Michael A. Martino
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Martino has served as president and chief executive officer of Ambit since November 2011. From March 2010 until November 2011, Mr. Martino held multiple positions with CareFusion Corporation, a publicly-traded healthcare company, including senior vice president and general manager of diagnostics and senior vice president of innovation, business development and strategy. From January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Martino was president and chief executive officer of Arzeda Corp., a privately-held enzyme design and development company that he co-founded, and he remains on the board of directors. From September 1998 to August 2008, Mr. Martino served as president and chief executive officer of Sonus Pharmaceuticals a publicly-traded pharmaceutical development company that merged with Oncogenex Pharmaceuticals in August 2008. Earlier in his career, he held multiple positions during a 17-year tenure at Mallinckrodt, Inc., in strategic planning, business development, marketing and general management. Mr. Martino received an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.A. from Roanoke College.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Fuhrman has served as chief financial officer of Ambit since October 2010. From November 2008 to September 2010, Mr. Fuhrman served as vice president and chief financial officer of Naviscan, Inc., a privately-held medical imaging company focused on the management of breast cancer. From September 2004 through August 2008, he served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Sonus Pharmaceuticals, a publicly-traded pharmaceutical development company that merged with Oncogenex Pharmaceuticals in August 2008. Mr. Fuhrman served as president and chief operating officer of Integrex, Inc., a manufacturing services company, from April 2002 until its acquisition in July 2004. From February 1999 until March 2002, he was the chief financial officer at Capital Stream, Inc., a financial services workflow automation company. Mr. Fuhrman received B.S. degrees in both business administration and agricultural economics from Montana State University. Mr. Fuhrman received his Certified Public Accountant Certification from the State of Oregon; however, currently he is not an active CPA.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Countouriotis has served as chief medical officer of Ambit since February 2012. From August 2007 to February 2012, Dr. Countouriotis was a clinical leader within the Pfizer Inc. Oncology Business Unit. From October 2005 to August 2007, she was director of oncology global clinical research at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a publicly-traded global pharmaceutical company, with responsibility for leading clinical development of Sprycel® in acute lymphoblastic leukemia and chronic myeloid leukemia. Earlier in her career, she held the position as associate medical director at Cell Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company. Dr. Countouriotis received a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.D. at Tufts University School of Medicine. She received her initial training in pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and additional training at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in the Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology Program.