Board of Directors
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer
Jonathan Couchman was appointed President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Myrexis, Inc. on January 22, 2013. Mr. Couchman was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Myrexis, Inc. on March 1, 2013. Mr. Couchman also has served as President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chairman of the Board of Xstelos Holdings, Inc. since January 23, 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Couchman served as Chairman of the Board, Member of the Compensation Committee and Chairman of the Governance Committee of Footstar Inc. from March 2006 to May 2012 and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer from January 2009 to May 2012. Mr. Couchman served as a board member of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings, Inc. (f/k/a Golf Trust America) from December 2007 to March 2010. Prior to that time he was a private investor and investment manager. Mr. Couchman received a B.S. in Finance from California State University, Chico, California.
Michael C. Pearce
Michael C. Pearce was appointed to the Board on February 13, 2013. Mr. Pearce has served as Chairman of Pernix Therapeutics Holdings (Nasdaq: PTX), a profitable specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the pediatric marketplace, since March 2010. Additionally, he has been a principal in Relevant Therapeutics LLC, since November 2011, and is majority shareholder of Hatteras Equity, an active acquirer of distressed real estate assets in coastal North Carolina. From 2007 until 2010, he led a repositioning of Golf Trust of America, Inc (NYSE Amex: GTA) while serving in the capacity of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Over the course of twenty-five years, Mr. Pearce was employed in various technology industry management positions. From late 1999-2001, he served as Chief Executive Officer of iEntertainment Network during a corporate restructuring and recapitalization. From 1996-1998, he was Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VocalTec Communications, predecessor corporation to magicJack VocalTec Ltd (Nasdaq: CALL), later returning in a consulting capacity to its chairman on matters pertaining to business development, strategic alternatives, and mergers and acquisitions. From 1983-1996, he was employed as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Ventana Communications, a subsidiary of Thomson Corporation; Vice President of Sales at Librex Computer Systems, a subsidiary of Nippon Steel Corporation and; National Sales Manager at Hyundai Electronics America. From 1979 to 1983, Mr. Pearce attended Southern Methodist University. He has served on the board of directors of several publicly-traded and privately-held companies, including Swiss Precision Corporation, Reliability Corporation, and Spatializer Audio Labs, Inc. Mr. Pearce’s extensive management, strategic planning and business development experience, together with his public company board experience makes him well qualified to serve on the Board.
- Member of the Audit Committee
- Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee
- Chair of the Compensation Committee
Steven D. Scheiwe
Steven D. Scheiwe was appointed to the Board on February 13, 2013. Mr. Scheiwe has been the President of Ontrac Advisors, Inc., an analysis and business management services provider to public and private entities, since 2001. Mr. Scheiwe has been a director of Hancock Fabrics, Inc., a fabric retailer, since August 2008 and its Non-executive chairman since August 2009, and is a member of its audit, management review and compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. He is also a director and member of the audit and compensation committees of FiberTower Corporation, a wireless backhaul services provider, and has held those positions since 2006; currently a director and member of the audit and the nominating and corporate governance committees of Primus Telecommunications Group, Inc., an integrated facilities-based communications services provider (“Primus”), which positions he has held since August 2010, and previously served as a member of Primus’ compensation committee; and also serves as a director and member of the audit and compensation committees for Washington Mutual Inc. Holding Corp (“WMIHC”) and Xstelos Holdings, Inc. Mr. Scheiwe also formerly served as a director of Movie Gallery, Inc., Zemex Minerals Group, Inc., American Restaurant Group, Inc., Friedman’s, Inc., Footstar, Inc. and General Chemical Industrial Products, Inc. Mr. Scheiwe has extensive business management experience with both public and private companies. Mr. Scheiwe also has served on the boards of several additional organizations of varying sizes. Mr. Scheiwe has extensive business management experience with both public and private companies. Mr. Scheiwe also has served on the boards of several organizations of varying sizes. His business management experience and experience serving on various audit, nominating and corporate governance and compensation committees makes him well qualified to serve on the Board.
- Chair of the Audit Committee
- Member of the Nominating and Governance Committee
- Member of the Compensation Committee