Susan A. Knudson has served as Chief Financial Officer of Neothetics™ since July 2014 and Vice President of Finance and Administration since February 2009. Ms. Knudson brings over 18 years of financial, venture capital, corporate strategy, and operations experience in the life sciences industry to Neothetics™. She has worked in both public and private companies, with operations ranging from domestic to international. Prior to joining Neothetics™, Susan served as the Sr. Director of Finance and Administration at Avera Pharmaceuticals, where she spearheaded the Company's financing strategy, raising over $90 million in venture capital, and was an integral part of the in-licensing of the Company's lead drug candidates from large, multinational pharmaceutical companies. From October 2000 through April 2002, Susan served as Director of Finance and Administration at MD Edge. Ms. Knudson has also held senior positions at Isis Pharmaceuticals and CombiChem. While at CombiChem, she contributed to the Company's successful initial public offering and, later, sale to DuPont. Ms. Knudson holds a B.A in Accounting from the University of San Diego.
Susan is a huge animal lover and a great contributor to many non-profit organizations