Gary Sender is a seasoned executive and board member with more than 25 years of financial leadership experience in organizations ranging from large, multi-national pharmaceutical firms to early-stage biotechnology companies. He was chief financial officer of Nabriva Therapeutics plc, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company, from 2016 until March 2021 when he retired. Prior to Nabriva, Mr. Sender served as chief financial officer and executive vice president at Synergy Pharmaceuticals from 2015 to 2016, and as senior vice president, finance at Shire plc from 2009 until 2015, supporting its specialty pharmaceuticals business and subsequently its global commercial businesses. He was also the founding chief financial officer of Tengion, Inc., and spent 15 years in several leadership roles within Merck. Mr. Sender received a B.S. in finance from Boston University and an MBA in finance from Carnegie‑Mellon University.