Richard Wright, Ph.D.
Dr. Wright is Senior Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer of Celldex. He joined Celldex in 2012 as Vice President of Commercial Operations. Prior to Celldex, Dr. Wright was Managing Director at Navigant Consulting, where he led a Life Sciences practice focused on commercial strategy for oncology, immunology and rare disease therapies. Previously, Dr. Wright was at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where he held senior leadership roles including Senior Vice President of the U.S. Immunology Business and Vice President and Global Commercial Lead for the Immunology Franchise. At Bristol-Myers Squibb, he was responsible for CTLA4-Ig immunotherapies including the blockbuster drug ORENCIA® and the orphan drug NULOJIX®. In these roles he was charged with setting overall business strategy, commercializing the Company’s broad immunology franchise and managing the U.S. marketing and sales organizations. Dr. Wright began his career at Novartis Pharmaceuticals (Sandoz), where he led research aimed at discovering novel inhibitors of cell migration and metastasis, inhibition of tumor-induced angiogenesis and induction of immune tolerance. At Novartis, he later held several roles in new product commercialization, marketing and salesforce leadership in its Transplant and Immunology Business Unit and was responsible for NEORAL®, SIMULECT®, CERTICAN® and MYFORTIC®. Dr. Wright received his B.S. in Biological Sciences from Rutgers University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (Rutgers University). He received an M.B.A. in Marketing and Finance from Columbia University.