Mark is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence on the Frazier Life Sciences team and an experienced executive in global biotech and pharma.
Mark joined Frazier Healthcare Partners in 2017 as an Executive-in-Residence. He is the founder and CEO of Lassen Therapeutics, a Frazier-founded company developing antibodies as potential treatments for fibrosis, rare diseases, and oncology. He is also the founder and CEO of Mendocino Therapeutics, a search company focused on developing innovative treatments to treat serious diseases.
Mark brings more than 15 years of leadership and biopharma industry expertise to form new companies with Frazier. Prior to joining Frazier, Mark held executive leadership roles in global biotech and pharma companies. He most recently served as Global Head of Strategy & Business Development at Sanofi Genzyme and was a member of the company’s executive leadership team responsible for managing Sanofi Genzyme’s global businesses in rare diseases, immunology, multiple sclerosis, and oncology.
Mark has been responsible for licensing deals and acquisitions with an aggregate value of over $3 billion, including $100+ million in venture financings, and the creation of six new companies. His business development activities have resulted in successful global co-development programs including 150,000+ patients, collaborative worldwide commercialization, and enabling innovative early stage research to late stage product development and commercialization.
Prior to Genzyme, Mark was a member of Johnson & Johnson’s global business development group responsible for a range of strategic partnering and R&D externalization activities, including the spin-out of IONSYS into Incline Therapeutics in 2010 which was financed by Frazier. Mark also helped to launch the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center in Boston, where he was a founding member.
Mark holds a B.S. in Biology from Duke University and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
University of California, Berkeley (M.B.A.)
Duke University (B.S.)