CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVEO Oncology (NASDAQ: AVEO) today announced the appointment of Matthew Dallas as chief financial officer, effective June 1, 2017. In this role, Mr. Dallas will be responsible for the Company’s financial strategy and management as it takes steps toward the potential commercialization of tivozanib. Mr. Dallas will also serve on the executive leadership team which governs corporate strategy at AVEO. He succeeds Keith Ehrlich, the Company’s current chief financial officer, whose retirement from the Company was previously announced.
Mr. Dallas brings to AVEO more than 20 years of financial management experience, including 18 years in the life sciences industry. Most recently, he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, a position he held through that biopharmaceutical company’s initial public offering, follow-on offering, and subsequent acquisition, for approximately $960 million, by Eli Lilly and Company in March 2017. Prior to CoLucid, Mr. Dallas served as Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at AVEO from 2011 to 2015, a period during which the Company was first preparing for the potential launch of tivozanib. He previously worked at Genzyme Corporation, NEN Life Sciences, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in finance and accounting. Mr. Dallas holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Matt back to the AVEO team, following a successful tenure as chief financial officer at CoLucid,” said Michael Bailey, president and chief executive officer of AVEO. “I look forward to Matt’s insights and expertise as AVEO advances our plans for tivozanib and the other programs in our pipeline. I would also like to thank Keith for his contributions and service to the Company, and for supporting Matt through this initial transition period."
“AVEO is at an important juncture in its development under Michael’s leadership, with clinical and registrational strategies for tivozanib being pursued in both the U.S. and E.U., and a dynamic pipeline providing the potential for added strategic and financial flexibility,” said Mr. Dallas. “I look forward to contributing to AVEO’s progress in advancing its portfolio of therapeutics targeting important unmet needs in cancer and other serious diseases.”
AVEO Oncology (AVEO) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to advancing a broad portfolio of targeted therapeutics for oncology and other areas of unmet medical need. The Company is focused on seeking to develop and commercialize its lead candidate tivozanib, a potent, selective, long half-life inhibitor of vascular endothelial growth factor 1, 2 and 3 receptors, in North America as a treatment for renal cell carcinoma and other cancers. AVEO is leveraging multiple partnerships aimed at developing and commercializing tivozanib in oncology indications outside of North America, and at progressing its pipeline of novel therapeutic candidates in cancer and cachexia (wasting syndrome). For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.aveooncology.com.
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