Ronald Martell

Independent Director

Ronald Martell is a veteran biopharmaceutical executive and serial entrepreneur, having founded five companies and served on the boards of directors of several others. In February 2022, Ronald became the CEO of Jasper Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on hematopoietic cell transplant therapies.

Prior to joining Jasper, Ronald served as the President and CEO of MorphImmune. Previously, he was President and CEO of Nuvelution Pharma. He was also Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Indapta, Orca Bio and Co-Founder and CEO of Achieve Life Sciences, where he led the merger of the company with Oncogenex. Ronald has served as the CEO of three public biopharmaceutical companies, including Sevion and NeurogesX, and has overseen billions of dollars in industry transactions.

Earlier in his career, Ronald served as Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations at ImClone Systems, where he was instrumental in deals with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck KGaA and built ImClone Systems’ worldwide operations to market and commercialize Erbitux®. He also served in various leadership positions with Genentech where, as Group Manager, Oncology, he was responsible for building the company’s oncology franchise, including the launch of Herceptin® and Rituxan®.

Ronald is passionate about leading public biopharmaceutical companies in all phases of development and maximizing their potential across the healthcare industry.