Cynthia M. Butitta

Chief Operating Officer


Ms. Butitta has over 20 years of senior executive experience in the biotechnology and high-technology industries. She was most recently Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of NextWave Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Pfizer in 2012. Prior to NextWave, Ms. Butitta served as Chief Operating Officer from 2001 to 2010 and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 2010 of Telik Inc., a public biotechnology company focused on the development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of cancer. While at Telik, Ms. Butitta was responsible for securing over $450 million through an IPO and subsequent follow-on offerings. From 1995 to 1997, Ms. Butitta served as Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer for Connetics, Inc., a public biotechnology company. Ms. Butitta received a B.S. degree with honors in Business and Accounting from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin and a M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.