vTv Therapeutics Appoints Biotech Industry Veteran Steven Tuch as Chief Financial Officer – Bio Tech Winners


Last Updated on December 13, 2022 by GlobeNewsWire

Steven Tuch, Chief Financial Officer

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — vTv Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: VTVT), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of orally administered treatments for type 1 diabetes (T1D), today announced the appointment of Steven Tuch as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately.

“Steven’s success in capital raising and business development, combined with his range of work in the life science and healthcare industry, makes us confident that he is an excellent fit for the position and our needs,” said Paul Sekhri, President and Chief Executive Officer of vTv Therapeutics. “We anticipate that he will play a pivotal role as we actively prepare to initiate, then execute on, our Phase 3 trials for our lead drug candidate, TTP399. On behalf of our board and executive team, I welcome Steven to vTv.”

Mr. Tuch has had a distinguished career with more than 20 years of financial and business development experience with multiple life science companies through various stages of financial planning and development. Prior to joining vTv, he served as Head of Corporate Development at Rallybio Corporation, leading the Company through its $92.7 million IPO in July 2021. Before joining Rallybio, he held several leadership roles at BMO Capital Markets including over seven years as Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Equity Capital Markets, and completed more than 140 transactions, raising over $20 billion. Prior to BMO, Mr. Tuch held the position of Managing Director, Head of Healthcare Equity Capital Markets of Deutsche Bank Securities as well as Head of Consumer and Business Services Equity Capital Markets and Head of Private Placements, where he established the firm’s private equity placement. Prior to that role, he served as Head of Private Placement Group of Thomas Weisel Partners (now Stifel) for six years managing the firm’s structured equity products activity, including private equity placements, unregistered common stock PIPEs, registered directs and private converts. Mr. Tuch earned an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a BBA from the University of Michigan.

“I am thrilled to be joining vTv at this key juncture. With the breakthrough therapy designation for TTP399, vTv’s lead clinical program, the company has the potential to improve the quality of life for T1D patients,” said Mr. Tuch. “I look forward to contributing to the effort to advance TTP399 through its pivotal trials and, in turn, to patients who could benefit from this therapeutic program.”

About vTv TherapeuticsvTv Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing oral, small molecule drug candidates. vTv has a pipeline of clinical drug candidates led by programs for the treatment of type 1 diabetes and cystic fibrosis related diabetes. vTv’s development partners are pursuing additional indications in type 2 diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease, primary mitochondrial myopathy, and pancreatic cancer. For more information, please visit www.vtvtherapeutics.com.

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