Dr. Wild joined Dracen Pharmaceuticals in 2017 as one of the founding executives and Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). He is responsible for all discovery, preclinical development and translational research efforts of Dracen’s therapeutic pipeline and leads scientific strategy. Dr. Wild is a seasoned R&D executive with 20+ years of broad experience in drug discovery and development, spanning both small molecules and biologics. Throughout his career, Dr. Wild has contributed to the advancement of numerous clinical development candidates, including four FDA-approved oncology therapeutics (sunitinib, cetuximab, dasatinib and erlotinib). Before Dracen Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Wild was an independent consultant to biotech, pharma and venture capital companies. Prior to that, he served in various leadership roles including Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Research at Ignyta, Inc. (now member of the Roche Group), Chief Scientific Officer Oncology Research at Eli Lilly & Company, Senior Director at OSI Pharmaceuticals (now a wholly owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma), Senior Research Investigator at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Scientist at SUGEN, Inc. (acquired by Pfizer). Dr. Wild is a native of Germany and received his BS in Biochemistry and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.