CytRx Announces the Appointment of Dr. Stephen Snowdy as Chief Executive Officer
CytRx Corporation (OTCQB:CYTR) (“CytRx” or the “Company”), a specialized biopharmaceutical company focused on research and development in oncology and neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that it has appointed Dr. Stephen Snowdy to the role of Chief Executive Officer, effective January 10, 2022. Dr. Louis Ignarro succeeded Steven A. Kriegsman as Chairman of the Board of Directors (the "Board") on January 3, 2022.
Dr. Snowdy is a scientist, serial entrepreneur and medical venture capitalist with two decades of experience in life science investing and executive management. He joins from Visioneering Technologies, Inc. (ASX: VTI), where he was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer at Abby Med LLC, a start-up pharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of a novel class of cancer drugs. Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Calosyn Pharma, Inc., a Phase 2 osteoarthritis company, and was a partner for several years at a top-tier medical venture capital firm. Dr. Snowdy simultaneously earned a PhD in Neurobiology and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. He studied Chemical Engineering and Chemistry at the University of Florida, where he also completed two years of postbaccalaureate study in cardiopharmacology. His academic training followed service in the United States Navy Special Forces.
Mr. Kriegsman commented:
“It has been a pleasure to get to know Stephen, who is a proven, high-integrity leader in the sector with a tremendous vision for helping CytRx evolve and unlock long-term value for shareholders. Our Board of Directors is confident that he is the right leader to build on the culture of innovation that has been established at the Company. In particular, we are very excited that Stephen recognizes the potential of Centurion BioPharma's LADR platform for cancer therapeutics and accompanying diagnostics. I also want to take this opportunity to thank my past and present colleagues at CytRx, who have helped me establish our high-potential licensing agreements and pursue innovative cancer and rare disease treatments over the years.”