Grant has nearly 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech arena having responsibility for multiple vaccines and immunotherapeutic drug approvals and the formation and financing of multiple successful platform companies. Prior to starting SutroVax, Mr. Pickering was the CEO of Mymetics Corporation, a public European-based vaccine company developing a prophylactic RSV vaccine, based on a virosomal platform technology. Prior to that, he was an executive-in-residence at Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, while serving as the CEO at Juvaris BioTherapeutics, whose immunotherapeutic and vaccine adjuvant platform yielded multiple animal health products launched by its alliance partner Bayer HealthCare, including Zelnate®and Victrio®. Prior to Juvaris, Mr. Pickering spent many years at Dendreon Corporation where he played a prominent role in the company’s IPO and led clinical development, operations and business development culminating in the launch of the therapeutic prostate cancer vaccine, Provenge®. He also led marketing and business development for the pain management platform company, Algos Pharmaceutical Corporation, which was acquired by Endo Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Pickering began his career at Glaxo and Johnson & Johnson in sales, marketing, and clinical research roles culminating in the launches of Flonase® and Floxin®. Mr. Pickering earned his BS degree in marketing from The Pennsylvania State University and his MBA from Georgetown University with high honors.