Mr. Schiffman serves as our executive vice president and chief financial officer. Mr. Schiffman came to Dendreon from Affymetrix Inc., where he served as the CFO and executive vice president. Prior to Affymetrix, Mr. Schiffman was the vice president and controller for Applied Biosystems where he managed a 200-person global finance team spanning more than 20 countries. Prior to entering the biotechnology field, he served for over 10 years in various domestic and international divisions of Hewlett Packard, ultimately serving as a divisional manufacturing manager and controller. Prior to Hewlett Packard, he also held positions at IBM. Mr. Schiffman holds an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University and a B.S. degree in accounting from DePaul University.