Women’s healthcare company TherapeuticsMD has announced the appointment of Hugh O’Dowd as President. He succeeds John C.K. Milligan, IV, who the Company recently appointed as Chief Executive Officer of its vitaCare Prescription Services business.
“I am delighted to welcome Hugh as President of TherapeuticsMD. Hugh has a significant operating and strategic history with both large and small pharmaceutical companies including over 20 years at Novartis, where he navigated some of the most challenging payor and commercial environments, and consistently delivered superior performance. I believe Hugh will be instrumental in helping TherapeuticsMD build value for our stockholders,” stated Robert G. Finizio, Chief Executive Officer of TherapeuticsMD.
“I view TherapeuticsMD as an emerging leader in the women’s health segment, and I am confident we can unlock the value of the Company’s novel and well differentiated portfolio to drive superior performance. I deeply believe this Company is about empowering and enabling women to have control throughout their life cycles from reproductive health through menopause. I look forward to working with the TherapeuticsMD leadership team and its dedicated employees to advance our commercialization plan and further define the Company’s future,” stated Hugh O’Dowd.
Mr. O’Dowd previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors of Neon Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-state immuno-oncology company that developed neoantigen-based therapeutics, from September 2016 until its acquisition by BioNTech SE in May 2020. Prior to Neon Therapeutics, Mr. O’Dowd spent more than 20 years in a variety of senior leadership roles at Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Mr. O’Dowd received an MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University in Chicago and a B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.