Freeline appoints Brian M. Silver as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development

Published 14 Nov 2018

Freeline is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian M. Silver as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development. Brian will be based in New York, as the Company establishes offices in the United States.

Brian brings to Freeline 25 years of experience as an investment banker and corporate lawyer. He has for many years focused on the biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical services sectors, advising clients on a range of transactions including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and licensing arrangements, and capital raises across the equity, debt, royalty and convertible securities markets.

Most recently, Brian was a Partner and Head of Biotechnology in the healthcare group of Perella Weinberg Partners, a leading independent global advisory firm. Prior to that, Brian was a Managing Director in Morgan Stanley’s healthcare investment banking group and a corporate associate at Sullivan & Cromwell. He received a Bachelor of Arts with honours from Harvard College and a Juris Doctor with honours from the University of Chicago Law School.

Anne Prener, Chief Executive Officer of Freeline, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Brian to the Freeline team. He has extensive experience in the investment banking sector that will help us achieve our company’s vision of becoming a leading gene therapy company. Brian’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to expand our pipeline and our organisation with the aim of bringing life-changing gene therapies to patients.” 

Brian Silver, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development of Freeline, commented:

I am excited to join the Freeline team at such a transformational stage in the company’s development.  Freeline intends to build a leading global gene therapy company and I look forward to working with my new colleagues as we progress our programmes through the clinic and towards the market.