Mark Rus Bio

Mark Rus, MSc.

Chief Executive Officer

Mark Rus is a globally experienced life sciences executive who most recently served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Advisor at Atlas Venture. Prior to Atlas, Mark served as Group Vice President of Neuroscience at Shire Pharmaceuticals. Over the course of 13 years, he led teams across the United States, Europe, Canada, and Japan, at multiple clinical and commercial stages. His teams were responsible for several in-market and PI-III pipeline assets, across a growing $2.5BN neuropsychiatry business.

Mark holds a MSc degree in Political Economics from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hons.) in Political Science & International Comparative Studies from Huron University. He also has a professional background in Canadian Federal Politics, and served for several years as a policy advisor and political aide in Canada’s Privy Council Office, on the Minister of State’s staff, and Prime Minister of Canada’s election team. Mark was nominated by Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine in 2017 as one of the top 11 Emerging Leaders in the life sciences.