Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Crane joined Axcella in 2022, bringing more than 35 years of experience building therapeutics, diagnostics and medical device companies. Following his role as a partner of the venture capital firm Montgomery Ventures, he has served as CFO and in senior leadership roles for a number of public and private life sciences companies.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Crane has helped raise more than a billion dollars in capital via IPOs, follow-on offerings and business development initiatives while also creating billions in value for investors and many successful exits. Among his past companies are I-STAT (sold to Abbott), InKine (sold to Salix), Pyxis Oncology (NASDAQ: PYXS), Seragen, Inc. (sold to Ligand Pharmaceuticals), Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (sold to GSK), T-SCAN (NASDAQ: TSCN), and Taris Biomedical (sold to Allergan and J&J). Mr. Crane was also Chairman of the American Bicycle Group, a preeminent manufacturer of high-end bicycles.
He earned a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.