Matt Pauls, J.D., M.B.A.
Mr. Pauls has served as Chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Savara since 2020. He is also currently on the Board of Directors of Amplo Biotechnology, a private gene therapy company focused on rare neuromuscular disorders and Soleno Therapeutics, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on rare diseases. From 2014 to 2019, Mr. Pauls was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Strongbridge Biopharma plc., a publicly traded rare-disease focused biopharmaceutical company that he took public via IPO on the NASDAQ. Prior to 2014, he served as Chief Commercial Officer of Insmed, Inc., where he built the global Commercial organization and led Global Technical Operations. Prior to Insmed, Mr. Pauls worked at Shire Pharmaceuticals, most recently as Senior Vice President, Head of Global Commercial Operations, and earlier in his career held senior U.S. and global commercial leadership positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb and Johnson & Johnson. In addition to his other Board positions, Mr. Pauls has also served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Mast Therapeutics and was a member of the Board of Directors of Zyla Life Sciences. Mr. Pauls holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Central Michigan University and a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.