John Richard

Chief Business Officer at Mereo BioPharma

John is Chief Business Officer and a co-founder of Mereo BioPharma. Prior to Mereo, he worked with the co-founders at Nomura then Phase4 Partners since 2000. He has significant corporate, operational and transactional experience, having served in various executive, director and advisory roles throughout his career.

Previously, he was Executive VP Business Development at SEQUUS, where he was responsible for negotiating SEQUUS’ acquisition by ALZA. John also headed business development for VIVUS and Genome Therapeutics; where he established numerous alliances. John holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and BS from Stanford University.


  • Chief Business Officer

    Current role

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