Dr. Goodman is a Managing Partner at venBio Partners. He is a scientist, entrepreneur, educator, and corporate executive. He was formerly President of Pfizer’s Biotherapeutics and Bioinnovation Center, and a member of Pfizer’s Executive Leadership Team, where he oversaw the discovery and development of biotherapeutics as well as innovative new technologies. Dr. Goodman co-founded Exelixis, Renovis, Second Genome, and Ossianix prior to joining venBio. He was CEO of Renovis as a private and public company, until its acquisition by Evotec A.G. As a result of the acquisition, Dr. Goodman served on the Evotec (XETRA: EVT) Supervisory Board from 2008 until 2009. He is former professor at Stanford University and University of California Berkeley, co-founder of Berkeley’s Wills Neuroscience Institute, Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and currently is Adjunct Professor at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley. Dr. Goodman is an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. His honors include, amongst others, the Alan T. Waterman Award, Canada Gairdner Biomedical Award, March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology, Reeve-Irvine Research Medal, and Dawson Prize in Genetics. Dr. Goodman is Council Chair of the California Council on Science and Technology. In addition, Dr. Goodman is currently Chair of the Board of Alexo Therapeutics, Solstice Biologics, Heart Metabolics, Second Genome, and Adheren. He is a member of the board of Checkmate Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Goodman founded Labrys Biologics and was Chair of the Board up until its acquisition by Teva Pharmaceuticals.