Moving Medicine Forward

PureTech is led by a proven and seasoned management team. Collectively, they have overseen the research and development of products supporting 20 regulatory approvals and has been involved in the C-suite of companies acquired for more than $13 billion cumulatively.

Team

Daphne Zohar

Daphne Zohar

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Daphne Zohar is the founder and chief executive officer of PureTech and a member of the board of directors. She has also served as the founding chief executive officer of a number of PureTech’s Founded Entities. A successful entrepreneur, Ms. Zohar created PureTech, assembling a leading team to help implement...MORE

Joseph Bolen, PhD

Joseph Bolen, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Joe Bolen, PhD, is chief scientific officer at PureTech, where he works with the Company’s discovery and preclinical team to identify and pursue promising new technologies. Dr. Bolen has more than 30 years of industry and research experience and has been at the forefront of cancer and immunology research. Dr....MORE

Bharatt Chowrira, JD, PhD

Bharatt Chowrira, JD, PhD

President and Chief of Business and Strategy

Bharatt Chowrira, PhD, JD, has been the president and chief of business and strategy at PureTech since March 2017. Prior to joining PureTech, Dr. Chowrira was the president of Synlogic, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing synthetic microbiome-based therapeutics, from September 2015 to February 2017, where he oversaw and...MORE

Eric Elenko, PhD

Eric Elenko, PhD

Chief Innovation Officer

Eric Elenko, PhD, is the chief innovation officer at PureTech where he has led the development of a number of programs, including Akili Interactive Labs, Inc., Gelesis, Inc., Karuna Therapeutics, Inc. and Sonde Health, Inc. Prior to joining PureTech, Dr. Elenko was a consultant with McKinsey and Company where he...MORE

Joep Muijrers, PhD

Joep Muijrers, PhD

Chief of Portfolio Strategy

Joep Muijrers, PhD, is the chief of portfolio strategy at PureTech. Dr. Muijrers has two decades of experience in corporate and capital finance, specifically focused on investment, M&A, portfolio management, strategic asset allocation, financial and regulatory reporting and fundraising. Prior to joining PureTech, he was a portfolio manager and partner...MORE

Stephen Muniz, Esq

Stephen Muniz, Esq

Chief Operating Officer, Member of the Board of Directors

Stephen Muniz, Esq., is the chief operating officer at PureTech and has served as a member of PureTech’s board of directors since 2015. Prior to joining PureTech, Mr. Muniz was a partner in the corporate department of Locke Lord LLP, where he practiced law for 10 years. Mr. Muniz’s practice...MORE

Spencer Ball

Spencer Ball

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Spencer Ball is senior vice president of human resources at PureTech, where he leads staffing and recruitment strategies, leadership development, compensation and talent engagement. Prior to joining PureTech, Mr. Ball was director of talent acquisition and executive search for PARAXEL, where he managed PAREXEL's senior level recruiting efforts in the...MORE

Anne Burkhardt, PhD

Anne Burkhardt, PhD

Head of Research

Anne Burkhardt, PhD, is head of research at PureTech. Prior to joining PureTech, Dr. Burkhardt was a distinguished scientific fellow at Moderna Therapeutics. She held key positions within the research and development divisions at Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, DNAX Research Institute (Schering Plough), Merck & Co., Bristol Myers-Squibb and...MORE

Aleksandra Filipovic MD, PhD

Aleksandra Filipovic MD, PhD

Head of Oncology

Aleksandra Filipovic MD, PhD, is head of oncology at PureTech. Previously, Dr. Filipovic served as associate medical director of Bristol Myers Squibb (New York) for early phase oncology and immuno-oncology clinical trials. She graduated from medical school at the Faculty of Medicine University of Nis, Serbia, and completed her PhD...MORE

Dilip Kodira

Dilip Kodira

Head of Data Science

Dilip Kodira is head of data science at PureTech, where he is responsible for building a strategic road map for accelerating PureTech’s data analysis and discovery capabilities with advanced machine learning and bioinformatics methods. Mr. Kodira has over 20 years of academic and industry experience leading high-profile data analysis efforts...MORE

Brian Luchini, MBA

Brian Luchini, MBA

Senior Vice President of Finance

Brian Luchini is senior vice president of finance at PureTech. Prior to joining PureTech, Mr. Luchini was senior director of finance at Patheon by Thermo Fisher Scientific, where he supported Patheon’s $700 million IPO on the NYSE, the largest healthcare IPO of 2016, and the company’s acquisition by Thermo Fisher...MORE

Allison Mead Talbot

Allison Mead Talbot

Head of Communications

Allison Mead Talbot is head of communications at PureTech. Prior to joining PureTech, Ms. Talbot worked for two leading healthcare public relations firms, where she oversaw brand and corporate communications activities for clients including Novo Nordisk, Pfizer Inc., Novartis, Philips, Abbott Laboratories and ViiV Healthcare. Ms. Talbot was awarded the...MORE

Cheryl Murphy, PhD

Cheryl Murphy, PhD

Head of Grants Management & Strategy

Cheryl Murphy, PhD, is head of grants management and strategy at PureTech. Under her leadership, PureTech and its Founded Entities have won several multi-million-dollar awards from the Department of Defense (DoD), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X), among others. Prior to joining PureTech, Dr....MORE

LuAnn Sabounjian, MBA

LuAnn Sabounjian, MBA

Vice President of Clinical Operations

LuAnn Sabounjian is vice president of clinical operations at PureTech, where she also led the clinical development program at Alivio Therapeutics. Prior to joining PureTech, Ms. Sabounjian was vice president of clinical operations at Concert Pharmaceuticals, Inc., vice president of clinical development at Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions Inc. (formerly Indevus Pharmaceuticals)...MORE

Anita Terpstra, PhD, JD

Anita Terpstra, PhD, JD

Senior Vice President, Head of Intellectual Property

Anita Terpstra, PhD, JD, is senior vice president and head of intellectual property at PureTech. Prior to joining PureTech, Dr. Terpstra was associate general counsel at Synlogic Therapeutics. She also served as in-house counsel at Synlogic, Inc. and MilliporeSigma, and as partner and IP attorney at McDonnel Boehnen Hulbert &...MORE

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