Dr. Scott Rocklage is the managing partner at 5AM Ventures since 2004. He joined the firm a year before as a venture partner and brought on board over 30 years of experience in health care management coupled with responsibilities in strategic leadership. His career journey dates back from 1990 where in 4 years, Dr. Rocklage served Nycomed Salutary Inc. in the capacity of president and CEO. In July of 1994, Cubist Pharmaceuticals took on Dr. Rocklage to hold the position of president up until March of 2001. He went on to hold the Station of Chief Executive Officer in the same company till 2003. His reputation was instrumental in his appointment as director in Achaogen Inc. within the same period of 2004 all the way to March the 11th, 2015.
In 2006, Dr. Rocklage took up a board position as a director of the company Pulmatrix, a position he has held since. He worked for the company as the chairperson to the board for seven years from 2007 till 2014 where he joined EPIRUS Biopharmaceuticals and in Relypsa Inc. at the same time serving in the same capacity. Among other companies in the health field he has worked with include; Kinestral, Rennovia Inc., Nycomed International Inc., Salutary and Catalytica Pharmaceuticals as well as heading Novira Therapeutics as the company’s chairperson.
His wealth of experience especially so in his leadership skills has been instrumental in companies seeking his stewardship and input. Companies like Semprus BioScience Corp accorded Dr. Scott Rocklage the position of chairperson while Cidara Therapeutics and Miikana Therapeutics Inc. accorded him the top job of the chair to the board of directors.
Owing to his academic qualifications, a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from California University in Berkeley and a Philosophy degree in the field of chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he became a sought-after individual in his field. As such his work speaks volumes. He is also known as an inventor and a co-inventor for over 30 patents in the USA and with over 100 publications to his name. At 61 years of age, Dr. Scott M. Rocklage is a true master in his field.