Mark LeuchtenbergerPresident and Chief Executive Officer of IRX Therapeutics
Mark Leuchtenberger, MBA, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of IRX Therapeutics in 2017. Mr. Leuchtenberger has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive in the biopharmaceutical industry where he has led companies through private financings and initial public offerings, taken products from IND through to commercialization and achieved M&A exits. Mr. Leuchtenberger was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors at Chiasma (NASDAQ: CHMA), Acusphere, Inc. (OTCMKTS: ACUS) and Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Melinta Therapeutics, Inc.). Mr. Leuchtenberger served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Targanta Therapeutics Corporation, where he led the company’s initial public offering in 2007 and its acquisition by The Medicines Company in 2009. Mr. Leuchtenberger served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of cancer vaccine company, Therion Biologics Corporation. Prior to Therion, Mr. Leuchtenberger was a senior officer at Biogen Inc., where he led the late-stage development of Avonex and its launch in the United States and subsequently managed North American and international commercial operations as well as business development. He is a director and past chairman of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council Board of Directors, and is a past trustee for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the MassDevelopment Emerging Technology Fund. He is a cofounder of Albor Biologics, Inc. and Alvos Therapeutics, Inc. He served as nonexecutive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Xenetic Biosciences, Inc. (OTCMKTS: XBIO), a biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation biologic drugs and novel oncology therapeutics, from May 2014 to April 2015. Mr. Leuchtenberger received his MBA from the Yale School of Management and his BA from Wake Forest University.