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Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wise became Chief Executive Officer, and joined the Company’s Board of Directors, in January 2018; in mid-2019, associated with the Chapter 11 filing by the Company, Mr. Wise became President and Secretary. Mr. Wise joined Achaogen as Chief Operating Officer in 2015 and, in February 2017 he was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Achaogen, Mr. Wise spent 13 years at Genentech, where he established and led the Cross BioOncology franchise as Vice President, Cross BioOncology. In this role, Mr. Wise spearheaded cross-portfolio initiatives designed to drive the $10B US BioOncology business and the company’s long-term oncology strategy. During his time at Genentech, Mr. Wise also held several other leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including Senior Director, Franchise Head and Life Cycle Leader of the Lytics franchise, with overall commercial responsibility for Genentech’s hospital-based Lytics business. He previously served as a Sales Director in BioOncology, Marketing Director in Cystic Fibrosis and Immunology, and Interactive Marketing Director where he built Genentech’s digital marketing capabilities. Prior to joining Genentech in 2002, Mr. Wise worked in consumer marketing, e-commerce and online marketing outside of the healthcare industry in leadership positions at Gap, Inc. and Webvan.
Mr. Wise currently serves on the board of directors of Calithera Biosciences, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. Mr. Wise received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Masters of Business Administration degree from University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business.