Neal Fowler, MBA

Operating Partner

Neal is an Operating Partner with Catalys Pacific. He has extensive experience in biotech/biopharma including roles as CEO of both private and public companies.

Neal previously served as CEO of Liquidia Technologies (NASDAQ), transforming the company from an early-stage research platform into a publicly traded biomedicines company. While at Liquidia, Neal also co-founded and served as CEO of Envisia Therapeutics (acquired), an ophthalmology therapeutics company. Prior to Liquidia, Neal worked for seven years with Johnson and Johnson, serving as President of Centocor, Inc., a global multi-billion dollar subsidiary focused on biomedicines, and President of Ortho-McNeil Neurologics, a company focused on neurological disorders.

Neal started his career with Eli Lilly and Company, working for thirteen years in a variety of sales, marketing and business development roles in both the pharmaceutical and medical device divisions.

Neal is the current chair of both NCBIO and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy Foundation. He earned his BS degree in Pharmacy and MBA, both from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.”
For me, it’s all about daring to take the shot as a company and as a teammate. While I can never guarantee it will be the winning shot, I can guarantee you will miss 100% of the shots you never take.