Mark Smith, Finch Therapeutics exiting CEO

Finch Ther­a­peu­tics brings on new CEO, CFO af­ter Jan­u­ary lay­offs and scrap­ping a PhI­II tri­al

Finch Ther­a­peu­tics has had three rounds of lay­offs in the past year and is now go­ing through a lead­er­ship shake­up three months af­ter scrap­ping a Phase III tri­al for one of its mi­cro­bio­me ther­a­pies.

Co-founder Mark Smith will step down as CEO and as a mem­ber of the board on May 15 for Matthew Blis­chak, who will take over as CEO on May 16. The com­pa­ny said in a state­ment that Smith is ex­pect­ed to stay on as a sci­en­tif­ic and strate­gic ad­vi­sor.

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