United States of America
Dennis Takasugi has served as our Vice President, Business Development and Emerging Products since April 2011. Prior to joining Exagen, from 2005 to April 2011, Mr. Takasugi served as the Head of Strategic Business Development, Gastroenterology, at Prometheus Laboratories. Prior to Prometheus, Mr. Takasugi served as the Senior Director of Marketing for Santarus, Inc., a gastroenterology-focused specialty pharmaceutical company, from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Takasugi worked in business development and marketing for Maxim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing cancer therapeutics, from 2000 to 2002, and for Ligand Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, from 1998 to 2000. Mr. Takasugi began his career by spending 15 years at Eli Lilly and Company. Mr. Takasugi holds a B.S. in Pharmacy from Idaho State University, where he graduated with honors.