Cam L. Garner
One of our co-founders and chairman since August 2006, Mr. Garner is a pharmaceutical executive with over 40 years of diverse experience in the healthcare industry ranging from diagnostics and devices to pharmaceuticals. He was part of the senior management team that built Hybritech, Inc. After facilitating the acquisition of Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in 1989 for $5 million, Mr. Garner served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman until the company was sold in November 2000, for $1.8 billion to Elan Corporation. During his tenure at Dura, annual revenues grew from $2 million to over $300 million. Mr. Garner has founded or co-founded numerous specialty pharmaceutical companies in San Diego including Alastin Skincare, Inc., Cadence Pharmaceuticals, Inc., DJ Pharma, Elevation Pharmaceuticals, Evoke Pharma, Kalyra Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Meritage Pharma, Inc., Neurelis, Inc., OrPro Therapeutics, SkinMedica, Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Inc., Tokalas, Inc., Verus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Xcel Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Zavante Therapeutics, Inc. and Zogenix, Inc. In addition to Zogenix, Mr. Garner currently serves as Chairman of Evoke, Kalyra, OrPro, and Zavante . Mr. Garner is also Chairman-elect and serves on the Executive Committee of UCSD Moores Cancer Center, San Diego. Mr. Garner earned his B.A. in Biology from Virginia Wesleyan College and an M.B.A. from Baldwin-Wallace College.
Chairman of the Board