Board of Directors

Board of Directors2018-11-11T00:19:22+00:00

Board of Directors

Georgia Erbez
Chief Financial Officer, Harpoon Therapeutics

Ms. Erbez provides financial, operational, and strategic consulting to life sciences companies. Her previous experience includes serving as Chief Business Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Zosano Pharma Corp., and Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President at Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. She also served as Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer at Raptor Pharmaceuticals, where she helped to navigate the company through a growth period that included its first drug approval and subsequent commercial launch.  Prior to Raptor, Ms. Erbez was a Managing Director, Healthcare Investment Banking, at Collins Stewart, and a senior level investment banker at Beal Advisors, Jefferies & Company, Inc., and Cowen & Company.  She has also held positions at the investment banks Hambrecht & Quist, and Alex. Brown & Sons Inc.  Ms. Erbez currently serves on the Board of Directors at Artelo Biosciences, Inc. and is the Chief Financial Officer at Harpoon Therapeutics.  Ms. Erbez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of California, Davis.

Tom Smart
Chairman & CEO, Saccharo, Inc.

Mr. Smart currently serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the immuno-oncology company, Saccharo, Inc. Previously, he served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of AnaptysBio, Chief Business Officer at XOMA, and held various positions at Genetics Institute (acquired by Pfizer, Inc.), GenVec, Inc. (acquired by Intrexon Corp.), Searle (acquired by Pfizer, Inc.), and Cell Genesys (merged with BioSante).  Mr. Smart has raised or assisted in raising approximately $1 billion in IPO, private financings, and corporate partnerships. He continues to serve on the board of directors of multiple biopharmaceutical companies. Mr. Smart holds a BS from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well has having completed an ISS-accredited director education program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and Stanford Law School.

Patrick Reichenberger
President, CEO, and Director

Mr. Reichenberger currently serves as the President & Chief Executive Officer of AltiBio, Inc., which he co-founded in early 2017. Prior to AltiBio, he started and led global Commercial Operations at Raptor Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Horizon Pharma), where he prepared and launched an orphan disease therapy for patients with cystinosis. He has also held senior leadership positions at XOMA, Questcor Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals), and Parke-Davis Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Pfizer, Inc.). Since joining the biopharma industry in 1989, he has led more than ten product launches or re-branding of therapies ranging in sales from tens of millions of dollars, up to billions. He currently serves as Director and Secretary for AltiBio. Mr. Reichenberger earned a BS in Biology, at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and an MBA from Pepperdine University, where he graduated with honors.