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Chief Business Officer

Michael Burke

As Marathon’s chief business officer, Mr. Burke has responsibility for the company’s overall commercial strategy, execution and business development activities. He has been with the company since its inception and is a founding investor in the company.

Mr. Burke was one of the first members of the Ovation Pharmaceuticals’ executive team, where he focused on sales, marketing, business development and the assessment of acquisition targets. In 2008, he was named one of the “45 under 45 Emerging Pharma Leaders” by Pharmaceutical Executive. He became chief commercial officer of Lundbeck Inc. following Lundbeck’s acquisition of Ovation.

Prior to Ovation, Mr. Burke spent eight years in the Pharmaceuticals Products Division at Abbott Laboratories, where he served in various sales and marketing roles and managed specialty market and primary care product lines.

He received his bachelor’s degree from Providence College and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.