Board of Directors
Mark G. Foletta
Director Since: 2012
Board Committees: Audit Committee (Chair)
Experience and Qualifications: The Board has concluded that Mr. Foletta is qualified to serve on the Board because he brings considerable audit, financial, healthcare and enterprise risk management experience as both an executive officer and director of healthcare companies. The Board has designated Mr. Foletta as a financial expert for its Audit Committee, for which he serves as Chairman. Since February 2017, Mr. Foletta has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tocagen Inc. Mr. Foletta served as the Interim Chief Financial Officer of Biocept, Inc., a publicly-traded diagnostics company, from August 2015 to July 2016 and he also served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from March 2006 until October 2012. From March 2000 to March 2006, Mr. Foletta served as Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Amylin. Mr. Foletta received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (inactive) and a member of the Corporate Directors Forum.
Board Experience: Since February 2013, Mr. Foletta has served as a director of Regulus Therapeutics Inc., and is Chairman of its Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating and Governance Committee. On March 20, 2018, Mr. Foletta notified Regulus Therapeutics Inc. of his intention to retire from its Board upon the expiration of his current term ending on the date of their 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, due to his concurrent service as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Tocagen, Inc. Since November 2014, Mr. Foletta has also served on the Board of DexCom, Inc., a publicly-traded company, where he is the Lead Director. Additionally, Mr. Foletta serves as a director of Viacyte, Inc., a privately held company. From August 2015 to July 2016, he served as a director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ambit Biosciences Corporation (sold in 2014), and also served as a director of Anadys Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (sold in 2011).