Ex-Bio­gen ex­ec Steve Holtz­man hears the call of Third Rock’s am­bi­tious Deci­bel

Steve Holtz­man is one of the best con­nect­ed biotech ex­ecs in the Boston/Cam­bridge hub. He and George Scan­gos got to­geth­er and wooed Doug Williams in­to Bio­gen as the turn­around team’s R&D chief, with Holtz­man head­ing up cor­po­rate de­vel­op­ment. And long be­fore then, back in the mid-90s, he be­came a close col­league with Bob Tep­per, Mark Levin, Kevin Starr – the founders of Third Rock — and John Maraganore, all ex­ecs at Mil­len­ni­um, prob­a­bly the biggest sin­gle biotech ex­ec­u­tive mill in the big and rapid­ly ex­pand­ing hub city.

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