Dr. Bloch is a General Partner at Canaan Partners. As an early investor and chairman, Dr. Bloch helped Advanced BioHealing (ABH), a leader in regenerative medicine, grow from a seed-stage company to a $750 million all-cash acquisition by Shire. He currently serves on the boards of companies in healthcare IT (Truveris and Ambra Health); biopharma (Envisia and Liquidia); medical devices (Mitraspan); and diagnostics (Sample6). Before joining Canaan in 2002, Dr. Bloch founded multiple start-ups, including Radiology Management Sciences (RMS), a specialty medical management company, where he was CEO for 6 years. Dr. Bloch obtained his B.A. from Dartmouth College, received his M.A. in the history of science and public policy from Harvard, and he earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester. Dr. Bloch received his medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School (radiology) and Lenox Hill Hospital/Cornell Medical School (internal medicine).
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Fowler joined Liquidia in 2008 after seven years in an executive leadership role at Johnson & Johnson (J&J). While at J&J, he served as President of Centocor, Inc., a multi-billion-dollar subsidiary focused on the development and commercialization of industry-leading biomedicines used to treat chronic inflammatory diseases. At Centocor, Mr. Fowler prepared the company for commercial product launches and continued the company’s legacy of double-digit growth for its flagship product REMICADE® (infliximab). Prior to Centocor, Mr. Fowler served as President of Ortho-McNeil Neurologics Inc. and Vice President of the central nervous system franchise at Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals. He also had a 13-year career at Eli Lilly and Company where he held a variety of sales, marketing and business development roles with increasing responsibilities in the pharmaceutical and medical device divisions. Mr. Fowler received a B.S. in Pharmacy and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Dr. Horobin has more than 30 years of successful pharmaceutical development experience. She was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prior to that, she held positions as Chief Medical Officer at Verastem, Inc., CEO of Syndax Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and several roles of increasing responsibility at global pharmaceutical corporations such as Rhône-Poulenc Rorer (now Sanofi). Dr. Horobin played significant leadership roles in the approvals of several prominent drugs across a breadth of therapeutic indications including oncology, cardiology, pulmonary, antibacterial and chronic pain. Dr. Horobin received her medical degree from the University of Manchester, England. She currently serves on the boards of Kymera Therapeutics and Nordic Nanovector ASA.
Mr. Kirsch is Director and Senior Advisor, as well as global head of medical devices and diagnostics, of GCA Global, LLC, a global investment banking firm. Mr. Kirsch has been focused on both M&A and Capital Markets transactions within the healthcare industry for the past 20 years. Mr. Kirsch’s experience spans advising both public and private companies with extensive knowledge of cross border transactions between the U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining GCA Global, he was a executive vice president, head of research at Vector Securities. Previously, Mr. Kirsch was president of Natwest Securities Limited, a foreign owned investment bank. Mr. Kirsch began his career on Wall Street at Drexel Burnham Lambert and eventually became head of the Equity Division and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Aralez, Inc. a public biopharmaceutical company where he is also Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Kirsch earned a B.S. in Finance at the University of Rhode Island and an MBA from The City University of New York.
Ms. Rielly-Gauvin is currently Vice President of Global Commercial Development at AbbVie and brings 20 years of diverse pharmaceutical industry experience to Liquidia’s Board. At AbbVie, she is responsible for developing the strategic commercial direction of key compounds in the company’s pipeline across core therapeutic areas in Immunology, Oncology, Neuroscience and Specialty. Previously, Ms. Rielly-Gauvin worked in the Johnson & Johnson family of companies in commercial, medical affairs and research capacities, including Vice President and General Manager for the Janssen Commercial CNS organization. She holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Simmons College and an MBA in Economics from Rutgers University.
Seth Rudnick, M.D.
Dr. Rudnick has extensive expertise in drug discovery and development and healthcare investments. Dr. Rudnick is retired from Canaan Partners, where he built the global venture capital firm’s capability in biopharmaceutical investing. Prior to joining Canaan Partners, Dr. Rudnick served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CytoTherapeutics, a company developing stem cell-based therapies to combat chronic diseases. He also helped found and served as the Head of Research and Development for Ortho Biotech, a division of Johnson & Johnson that provides life-improving products to individuals with a focus on cancer and chronic illnesses. He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Virginia. Dr. Rudnick also serves on the Board of Director for G1 Therapeutics.
Mr. Singh is Chief Executive Officer of Mundipharma Pte Limited, which is part of a network of independent associated companies active in the fields of respiratory, oncology, pain and biosimilars. Prior to joining Mundipharma Pte Limited in October 2011, Mr. Singh served as vice president of commercial operations for emerging markets at GSK. In his role, he oversaw all aspects of the brand’s commercial operations across its emerging markets. Mr. Singh has previously held positions at Abbott as the regional director in Australia and New Zealand, and general manager for Korea, as well as various sales, marketing and strategy positions at Bayer. Mr. Singh graduated with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds Masters of Business Administration from Assumption University and Masters in International Management from Thunderbird School of International Management. He is a brand ambassador for the Singapore Tourism Board, and a governor of the World Economic Forum, Global Health and Healthcare Committee and a part of the advisory board at Manchester City Football Club.
Dr. Snyderman is Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University and James B. Duke Professor of Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Snyderman served as Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean of the School of Medicine from 1989 to July 2004. He oversaw the development of the Duke University Health System and served as its first President and Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Snyderman was a Venture Partner at New Enterprise Associates, a board member of Procter and Gamble for many years, and Senior Vice President for Medical Research and Development at Genentech, Inc. He has played a prominent role in the leadership of important national organizations such as the Association of American Physicians, the National Academy of Medicine, and the Association of American Medical Colleges, which recognized him a founder of personalized medicine. Dr. Snyderman is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and honors as well as a major contributor to nearly 400 scientific manuscripts and numerous books.