Team

The AbbVie Ventures team is comprised of eight investment professionals across our three major U.S. locations: Boston/Cambridge, Chicago and San Francisco areas.   

AbbVie Ventures Team

Head, AbbVie Ventures, AbbVie HQ

In addition to his role in AbbVie Ventures, Scott is Vice President, Scientific Affairs, and acts as an Abbvie spokesperson on  R&D matters to global media, governmental officials, and institutional investors. Prior to this role, Scott led Pharmaceutical Development at AbbVie and was responsible for advancing a broad pipeline across several therapeutic areas. In his 20+ year career at Abbott/AbbVie, he held roles of increasing responsibility across the research and development organization.

 

Managing Director, AbbVie  HQ

Margarita contributes more than 20 years of deal-making experience, including 10 years in biotech and pharma. Margarita has led and managed investments in over a dozen biotech companies in the US and Europe.  

Managing Director, Boston area

John adds more than 20 years of industry experience ranging from business development and venture investing to operational experience across multiple startup biotech and global pharmaceutical companies.   

Director, Boston area

Chuck brings nearly 25 years of venture investing, business development and R&D leadership experience from both biotech and pharma.   A molecular biologist by training, Chuck began his career in drug discovery.

Director, Boston area

Ross contributes a decade of biotech and pharma experience ranging from business development and commercial strategy to early stage company creation, advising, and investing.

Director, San Francisco area

KT, an innovator and scientist at heart, has over 20 years of leadership, entrepreneurial, and investing experience focused on expanding the value driven by scientific discovery.  

Director, AbbVie HQ

Priyanka brings more than a decade of experience in venture investing and R&D from the pharmaceutical and medical device industry.  A pharmaceutical scientist by training, Priyanka began her career in drug development.  

Manager, AbbVie HQ

Jay is experienced in management consulting and medicinal chemistry research.  Prior to AbbVie Ventures, Jay advised clients across the healthcare industry on corporate and commercial strategies.

Jackie is the Executive Assistant to Scott Brun and the Ventures team.  She has been a member of the AbbVie Ventures team for over 5 years, with 20 years of administrative experience.