiated the transaction to sell the company to KRG Capital Partners. Mr. Gould began his career as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP. He currently serves on the board of directors of CytoDyn, Inc., a publicly traded drug development company pursuing anti-viral agents for the treatment of HIV. Mr. Gould graduated from the University of Colorado with a BS in Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Greg Gould stated, “I’m pleased to be joining Josh and Jarrett Disbrow, along with the entire Aytu team, in a full-time capacity. These past two years have been rewarding, and I look forward to dedicating much more time to executing our growth plans. I’m confident in the people we’ve attracted, the products we’ve acquired, and the business plan we have put in place over the past two years, and I believe Aytu is poised for commercial success and substantial growth in the near future.”
About Aytu BioScience, Inc.
Aytu BioScience is a commercial-stage specialty life sciences company focused on global commercialization of novel products in the field of urology, with a focus on products addressing vitality, sexual wellness, and reproductive health. The company currently markets two prescription products in the U.S.: Natesto®, the first and only FDA-approved nasal formulation of testosterone for men with hypogonadism (low testosterone, or “Low T”) and ProstaScint® (capromab pendetide), the only FDA-approved imaging agent specific to prostate specific membrane antigen (PSMA) for prostate cancer detection and staging. Additionally, Aytu is developing MiOXSYS®, a novel, rapid semen analysis system with the potential to become a standard of care for the diagnosis and management of male infertility caused by oxidative stress. MiOXSYS is commercialized outside the U.S. where it is a CE Marked, Health Canada cleared product, and Aytu is planning U.S.-based clinical trials in pursuit of 510k medical device clearance by the FDA. Aytu’s strategy is to continue building its portfolio of revenue-generating products, leveraging its focused commercial team and expertise to build leading brands within growing markets. For more information visit aytubio.com. Aytu also now owns wholly-owned subsidiary Aytu Women’s Health (formerly Nuelle, Inc.), a personal health and wellness company focused on women’s sexual wellbeing and intimacy that markets Fiera, a personal care device for women that is scientifically proven to enhance physical arousal and sexual desire. Fiera is a consumer device and is not intended to treat, mitigate, or cure any disease or medical condition. For more information about the Fiera personal care device visit fiera.com.
Forward Looking Statement
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