Mr. Maynard has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2022. He has over 20 years of experience in leading finance organizations at both public and private biopharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Cara, Mr. Maynard served as the Chief Financial Officer of LetsGetChecked, a global healthcare solutions company, and Blade Therapeutics, a development stage biotechnology company. From 2001-2017, he held various leadership roles at Rigel Pharmaceuticals including Chief Financial Officer from 2007-2017. During his tenure at Rigel, Mr. Maynard was a key member of the executive team that successfully discovered, developed, and launched Tavalisse for the treatment of chronic immune thrombocytopenia. He started his career at Ernst & Young, LLP where he earned his CPA. Mr. Maynard has been a member of the Board of Directors of Iovance Biotherapeutics since 2015. Mr. Maynard earned his B.S. in Commerce – Accounting from Santa Clara University.