January 3, 2019
FLG client, Cortexyme, a privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to alter the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other degenerative disorders, announced effective January 2019, two key leadership appointments. Veteran clinical development professional Michael Detke, M.D., Ph.D., has been appointed Chief Medical Officer and Chris Lowe, a longtime life sciences finance expert, is now the company’s Chief Financial Officer.
As Chief Financial Officer, Chris Lowe will have responsibility for Cortexyme’s finance and investor relations functions, including strategic planning, fundraising, and financial reporting. Lowe’s 15+ years of senior management experience include experience as CFO, CBO, and CEO for private and public life sciences companies such as Asthmatx, Peninsula Pharmaceuticals, and Anthera Pharmaceuticals. In January 2014, Lowe joined FLG Partners and is now Managing Partner on FLG’s Management Committee. He has driven strategy and execution on initial public offerings, M&A, private and public financings, restructuring, licensing, and Wall Street communications, among other functions. Additionally, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of both public and private companies, and has chaired their respective Audit Committees and Compensation Committees.
“Cortexyme has made impressive clinical and corporate progress since its founding, raising more than $100 million to support a fast-moving drug discovery and development organization,” said Lowe. “The opportunity from both an investor and patient benefit perspective is clear, and I’m looking forward to collaborating on a long-term financial strategy that will serve Cortexyme well as it moves its pipeline through clinical testing.”
Read the full release from Cotexyme here.