Filippo Petti, Chief Executive Officer of Celyad joined the company in September 2018 as the Chief Financial Officer. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in April 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Petti worked in healthcare investment banking both at Wells Fargo Securities and William Blair & Company. Before his roles in investment banking, Filippo spent several years in equity research covering U.S. biotechnology companies both at William Blair & Company and Wedbush Securities. He began his career as a research scientist at OSI Pharmaceuticals focused on drug discovery and translational research before transitioning into corporate development with the company. Petti holds a Master of Business Administration from Cornell University, a Master of Science from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University.