Rich Aldrich is a Co-Founder and Partner of Longwood Fund. He has co-founded and helped to build several successful biotech companies including Sirtris Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: SIRT acquired by GlaxoSmithKline); Concert Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Sun Pharmaceuticals) where he served as Chair of the Board; and Longwood portfolio companies Alnara Pharmaceuticals (acquired by Eli Lilly), Verastem (NASDAQ: VSTM), Axial Therapeutics, and TScan Therapeutics. Rich currently serves as a Director of Longwood portfolio companies Axial, Sitryx Therapeutics, and Colorescience.
Prior to co-founding Longwood, Rich founded RA Capital Management, LLC, a life sciences investment fund, in which he remains an investor. Prior to founding RA Capital Management, LLC, he was a founding employee of Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) where he held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer and managed all commercial and operating functions from 1989 to 2001. Prior to Vertex, he held several management positions at Biogen Inc.
Rich received his undergraduate degree from Boston College and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.