E. Russell McAllister, M.Acc., M.B.A., C.M.B.A.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. McAllister brings more than 15 years of business development, corporate finance, leadership and strategic advisory experience to the management team at Intezyne. Previously, Mr. McAllister served as the Vice President of Finance for Qu Biologics, a Vancouver, Canada-based clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on the development of a novel immunomodulator platform technology with applications in both oncology and inflammatory disease, and, prior to that, as the Chief Financial Officer for Lakewood-Amedex, a clinical-stage infectious disease company focused on the development of novel antimicrobial and nRNA platform technologies. Earlier in his career, Mr. McAllister worked in both New York and San Francisco as a Managing Director of Healthcare Investment Banking at H.C. Wainwright (formerly Rodman & Renshaw) and various other healthcare-focused banks, where he engineered the private and public offerings and/or turnarounds of numerous micro- and small-cap biopharmaceutical companies, successfully raising more than $1 billion in capital for his clients in the process. Prior to moving into investment banking, Mr. McAllister worked as a Senior Biopharmaceuticals Equity Research Analyst at Thomas Weisel Partners and Merriman Curhan Ford & Co., where he received 5-star ratings from StarMine. Mr. McAllister began his career as a Senior Accountant in Forensic Services at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Mr. McAllister holds Masters degrees in both Accounting and Business (Finance) from Northeastern University and dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Asian Studies from Rice University. Mr. McAllister was also a fellowship doctoral candidate in Behavioral Finance at the University of Illinois.
Suzanne Bakewell, Ph.D.
Vice president, preclinical development
Suzanne Bakewell, Ph.D., serves as Intezyne’s Vice President of Preclinical Development. Dr. Bakewell is a physiologist whose research work has focused on breast cancer, cancer metastasis to bone, and the mechanisms responsible for disease recurrence in cancer patients. Before joining Intezyne Dr. Bakewell was awarded and completed a Susan G. Komen Postdoctoral Fellowship while at the University of Pennsylvania under Dr. Lewis Chodosh. Her doctoral work identified the role of the beta-3 integrin in establishing bone metastases in melanoma cancer and was completed at Washington University in St. Louis. For this research she received the prestigious ASMBR Young Investigator of the Year Award. Dr. Bakewell earned a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland where she graduated magna cum laude and an M.S. in Physiology and Biophysics from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Bakewell has also served as reviewer for the journals Nature Biotechnology and Cancer Biology & Therapy.