Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Michelle Robertson has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since September 2023.
Ms. Robertson brings to Geron over 30 years of financial and commercial operations experience. Prior to joining, she served as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Editas Medicine, a CRISPR genome editing company, where she raised $500M in capital over three years to support the company’s research transition into late-stage clinical development. Before that, she served as Chief Financial Officer of Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Inc. from 2018 until 2020, leading the finance team through a strategic restructure, before its acquisition by Johnson & Johnson. Prior to joining Momenta, Ms. Robertson held multiple finance roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Oncology Finance for Baxalta Inc. following its spin-off from Baxter International Inc., where she worked on the acquisition and commercialization of their first oncology drug, Oncaspar®, and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis and Operations Excellence at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals Inc., positioning the finance organization to support the commercial launch of Linzess®.
Before that, for 16 years, Michelle held various finance and commercial operations roles at Genzyme Corporation (acquired by Sanofi), where she led the integration of several acquired oncology assets, subsequently leading the buildout of the Commercial operations team to support five global commercial products. Ms. Robertson received her B.S. in Finance and A.S. in Accounting and Management from Bentley University. She also currently serves as a member of the board of directors and the chair of the audit committee for Verastem Inc.