Russ Hawkinson is Silverback’s senior vice president of finance. Mr. Hawkinson is an experienced executive with over 20 years guiding financial strategy in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Silverback, Mr. Hawkinson was CFO at OncoResponse, where he oversaw finance, accounting and human resources. Before that, Mr. Hawkinson was CFO at Theraclone Sciences where he was responsible for finance, administration, business and corporate development. Prior to Theraclone, Mr. Hawkinson was vice president, finance at Corixa Corporation, where he directed the finance and accounting functions, including all aspects of planning and reporting, operational accounting, and oversight of all SEC-related activities. Prior to Corixa, Mr. Hawkinson was an audit senior manager at Ernst & Young. Mr. Hawkinson received his B.A. from the University of Washington and was a Certified Public Accountant in Washington for 17 years.