Business development leadership team

The partners who build teams

Our business development team is structured by therapeutic area to ensure we have the right expertise to identify, evaluate and transact on the right opportunities. Our business development leaders bring deep science, development and business expertise and work closely with R&D and commercial leaders to source external innovation that will augment our internal pipeline. 

Immunology, cardiovascular and neuroscience

Anna Rivkin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Business Development, Immunology, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience
Lawrenceville, NJ
Joseph Simeone
Executive Director, Business Development, Search & Evaluation, Immunology, Cardiovascular and Neuroscience
Summit, NJ
Sunil Patel
Executive Director, Immunology, Cardiovascular and  Neuroscience Transactions
Lawrenceville, NJ

Corporate development

Erica Horwitz
Vice President, M&A
Lawrenceville, NJ
Martin Crook
Vice President, Corporate Development Assessments
Lawrenceville, NJ
Robert Merriman
Executive Director, Corporate Development Transactions
Lawrenceville, NJ
Michael Patten
Executive Director, Equity and Venture Capital
Lawrenceville, NJ

Oncology, hematology, and cell therapy

Jie D'Elia
Senior Vice President, Oncology, Hematology, and Cell Therapy Business Development
Lawrenceville, NJ
Anuradha Connor
Senior Director, Business Development, Search & Evaluation, Hematology
Cambridge, MA
Michelle Li
Vice President, Business Development, Transactions, Oncology, Hematology, and Cell Therapy
Lawrenceville, NJ
Kasia Urbanska
Senior Director, Cell Therapy Search & Evaluation
Lawrenceville, NJ
Mehul Shah
Executive Director, Business Development Transactions
Lawrenceville, NJ
Piyush Durani
Executive Director, Oncology, Search & Evaluation
Lawrenceville, NJ
Avnish Kapoor
Executive Director, Business Development, Search & Evaluation, Oncology
Cambridge, MA

Innovative technologies 

Konstantina Katcheves
Senior Vice President, Innovative Technologies Business Development and Geographic Search
Lawrenceville, NJ
Michael Cucolo
Executive Director, Research and Enabling Transactions
Lawrenceville, NJ
John Fortin
Executive Director, Manufacturing, Cell and Gene Therapy Technologies
Lawrenceville, NJ
Jay Foust
Executive Director, Translational Medicine Business Development
Lawrenceville, NJ
Michael McInerney
Executive Director, Digital Health Business Development
Lawrenceville, NJ
Fang Zhang
Executive Director, China Business Development & Geographic Search
Lawrenceville, NJ

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