ROCKVILLE, Md., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- MacroGenics, Inc., a privately held biotechnology company that develops immunotherapeutics to treat autoimmune disorders, cancer and infectious diseases, today announced the appointment of Eric Risser as Vice President, Business Development. "I am very pleased that we have been able to attract another exceptionally talented professional to the management team at MacroGenics," said Dr. Scott Koenig, President and CEO. "Eric has spent the last 15 years focused on life sciences; his skills will complement our management team's expertise as we position our company for growth and advance our pipeline towards commercialization."
Mr. Risser brings a wealth of strategic and transactional experience. Prior to joining MacroGenics, he served as Senior Director, Business Development at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceuticals, which he joined in 2003. While at Johnson & Johnson, he was responsible for leading global transactions in the pharmaceuticals area, including company acquisitions, product licenses and research collaborations. His areas of expertise include originating collaboration opportunities, managing multi-disciplinary project teams, structuring and negotiating transactions, and formulating integration and alliance management plans.
Before Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Risser started and built a successful consulting practice that provided counsel to emerging life science companies in the United States and Europe. He has also worked as a venture capitalist with BankAmerica Ventures as an investment banker with Lehman Brothers, where he began his career in their New York and London offices. Mr. Risser holds an M.B.A. from
"Eric joins us at an important time in MacroGenics' growth as a company. His business development expertise and skill set will be especially important as we seek glob
|SOURCE MacroGenics, Inc.|
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