Mark Iwicki is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kala Pharmaceuticals and sits on the Boards of Nimbus Therapeutics and Taris Biomedical. He was President and CEO of Civitas Therapeutics until late 2014, when it was acquired by Acorda Therapeutics. Prior to joining Civitas, Mr. Iwicki was President and CEO of Blend Therapeutics, a nanotechnology oncology biotech company. He was also President and CEO of Sunovion Pharmaceuticals after leading its launch from the acquisition of Sepracor, where he had been Chief Commercial Officer.
Previously, Mr. Iwicki was Senior Vice President at Novartis Pharmaceuticals and headed the cardiovascular business unit and additional therapeutic areas. He began his career in sales and marketing at Merck, Astra Merck and AstraZeneca. Mr. Iwicki received an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and a BS in Business Administration and Management from Ball State University.