Paul Finnegan, M.D., M.B.A.

Paul Finnegan, M.D., M.B.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Finnegan is Chief Executive Officer of Angiocrine Bioscience. He has more than 20 years of life science management experience in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries – including extensive operational and strategic leadership roles in venture-backed start-ups and multi-billion dollar publically listed global companies, complemented by service on boards of both private and public biotechnology companies. Most recently, Dr. Finnegan has been advising boards and senior management of emerging biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies on strategic, commercial, business development, clinical, and regulatory matters, including companies focused on cellular immunotherapy (for cancer) and cellular regenerative therapies.

From 2012-2014, Dr. Finnegan served as Vice President and General Manager, Asia-Pacific for ViroPharma, Inc., which was acquired by Shire PLC for $4.2 billion. In this role, he initiated ViroPharma’s business in the Asia-Pacific region, and launched and developed Cinryze® and commercialized Plenadren®. Dr. Finnegan concurrently served as Director (Board) of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (2012-2013) and on the Audit, Compensation, and Nomination & Governance Committees.

From 2008-2011, Dr. Finnegan was retained exclusively to manage start-ups wholly funded by Avalon Ventures, where he was CEO of Avelas BioSciences and InCode Biotherapeutics, participated as board observer for various Avalon portfolio companies, and provided commercial, clinical and regulatory due diligence for new Avalon Fund investments. From 2007-2008, Dr. Finnegan served as founding CEO of Cecoura Therapeutics, a start-up wholly owned by Paramount BioSciences.

From 2001-2007, Dr. Finnegan served as Vice President of Commercial Operations and Development, and then later as Vice President of Global Strategic Marketing for Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. While at Alexion, Dr. Finnegan co-founded the paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria clinical program for eculizumab, built the first commercial organization, and initiated and led the global commercialization of Soliris® – the most successful ultra-orphan product launch in 2007.

From 1998-2000, Dr. Finnegan was Senior Director, Global Medical Marketing, APLAC Region for Searle, a division of Monsanto and then of Pharmacia Corp in 2000. While at Searle, Dr. Finnegan played key roles in his market region for the launch of Celebrex® – the most successful pharmaceutical product launch in 1999. Prior to Searle, Dr. Finnegan was a fellowship-trained interventional radiologist and an entrepreneur in the healthcare provider segment. Dr. Finnegan earned his M.D., C.M. from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and his M.B.A. in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago, Booth Graduate School of Business and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Canada (FRCPC) and a Member of the American Society of Hematology (ASH).

John R. Jaskowiak

John R. Jaskowiak

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jaskowiak is Chief Operating Officer at Angiocrine Bioscience responsible for overseeing the administration and operation of the business, as well as, leading the implementation of company strategies as it transitions into a clinical stage company. Previously he held the title of Vice President, Corporate Development, assisting in numerous corporate financing and operational development activities to advance the company’s E-CEL™ platform. John comes to Angiocrine Bioscience with over 25 years of commercial experience within the Life Sciences and Diagnostics industries. Prior to joining Angiocrine Bioscience he was Vice President of Marketing and Sales at SDIX, where he led the transformation of the commercial team into a focused life science organization, developing Go-To-Market strategies and supporting business plans for its core business and new business growth initiatives for its two complementary technologies for the generation and isolation of novel monoclonal antibodies. He has also held various management roles at Hewlett-Packard, Agilent Technologies, Affymetrix, ExonHit Therapeutics, and Meso Scale Diagnostics. John has a degree in Biology from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA.

John K. Fraser, Ph.D.

John K. Fraser, Ph.D.

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Fraser has over 30 years of experience developing and applying cell therapies starting when he was a graduate student at the University of Otago, New Zealand and continuing UCLA where he was an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. He was the Co-Director of the UCLA Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratory, Director of the UCLA Umbilical Cord Blood Bank, and Vice Chair of one of UCLA’s Institutional Review Boards. Following his departure from UCLA in 2001, he worked as Chief Scientist at Cytori Therapeutics Inc., a San Diego-based biotechnology company developing autologous cell therapies from human adipose tissue. He has been Principal Investigator on Federal Government research contracts and grants totaling ~ $50 million in awarded funds ($14 million in Academia; $36 million in Industry). He has more than 35 issued US patents and has published more than 50 scientific papers in both academia and in industry.

Sanjay Aggarwal

Sanjay Aggarwal, MB BChir, MRCP

Chief Medical Officer

Dr Aggarwal is Chief Medical Officer of Angiocrine Bioscience.  He brings extensive experience in building and leading clinical development teams and has a track record of taking drugs through development and to regulatory approvals.

Sanjay joined Angiocrine from Kadmon, where, as Senior Vice President, he was the architect of the development of belumosudil, most notably for chronic Graft versus Host Disease. Prior to Kadmon, Sanjay was the Global Development Lead for carfilzomib in multiple myeloma at Onyx / Amgen. Earlier, he held positions of increasing responsibility at both biotech (Exelixis) and pharmaceutical companies (GSK, Novartis, Sanofi), overseeing development of early and late stage assets with a particular focus on hematology / oncology, and including roles in Europe, Asia-Pacific and the USA.

Before embarking upon a career in drug development, Sanjay studied mathematics and earned an MB BChir (Cantab) from Queens’ College, Cambridge University. He has an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK).