MyAlumni Journey Chat: Cary Pfeffer CC'84 - Partner at Third Rock Ventures

Program: Odyssey Mentoring Program
Start: February 10, 2022, 7:00 PM
End: February 10, 2022, 8:00 PM
Location: Schapiro Residence Hall Lounge
Host name: Columbia College Alumni Association


Join the Odyssey Mentoring Program on Thursday, February 10 at 7:00 PM ET in the Schapiro Residence Hall lounge to hear from Cary Pfeffer CC'84. Cary is a Partner at Third Rock Ventures, earned his M.D. and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, and studied biochemistry while at Columbia.

Cary joined Third Rock Ventures at its inception in 2007 and has more than 25 years of business development and transaction experience, along with a broad array of biotech product development and executive management experience.  He leads Third Rock’s partner development efforts, including building and maintaining strong relationships with large biotech and pharmaceutical companies, and supporting portfolio company transactions. He has played an instrumental role in a number of innovative alliances and collaborative company building efforts across our portfolio, including an industry-leading global strategic collaboration between Agios and Celgene in the field of cancer metabolism. Cary supports and advises on business development efforts across Third Rock’s portfolio and has also assumed active leadership roles in portfolio companies, functioning as chief executive officer and chief business officer through the first 12-18 months after launch.

Before joining Third Rock, Cary founded The Pfeffer Group, a boutique consulting firm that provided business development and strategy advisory services, completing multiple transactions for leading biotechnology and life sciences companies. Prior to that, Cary spent more than a decade at Biogen where he held a variety of senior and executive level U.S. and global management roles focused on business and market development, product development and commercial operations. Earlier in his career, he spent several years in corporate finance in the Health Care Investment Banking Group of Lehman Brothers.

Cary looks forward to sharing more about his Columbia College journey and answering your questions. Grab-and-go sandwiches will be served at the end of the event.

Special Instructions:

This events is open to Columbia College students.