Charles A. Deignan
Mr. Deignan has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2012. He is responsible for all financial and administrative aspects of the company including financing, business planning and analysis, investor relations, tax, accounting, treasury, human resources, and information technology. Mr. Deignan has overseen multiple partnering agreements, private financings and public equity fundraising, including Clearside’s initial public offering and subsequent completion of various equity transactions and debt facilities. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Deignan was Vice President of Finance and Administration for Salutria Pharmaceuticals. Previously, from 1999 to 2009, Mr. Deignan served in a number of roles with AtheroGenics, Inc., a publicly held biopharmaceutical company, including as its Vice President of Finance and Administration. Prior to that, he held management positions at AAIPharma, Inc. and Schering-Plough. Mr. Deignan received his B.S. degree in Business Administration from Boston University.