Robert C. Moscato, Jr.
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Mr. Moscato brings a broad breadth of experience to Cerecor with specialized knowledge of business development, product launches, sales force development and channel marketing. Mr. Moscato has amassed his knowledge during more than 20 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, including c-suite leadership and commercial roles. Most recently, Mr. Moscato served as chief executive officer of Zylera Pharmaceuticals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of specialty pharmaceutical company TRx Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Prior to co-founding and leading TRx, Mr. Moscato was chief operating officer of Deston Therapeutics. Mr. Moscato initially built his career on marketing roles of increasing responsibility with industry giant GSK, where he contributed to the record sales of Wellbutrin XL. Mr. Moscato earned his bachelor's degree from St. Francis College and master's degree in business administration from Iona College.
Mariam E. Morris, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Mariam E. Morris joined Cerecor Pharmaceuticals as Chief Financial Officer in 2015, leading Cerecor through its initial public offering and currently serves as the Company’s Secretary and Treasurer. Mariam is a seasoned financial executive and comes to Cerecor with over 20 years of experience and having owned her own consulting firm for the past six years. While consulting, Mariam worked with several business as out-sourced CFO and CBO roles. Prior to owning her own firm, Mariam was the Chief Financial Officer of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals. (NASDAQ: SCMP). Her years of experience include strategic planning, investor relations, human resources, internal controls for public and private companies, SOX compliance, and oversite of human resources and information technology. Mariam has significant SEC reporting, tax, acquisition, technical accounting, budgeting, treasury, operations and project management experience. She has a Masters in Taxation from Old Dominion University, a B.A. in Accounting from Texas Tech University, and is a member of the AICPA and TSCPA.
Heather Fraser, Ph.D.
VP Clinical Operations & Project Management
Dr. Fraser has served as our Vice President, Clinical Operations and Project Management since October 2012 and Senior Director of Project Management from March 2012 through October 2012. Prior to joining our company, Dr. Fraser served as the Senior Director of Preclinical and Clinical Sciences at Anthera Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, from October 2006 through March 2012. She served in a variety of roles at CV Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, which was acquired by Gilead Sciences, Inc. in 2009, from June 2000 through October 2006. Dr. Fraser received her B.S. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, her M.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Montana and her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Alberta. She has also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Robert E. Swedberg, CPA
VP Finance, Corporate Controller
Robert E. Swedberg, CPA joined Cerecor Inc. as Director of Financial Reporting in 2013, leading Cerecor through its initial public offering and currently serves as the Company's Vice President Finance, Corporate Controller. Robert is an experienced executive with over 30 years in industries including biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, energy and real estate. Prior to Cerecor, Robert was the Chief Financial Officer of ComRent International, a heavy equipment rental company. He previously assisted in the IPO of Sucampo Pharmaceuticals as Controller and held roles at Optelecom, The Rouse Company, Ryland Homes and Main Hurdman. He has also enjoyed serving in various consulting capacities utilizing his expertise. His years of experience include controllership, SEC reporting, technical accounting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, internal controls and SOX compliance. He has a B.A. in Accounting from The University of Baltimore and is a member of the AICPA.