Rallybio Announces Retirement of Jeffrey Fryer, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
--Company initiates an external search for its next Chief Financial Officer--
NEW HAVEN, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rallybio Corporation (Nasdaq: RLYB), a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to identifying and accelerating the development of life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and rare diseases, today announced that Jeffrey Fryer, CPA, will retire from his position as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mr. Fryer will continue to serve as Rallybio’s CFO until a new CFO has been appointed and will retire from the Company following a transition period. Rallybio has initiated an external search to identify its next CFO.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, co-founder Steve Uden, and the Rallybio team, I would like to thank Jeff for his dedication and contributions over the last four years in helping to create, build and transform Rallybio into a publicly traded company. He has been such a great friend, colleague and valued counselor to both Steve and me. We appreciate his leadership and partnership in executing our vision of a rare disease company as a co-founder of Rallybio, and wish him all the best.” said Martin Mackay, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Rallybio.
Mr. Fryer commented, “It has been an honor and privilege to work with my co-founders Martin and Steve, and it has been a highly rewarding experience working with Rallybio’s devoted and talented team over the past four years. With a growing pipeline and our strong financial position, I believe that now is the right time for me to retire from the Company and to pursue a few other ambitions that I have. I am fully committed to ensuring a smooth transition and look forward to following the continued success of the Rallybio team.”
Rallybio is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to identifying and accelerating the development of life-transforming therapies for patients with severe and rare diseases. Since its launch in January 2018, Rallybio has built a portfolio of promising product candidates, which are now in development to address rare diseases in the areas of hematology, immuno-inflammation, maternal fetal health, and metabolic disorders. The Company’s mission is being advanced by a team of highly experienced biopharma industry leaders with extensive research, development, and rare disease expertise. Rallybio is headquartered in New Haven, Connecticut, with an additional facility at the University of Connecticut’s Technology Incubation Program in Farmington, Connecticut. For more information, please visit www.rallybio.com.
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