CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ:AVEO) today announced the appointment of Keith S. Ehrlich to the position of chief financial officer. In this role, Mr. Ehrlich will be responsible for the company's financial and administrative strategy and management, and will serve on the executive leadership team which governs corporate strategy. He will report to Michael Bailey, AVEO's president and chief executive officer.
"Keith is a seasoned executive with deep experience in developing and executing financial and corporate strategy for biotechnology companies at various stages of growth"
"Keith is a seasoned executive with deep experience in developing and executing financial and corporate strategy for biotechnology companies at various stages of growth," said Michael Bailey, president and chief executive officer. "We look forward to his contributions at AVEO as we seek to continue leveraging biomarker strategies and partnership opportunities to advance our pipeline of drug candidates."
"AVEO's multi-product, clinical-stage portfolio offers a number of opportunities and avenues for realizing shareholder value," said Mr. Ehrlich. "As part of the AVEO management team, I look forward to supporting the planned advancement of these programs, both from a financial and corporate strategy perspective."
Mr. Ehrlich, who is a C.P.A., most recently served as Chief Financial Officer of Synta Pharmaceuticals. Prior to Synta, Mr. Ehrlich served in various senior finance and audit roles, including Chief Financial Officer of Argentys, Dyax and OraVax, Director of Finance of Vertex Pharmaceuticals and senior audit manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Mr. Ehrlich received his B.A. in Biology from Drew University and his M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Rutgers University.
AVEO Oncology (AVEO) is a biopharmaceutical company committed to developing targeted therapies through biomarker-driven insights to provide improvements in patient outcomes where significant unmet medical needs exist. AVEO's proprietary Human Response Platform™ has delivered unique insights into cancer and related disease biology that AVEO is seeking to leverage in the clinical development strategy of its therapeutic candidates. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.aveooncology.com.
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