Jeffrey Cleland, PhD
President & CEO
Dr. Cleland has 25 years of industry experience in research and development, including more than a decade at Genentech, Inc. As the founding CEO of Versartis (VSAR), he led one of top biotech IPOs of all time. He held executive management positions at BaroFold, Novacea and Targesome. While at Genentech, he served in product development and manufacturing roles including important leadership roles in the successful approval of two drugs, Herceptin® and Nutropin Depot®, as well as in early work on Lucentis®, Avastin®, and Omnitarg®. He holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Davis and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Cleland has authored more than 100 articles and four books, and holds several issued patents
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