Head of Business Development & Sales, Be The Match BioTherapies
Chris McClain is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Be The Match BioTherapies. He leads the sales and business development team, which engages with companies developing innovative, lifesaving therapies that can leverage the cell sourcing, cell therapy supply chain, CRO services, and outcomes tracking capabilities of the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) / Be The Match.
Before joining Be the Match BioTherapies full-time, Chris was co-Founder of Nora Therapeutics, Inc., a venture-backed biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies in areas of significant unmet medical need in reproductive health. While at Nora Therapeutics, Chris and his team raised more than $50 million in venture capital to fund pre-clinical and clinical development of Nora’s lead asset and build out a world-class executive team. Prior to founding Nora Therapeutics, Chris held a variety of management consulting and operational roles in the technology sector.
He has served as an advisory member of the University of Minnesota Office for Technology Commercialization Venture Center, a guest lecturer in the Life Sciences program at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson Graduate School of Management, a mentor to the annual MNCup startup competition, and a co-chair of Medical Alley’s Biotech Shared Interest Group.
Chris has an MBA and B.A. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley.