Vanessa L. Jacoby, CPA

Vice President, Finance

Vanessa L. Jacoby has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience. Ms. Jacoby has served as Avidity’s Vice President of Finance since October, 2017. Previously, she worked with numerous biotechnology and life science organizations performing various activities, including SEC reporting and Sarbanes-Oxley implementation and compliance. Prior to joining Avidity, Ms. Jacoby served as a Vice president of Finance for PharmAkea, a privately held therapeutics company financed through a partnership with Celgene Inc.  From 2008 to 2012, she served as the Director of Accounting and Controller of venture-backed BrainCells, Inc. She served as a Senior Finance Manager of Artes Medical, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company from 2006 to 2008, and from 2000 to 2006 she served in various positions, including Revenue Manager of Diversa Corporation (now Verenium Corporation), a publicly traded biotechnology Company.  Ms. Jacoby was also a Performance Analyst for Nicholas Applegate Capital Management, an institutional investment company. She began her career as an auditor for Ernst & Young where she served both public and private companies. Ms. Jacoby holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado in Sao Paulo, Brazil . She is a Certified Public Accountant with the State of California.