Avillion LLP, a co-developer of late-stage pharmaceutical assets, announces the appointment of Jarrod Longcor as Chief Business Officer.

Avillion LLP, a co-developer of late-stage pharmaceutical assets, announces the appointment of Jarrod Longcor as Chief Business Officer. In this role, Mr Longcor is responsible for structuring, negotiating and executing successful strategic alliances, co-development agreements, and financial investments, as well as providing management and strategic leadership to the organisation. He is a member of the Executive leadership team.

London, UK, September 23, 2014 – Avillion LLP, a co-developer of late-stage pharmaceutical assets, announces the appointment of Jarrod Longcor as Chief Business Officer. In this role, Mr Longcor is responsible for structuring, negotiating and executing successful strategic alliances, co-development agreements, and financial investments, as well as providing management and strategic leadership to the organisation. He is a member of the Executive leadership team. 


Mr Longcor brings to Avillion LLP over 18 years of pharmaceutical and biotech experience and was previously the Vice President of Corporate Development for Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Melinta Therapeutics). In this role, he was responsible for identifying and concluding several critical collaborations for the company, including a major discovery collaboration with Sanofi Aventis with a potential value of over $700 million. Prior to Rib-X, Mr Longcor held key positions in several small to mid-sized biotech companies where he was responsible for business development and strategic planning. 



Allison Jeynes-Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of Avillion, said: “It is a great pleasure to welcome Jarrod to our management team at Avillion. He brings valuable corporate development skills, experience and contacts from across the pharmaceutical industry. Our first collaborative development programme with Pfizer to conduct a global Phase 3 trial of BOSULIF® in chronic myelogenous leukemia is underway, and Jarrod coming on board enables us to intensify our efforts to complete additional co-development agreements in the coming months.”  



Mr Longcor holds a B.S. from Dickinson College, a M.S. from Boston University School of Medicine and an MBA from Saint Joseph’s University’s Haub School of Business. 

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