Curtis Hecht is Chief Business Officer at Calithera Biosciences. Mr. Hecht brings over 25 years of broad pharmaceutical experience including business development, strategic planning and commercialization. He has led business and corporate development efforts since joining Calithera in 2014. Key contributions include the Mars in-licensing agreement for arginase inhibitors, clinical collaborations with Bristol-Myers Squibb, Exelixis and Pfizer and the co-development and commercialization agreement with Incyte for INCB001158. He has built strategic portfolio management and lifecycle team functions, and leads commercial planning. Prior to Calithera, Mr. Hecht was Vice President of Business Development for inVentiv Heath Commercial Solutions. Until 2011, Mr. Hecht was at Roche in commercialization and business development roles of increasing responsibility, including the Global Alliance Director of the Roche-Genentech collaboration. Mr. Hecht has a B.S. in Chemistry from California State University, Sacramento, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.