Timothy Tyson is currently Chairman and CEO of Aptuit Inc., headquartered in Greenwich, CT. His remarkable corporate career spans nearly 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. His expertise in leadership and management is internationally recognized. From 2002-2008, Mr. Tyson served as COO, President and CEO of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International. During this period, sales grew 69% and earnings increased 135%. He led a major restructuring of the company and established a highly effective Research and Development capability which developed a best in class epilepsy compound and a promising pro-drug for hepatitis C, both in Phase III. Mr. Tyson is a 1974 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. While on active duty at Ft. McClellan, AL, he earned a Master of Public Administration, in 1976, and a Master of Business Administration, in 1979, from Jacksonville State University. In 2002, Mr. Tyson received a Bicentennial Leadership Award from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was named 2007 Alumnus of the Year at Jacksonville State University. He has served on the board of directors for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International; the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing Association (PhRMA); BICOM; on the CEO Roundtable for the University of California at Irvine; on the Dean’s Executive Forum at Cal State Fullerton; the CEO Council on Cancer; the Health Sector Advisory Board at Duke University; the Leadership Forum of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers and as a visiting lecturer at Cambridge University. Mr. Tyson has served on the board of directors for non-profit organizations in Raleigh-Durham, NC and Orange County, CA and with the United Way.