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Innovation Advisory Board

Earl (Duke) Collier

President, The Braxton Company and Innovation Advisory Board Chairman

Duke Collier served from 2010-2014 as the Chief Executive Officer of 480 Biomedical, a medical device company developing products used in the treatment of peripheral artery disease, and the executive – …

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Joe Cunningham, MD

Managing Director, Santé Ventures

Joe Cunningham is a Founding Partner and Managing Director of Santé Ventures, an early stage life science and healthcare venture capital company based in Austin and Houston, Texas. Prior to – …

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Jean-François Formela, MD

Partner, Atlas Venture

Jean-François Formela focuses on new advances in biology and drug discovery technologies as well as novel therapeutics. He is chair of the board of IFM Therapeutics and KDAC Therapeutics, and – …

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Michael Greeley

General Partner, Flare Capital Partners

Michael is a General Partner at Flare Capital Partners. Prior to co-founding Flare Capital Partners, Michael was the founding General Partner of Flybridge Capital Partners where he led the firm’s – …

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Adele Gulfo

Chief of Commercial Development, Roivant Sciences

Adele Gulfo is the Chief of Commercial Development, Roivant Sciences.  Previously, she served as Chief Strategy Officer, EVP and Head of Global Commercial Development at Mylan.  She is currently a – …

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Reid Huber, PhD

Reid Huber, PhD

Partner. Third Rock Ventures

Dr. Huber joined Third Rock Ventures in 2018 as Partner. Third Rock is one of the industries preeminent life sciences company creation firms based in Boston, MA. At Third Rock, – …

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Andy Hurd

Operating Partner, Cressey and Company

Andy Hurd is an Operating Partner at Cressey and Company, previously serving as Chief Executive Officer of Mede Analytics, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in healthcare IT, – …

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Keith Kerman, MD

Operating Partner & Senior Advisor, The Riverside Company

Keith Kerman, MD is an Operating Partner and Senior Advisor with The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on growth businesses. Dr. Kerman has 20 years of experience – …

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Adam Koppel, MD, PhD

Managing Director, Bain Capital Life Sciences Fund

Adam Koppel rejoined Bain Capital in 2016 as Managing Director of the Bain Capital Life Sciences Fund. He had initially joined Bain Capital Public Equity in 2003 where he was – …

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Paul LaViolette

Managing Partner & COO, SV Health Investors and Innovation Advisory Board Vice-Chairman

Paul LaViolette is Managing Partner & COO at SV Health Investors. He brings over 34 years of global medical technology management experience. Paul was most recently Chief Operating Officer at – …

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John Lepore, MD

SVP, R&D Pipeline GlaxoSmithKline

John Lepore is SVP for R&D Pipeline at GlaxoSmithKline, where his group is responsible for R&D activities across neuroscience, rare diseases, respiratory, and metabolic and cardiovascular disease. His group is – …

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Barbara Lubash

Co-founder and Managing Director, Versant Ventures Funds

Barbara Lubash has specialized in healthcare IT and services sectors over her career as a venture investor, operating executive, and professional board member. She is Co-founder and Managing Director of – …

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Briggs Morrison, MD

CEO, Syndax Pharmaceuticals

Briggs W. Morrison, M.D., joined MPM in 2015. Briggs is CEO of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an MPM portfolio company. Prior to joining Syndax and MPM, Briggs served as Chief Medical – …

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Amir Nashat

Managing Partner, Polaris

Amir Nashat is a managing partner in Polaris’ Boston office. Amir joined Polaris in April 2002 and focuses on investments in healthcare, consumer products and energy.Amir currently represents Polaris as – …

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Ben Pless

CEO, Pivotal Design Labs

Ben Pless has over 25 years of experience developing and bringing to market implantable medical devices and is currently CEO of Pivotal Design Labs, a medical device consulting organization. Most – …

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Paul Ricci

Former Chairman and CEO, Nuance Communications

Paul Ricci retired as Chairman and CEO of Nuance Communications in March 2018, after serving the organization for nearly two decades.  Under his leadership, Nuance transformed from a $50 million – …

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Russ Richmond, MD

Russ Richmond, MD, is a physician and entrepreneur with experience building subscription data-analytics companies such as Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), Validic, PeraHealth, Explorys, Objective Health, Verisk Health, and D2Hawkeye, as – …

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Alfred Sandrock, MD, PhD

EVP and Chief Medical Officer, Biogen

Alfred W. Sandrock, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Biogen, and has served on the Executive Committee since 2015. He was named Chief Medical Officer – …

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Sue Siegel

Sue Siegel has driven game-changing ideas and powered companies that advance industries and improve lives for more than three decades. With vast experience across industries, she is on the forefront – …

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