HEALTH CARE | 2022 LA500
Chief Executive & President Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc. A veteran bioscience industry executive, Anzalone was named president and chief executive of Arrowhead in 2007. Arrowhead develops drugs using an RNA platform that silences genes that cause cancers or other diseases. After its most promising drug failed to win Food & Drug Administration clearance in 2016, Anzalone retooled the company’s platform. Then he inked a series of licensing and drug development deals with major pharmaceutical companies, bringing in much-needed revenue. Prior to joining Arrowhead, Anzalone held key posts at two private equity firms focusing on growing biotechnology companies. Before that, he was a National Institutes of Health-supported post-doctoral fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s Conservation and Research Center.