PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GLOBAL BLOOD THERAPEUTICS
South San Francisco, California, United States
Dr. Love joined GBT in June 2014 as president and chief executive officer with broad leadership and management experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry. Before that, he was executive vice president, research and development and technical operations, at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he played an instrumental role in initiating and completing several of Onyx’s first Phase 3 clinical trials. Prior to Onyx, Dr. Love served as president, chief executive officer and chairman of Nuvelo, Inc., where he led growth of the company to a market capitalization of $1 billion. Prior to that, he served as senior vice president, development, at Theravance, Inc. Earlier in his career, Dr. Love held a number of senior management positions in medical affairs and product development at Genentech, where he served as chairman of Genentech’s Product Development Committee. As vice president, product development, Dr. Love oversaw the development strategy and execution leading to approvals of Rituxan®, Herceptin®, Xolair®, TNKase®, Raptiva® and Avastin®. Dr. Love served as a consultant in medicine in the Department of Cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He currently serves on the boards of directors of Royalty Pharma and Seattle Genetics. He is also on the boards of Life Science Cares Bay Area and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization, for which he serves as chair of the Emerging Companies Section. Dr. Love holds a B.A. in molecular biology from Haverford College and an M.D. from Yale Medical School. He completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in cardiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital.