What is your role at Enanta?
I lead business development, which involves the various aspects of negotiating and establishing key strategic partnerships for the company.
Why did you join Enanta?
I joined the company in January 2021 after having been working in Big Pharma for 17 years. I decided that I wanted to broaden my perspectives and work more in a smaller, entrepreneurial environment where I could make a real impact.
How did you get into the business of business development?
I became interested in M&A and deal making while attending business school in NYC. I did some networking in banking and eventually went into business development in the biopharmaceutical field because of my interest in medicine.
What do you think is the most important challenge for the biopharmaceutical industry?
The biggest challenge is how to get therapies to patients faster and more efficiently as an industry. The lightning pace in which highly effective vaccines and treatments have been developed and authorized for COVID-19 shows we have the capability to improve.
What would be the one word to describe the team at Enanta?
What is the best career advice you got when starting out?
Knowing what you don’t want to do is also important.
What did you like to do when you were young that you wish you could do more as an adult?
Playing outside with friends!
What do you do for fun when you’re not at work?
I love spending time outdoors, being active and enjoying nature. My favorite activities are hiking, running, skiing, and fishing with my family.