Mr. Simmons brings more than 30 years of large pharmaceutical and early stage drug development company experience. This experience includes several corporate licensing transactions, participation in several company financings and two successful Initial public Offerings. Most recently, Mr. Simmons held the position of corporate business development officer at Lipocine Inc. from 2003 to 2014. Mr. Simmons has held corporate business positions at Pharmacraft (now Ciba-Geigy) and served in various senior marketing positions at Schering Plough Corp. (now Merck & Co) from 1997 to 1984. He served as the chief executive officer of Cellegy Pharmaceuticals, a drug delivery company from 1991 to 1996. From 1996 to 2001, he served as the chief executive officer of MantiCore Pharmaceuticals, an oncology company and Fountain Pharmaceuticals, a drug delivery company. He served as Managing Partner of The Planning Board, a technology consulting company from 2001 to 2003. Mr. Simmons received a B.A. from Canisius College and a M.B.A. from the University of Buffalo.