John S. Mcbride
Mr. McBride has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Novus Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly Tokai Pharmaceuticals, Inc.) since May 2017. Mr. McBride previously served as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and interim Chief Financial Officer of Tokai Pharmaceuticals from 2014 until 2017. Prior to Tokai, Mr. McBride founded and served as President of Alliance Life Science Advisors, Inc., a consulting firm focused on assisting life science companies with strategic planning, business development and financing projects from 2012 to 2014. Prior to founding Alliance Life Science Advisors, Inc., Mr. McBride was an independent consultant from 2009 to 2012. In addition, Mr. McBride previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gloucester Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Global Head of Oncology Licensing at Pharmacia Corporation, Executive Vice President, Business Operations and Chief Financial Officer at CytoTherapeutics, Inc., Vice President, Business Development and Treasurer at Phytera, Inc., Vice President, Commercial Development at Sparta Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Vice President, Business Development at U.S. Bioscience, Inc. Mr. McBride holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.