Stacey Hero, Ph.D.

SVP, Corporate and Business Development

Stacey Hero brings a strong scientific background with deep experience in company building and strategy. She is responsible for developing corporate strategy, identifying and executing strategic partnerships, collaborations, and licensing opportunities to support the company’s growth objectives.

Stacey comes from ElevateBio, where she was one of the first employees. She was instrumental in acquiring a number of their enabling platforms and technologies, including Life Edit Therapeutics, a wholly-owned gene editing company. Stacey supported ElevateBio’s financings of over $1B, played an integral role in executing on their corporate / partnering strategies, and supported various subsidiaries for their operational and business development activities. Prior to ElevateBio, Stacey spent four years at L.E.K. Consulting working with biotech and pharma clients on high impact projects including M&A strategy / support, and commercial / pipeline assessments.

Stacey has a Ph.D. from Yale University where she studied nanoparticle vaccines and the T cell response. She holds a B.S.E. from Duke University in Biomedical Engineering.