Eric Bjerkholt is Aimmune’s Chief Financial Officer. He has more than three decades of healthcare and biotechnology leadership experience in finance and related functions, both as an executive at publicly traded and early-stage companies and as an investment banker. Prior to joining Aimmune, he was CFO at Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where, over 13 years with the company, his role expanded to oversee business development and multiple aspects of governance and corporate relations. In addition to taking Sunesis through its initial public offering in 2005, he raised more than $400 million for the company in other financings.
Prior to Sunesis, Mr. Bjerkholt was CFO at IntraBiotics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and LifeSpring Nutrition, Inc. He began his healthcare career at J.P. Morgan & Co. as an investment banker in New York and then launched the company’s Western U.S. healthcare practice. Mr. Bjerkholt holds a Cand. Oecon. (master’s) degree in economics from the University of Oslo and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has served on the boards of directors of several publicly traded companies and is currently a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee for Corium International, Inc.