Michael G. Raab
Mike has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Ardelyx since March 2009. Before Ardelyx, Mike was a partner at New Enterprise Associates (NEA) one of the world’s largest and most successful venture capital firms and specialized in healthcare investments focusing on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors.
Prior to joining NEA in 2002, Mike spent 15 years in commercial and operating leadership roles in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. He was Senior Vice President, Therapeutics and General Manager of the Renal Division at Genzyme Corporation. He built the Latin American division for Genzyme and was also Senior Product Manager for Genzyme’s $1+ billion therapies for Gaucher Disease, Ceredase and Cerezyme, and was instrumental in the worldwide launch of both products. Mike also spent two years with Genzyme’s Diagnostic products and services division.
Previous to Genzyme, Mike held business development and sales and marketing positions at Repligen and Bristol-Myers.
Mike received his B.A. from DePauw University.