Board of Directors

Augustine Lawlor

Augustine (Gus) Lawlor is the Managing Partner of HealthCare Ventures, LLC. He has over twenty years operating experience in the healthcare biotechnology industry in finance, business development, mergers and acquisitions and general management. Before joining HealthCare Ventures, Gus was Chief Operating Officer of LeukoSite, Inc. Prior to LeukoSite, he was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Corporate Development for Alpha-Beta Technology. He was previously Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Business Development of BioSurface Technology. Gus serves on the Boards of Directors of Catalyst Biosciences, in S. San Francisco, CA; Dynogen Pharmaceuticals, in Boston, MA; FoldRx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Cambridge, MA; GlobeImmune, Inc., in Aurora, CO; Human Genome Sciences, Inc., in Rockville, MD; Promedior, Inc., in Malvern, PA; Replidyne, Inc., in Louisville, CO; Synovex Corporation, in Cambridge, MA; U.S. Genomics, in Woburn, MA; and the Slater Center in Providence, RI. He received a Master’s Degree in Management from Yale University.


Wayne F. Pisano

Wayne Pisano joined VaxInnate as interim Chief Executive Officer in January 2012 and as permanent CEO in April 2012. Wayne is the former President and CEO of Sanofi Pasteur, the largest company entirely dedicated to vaccines. Wayne joined Sanofi Pasteur as Vice President, U.S. Marketing in 1997 and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Head of Global Commercial Operations and Corporate Strategy. Wayne is credited with Sanofi Pasteur’s leading worldwide role in the influenza vaccine market with approximately 50 percent of global sales. Following Wayne’s entry into the company, Sanofi Pasteur strengthened its position as the world leader in the vaccine industry, offering a broad range of vaccines that protect against 20 infectious diseases. Along with leading the development and implementation of Sanofi Pasteur’s commercial strategy, Wayne focused Sanofi Pasteur’s R&D strategy and pipeline on identifying and furthering vaccines to protect against diseases that impact both developed and developing nations equally. Wayne holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, and an MBA from the University of Dayton, Ohio.