CEO and DirectorDr. Robert Alexander. Ph.D . is the Chief Executive Officer Director of ZS Pharma Inc. He has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2012 and has served as our Chief Executive Officer since December 2013. From March 2013 to March 2014 Dr. Alexander served as Chairman of our board of directors. From November 2005 to March 2013 Dr. Alexander served as a Director at Alta Partners a VC firm in life sciences. In addition he acted as Executive Chairman and interim Chief Executive Officer of SARcode Biosciences a biopharmaceutical company. During his time at Alta he led investments in SARcode Biosciences Sonexa Therapeutics Allakos Lumena Pharmaceuticals and ZS Pharma. From April 2004 to November 2005 Dr. Alexander was a Principal in MPM Capitals BioEquities fund where he sourced opportunities and led due diligence efforts for both public and private investments. From December 2000 to April 2004 Dr. Alexander worked in the Business Development group at Genentech Inc. a biotechnology company where he was responsible for sourcing and screening product opportunities based on scientific merit and strategic fit leading diligence teams and negotiating terms and definitive agreements
Age: 44 CEO Since 2014 Ph.DAlexander joined Genentech after completing his postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in the Pathology department. He also holds a Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of North Carolina and a B.A. in Zoology from Miami University of Ohio. We believe Dr. Alexander is qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his background and experience in the life sciences sector.