Sig Kirk Joins Assertio Board of Directors


LAKE FOREST, Ill., April 03, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Assertio Holdings, Inc. (“Assertio” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: ASRT), a pharmaceutical company with comprehensive commercial capabilities offering differentiated products to patients, today announced effectiveness of the appointment of Sigurd (Sig) Kirk to its board of directors. He will serve on the Audit and Compensation committees.

Kirk is a senior corporate business development executive with more than 20 years of pharmaceutical experience in the areas of branded biopharmaceutical, medical device and generic products. His previous experience includes 11 years at Allergan plc, which was acquired by AbbVie, Inc., as Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development, where he led more than 75 deals. Prior to that, he served in multiple senior leadership roles at Barr Pharmaceuticals, now Teva Pharmaceuticals, Inc., including Global Controller and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Kirk started his career at Deloitte & Touche as an Audit Manager, earning his CPA certification. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Pace University.

“Sig’s extensive strategic business development, financial management and diligence background are an excellent resource for a growth-oriented business like Assertio as we continue to seek exciting commercial assets where our innovative digital non-personal promotion platform and efficient oncology field sales force can deliver incremental performance,” said Heather Mason, interim Chief Executive Officer. “Both Sig’s appointment and the addition of Sravan Emany last fall demonstrate our ongoing commitment to aligning our board expertise with our evolving business strategies.”

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Assertio is a commercial pharmaceutical company offering differentiated products to patients. We have built our commercial portfolio through acquisition or licensing of approved products. Our comprehensive commercial capabilities include marketing through both a sales force and a non-personal promotion model, market access through payor contracting, and trade and distribution. To learn more about Assertio, visit

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