Management Team

Jim O’Mara

Jim O’Mara

President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim brings more than 10 years of GI experience to Neurogastrx after having been one of the original members of the Linzess team at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals. Jim had both commercial and business development responsibilities at Ironwood and left the company as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development. While at Ironwood he developed the initial Linzess commercial profile and directed transaction strategies, deal sourcing, diligence, and negotiations culminating in deals in the US, Europe, Japan and China. Prior to joining Ironwood Jim was Vice President of Corporate Development for Cozint Interactive, one of the first on-line market intelligence companies. Jim started his biotech career at MPM Capital where he was a Vice President focusing on business development transactions for emerging biotech companies. Jim has a BS in Pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy.

Cyril De Colle

Cyril De Colle, PhD

Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Cyril De Colle, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, brings over 20 years of experience as a successful pharmaceutical scientist leading multiple discovery stage programs through IND submission and into clinical trials. Prior to Neurogastrx, Cyril served as Vice President, Neuroscience at Kinemed, where he led the neuroscience division advising multiple global and venture backed pharmaceutical companies on drug development programs. Prior to Kinemed, he managed and led clinical stage programs targeting neurological disorders at Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: JAZZ). Dr. De Colle has also served as a Senior Research Scientist at international pharmaceutical companies including Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Roche Pharmaceuticals where he successfully led neurodegenerative and neuropsychiatric programs from discovery stage into clinical trials. Dr. De Colle began his pharmaceutical research career at Parke-Davis (Pfizer). He received a MS in Pharmacology and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Montpellier in France.