Founder, President, CEO
Michael Heffernan is the Founder, President and CEO of Collegium Pharmaceutical, Inc. He has more than 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and related healthcare industries. He was previously the Founder, President and CEO of Onset Dermatologics, a dermatology focused company that was spun out of Collegium to create PreCision Dermatology and was sold to Valeant (2014). Michael held prior positions as Co-Founder, President and CEO of Clinical Studies Ltd., a pharmaceutical contract research organization that was sold to PhyMatrix Corp and later served as President and CEO of PhyMatrix. Michael began his career at Eli Lilly and Company and served in numerous sales and marketing roles. He has also been an advisor and Investor in a number of healthcare companies. His past board memberships include; TyRx (sold to Medtronic), Cornerstone Therapeutics (sold to Chiesi), Ocata (sold to Astellas), and PreCision Dermatology. Michael is currently the Chairman of the board for Veloxis Pharmaceuticals ( OMX : VELO ) and serves on the board for Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. ( NASDAQ : KERX ). Michael earned his B.S. Degree in Pharmacy from the University of Connecticut and is a Registered Pharmacist.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Paul Brannelly joined Collegium Pharmaceutical in February 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Collegium, Paul held senior financial management positions for both publicly held and privately held companies, gaining significant experience raising capital, executing growth strategies and mergers and acquisitions. Paul most recently served as Senior Vice President, Finance Administration, and Treasurer of Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc., a publicly traded, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. Prior to Karyopharm, Paul served as Vice President Finance, Treasurer, and Secretary for Verastem, Incorporated, a publicly traded biotechnology company. Earlier in his career, Paul was Chief Financial Officer of Longwood Fund, a healthcare dedicated venture capital fund, and also held senior financial management roles with Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (acquired by GlaxoSmithKline), CombinatoRx and Dyax. With 18 years in the biopharmaceutical industry, Paul has raised $1.0 billion in public and private capital. Paul holds a Bachelors in Business Administration in Accounting from University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was a Certified Public Accountant.