Pfizer vet Germano makes quick exit from Intrexon as hands-on billionaire Kirk reorganizes biotech
When Geno Germano left a senior post at Pfizer and later signed on as president of Intrexon 10 months ago, he started down a path that he was told led straight to the CEO’s job. Instead, he wound up at the exit door on Friday, leaving billionaire Randal “RJ” Kirk at the helm of the company he founded, reorganizing the complex biotech side of the business.
Germano had been head of the global pharma business at Pfizer when he was suddenly odd man out in a planned merger with Allergan, which also ultimately never happened. Kirk welcomed him with open arms, telling the world that Germano would be the next chief for day-to-day operations $XON as he stepped up to the executive chairman’s role.
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