Leadership - Management
Epizyme®‘s management team is composed of proven biopharma executives with a passion for creating innovative therapeutics for patients. A highly complementary team, we are proud to lead Epizyme’s exceptional organization.
- Robert Bazemore – President and Chief Executive Officer
- Robert A. Copeland, Ph.D. – President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer
- Peter Ho, M.D., Ph.D. – Chief Medical Officer
- Andrew E. Singer – Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert Bazemore has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2015. Prior to joining Epizyme, Mr. Bazemore served as Chief Operating Officer of Synageva through its acquisition in July 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Bazemore was President of Janssen Biotech, part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson. Mr. Bazemore began his career at Johnson & Johnson in 2002, and held numerous senior commercial positions, including leading the worldwide immunology portfolio strategy and the launches of multiple new products and indications. Prior to Johnson & Johnson, Mr. Bazemore worked at Merck & Co., Inc. for eleven years in roles of increasing responsibility. Robert received a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Georgia.
Robert A. Copeland, Ph.D. has served as our President of Research and Chief Scientific Officer since September 2008. Prior to joining Epizyme, Dr. Copeland was Vice President, Cancer Biology, of the Oncology Center of Excellence in Drug Discovery at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Before joining GSK, Dr. Copeland held scientific staff positions at Merck Research Laboratories of Merck and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a biopharmaceutical company, and a faculty position at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Copeland received a B.S. in chemistry from Seton Hall University, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University and did postdoctoral studies as the Chaim Weizmann Fellow at the California Institute of Technology.
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Peter Ho, M.D., Ph.D. has served as Chief Medical Officer since September 2014. His prior pharmaceutical positions included Vice President of Oncology Development at Johnson & Johnson and Senior Vice President, Oncology Center of Excellence for Drug Development at GlaxoSmithKline. Dr. Ho is a board-certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist and was formerly a fellow at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He received a B.A. in biology from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.D. and Ph.D. (pharmacology) from the Yale University School of Medicine.
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Andrew E. Singer
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Andrew E. Singer has served as our Executive Vice President, Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since February 2015. Prior to joining us, from 2004 to January 2015, Mr. Singer served in increasing levels of responsibility in the Health Care Investment Banking Group at RBC Capital Markets Corporation, or RBC, an investment bank, serving as a Managing Director from 2007 to 2015. Prior to joining RBC, Mr. Singer worked at Petkevitch & Company, co-founded MVC Capital, and worked at Robertson, Stevens & Co, The Shansby Group and The Blackstone Group. Mr. Singer serves on the board of directors of the J.F. Kapnek Trust. Mr. Singer received a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.
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