EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced the appointment of David G. Gionco to the position of Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer. Mr. Gionco replaces Brian Hayden, who has been terminated as Savient's Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.
"We are pleased to announce David's appointment. As our current Vice President of Corporate Finance and Controller, David will be able to seamlessly step in as Chief Financial Officer. Since joining Savient in 2006, David has distinguished himself as a true leader in the financial and operational areas. David's experience and dedication makes him well-suited to lead our finance and accounting departments. I look forward to working with David in the months ahead as we continue to move through the FDA regulatory process and towards what we hope will be a successful approval of KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase)," said Paul Hamelin, President, Savient Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Gionco has spent more than 18 years in the pharmaceutical industry, including the past three years with Savient where he most recently served as Vice President of Corporate Finance and Controller. Through his career, Mr. Gionco has held various audit, corporate accounting, financial planning, finance and controller roles of increasing responsibility at companies including Medco, Merck & Co., Progenics Pharmaceuticals and Odyssey Pharmaceuticals, where he served as Acting Chief Financial Officer/Director of Finance and Controller before joining Savient. In addition, Mr. Gionco has 7 years of financial auditing experience with a major public accounting firm. Mr. Gionco holds a B.S. in Accounting from
|SOURCE Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.|
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