Mike Joined SV Health Investors in 2016 as a Venture Partner.
Mike has more than 20 years of experience in the biotechnology industry, with the last 14 focused on creating and operating early stage therapeutic-focused companies. He was most recently Chief Operating Officer at Decibel Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on broadly treating hearing disorders. Mike’s involvement at Decibel was part of his work as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Third Rock Ventures; he led a team that created Decibel’s business plan resulting in a $52 M Series A round. Prior to Decibel, Mike was Chief Operating Officer at Ember Therapeutics, a Third Rock Ventures company focused on obesity and diabetes, and Chief Business Officer at Link Medicine, a neurodegeneration focused biotechnology company that was sold to Astra Zeneca.
Mike was also a founder and VP of Discovery at Epizyme Therapeutics, a company focused on epigenetic modulators that is now a publicly traded company, and VP of Discovery at Hypnion, Inc a sleep disorder company that was sold to Lilly in 2007 for $325 million. Mike also spent two years as a biotechnology analyst at Bank of America Securities. He started his career at Millennium Pharmaceuticals, where he was project leader for multiple programs.
BS, Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst; PhD, Organic Chemistry, University of Wisconsin; completed postdoctoral work in Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Scripps.
Outside of SV
Mike is an avid, year-round soccer player and plays on multiple leagues.