KalVista Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of oral, small molecule protease inhibitors, today announced that Patrick A. Treanor has been appointed and Dan Soland is resigning from the Company’s Board of Directors. Both changes are part of a planned transition and are effective immediately. Mr. Treanor is currently Chief Operating Officer of Pathalys Pharma and is a business leader with extensive experience in sales, marketing, and market access, as well as business and commercial operations in the biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.
“We thank Dan for his service and support of KalVista over the last three years,” said Andrew Crockett, Chief Executive Officer of KalVista. “His extensive experience and broad industry knowledge have been highly valued at KalVista as we have grown, and he has been a key contributor to our success. At the same time, we are excited to welcome Pat to KalVista. Pat’s experience in building commercial teams in preparation for product launch will be invaluable to us as we continue our evolution into a pre-commercial organization, with an increasing focus on the approval and commercialization of sebetralstat and the continued development of KVD824 and our oral Factor XIIa program.”
“I’m excited to join KalVista’s board at such a pivotal point in the company’s history,” said Mr. Treanor. “With the Phase 3 clinical trial for sebetralstat underway and recruiting for the Phase 2 trial for KVD824 proceeding as expected, I look forward to helping advance these potential therapies rapidly towards the ultimate goals of FDA approval and commercialization. KalVista has the opportunity to fulfill an unmet need in people living with hereditary angioedema, with an efficacious and well-tolerated, oral treatment. It’s my belief that KalVista’s pipeline will provide the options patients seek to substantially improve the treatment of their disease.”
Mr. Treanor has nearly 30 years of experience in sales and marketing in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry, encompassing new product launches, territory design, account penetration, as well as market access and growth. He previously held several positions of increasing responsibility within the Vifor Pharma organization, most recently as President in the U.S. Prior to joining Vifor, Mr. Treanor held senior commercial and sales positions in large and small biotechnology and clinical development companies including Abbott Labs, AMAG Pharmaceutical, Insulet Corporation, and Oscient Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Treanor received his M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his B.S. from Bryant University.