John B. Bode
Board Member & Chair, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. Bode has served as a director of Zevra Therapeutics since April 2023, and as the chair of the nominating & corporate governance committee since May 2023. Since February 2015, he has been the owner and managing director of Aerie Investments, LLC, an investment company focused on assisting digital media start-ups with business development, strategic initiatives, and raising capital. He has served, since September 28, 2022, as interim chief executive officers of Fision Holdings, Inc. (“Fision”) and has been an independent director of Fision since March 2018. Mr. Bode’s past corporate experience includes many years serving as a key executive and/or financial officer for leading public companies Prior to the founding of Aerie Investments, LLC, Mr. Bode was Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Tribune Publishing Company from October 2013 to January 2015. Mr. Bode also served as the CFO of Source Interlink Companies, one of the largest enthusiast media companies in the USA and a leading distributor of periodicals from January 2011 to September 2013 after serving in other accounting and finance roles with Source Interlink since 2002. Mr. Bode currently serves as on the board of directors of Postmedia Network Canada Corp., a publishing company whose shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange and The McClatchy Company, a leading privately-held publisher of newspapers. His extensive past accounting/auditing career also included being employed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) for BDO Seidman. Mr. Bode received a BS in accounting from Notre Dame University.