President & CEO, Co-Founder
United States of America
Mr. McKinney began his career at Du Pont Merck with roles in hospital sales, market research and new product planning. He was part of the core team that launched Ethmozine, a class 1 anti-arrhythmic. He spent six years at Texas Biotechnology where he was closely involved in the development and approval of argatroban, a direct thrombin inhibitor. In 2000 Mr. McKinney was a member of the start-up executive team at Novazyme, a biotech involved in lysosomal storage disorders and which was subsequently acquired by Genzyme. At Genzyme he took on a Sr. VP and General Manager role and helped guide the integration of the Novazyme and Genzyme early phase research programs.