How fam­i­ly and sci­ence moved Ex­elix­is' new CMO to work on on­col­o­gy block­busters; While John Maraganore racks up the prizes, his old crew at Al­ny­lam se­lects pres­i­dent

Af­ter 18 years at the FDA and climb­ing the cor­po­rate lad­der in bio­phar­ma, Vic­ki Good­man is now in the biotech C-suite for the first time. The new CMO and ex­ec­u­tive VP of prod­uct de­vel­op­ment for Ex­elix­is start­ed on Jan. 4, fly­ing out to the biotech’s head­quar­ters just out­side sun­ny San Fran­cis­co be­fore re­turn­ing home and fly­ing all the way back to Philly, where she is based.

Good­man got her pas­sion for med­i­cine as a young child — it didn’t sur­prise any­one that she ma­jored in bio­chem­istry be­fore go­ing through med­ical school and res­i­den­cy, fin­ish­ing up in the ear­ly 2000s with an em­pha­sis in in­ter­nal med­i­cine, med­ical on­col­o­gy and hema­tol­ogy. But for her, there was an un­der­ly­ing de­sire to use sci­ence to help peo­ple and work on prob­lems that im­pact peo­ple’s health.

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