Catherine M. Vaczy

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Chief Strategy Officer

Ms. Vaczy has more than 20 years of experience as a founder and senior executive of life science companies, serving as a strategic partner and business and legal advisor to senior leadership teams and boards. Most recently, Ms. Vaczy has provided strategic advisory services to early stage biotechnology companies. In 2005, Ms. Vaczy co-founded and served for ten years on the senior leadership team of NeoStem, Inc. (now Caladrius Biosciences), a Nasdaq-listed clinical stage biotechnology company that combined a leading cell and gene therapy process development and manufacturing organization (sold to Hitachi Chemical) with a development pipeline of cell therapy products. Prior to that, she was an early employee and served on the senior leadership team of Nasdaq-listed ImClone Systems Incorporated (sold to Eli Lily and Company), a pioneer in targeted cancer therapy, where she was instrumental in forging important strategic alliances, including a transformative $1 billion co-development deal for the Company’s blockbuster drug, Erbitux. Earlier in her career, Ms. Vaczy was a practicing attorney in a nationally recognized law firm representing early stage life science and other technology companies. Ms. Vaczy received a BA degree from Boston College and a JD degree from St. John’s University School of Law.