Mr. Birchler is Ionis’ executive vice president, corporate and development operations. In this role, he provides executive leadership for several functions, including clinical operations and data management, global project and portfolio management, biometrics and clinical supplies. He also provides management support for development and research budgets and product launch excellence. Mr. Birchler is a member of Ionis’ executive leadership team.
Mr. Birchler has over 30 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries and broad knowledge of the drug development process from concept through launch. Since joining Ionis in 1995 he has held positions of increasing responsibility in development, clinical research and development chemistry. Before Ionis, he held positions at CIBA Vision Corp. and Burroughs Wellcome Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Birchler has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.