Life Science Partner is pleased to announce the recruitment of Frank Stokes to Castle Biosciences as Chief Financial Officer.
Castle Biosciences is a molecular diagnostics company dedicated to helping patients and their physicians make the best possible decisions about their treatment and follow up care based on the individual molecular signature of their tumor. The Company currently offers tests for patients with cutaneous melanoma and uveal melanoma, with development programs in other underserved cancers.
Stokes previously served as Chief Financial Officer for Hammock Pharmaceuticals, maker of therapies for women’s health and urology. Prior, he was a senior investment banker at Leerink Swan, where he focused principally on diagnostics and biopharmaceuticals.
“Frank brings financial acumen, expertise in capital markets, success with mergers and acquisitions, and a deep knowledge of the diagnostics industry—all of which will help our team continue our mission to improve patient care decisions and deliver shareholder value,” commented Derek Maetzold, President and CEO of Castle Biosciences. “With two commercial products, a robust pipeline, and a strong base of clinical data, Castle Biosciences is well-positioned to leverage his strengths as we target our combined U.S. market opportunity of nearly $2 billion and continue to deliver strong growth in revenue and test volumes.”
Stokes received a B.S. in business administration followed by MBA and J.D. degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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