CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Benson Fong has over 30 years of experience in financial and business development activities in life science companies. He is a consulting CFO to startups and has served as Interim CFO at E-Scape Bio, ReCode Therapeutics, and GABAeron. Prior to this, he served as CEO of Lapis Pharmaceutical as well as Senior VP Corporate Development at CoTherix where he was responsible for in-licensing Ventavis® (iloprost) which was later FDA approved and successfully launched.
Benson’s prior experience also includes being the first VP for venture debt lending at Imperial Bank/Comerica, serving as CFO at Cibus Pharmaceutical, Controller at Matrix Pharmaceuticals, and Division Controller in Express Banking at Wells Fargo Bank. He was also a tax accountant and CPA at Arthur Young & Co. after he received his BS in Biology from the University of Oregon. His responsibilities have included filing S-1s, equity and debt financing and product licensing.