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Deal Talk with Lonnie Moulder, ’97 

Chicago Booth Alumni Relations invites you to join us on Thursday, November 12 from noon – 12:50 p.m. CT for a Deal Talk with special guest Lonnie Moulder, ’97. The event will be moderated by Starr Marcello, AM ’04, MBA,’17, deputy dean for MBA Programs.

Deputy Dean Marcello is excited to interview Moulder about several large deals he has been a part of, including the acquisition of the company he founded, TESARO. Acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in January 2019, TESARO is a Boston based oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. 

Please come ready to engage in an interactive conversation on the topics of entrepreneurship and deal negotiations with Deputy Dean Marcello and alum Lonnie Moulder. 


Speaker Bio 

Lonnie Moulder is the founding general partner of Tellus BioVentures and a venture advisor to New Enterprise Associates. He most recently served as CEO and director of TESARO since cofounding the company in 2010. Acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in January 2019, TESARO is a Boston based oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company. He previously served as president and CEO of Abraxis BioScience, Inc., acquired by Celgene Corporation in 2010. In 2008, Moulder served as vice chairman and executive vice president of Eisai Corporation of North America following Eisai’s acquisition of MGI PHARMA, where he was president and CEO beginning in 2003.

Numerous cancer patients have benefitted from products developed and launched by Lonnie’s teams. He raised over $2 billion of public and private capital and led organizations that were acquired for a combined value of over $10 billion.

Lonnie is a Temple University trustee, chair of the Temple University Japan Board and serves on the Fox Chase Cancer Center Board. He is a Council member for both the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Lonnie is a member of the board of the Moulder Family Charitable Foundation and chair of the board of directors of Trevena, Inc. He is also the owner-operator of the Commodore Farm & Vineyard. 

Lonnie was co-recipient of the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2017, National Life Sciences and New England Life Sciences Award, and named Institutional Investor’s 2018 Best Biotechnology Mid-Cap CEO. 

Students should never miss class to attend optional programming. The Deans’ Office will not support requests for absences due to participation on a trek, event, conference, or trip as excused. 

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