Patrick Heron has served as a member of our board of directors since November 2018. Mr. Heron is a general partner with Frazier, a position he has held since September 1999, Mr. Heron has been active in company formations and initial investments in various biotechnology companies, including Marcadia Biotech Inc., Calixa Therapeutics, Inc. and VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He also led Frazier’s involvement in MedPointe Inc. Prior to joining Frazier, Mr. Heron helped develop McKinsey & Co.’s west coast biotechnology consulting practice. Mr. Heron currently serves on the board of directors of Iterum Therapeutics pic, a public pharmaceutical company, as well as private companies Amunix Therapeutics, Inc., Imago Biosciences, Inc., Silvergate Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Arcutix, Inc., SutroVax, Inc., PassageBio, Inc., and Recida Therapeutics, Inc. He previously served on the boards of directors of the public biopharmaceutical companies Tobira and Collegium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Heron received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
We believe that Mr. Heron’s extensive business experience and his experience in venture capital and the life science industry provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve on our board of directors.