Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (VRTX)

About Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (VRTX)

Company Description:


Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is a pioneering biotechnology company focusing on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for serious diseases. With a commitment to scientific excellence and patient care, Vertex primarily concentrates on cystic fibrosis and other life-threatening diseases.

Vertex was founded in 1989, marking its journey as a leader in biotechnology. The company is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, United States, reflecting its strong presence in the biotech hub of the East Coast.


Main Product(s):


Vertex's flagship products include groundbreaking treatments for cystic fibrosis, along with research and development in areas such as infectious diseases, cancer, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, and other rare conditions.


Short History of Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated:


  • 1989 – Vertex Pharmaceuticals was founded.
  • 1990s – Focused on antiviral and cancer drug research.
  • 2000s – Shifted its focus to cystic fibrosis treatments.
  • 2012 – FDA approved its first cystic fibrosis drug, Kalydeco.
  • 2015 – Launched Orkambi, another major cystic fibrosis drug.
  • 2020 – Announced significant advancements in gene editing and cell therapy.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Dr. Jeffrey Marc Leiden M.D., Ph.D.Executive Chairman92.93k11.49M1956
Dr. Reshma Kewalramani FASN, M.D.CEO, President & Director5.22MN/A1973
Mr. Charles F. Wagner Jr.Executive VP & CFO2.06MN/A1968
Mr. Stuart A. Arbuckle B.Sc.Executive VP & COO2.7M1.26M1966
Dr. David M. Altshuler M.D., Ph.D.Executive VP of Global Research & Chief Scientific Officer2.03M3.09M1965
Ms. Kristen C. AmbroseSenior VP & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1977
Mr. Mike TirozziSVP and Chief Information & Data OfficerN/AN/AN/A
Susie LisaSenior Vice President of Investor RelationsN/AN/AN/A
Mr. Damian W. Wilmot Esq.Senior VP, Chief Risk and Compliance OfficerN/AN/A1976
Mr. Jonathan Biller J.D.Executive VP & Chief Legal OfficerN/AN/A1964

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