Richard H. Aldrich

Co-Founder and Partner, Longwood Founders Fund

Mr. Aldrich is a co-founder and Partner of Longwood Fund. He has co-founded and helped to build several successful biotech companies including Concert Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: CNCE), where he serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SIRT acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2008), and Longwood portfolio companies Alnara Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Eli Lilly in 2010), Verastem (NASDAQ: VSTM), OvaScience (NASDAQ: OVAS), where he serves as Lead Director and FlexPharma (NASDAQ FLKS).  Mr. Aldrich also serves as a Director of Longwood portfolio companies Mitobridge, Inc., Colorescience, Inc. and KalVista Pharmaceuticals.  Prior to co-founding Longwood, he was General Partner of RA Capital, a biotechnology investment fund he co-founded in 2001. Mr. Aldrich was also a founding employee of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) where he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer and managed all commercial and operating functions from 1989 to 2001. Prior to joining Vertex, Mr. Aldrich held several management positions at Biogen, Inc. Mr. Aldrich also serves on the Board of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary. Mr. Aldrich received his undergraduate degree from Boston College, and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College. Mr. Aldrich’s broad-based experience in business, including his leadership and board experience at life science companies, and his familiarity with our business as a co-founder of our company allows him to be a key contributor to our board of directors.