Zentalis Pharmaceuticals Promotes Cofounder Cam Gallagher to President
NEW YORK and SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zentalis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZNTL), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule therapeutics targeting fundamental biological pathways of cancers, today announced the promotion of Cofounder Cam Gallagher, MBA, to President. Mr. Gallagher, who previously served as an Executive Director of Zentalis, will remain a member of the Board of Directors, which he has served on since the Company’s founding. He will report to Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kimberly Blackwell.
“Cam is a seasoned life sciences veteran with thirty years of operational, transactional and leadership experience and has been an integral Zentalis team member since its conception,” commented Dr. Kimberly Blackwell, Chief Executive Officer of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals. “In his new role, Cam will lead the corporate and business development initiatives, implementing strategies that will be imperative to achieving our clinical and corporate goals. We are excited to have Cam on board as a full-time management team member.”
“Over the last seven years, I have had the privilege of working closely with the Zentalis team and supporting the Company’s rapid growth and development,” said Cam Gallagher, Cofounder, President and Director of Zentalis Pharmaceuticals. “I am confident in the therapeutic potential of Zentalis’ lead assets ZN-c3 and ZN-d5 as the Company drives its exciting clinical strategy forward and I am pleased to join the management team under Kim’s leadership to provide our potentially life changing oncology treatments to patients in need.”
Previously, Mr. Gallagher served as the Chief Business Officer at Immusoft Corporation, a preclinical gene therapy company. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Ocuphire, Helios, SelectION and Ray Therapeutics. Mr. Gallagher has also previously served on the Board of Directors for numerous oncology and gene therapy biotech companies, including VelosBio until its acquisition by Merck, Oncternal Therapeutics, Inc., where he also served as the Head of Corporate Development, Retrosense Therapeutics, LLC, where he also served as Chief Business Officer until its acquisition by Allergan, and Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. Prior to these roles, he held leadership positions at Oncternal, Zavante, Verus Pharma, CV Therapeutics and Dura Pharma. Mr. Gallagher received an MBA from the University of San Diego and a BS in Business Administration from Ohio University.
About Zentalis Pharmaceuticals
Zentalis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing small molecule therapeutics targeting fundamental biological pathways of cancers. The Company is developing a broad pipeline of potentially best-in-class oncology candidates, all internally discovered, which include ZN-c3, a Wee1 inhibitor for advanced solid tumors, ZN-d5, a BCL-2 inhibitor for hematologic malignancies and related disorders, ZN-c5, an oral selective estrogen receptor degrader (SERD) for ER+/HER2- breast cancer, ZN-e4, an EGFR inhibitor for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) and a heterobifunctional degrader of BCL-xL for solid and hematological malignancies. The Company has licensed ZN-c3, ZN-d5 and ZN-c5 to its joint venture, Zentera Therapeutics, to develop and commercialize these candidates in China. Zentalis has operations in both New York and San Diego.
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