Vikram Lamba

Chief Executive Officer

Vikram Lamba has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of our board of directors, since January 2012. Prior to Zosano Pharma, Mr. Lamba served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer of Predictive Biosciences, Inc. from July 2008 until June 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Lamba served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., where he was responsible for many significant merger and acquisition transactions and strategic alliances. Mr. Lamba served as Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer of GeneOhm Sciences, Inc. and has over 16 years of global experience in various positions with Burmah Castrol PLC and Bayer AG. During his eight years with Bayer in Canada, Germany and the U.S., Mr. Lamba held positions in areas of general management, mergers and acquisitions and finance. Mr. Lamba received an M.B.A. from the Asian Institute of Management and was an exchange student at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Kostantinos Alataris

Konstantinos Alataris, Ph.D.

President and Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Alataris has served as our President and Chief Operating Officer since September 2015. Prior to joining us, Dr. Alataris served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at IRRAS AB and Head of Digital Healthcare Strategy at mc10. Previously, he founded and held the roles of President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Commercial Officer of Nevro Corp. (NYSE: NVRO), a medical device company that has developed a neuromodulation platform for the treatment of chronic pain. Prior to Nevro, Dr. Alataris was a Vice President at Bay City Capital, a healthcare focused venture capital firm based in San Francisco. He holds Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Business and a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Southern California.


Peter Daddona, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Vice President, Research & Development

Dr. Daddona is the founding officer of Zosano, and brings over 30 years of pharmaceutical research and development experience to the company. Prior to spinning off Zosano in 2006, he served as Vice President, Scientific Leader of The Macroflux(r) Internal Venture, one of Johnson & Johnson's first Internal Ventures. Previously he was Vice President of Macroflux(r) Technology Development and Biological Sciences at ALZA Corporation in Mountain View Ca. and held an appointment as Consulting Associate Professor of Dermatology at Stanford University. Before joining ALZA, he served as Vice President, Immunobiology Research at Centocor, in Malvern Pa., where he focused on preclinical development of therapeutic monoclonal antibodies. Prior to joining Centocor, he served as Associate Professor of Biological Chemistry and Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. Dr Daddona earned his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and post-doctoral training at Duke University.


Thorsten von Stein, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. von Stein resumes his former role at Zosano as Chief Medical Officer having previously served in that position from 2009 to 2014. Before joining Zosano, Dr. von Stein served at Tercica as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer from 2005 to 2009. From 2001 to 2005, he served as Chief Medical Officer and previously Vice President of Clinical Development at NeurogesX. Dr. von Stein held positions of increasing responsibility in clinical development and project management from 1994 to 2001 at Roche Palo Alto and F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. von Stein received his medical degree from Munich University, Germany, and his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Hamburg, Germany.


Laxmi Peri

Senior Vice President, Operations

Laxmi Peri joins Zosano after 11 years as Vice President, R&D at Thoratec Corporation, a world leader in research, development and manufacturing of medical devices for circulatory support. At Thoratec, Mr. Peri was a part of the executive team that grew the business from revenues of $100 million to more than $500 million in a span of ten years. Prior to joining Thoratec, Mr. Peri was with St. Jude Medical for ten years in a variety of leadership positions in operations management and R&D. He has extensive experience in process development, product development and manufacturing management. Mr. Peri holds an M.B.A. from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering.

Winnie Tso

Winnie Tso

Chief Financial Officer

Winnie W. Tso joined Zosano as the company's Chief Financial Officer in April, 2014. Prior to joining Zosano Pharma, Ms. Tso served as Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller of SciClone Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded specialty biopharmaceutical company, in 2013. Ms. Tso has served in various Vice President and Principal Accounting Officer positions from 2009 to 2013, including her role at Velti plc where Ms. Tso helped lead Velti’s U.S. public offering, raising in excess of $150 million in equity financing. Prior to Velti, Ms. Tso held senior finance positions at several publicly-traded biopharmaceutical companies, including ARYx Therapeutics, Titan Pharmaceuticals and Genelabs Technologies, where she was responsible for building the finance and accounting infrastructures and implementing systems of internal controls. Ms. Tso is a Certified Management Accountant, a Certified Financial Manager, a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of California and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Tso earned her B.S. degree in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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