Alan Garber - Vertex Pharmaceuticals Independent Director

VRTX -- USA Stock  

Fiscal Quarter End: December 31, 2019  

Dr. Alan Garber, M.D. Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Garber is Provost of Harvard University and the Mallinckrodt Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Professor of Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. From 1998 until he joined Harvard in 2011, he was the Henry J. Kaiser Jr. Professor, a Professor of Medicine, and a Professor of Economics, Health Research and Policy, and of Economics in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. Dr. Garber is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, the American Society of Clinical Investigation, the Association of American Physicians, and the American Academy for Arts and Sciences. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Physicians, and the Royal College of Physicians. Dr. Garber is also a Research Associate with the National Bureau of Economic Research and served as founding Director of its Health Care Program for nineteen years. He also has served as a member of the National Advisory Council on Aging at the National Institutes of Health, as a member of the Board of Health Advisers of the Congressional Budget Office and as Chair of the Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Dr. Garber was a member of the Board of Directors of Exelixis, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since 2005
Age: 62  Director Since 2017  Ph.D    
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Garber holds an A.B. summa cum laude, an A.M. and a Ph.D., all in Economics, from Harvard University, and an M.D. with research honors from Stanford University.

Management Efficiency

The company has return on total asset (ROA) of 8.3 % which means that it generated profit of $8.3 on every $100 spent on asset. This is normal as compared to the sector avarege. Similarly, it shows return on stockholders equity (ROE) of 51.75 % meaning that it created $51.75 on every $100 dollars invested by stockholders.
The company currently holds 649.8 M in liabilities with Debt to Equity (D/E) ratio of 12.3 indicating the company may have difficulties to generate enough cash to satisfy its financial obligations. Vertex Pharmaceuticals has Current Ratio of 3.37 suggesting that it is liquid enough and is able to pay its financial obligations when they are due.

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Entity Summary

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated engages in developing and commercializing therapies for treating cystic fibrosis. The company was founded in 1989 and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. Vertex Pharmaceuticals operates under Biotechnology classification in USA and is traded on BATS Exchange. It employs 2500 people.Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorpor (VRTX) is traded on BATS Exchange in USA and employs 2,500 people.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Leadership Team

William Young, Independent Director
Reshma Kewalramani, Executive Vice President - Global Medicines Development and Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer
Michael Parini, Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Alan Garber, Independent Director
Joshua Boger, Executive Director and Chairman of Science and Technology Committee
John Gray, Senior Vice President Genetic Therapies
Margaret McGlynn, Independent Director
Sangeeta Bhatia, Director
Terrence Kearney, Independent Director
Ian Smith, CFO, Executive Vice President
Paul Silva, Senior Vice President Corporate Controller
David Altshuler, Independent Director
Jeffrey Chodakewitz, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President - Global Medicines Development
Elaine Ullian, Co-Lead Independent Director
Amit Sachdev, Senior Vice President - Global Government Strategy, Market Access and Value
David Greenway, Director
Charles Wagner, CFO, Executive Vice President
Bruce Sachs, Co-Lead Independent Director
Lloyd Carney, Independent Director
Michael Partridge, Vice President - Investor Relations
Yuchun Lee, Independent Director
Kimberly White, Senior Vice President and Chief Communications Officer
Stuart Arbuckle, Chief Commercial Officer and Executive VP
Thomas Graney, CFO, Senior Vice President
Charles Milstein, Executive Vice President Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
Jeffrey Leiden, Chairman of the Board and Presidentident, CEO

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