Ms. Jacoby has over 18 years of finance and accounting experience. At PharmAkea, Ms. Jacoby was instrumental in securing $45M in funding, including Series A and non-dilutive collaboration funds from Celgene. She is responsible for finance, accounting, human resources, IT, facilities, procurement and other business operations.
Prior to joining PharmAkea, Ms. Jacoby worked with numerous biotechnology and life science organizations performing various activities, including SEC reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and compliance. From 2008 to 2012, Ms. Jacoby served as the Director of Accounting and Controller of BrainCells, Inc. From 2006 to 2008, she served as a Senior Finance Manager of Artes Medical, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company. From 2000 to 2006, she served in various positions, including Revenue Manager of Diversa Corporation (now Verenium Corporation), a publicly traded biotechnology Company and as Performance Analyst for Nicholas Applegate Capital Management, an institutional investment company. Ms. Jacoby began her career as an auditor for Ernst & Young where she served both public and private companies.
Ms. Jacoby holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, Brazil (1998). She is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of California.