Mirati Therapeutics Appoints Laurie Stelzer as Chief Financial Officer
Mirati Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRTX), a clinical-stage targeted oncology company, today announced the appointment of Laurie Stelzer as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective May 16, 2022. Laurie will report to the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, David Meek.
David commented, “We are excited to have Laurie join Mirati. She brings extensive finance expertise and strategic insights, which will be invaluable as we continue to deliver on our ambitious goals, including working toward our first potential launch in the U.S. this year with adagrasib in previously-treated KRASG12C non-small cell lung cancer. I am confident her proven leadership in biopharma will benefit Mirati, as we continue to scale towards becoming a sustainable, commercial oncology company and aggressively execute our strategy.”
“I am honored to be part of an innovative and patient-centric company that is helping people with cancer, especially during this period of growth and as Mirati rapidly advances a deep pipeline of targeted oncology programs,” said Laurie. “The Mirati team is dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with cancer and I look forward to working with my new colleagues to meaningfully advance this mission.”
Laurie joins the Company most recently from Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (acquired by Pfizer) where she served as Executive Vice President and CFO since 2020. She brings 25 years of biopharma industry experience to her role in leading the company’s finance functions. Prior to joining Arena, Laurie was the CFO at Halozyme Therapeutics where she led the finance, information technology, business development, project management and site operations organizations.
Prior to joining Halozyme, Laurie held senior management roles at Shire Plc (acquired by Takeda), including Senior Vice President of Finance, Division CFO for the Regenerative Medicine Division, and Head of Investor Relations. Previously she held positions of increasing responsibility during her fifteen-year career at Amgen, Inc., spanning the areas of finance, treasury, global accounting, and international/emerging markets.
Laurie received her B.S. in Accounting from Arizona State University, and her M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Vickie Reed, Mirati’s Chief Accounting Officer, filled the role of Mirati’s Principal Accounting Officer and on an interim basis, the Principal Financial Officer, and will be retiring from Mirati later this year.
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