Richard Pascoe

President and Chief Executive Officer

Richard W. Pascoe is President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Histogen. He also served as Chairman for the company from January 2019 to May 2020.

Mr. Pascoe joined Histogen following the merger of Apricus Biosciences Inc. and Seelos Therapeutics, Inc.   Mr. Pascoe was the Chief Executive Officer of Apricus from March 2013 until joining the Company.   Prior to Apricus, Mr. Pascoe was with Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. where he served as the Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to joining Somaxon in 2008, Mr. Pascoe served as Chief Operating Officer at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  Prior to ARIAD, Mr. Pascoe held a series of senior management roles at King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Pfizer Inc.), including Senior Vice President positions in King’s international and hospital commercial business units.  Prior to King, Mr. Pascoe held commercial roles in the hospital pharmaceutical and medical device groups at Medco Research, Inc. (acquired by King), COR Therapeutics, Inc. (acquired by Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc.), and B. Braun Interventional.

Mr. Pascoe is a member of the board of directors of KemPharm, Inc., as well as a member of the company’s audit and compensation committees and its lead independent director.  He also serves as a member of the board of directors of Seelos Therapeutics, Inc. He is a member of the board of directors of Biocom, California’s leading advocate for the life sciences industry, and the Johnny Mac Soldiers Fund, a charity for military veterans.

Mr. Pascoe served on active duty as a Commissioned Officer with the U.S. Army’s 24th Infantry Division to include one combat tour in Iraq earning several awards and decorations including the Bronze Star Medal.   He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point where he received a B.S. degree in Leadership. Mr. Pascoe currently serves as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Southern California, where he serves as a volunteer liaison between the Secretary and the local community.