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Curemark Announces the Addition of Christopher Varelas to the Board of Directors 

1 February, 2024

Rye Brook, NY, February 1, 2024 – Curemark, LLC announced the appointment of Chris Varelas to its Board of Directors.  Mr. Varelas is a Co-founding Partner of Riverwood Capital, an investment firm focused on high-growth technology and technology-related companies.

Prior to establishing Riverwood, Mr. Varelas worked at Salomon Brothers/Citi as Global Head of Technology, Media and Telecom Investment banking, served as Head of Citi’s National Investment Bank and was a member of Citi’s Global Operating Committee.  Chris was selected as one of the 100 most important deal-makers by the New York Times and was named top “rainmaker” in the technology sector by Dealmaker Magazine. He is a trustee of the Aspen Institute, for which he recently founded the Aspen Finance Fellows program, dedicated to producing the next generation of leaders in financial services.

Dr. Joan Fallon, Curemark’s CEO and Founder, said, “We are extremely excited to welcome Chris to our board.  As Curemark’s growth continues to accelerate, his decades of experience in banking, finance and M&A will be invaluable as we navigate the path to commercialization.”

Mr. Varelas, whose appointment is effective immediately,  added,  “I am honored to be on this journey with such an amazing founder and team in pursuit of a noble and much needed endeavor.”

About Curemark

Founded in 2007, Curemark is a private, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the treatment of serious unmet needs in neuro-developmental and neurodegenerative disorders. Curemark’s pipeline includes preclinical and clinical-stage programs for the treatment of autism, schizophrenia, Parkinson’s disease, ADHD and addiction. For additional information, please visit our website at or follow @Curemark on Twitter.

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