On and effective December 16, 2020, Amy Schulman resigned from the board of directors
(the Board) of Cyclerion Therapeutics, Inc. (the Company). Ms. Schulman did not advise the Company of any disagreement with the Company on any matter relating to its operations, policies or practices.
On December 16, 2020, William I. Huyett, the Companys Chief Financial Officer, resigned from his full-time service to the Company, effective
December 31, 2020, to serve the Company in a new capacity. Effective January 1, 2021, Mr. Huyett will be employed on a part-time basis as a strategic advisor to the Company. For his services, Mr. Huyett will be paid a base salary
of $90,000 per year and receive an award of 50,000 stock options under the Companys 2019 Equity Incentive Plan (the 2019 Plan), which options shall be granted on January 4, 2021, have an exercise price equal to the fair market
value of the Companys stock on that date, vest as to
thereof on the last day of each month in 2021 (subject to Mr. Huyett remaining in employment on such last day), and have a term of
On December 16, 2020, the Company appointed Anjeza Gjino, the Companys current Vice President, Finance and Corporate Secretary, to
be the Companys Chief Financial Officer, effective January 1, 2021, while continuing in her role as Corporate Secretary. For her services as such, Ms. Gjino will be paid a base salary of $390,000 per year and will be eligible for an
annual bonus amount of 40% of base salary at the target-level.
Ms. Gjino has been the Vice President, Finance of the Company since inception and
also became Corporate Secretary in December 2019. From November 2012 until joining the Company, Ms. Gjino held various positions at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Ironwood), the Companys publicly-traded predecessor in the
pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Gjinos positions at Ironwood included, most recently from February 2018, as Senior Director, Strategy and Corporate Performance, and, prior thereto from September 2015, as Director, Financial Planning and
Analysis. Prior to joining Ironwood, Ms. Gjino held other finance positions in the healthcare industry, including most recently at PerkinElmer. Ms. Gjino holds an M.B.A from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.S in corporate
finance from Bentley University.
On December 16, 2020, the Company appointed Cheryl Gault, the Companys current Vice President, Strategy and
Corporate Development, to be the Companys Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2021. For her services as such, Ms. Gault will be paid a base salary of $395,000 per year and will be eligible for an annual bonus amount of 40%
of base salary at the target-level. Ms. Gault obtained her B.A. in marketing from Boston College.
Ms. Gault joined the Company upon inception,
originally as Vice President, Head of Strategy and, since May 2020, as Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development. Immediately prior thereto, Ms. Gault held various positions at Ironwood. Ms. Gaults positions at
Ironwood included, most recently from February 2017, as Vice President, Commercial Strategy & New Product Planning, and, prior thereto from February 2011, in various new product planning and brand positions.
As previously disclosed, effective January 1, 2021, Dr. Mark Currie will be a senior advisor to the Company on a consulting basis. For his services, Dr.
Currie will be paid consulting fees in the amount of $180,000 per year and receive an award of 350,000 stock options under the 2019 Plan, which options shall be granted on January 4, 2021, have an exercise price equal to the fair market value of the
Companys stock on that date, and vest as to (i) 50,000 such options upon the date of an achievement of a U.S. intellectual property milestone for the first CNS-penetrant sGC stimulator if such achievement occurs prior to the fifth anniversary
of the grant date, and (ii) 300,000 of such options upon the date of the first U.S. approval of a CNS sGC stimulator discovered during Dr. Curries tenure if such date occurs prior to the tenth anniversary of the grant date.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by
the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Cyclerion Therapeutics, Inc.
Dated: December 21, 2020
/s/ William I. Huyett
William I. Huyett
Chief Financial Officer
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Other recent filings from the company include the following:
Current report, items 7.01 and 9.01
- Sept. 30, 2021