Joseph C. Cook, Jr.

Mr. Cook is a principal and co-founder of Mountain Group Capital.

Mr. Cook is a founder and Past-Chairman of the Board of Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IRWD), a biotechnology company in Cambridge, MA, where he continues to serve as a director. Also, Mr. Cook serves as a director of Corcept Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORT), a biopharmaceutical company in Palo Alto, CA. Mr. Cook served as Chairman of Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMLN) from 1998 to 2009 and was Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Cook retired as a Group Vice-President, Global Operations, of Eli Lilly and Company in 1993 after more than 28 years of service. Mr. Cook serves as Chairman of the Board of Mercy Ministries International, Inc. with headquarters in Nashville, TN. He is also a past Chair and current member of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering Advisory Board. Mr. Cook has served on the national board of the American Diabetes Association and is past Chairman of the board of Life Science Tennessee.

Mr. Cook graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1965 where he received a BS in Engineering with High Honors and was a UT Torchbearer.

Mr. Cook also serves as Executive Chairman for NuSirt Biopharma and on the boards of Castle Biosciences, Clinical Products and Diabetes Care Group. He was a co-founder and serves on the board of Diagnovus.

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