Mr. Boothe, was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Akorn as of January 1, 2019. Prior to joining Akorn, Boothe most recently served as president of the generics division of publicly held Impax Laboratories, which developed, manufactured and marketed bioequivalent pharmaceuticals and was acquired by Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC. Prior to Impax Laboratories, Mr. Boothe was the executive vice president and general manager of Perrigo Company Plc, with responsibility for the U.S. pharmaceuticals business, which included generics and specialty pharmaceutical products. He also served as the CEO of Actavis Inc., the U.S. manufacturing and marketing division of Actavis Group, and held senior positions at Alpharma and Pharmacia Corp. Following Mr. Boothe’s time at Impax Laboratories, he served as principal consultant for his own consulting company, Channel Advantage Consulting LLC. Mr. Boothe received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Portwood joined Akorn from The Home Depot, Inc., where he was its Vice President & Corporate Controller since 2006. In that role, he was responsible for all of Home Depot’s accounting and financial reporting functions, as well as its financial operations and internal controls. Prior to Home Depot, Mr. Portwood served with the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company from 1999 to 2006 in a number of accounting and finance leadership roles of increasing responsibility, most recently as Corporate Controller. Mr. Portwood began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he held numerous leadership positions in its audit and transaction support practices. Mr. Portwood holds an M.B.A. with Honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Montana. Mr. Portwood is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Bonaccorsi joined Akorn in 2009 as Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. Mr. Bonaccorsi came to Akorn from Walgreen Co., where he served as Senior Vice President Mergers & Acquisition and Counsel for the Walgreens-Option Care Home Care division. Mr. Bonaccorsi joined Option Care, Inc. in 2002, where he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Corporate Compliance Officer through 2007. Prior to joining Option Care, Inc., he was in private law practice in Chicago, Illinois. He received his BS degree from Northwestern University and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University School of Law, Chicago.
Mr. Kafer joined Akorn in April 2015 as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Mr. Kafer was appointed the Chief Commercial Officer of Akorn in December 2018. He joined Akorn from Allergan, Inc., where he was previously the Vice President, Account Management. At Allergan, Mr. Kafer was responsible for all trade activity within Allergan’s wholesale, retail specialty pharmacy, e-Solutions and managed market channels for all of Allergan’s business units. Prior to Allergan, Mr. Kafer was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Health Systems at Teva Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Kafer has also served in various senior management roles at aaiPharma, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, HealthNexis and Novartis. Mr. Kafer holds a B.A. in Organizational Communications from The Ohio State University.
Mr. Pollard joined Akorn in April 2015 from Novartis Pharmaceuticals, where he most recently served as the head of accounting and reporting for Novartis’ generic division, Sandoz. During his tenure at Novartis, Mr. Pollard also served as Controller of the Sandoz division. Prior to Novartis/Sandoz, he had served in various financial leadership roles at Wyeth and Mayne Pharma. Mr. Pollard began his career in public accounting at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Pollard is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Mr. Young was appointed Executive Vice President, Global Operations, effective January 24, 2019. Mr. Young brings twenty-five years of pharmaceutical experience to Akorn having most recently been the Executive Vice President of Global Operations for Alvogen, Inc. from 2013 to 2018. Prior to Alvogen, Mr. Young was Vice President of Operations in the United States and India for Actavis. Mr. Young received his undergraduate degree from Gettysburg College and his MBA from Rutgers University.