SALT LAKE CITY– BUSINESS WIRE –October 25, 2016– Recursion Pharmaceuticals, an emerging biotech in Salt Lake City, today announced that successful and serial technology entrepreneur and executive John Pereira, MBA, has joined the team as Chief Operating Officer.
As former COO of Experticity, VP of AncestryDNA, and a leader of operational growth at Amazon in its earlier days, Mr. Pereira brings a wealth of experience in business management, operations and technology strategy to Recursion s rapidly growing business.
Chris Gibson, PhD, CEO of Recursion stated: We are elated to bring John in as COO.
His history of guiding businesses from startups to successes, and his extraordinary background in management, operations and strategy across industries is the perfect fit for us as we rapidly scale our complex business to meet the needs of our current and future partners, and ultimately to deliver on our mission to help bring 100 new treatments to patients in the coming years.
The announcement of Mr. Pereira as COO follows closely on Recursion s recent announcement of a successful $12.9M Series A funding round.
John s business acumen, track-record and his background in mathematics was a clear fit for our transformational approach to leveraging technology, big data, and artificial intelligence to change the way drug discovery is conducted, said Blake Borgeson, PhD, CTO of Recursion.