Rachel King

Rachel KingCEO, GlycoMimetics, Inc.

Rachel King is co-founder and CEO of GlycoMimetics, Inc. (GMI), a biotechnology company which has so far raised over $60 million in venture capital financing and recently completed a strategic partnership with Pfizer. Before founding GMI, she was an Executive in Residence at New Enterprise Associates, one of the nation's leading venture capital firms. Mrs. King came to NEA after serving as a Senior Vice President of Novartis Corporation. Before joining Novartis, Mrs. King spent ten years with Genetic Therapy, Inc. through the company's early stage, initial public offering, and eventual sale to Novartis. There she held various positions, including as the Company's CEO. Mrs. King also worked previously at ALZA Corporation in Palo Alto, California and at Bain and Company in Boston. She received her B.A degree from Dartmouth College and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Mrs. King currently serves on the Board of the Biotechnology Industry Association ("BIO"). At BIO, she is Vice Chair of the Health Section Governing Board and is a former Chair of the Emerging Companies Governing Board. She is also a Member of the Maryland Life Sciences Advisory Board appointed by Governor Martin O'Malley and of the Board of Directors of the MDBIO Foundation.