Kevin Rakin, M.B.A.
Kevin Rakin is co-founder of HighCape Partners and brings more than 25 years of experience as an executive in the life sciences industry. He most recently served as President of Shire Regenerative Medicine. Prior to joining Shire, Mr. Rakin was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Advanced BioHealing from 2007 until its acquisition by Shire in 2011. Before that, he served as an executive-in- residence at Canaan Partners. Previously, he was a Co-Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genaissance Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a publicly held pharmacogenomics company, until its merger with Clinical Data, Inc. in 2005. He currently serves as a Board member of Cheetah Medical, Inc. (Chairman), Histogenics Corp., Collagen Matrix, Inc., and TELA Bio, Inc., and on the Board of CURE, Connecticut’s bioscience cluster, as well as the State of Connecticut’s Regenerative Medicine Advisory Committee. He has previously served as a Board member for Ipsogen SA, Vion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., OMRIX Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., and Clinical Data, Inc. Mr. Rakin received an M.B.A. from Columbia University and B.Com and B.Com (Hons) degrees from the University of Cape Town, South Africa.