William Annett is a senior life sciences executive whose career has focused on leadership and operational roles in rapidly growing life sciences companies. An experienced entrepreneur, he has deep expertise in developing capabilities and growing organizations from early stage to maturity. Mr. Annett has served as chief executive at four early stage companies, raising significant capital for each and taking two public, one on NASDAQ and the other on the NYSE. He sold his third company to an industry partner. He has also worked in senior roles in larger companies, including eight years at Genentech and as a partner at Accenture, where he led the west coast life sciences consulting practice. Mr. Annett received his MBA from the Harvard Business School.