Mr. Mathers joined NEA as a partner in August 2008, and is focused on biotechnology and specialty pharmaceuticals investments. He is a director of Liquidia Technologies, Ra Pharmaceuticals, Rhythm Pharmaceuticals, Envisia Therapeutics, Synlogic, Lumos Pharma, Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, Senti Biosciences, Inozyme, Reneo Pharma, Akouos, Trevi Therapeutics and ObsEva.
Previously, Mr. Mathers was a board member of Lumena (sold to Shire), Ziarco (sold to Novartis), Motus Therapeutics (sold to Allergan), Plexxikon (sold to Daiichi Sankyo), Intarcia, Satori Pharmaceuticals, Southeast Bio, MedImmune, LLC, and the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). Prior to joining NEA, Mr. Mathers most recently served as executive vice president, corporate development and venture, at MedImmune, Inc. While at MedImmune, he was responsible for the company’s corporate and business development activities and led the company’s venture capital subsidiary, MedImmune Ventures, Inc. Before joining MedImmune in 2002, he was vice president, marketing and corporate licensing and acquisitions at Inhale Therapeutic Systems. He spent 15 years at Glaxo Wellcome, Inc. (GlaxoSmithKline), where he held sales and marketing positions of increasing responsibility.
Mr. Mathers earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University.