Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Howard is a seasoned financial executive with more than 30 years of leadership experience in biotech, the CRO industry and public and private markets. Mr. Howard brings significant experience in serving public companies, corporate funding and M&A. He combines a strong financial background with solid management experience to drive all financial and business operations for strong organizations.
Prior to joining Aravive, Mr. Howard served as the Chief Financial Officer of vTv Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company (Nasdaq: VTVT). Prior to joining vTv Therapeutics Inc., he served as the Chief Financial Officer of SciQuest, Inc., an international spend-management software company. Earlier in his career Mr. Howard served as Chief Financial Officer of a number of public and private companies, including multi-national pharmaceutical services organizations MDS Pharma Services and PPD. Mr. Howard began his career in public accounting where he was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Howard has also served on the boards of both public and private companies.
Mr. Howard holds a B.A. in Accounting from North Carolina State University, and he is a Certified Public Accountant.