Marker Therapeutics, Inc. Appoints Anthony H. Kim as Chief Financial Officer
November 27, 2018
Houston, TX – November 27, 2018 – Marker Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRKR), a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, today announced the appointment of Anthony H. Kim as its new Chief Financial Officer. Michael J. Loiacono, who has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer since August 2016, will continue in his role as Marker’s Chief Accounting Officer.
“I have known Tony Kim for almost twenty years and I consider him to be one of the most talented financial professionals I’ve worked with during that time. I am absolutely delighted to have him join our team at Marker Therapeutics,” commented President & CEO Peter L. Hoang. “Tony brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the life sciences sector, along with strong relationships in the biotech- and healthcare-focused institutional investor community and has been our trusted lead advisor for the last year as we navigated our merger and financing process. As we continue to execute on our strategy, we recognize that the needs of our organization, the number of opportunities available to us, the breadth of our clinical portfolio, and the magnitude of our commitments in the marketplace have all increased dramatically. Accordingly, it was important to diversify and enhance the skillsets within our financial, accounting and strategic leadership. The addition of Tony Kim to our executive team will help accomplish this goal, as his talents are an excellent complement to Michael Loiacono’s expertise and experience as our Chief Accounting Officer.”
“I consider the opportunity to join Marker Therapeutics to be a great honor, given the transformative nature of the Company’s cell therapy platform,” said Mr. Kim. “Over my career, I’ve had the chance to work with many great companies, a number of which have had a major impact within the biotech sector that led to great advances in patient care. However, I believe Marker Therapeutics’ patient data are truly exceptional, generating excellent complete response rates in a meaningful number of patients to date. The durability of those complete responses is impressive compared to data I have seen with other therapies, and even more striking in the light of the notable lack of side effects when compared with other immunotherapy-based approaches. Moreover, I believe that the low cost of manufacturing these therapies is game-changing to the industry. It is my belief that Marker has the opportunity to truly transform the lives of patients afflicted by a variety of terrible cancers. I am absolutely thrilled to be part of the Company’s efforts to bring these therapies to patients.”
Mr. Loiacono stated, “It is exciting to add such a talented executive to the Marker team. I’ve had the pleasure of working in partnership with Tony for the last year, and I am delighted that he will now be joining our management team. Tony’s in-depth knowledge of the industry combined with his background in investor outreach will clearly play an integral role as we continue to build shareholder value, and will allow me to focus on managing the increasing scale and complexity of our financial reporting and compliance requirements.”
Prior to joining Marker Therapeutics, Mr. Kim was an Executive Director in the Healthcare Group at Nomura Securities International, Inc. Before joining Nomura, Mr. Kim was a Senior Vice President at Jefferies in their Healthcare group. Previously, he was an investment banker at Oppenheimer & Co. and J.P. Morgan Securities. Mr. Kim earned an AB in economics from the University of Chicago and an MBA with a concentration in finance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”4px”][vc_column_text][mrkrdisclaimertrout]