Senior Vice President - Business Development, Program and Alliance ManagementMr. Daniel L. Ripley serves as Senior Vice President Business Development, Program and Alliance Management of Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc. He has 15 years of integrated business development experience in the initiation and execution of strategic business transactions in emerging growth life science companies. He has led licensing, commercial analysis, partnering initiatives, and intellectual property enforcement to drive business development of earlytolate stage products in a wide variety of therapeutic areas and technologies. He served as Senior Director of Business Development at Apricus Biosciences from 2011 through 2012, and prior to that was a senior business development consultant to biotechnology companies in the San Diego area from 2010 through 2011, Vice President of Business Development at BioBlocks, Inc. from 2009 through 2010, Senior Director, Head of Business Development at Kalypsys, Inc. from 2006 through 2008, and Director of Business Development at Isis Pharmaceuticals from 2000 through 2006. During this timeframe, he executed multiple licensing and drug discovery collaborations with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies that included Pfizer, Oncogenex, Alnylam, Amgen, GSK, Sanofi, and Alcon
President Since 2017 MBARipley holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance and a B.S. in Microbiology, both from San Diego State University.