Tom McCourt joined Ironwood in 2009. Mr. McCourt has served as our chief executive officer and member of the board of directors since June 2021 and had served as president and interim chief executive officer from February 2021 to June 2021. Mr. McCourt had served as president from April 2019 to June 2021. Prior to April 2019, Mr. McCourt had served as our senior vice president of marketing and sales and chief commercial officer since joining Ironwood in 2009. Prior to joining Ironwood, Mr. McCourt led the U.S. brand team for denosumab at Amgen Inc. from April 2008 to August 2009. Prior to that, Mr. McCourt was with Novartis AG from 2001 to 2008, where he directed the launch and growth of ZELNORM™ for the treatment of patients with IBS-C and CIC and held a number of senior commercial roles, including vice president of strategic marketing and operations. Mr. McCourt was also part of the founding team at Astra Merck Inc., leading the development of the medical affairs and science liaison group and then serving as brand manager for PRILOSEC® and NEXIUM®. Mr. McCourt serves on the board of directors, including on the audit and compensation committees, of Acceleron Pharma Inc. and has a degree in pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin.