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|Aileron Therapeutics Appoints Donald Dougherty as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer|
CAMBRIDGE, MA—June 15, 2017—Aileron Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a novel class of therapeutics called stapled peptides for cancers and other diseases, today announced the appointment of Donald Dougherty as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective June 8th.
Mr. Dougherty joins Aileron with more than 30 years of financial leadership experience. He founded Compound Capital Growth Investments (CCGrowth), LLC, a Boston investment firm focused on biopharmaceutical and other technology sectors, and has served as its president since 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Dougherty held senior positions at several investment firms, including Essex Investment Management (1994 to 1999), where he was a principal, portfolio manager and lead biotechnology analyst, and Putnam Investments (1986 to 1994), where he was a senior vice president and analyst in the Specialty Growth Group, which managed the Voyager, OTC Emerging Growth, and Health Sciences funds. He began his investment career at Endowment Management Research in 1983. Mr. Dougherty received a B.A. from Williams College, an M.B.A. from New York University, and his CPA and CFA early in his career.
"We are delighted to welcome Don to our executive team during this pivotal time for our company," said Joseph A. Yanchik III, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aileron Therapeutics. "Don's strong financial leadership experience and insights will be instrumental as we continue to advance ALRN-6924 and grow our pipeline of stapled peptide therapeutics for patients with a variety of cancers and other difficult-to-treat diseases."
Source: Aileron Therapeutics