SNSE Sensei Biotherapeutics

Filed: 3 May 21, 6:33am





Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2021



Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware 001-39980 83-1863385

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

1405 Research Blvd, Suite 125

Rockville, MD

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (240) 243-8000



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on which registered

Common Stock SNSE The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

Effective as of April 28, 2021, Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc., or the Company, entered into an employment agreement with Erin Colgan, or the Colgan Employment Agreement, which provides for her at-will employment as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration, with no specific term. The Colgan Employment Agreement provides for an annual base salary of $320,000, which amount is subject to review and adjustment from time to time, and an annual discretionary bonus of up to 35% of this base salary, or the Bonus Target, the amount of which will be decided based upon the Company’s and Ms. Colgan’s achievement of objectives and milestones determined on an annual basis by the Company’s board of directors.

In the event of her termination without cause or if Ms. Colgan terminates her employment for good reason, in each case other than in connection with a change of control, Ms. Colgan shall be entitled to (i) an amount equal to Ms. Colgan’s then current salary for six months and (ii) COBRA premiums for six months, subject to certain conditions. In the event of her termination without cause or if Ms. Colgan terminates her employment for good reason within 12 months following a change of control, Ms. Colgan shall be entitled to (i) an amount equal to Ms. Colgan’s then current salary for 12 months, (ii) accelerated vesting of her unvested equity awards, (iii) a lump sum cash payment equal to one times the Bonus Target, and (iv) COBRA premiums for 12 months, subject to certain conditions. The foregoing severance benefits are conditioned upon Ms. Colgan’s execution of a separation agreement, including a release of claims and compliance with certain restrictive covenants.

The foregoing summary of the Colgan Employment Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Colgan Employment Agreement, a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.1 hereto and incorporated by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.








10.1  First Amended and Restated Employment Agreement, dated April 28, 2021, by and between the Company and Erin Colgan.




Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


  Sensei Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Date: May 3, 2021  

/s/ John Celebi

  John Celebi
  President and Chief Executive Officer