Mardi C. Dier
Mardi C. Dier has been a member of HCR’s SAB since 2020. HCR utilizes Ms. Dier’s significant financial, strategic and operational expertise to evaluate potential investment opportunities, particularly on the West Coast. Ms. Dier is the chief financial officer of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical and is responsible for leading corporate finance, strategy as well as other operational functions. Ms. Dier previously served as chief financial officer and chief business officer of Portola Pharmaceuticals, after joining the company in August 2006. During her tenure, Ms. Dier oversaw the development of the finance and operations functions. Ms. Dier was responsible for raising over $1.8 billion, including two non-dilutive financings, to fund the development and launch of two hematologic products. Ms. Dier also led the merger process for Portola when it combined with Alexion in 2020. Previously, Ms. Dier served as vice president of Investor Relations at Chiron Corporation from 2003 until its acquisition by Novartis Pharmaceuticals in April 2006. Prior to joining Chiron, she served as a director in the West Coast investment banking practice at Prudential Securities, where she focused on biotechnology and other life sciences companies. Ms. Dier serves on the board of directors of Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Prelude Therapeutics and ORIC Pharmaceuticals. Ms. Dier holds a B.S. in biology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from The Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles.