Jeff Poulton, M.B.A.
Jeff Poulton has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2020 and serves as Lead Independent Director. Mr. Poulton has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, since August 2019. Prior to joining Alnylam, Mr. Poulton served as Chief Financial Officer of Indigo Agriculture, a plant microbiome company, from January 2018 to April 2019, where he supported the initial commercial scale-up of the business, including expansion outside the U.S. Between 2003 and December 2017, Mr. Poulton held various roles of increasing responsibility at Shire plc, most recently as Chief Financial Officer and a member of Shire’s executive committee and board of directors from January 2015 to December 2017. During his tenure at Shire, Mr. Poulton also led Shire’s rare disease U.S., LATAM and Asia Pacific commercial operations, as well as Shire’s global rare disease business unit. Prior to Shire, Mr. Poulton led corporate finance and business development initiatives in both the gas and electric utilities industry and the materials manufacturing sector, serving in financial leadership positions at Cinergy Corp. and PPG Industries. Mr. Poulton also served in the United States Navy as a Commissioned Officer. Mr. Poulton holds a B.A. in Economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.