David Lacey was Senior Vice President of Discovery Research at Amgen from 2006 to 2011 and was at Amgen from 1994 to 2011. At the end of his tenure he oversaw a research organization of ~1200 encompassing four broad therapeutic areas: Inflammation, Oncology, Metabolic Disorders and Neurosciences that utilized both large and small molecules to interdict validated targets across these focus areas. Kepivance, Prolia, Xgeva, Repatha were among a number of drugs that emerged from Amgen laboratories while under his supervision. Since retiring from Amgen he has assisted a number of private companies either as a scientific adviser or independent director, sometimes both. Two of these companies have gone public recently and are experiencing tremendous success in the public marketplace. He obtained both his B.A. and MD from the University of Colorado and received his formal training in Anatomic Pathology at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.