Optinose Appoints Paul Spence as Chief Commercial Officer


YARDLEY, PAOptinose (NASDAQ: OPTN) announced the recent appointment of Paul Spence as Chief Commercial Officer.

Mr. Spence was most recently the Senior Vice President of the U.S. Commercial Organization at Nestlé Health Sciences where he built the commercial capabilities for the Aimmune Gastrointestinal and Food Allergy businesses. Mr. Spence has 30 years of experience in the life science and pharmaceuticals industry as a leader responsible for marketing, sales, market access, operations, and supply chain. Prior to joining Nestlé Health Sciences, he had commercial roles of increasing responsibility at Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi-Aventis, and Bristol-Myers Squibb.

“Our entire team is excited to welcome Paul into our organization,” stated Peter Miller, CEO of Optinose. “Paul has a proven track record of delivering brand growth and increasing the efficiency of commercial go-to-market efforts. His hiring is an important step as we focus on preparing for the potential approval of XHANCE® as a treatment for patients with chronic sinusitis while maintaining focus on present growth opportunities.”

“I am excited to join Optinose and to work with this talented team on XHANCE,” said Paul Spence. “There are approximately 30 million patients in the US with chronic rhinosinusitis for whom we have the potential to change the standard of care. I look forward to preparing for XHANCE to become the first FDA-approved drug product for the treatment of chronic sinusitis.”

Mr. Spence earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Penn State University and an MBA from Villanova University.

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