Executive Management


Dr. Thomas Spector, Chief Scientific Officer        

Dr. Spector was appointed Chief Scientific Officer at Adherex in July 2009.  He is President of Spector Consulting Services.  Dr. Spector is the principal inventor of the eniluracil / 5-fluorouracil treatment. In 2004, he discovered why the dosing regimen in Glaxo’s Phase III clinical trial was not optimal.  Dr. Spector has authored and co-authored over 100 scientific articles, including 25 manuscripts on eniluracil / 5-fluorouracil.  He has over 35 years experience in drug discovery and development and was the Assoc. Division Director of Experimental Therapy at Burroughs Wellcome and The International Vice President of Cancer Research at GlaxoWellcome (now GSK).  Dr. Spector received a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Yale University.

 

Rostislav Raykov, Chief Executive Officer

 

Mr. Rosty Raykov, an existing shareholder, was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board in July 2009.  Mr. Raykov is also a General Partner at DCML, a private investment partnership.Prior to joining DCML, Mr. Raykov was a General Partner of Alchem Investment Partners (2006-2007), an event driven hedge fund.  Prior to founding Alchem, Mr. Raykov was a portfolio manager and securities analyst for John A. Levin & Co. Event Driven Fund (2002-2005). Prior to joining John A. Levin & Co., Mr. Raykov was a securities analyst for the Merger Fund at Tiedemann Investment Group (1999-2002) and an investment banking analyst at Bear Stearns (1998-1999).  Mr. Raykov earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

 

Robert Andrade, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Robert Andrade, an existing shareholder, was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board.  Mr. Andrade is a General Partner at DCML, a private investment partnership.  Prior to joining DCML, Mr. Andrade was a portfolio manager and securities analyst for Millennium Partners L.P. (2006-2007). Prior to joining Millennium Partners L.P., Mr. Andrade was a securities analyst for the Event Driven Fund at Caxton Associates LLC (2003-2005).  Prior to Caxton Associates LLC, Mr. Andrade was a private equity associate at Trimaran Capital Partners (2000-2003) and an investment banking analyst at Bear Stearns (1997-1999). Mr. Andrade earned a M.A. and B.A. in Economics from the University of Southern California.