Mr. McElheny has served as our Vice President, Corporate Development since November 2016. In this role, he is responsible for leading and executing the company’s strategic business development activities including key business/scientific licensing opportunities.
Prior to Clearside, Mr. McElheny Founded and served as Vice President Corporate Development and Supply Chain for Vidara Therapeutics, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and marketing orphan drugs. Previously, he worked in various roles at Meda Pharmaceuticals including business development, market research, and supply chain management. Prior to Meda Pharmaceuticals he worked in various supply chain roles at Johnson and Johnson and Schering Plough. Mr. McElheny holds an M.B.A. degree from New York University and B.S. degrees in Environmental Resource Management and Business Management from Penn State University.