Aldeyra Therapeutics Appoints Joshua Reed as Chief Financial Officer
LEXINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2018
LEXINGTON, Mass., July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALDX) (Aldeyra), a biotechnology company devoted to development of next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases, today announced the appointment of Joshua Reed as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Reed will succeed Stephen Tulipano, the Company's outgoing Chief Financial Officer.
"Aldeyra is an exciting company with a novel and broad pipeline of potentially disruptive clinical product candidates," said Joshua Reed. "With three programs in Phase 3 clinical testing, I am pleased to be joining the team at this pivotal time, and I look forward to leveraging my pharmaceutical, financial services, and investment banking experience to help advance Aldeyra's objectives."
"We are pleased to welcome Joshua to Aldeyra at this important point in the company's life cycle as we advance our late-stage pipeline towards potential commercialization," stated Todd C. Brady, M.D., Ph.D., President and CEO of Aldeyra. "Joshua's diverse professional pedigree is expected to be critical to our success. We look forward to his contributions."
Mr. Reed has more than 20 years of financial operations, strategy, and investment banking experience. Prior to joining Aldeyra, Mr. Reed served as Vice President and Head of Finance for Bristol-Myers Squibb's (BMS) United States and Puerto Rico operations, a $12 billion business unit. Prior to that, Mr. Reed held roles of increasing responsibility at BMS, including positions in financial planning and analysis, supply chain finance, operations finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Reed was the Vice President, Strategic Business Development at JPMorgan Chase, and held investment banking positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Reed received a B.S. in Finance from Rutgers University and an M.B.A. with concentrations in Finance and Corporate Strategy from the University of Michigan'sRoss School of Business.
Dr. Brady continued, "I would like to also thank Steve for his financial leadership over the past four years. During his tenure as Chief Financial Officer, Steve has overseen the financial growth of Aldeyra, helping to raise in excess of $100 million to fuel Aldeyra's technical advancements. We are grateful for his significant contributions and we wish him well in his future endeavors."
About Aldeyra Therapeutics
Aldeyra Therapeutics is developing next-generation medicines to improve the lives of patients with immune-mediated diseases. Aldeyra's lead product candidate, reproxalap, is a first-in-class treatment in late-stage development for dry eye disease and other forms of ocular inflammation. The company is also developing other product candidates for autoimmune and metabolic diseases. None of Aldeyra's product candidates have been approved for sale in the U.S. or elsewhere.
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