Axsome Therapeutics Appoints John Golubieski as Chief Financial Officer

July 06, 2017

NEW YORK, July 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:AXSM), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced the appointment of John Golubieski as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 4, 2017.

“John is an accomplished, results-oriented, financial executive who has held leadership roles in large multinational and specialty pharmaceutical companies,” said Herriot Tabuteau, M.D., Chief Executive Officer of Axsome. “His financial and accounting expertise, and significant transactional experience, in both publicly-traded and private equity-backed companies, will enhance Axsome’s organizational capabilities as we move towards our goal of becoming a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.”

Prior to joining Axsome, Mr. Golubieski was the Chief Financial Officer of Osmotica Holdings, a commercial-stage, private equity-backed pharmaceutical company. Previously, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Fougera Pharmaceuticals, the former U.S. business of Nycomed, until its acquisition by Novartis for approximately $1.5 billion. Prior to Fougera Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Golubieski was Senior Vice President, Financial Planning & Analysis of King Pharmaceuticals until its acquisition by Pfizer for approximately $3.6 billion. Prior to King Pharmaceuticals, he worked at Bristol-Myers Squibb as Senior Director, Strategic Analysis in the Worldwide Medicines Group where he was responsible for commercial valuation of development compounds, and where he had financial oversight of an operating division with $1.8 billion in annual sales. Mr. Golubieski began his career at Price Waterhouse, where he served as staff accountant. He earned his B.S. in Commerce and his M.B.A. from Rider University.

“I am delighted to become part of the Axsome management team at such an exciting time for the company,” said Mr. Golubieski. “Axsome’s deep and growing late-stage clinical pipeline for difficult-to-treat CNS disorders, worldwide product rights, and registration strategies in both the U.S. and the E.U., provide the potential for significant value creation. I look forward to applying my skills and experience to support the realization of this potential.”

About Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.

Axsome Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders for which there are limited treatment options. Axsome’s product candidate portfolio includes two late-stage candidates, AXS-05 and AXS-02. AXS-05 is currently in a Phase 3 trial in treatment resistant depression (TRD), and a Phase 2/3 trial in agitation in patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is planned. AXS-02 is currently in Phase 3 trials in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and knee osteoarthritis (OA) associated with bone marrow lesions (BMLs) with an additional Phase 3 trial planned in chronic low back pain (CLBP) associated with Modic changes (MCs). AXS-05 and AXS-02 are investigational drug products not approved by the FDA. For more information, please visit the company website at The company may occasionally disseminate material, nonpublic information on the company website.

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Axsome Contact:
Mark Jacobson
Vice President, Operations
Axsome Therapeutics, Inc.25 Broadway, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: 212-332-3243

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