Dicerna Announces Appointment of Douglas Pagán as Chief Financial Officer
May 07, 2020
“I am very pleased to welcome Doug to our management team,” said
“This is an exciting time to join Dicerna as it moves toward commercial readiness for its lead rare disease candidate now in pivotal development while supporting a growing pipeline of proprietary and partnered candidates derived from its unique GalXC™ RNAi technology platform,” said Mr. Pagán. “With near- and long-term growth drivers, a strong balance sheet and a diversified business model that allows the Company to benefit from the scale and resources of its collaborative relationships while also retaining select therapies for its own advancement, Dicerna presents an attractive mix of strong growth prospects and compelling science. I am looking forward to contributing to Dicerna's success as part of the executive leadership team."
Over a career spanning more than two decades in the life sciences industry, Mr. Pagán’s experience includes financial management and capital raising supporting advancement of new therapeutics, product launch and post-commercialization activities, and in- and out-licensing agreements for clinical candidates and commercial products.
Mr. Pagán is currently completing his service as CFO and secretary of KSQ Therapeutics, a privately held biotechnology company, where he is a member of the executive team in charge of finance and various operational functions, with responsibility for board management and corporate governance. Prior to KSQ, Mr. Pagán served for five years as CFO of Paratek Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on infectious disease. During his tenure as CFO at Paratek, Mr. Pagán played a key role in transforming Paratek from a development-stage to a commercial-stage company through the launch of the company’s first product, NUZYRA®, for
Prior to Paratek, Mr. Pagán held roles of increasing responsibility at Acceleron Pharma, Inc.,
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