Innovation Advisory Board

Neil Exter

  • Partner, Third Rock Ventures

Neil Exter currently works at Third Rock Ventures in Boston and plays an integral role in the overall formation, development and business strategy of our portfolio companies. Additionally, he supports the business development efforts within the portfolio companies. He also assumes active leadership roles in the portfolio companies, functioning as interim Chief Operating Officer/Chief Business Officer through the first 12-18 months post launch. Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Neil was CBO of Alantos Pharmaceuticals, leading the sale of the company to Amgen. Previously, Neil served as VP for Millennium Pharmaceuticals, directing in-licensing and M&A. Earlier in his career, Neil held various executive management roles within the high technology industry, including tenures at Hewlett Packard and Wang Laboratories.

Neil holds an MBA as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School, a MS from Stanford University and a BS from Cornell University. Neil is a member of the Board of Overseers at Children’s Hospital Boston and a member of the Children’s Hospital Boston Board Research Committee. Additionally, Neil is a member of the Partners Innovation Fund at Partners HealthCare and a member of the Advisory Council of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Cornell University.

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