September 21, 2021 – San Diego, CA- based Caliber Associates recently placed Robert Crotty as the new executive vice president and general counsel of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. Steve Hochberg, CEO and founder of Caliber Associates, led the assignment. “Rob brings significant industry experience leading the legal function of several successful biotech companies,” said Mr. Hochberg.
Mr. Crotty joins INOVIO from Nabriva Therapeutics, where he served as general counsel and secretary. Before that, he worked as the vice president, general counsel, chief compliance officer and secretary for Vernalis Therapeutics Inc. Mr. Crotty has a broad legal skill-set with experience in corporate governance, securities filings, financing, business development, corporate law and commercial compliance. Earlier, he worked for Dendreon Corp., NPS Pharmaceuticals and ImClone Systems Inc. Prior to his biopharmaceutical industry experience, he worked at two law firms, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius and Norton Rose Fulbright.
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INOVIO Pharmaceuticals is a biotechnology company focused on bringing to market precisely designed DNA medicines to treat and protect people from infectious diseases and cancer. INOVIO has 15 DNA medicine clinical programs currently in development focused on HPV-associated diseases, cancer and infectious diseases, including coronaviruses associated with COVID-19 and MERS, for which programs are being developed with funding support from the U.S. Department of Defense and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
In July, Caliber Associates placed former Allergan executive, Asli Gevgilili, as the new chief human resource officer (CHRO) of INOVIO Pharmaceuticals. “We believe Asli’s depth of expertise and experience will provide important focus to INOVIO’s growth strategy,” Mr. Hochberg said. Ms. Gevgilili brings extensive global experience in human resources strategy, team leadership, executive development, organization development and culture, talent capability building and reward recognition programs within life sciences. Most recently, she served as vice president of human resources for Allergan PLC/ Abbvie.
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Caliber Associates, founded in 1988, is focused exclusively on the life sciences sector. The firm’s leaders are highly experienced search professionals and biopharmaceutical executives who bring more than 70 years of industry experience. Caliber Associates has partnered with over 150 leading companies and has completed upwards of 700 searches, placing strategic leaders with broad therapeutic and functional reach. The firm has offices in San Diego, metro New York and Boston/Cambridge, MA.
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Mr. Hochberg focuses on recruiting CEOs, board members, C-level and strategic teams for emerging life science companies and global biopharmaceutical companies. He has assembled a small team of highly experienced, results driven search professionals. Prior to his search career, he held strategic human resources roles with Rhône-Poulenc Rorer, FMC Corp. and Shell Oil Co.
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