Sean A. McCarthy, D. Phil.

Dr. McCarthy joined CytomX in December 2010 as our chief business officer and became a member of our board of directors and our president and chief executive officer in August 2011. On January 1, 2019, Dr. McCarthy became chairman of our board of directors. Dr. McCarthy has more than twenty years of experience in the biotechnology industry encompassing roles in R&D, business development, financing and general management. Following completion of his post-doctoral training at the DNAX Research Institute (now Merck Palo Alto), Dr. McCarthy held research leadership and program management roles at Millennium Pharmaceuticals where he managed biologics discovery programs. From Millennium, Dr. McCarthy joined SGX Pharmaceuticals, where he spearheaded a wide range of large pharma partnerships as vice president business development and helped drive a strategic reorientation of the company from a platform business model to product-focused oncology company, leading to a successful initial public offering in 2006. Immediately prior to joining CytomX, Dr. McCarthy was a transactional partner at Pappas Ventures from April 2006 to December 2010, where he was responsible for investments in therapeutic, medical device and molecular diagnostic companies. Dr. McCarthy is an author on multiple peer reviewed scientific publications, issued patents and filed patent applications. He received a B.Sc. in biochemistry and pharmacology at King’s College, University of London; an MBA from the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego; and a D.Phil. in cancer biology from St. John’s College, University of Oxford. Dr. McCarthy currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the California Life Sciences Association.