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Ironwood was founded in 1998 out of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, an affiliate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), by a group of scientists and entrepreneurs who wanted to build a great team and business centered around making medicines that would improve the lives of patients. Three of our founders continue to play an active role in the company today: Peter Hecht serves as our CEO, Brian Cali serves as our senior vice president of R&D strategy and external innovation, and Todd Milne serves as our vice president leading sGC R&D.

Co-founders: Todd Milne, Peter Hecht, and Brian Cali