Mr. Arkowitz served as a member of Yumanity’s board of directors since the completion of the merger of Proteostasis and Yumanity, Inc. and previously served on the board of directors of Proteostasis. Mr. Arkowitz currently serves as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development of Seres Therapeutics, Inc., a microbiome therapeutics company. Previously, Mr. Arkowitz served as the Chief Financial Officer of Flexion Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company acquired by Pacira BioSciences, Inc. Mr.Arkowitz also served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Visterra, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company acquired by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Mr.Arkowitz was Chief Financial Officer and General Manager at Mascoma Corporation, a biofuel company acquired by Lallemand Inc. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer at AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company, and Chief Financial Officer of Idenix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company acquired by Merck & Co., Inc. Mr. Arkowitz serves on the board of directors of F-Star Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, where he also serves as the chair of the audit committee and a member of the compensation committee.
Mr. Arkowitz holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Brandeis University and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University Business School.