President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Poyhonen was promoted to his current position and became a member of our Board of Directors as of January 2, 2014. He joined Senomyx in October 2003 as Vice President and Chief Business Officer; was promoted in April 2004 to Vice President and Chief Financial and Business Officer; was named Senior Vice President, Chief Financial and Business Officer in February 2006; and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in September 2009. From 1996 until October 2003, Mr. Poyhonen served in various sales and marketing positions for Agouron Pharmaceuticals, a Pfizer company, most recently as Vice President of National Sales. Prior to holding this position, Mr. Poyhonen served as Vice President of Marketing and Vice President of National Accounts at Agouron. Mr. Poyhonen is a director of Heron Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly-held specialty pharmaceutical company. He received his B.A. in Marketing from Michigan State University and his M.B.A. from the University of Kansas.