ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Human Genome Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSI) today announced that Craig C. Parker has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development. He will report directly to H. Thomas Watkins, President and Chief Executive Officer, and will serve as a member of the Management Committee of the Company.
Mr. Parker was most recently CEO and co-founder of Vega Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology start-up focused on inflammation, obesity and insulin resistance. He was formerly Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Proteolix Inc., a venture-backed development stage biotechnology company that was acquired by Onyx Pharmaceuticals in 2009. Prior to Proteolix, he was President of DCD BioConsulting LLC, a strategic and financial advisory firm to the biotechnology industry.
“Craig Parker brings more than 20 years’ experience to HGS, with a track record of accomplishment in planning, strategic analysis and business development. We are pleased to welcome him at this important time for our company,” said Mr. Watkins. “Partnering with our commercial, finance and R&D teams, Craig will lead future development of our global business strategy as well as the evaluation and execution of business development opportunities.”
From 2002-2007, Mr. Parker served as Managing Director and head of Biotechnology Equity Research at Lehman Brothers. His earlier career included senior executive positions in strategic planning and finance, biotechnology equity research and venture capital at Sprout Group, Immunex Corporation, Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, and J.P. Morgan & Co.
Mr. Parker received an AB degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, and did graduate work in Medicine and Cell Biology at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He serves as a member of the Science Advisory Board of the Life Sciences Institute (LSI) at the University of Michigan and chairs the Institute's Leadership Council. He is also a Mentor to the LSI’s Innovation Partnership Fund, a unique initiative providing funding and expert guidance to LSI scientists pursuing discoveries with exceptional clinical and commercial potential.
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