Bob is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Frazier Life Sciences team and a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with vast business and product management experience.
Bob Baltera joined Frazier in January 2016 and co-founded Hawkeye Therapeutics, a search company focused on in-licensing and developing high-quality assets from pharmaceutical companies. He is currently Chief Executive Officer at Frazier portfolio company Cirius Therapeutics, which is developing the next-generation insulin sensitizer for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). He also serves on the board of directors for Frazier company Mavupharma.
Before joining Frazier, Bob was Chief Executive Officer of Amira Pharmaceuticals until its sale to Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2011 for $475 million. In this capacity, he was instrumental in focusing Amira's development efforts, strengthening its pipeline and forging key collaborations with partners such as GlaxoSmithKline. Previously, he held a number of senior management positions over 17 years at Amgen.
Bob currently serves on the board of directors for several companies, as well as the San Diego Venture Group, and has held multiple board seats in the past.
Bob earned his M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles; and a B.S. in microbiology and an M.S. in genetics from The Pennsylvania State University.
University of California, Los Angeles (M.B.A.)
Pennsylvania State University (M.S., B.S.)