Back to Leadership

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.