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Solebury Trout Talks: Interview with Zach Hornby, Boundless Bio - Part of the NameTag Series
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Zachary (“Zach”) Hornby has served in executive and director roles for multiple private and public biotechnology companies. Prior to joining Boundless Bio, Zach was Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director at Optera Therapeutics Corp, a company that was developing multiple clinical-stage cellular therapies that had been innovated at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before that, he was Chief Operating Officer at Ignyta, where he oversaw development of the company’s portfolio of four clinical stage therapeutics and was the team leader for the company’s lead program, entrectinib, which was the first drug in pharmaceutical history to garner the coveted BTD (FDA), PRIME (EMA) and Sakigake (PMDA) designations. In that role, he also led the business development process that resulted in Ignyta’s acquisition by Roche for $2 billion; after the Roche acquisition, Zach served as the Ignyta site head where he was responsible for overseeing the integration into Roche. Before assuming the COO role, Zach was Ignyta’s Chief Financial Officer, helping the company go public and raise $120 million in capital. Prior to joining Ignyta, Zach served in roles of increasing responsibility across business development, marketing, new product planning, finance, and regulatory affairs at Fate Therapeutics, Halozyme Therapeutics, Neurocrine Biosciences and Transkaryotic Therapeutics (“TKT;” now the Human Genetic Therapies division within Takeda/Shire) and was a life sciences consultant at L.E.K. Consulting.

Zach holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in biology, with a concentration in neuroscience, from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.