Allakos (ALLK) Announces Baird Radford as CFO

April 19, 2021 4:01 PM EDT

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Allakos Inc. (NASDAQ: ALLK), a biotechnology company developing lirentelimab (AK002) for the treatment of eosinophil and mast cell-related diseases, today announced that Baird Radford has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, Mr. Radford will lead Allakos’ finance organization while working with the Company’s leadership team to drive its strategic initiatives and operating principles.

Mr. Radford has over 25 years of finance and leadership experience at public companies in multiple industries and various stages of growth. Prior to joining Allakos, Mr. Radford served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Aimmune Therapeutics where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic and operational finance activities supporting the launch of its first approved product, including financial planning, controllership, tax and treasury functions. Prior to working at Aimmune Therapeutics, he served as the Chief Financial Officer at HeartFlow and held senior finance positions at Intuitive Surgical, eBay and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Radford received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Ohio University.

“We are extremely pleased to have Baird join the Allakos team–he is a proven executive who has shaped and led successful teams. Baird brings broad experience and a track record of success at commercial-stage companies as we position Allakos for growth and potential commercialization of our first product candidate,” said Robert Alexander, PhD, chief executive officer of Allakos. “We look forward to leveraging Baird’s expertise as we enter the next critical phase of our growth.”

"With lirentelimab in a Phase 3 pivotal study, this is an exciting time to be joining Allakos," said Mr. Radford. "I am honored to be part of the Allakos team and look forward to helping the company achieve its strategic objectives and financial goals as we work together to address the need for safe and effective therapies for eosinophil and mast cell-related diseases.”

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