Leadership

OvaScience is a global life sciences company dedicated to improving fertility for women around the world.

 

Leadership Team

HARALD F. STOCK, PH.D.
President & CEO

Dr. Stock is President and Chief Executive Officer of OvaScience, a role he assumed on July 1, 2016. From January 2014 until September 2015, Dr. Stock served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Malmö, Sweden based ArjoHuntleigh AB, a leading medical device company offering innovative solutions in acute and long-term care. Before joining ArjoHuntleigh and Getinge Group he was the Chief Executive Officer of Grünenthal, a privately held, international research-based pharmaceutical company, headquartered in Germany. Prior to joining Grünenthal in 2009, he was Chairman and Managing Director at DePuy, the Orthopedics Division of Johnson & Johnson. Previously, he held various positions of increasing responsibilities in local and global functions and corporate divisions of the Roche Group until 2005, when he was appointed Senior Vice President of the Global Near Patient Testing business based in Graz, Austria.

Dr. Stock served as a Board Member at the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (efpia) and is a board member at immatics biotechnologies GmbH. He also previously served as Vice-Chairman of the Supervisory Board of PAION AG, was Board Observer of ConforMIS, Inc. and represented Johnson & Johnson on the Board of BVMed, the German Medical Technology Industry Association.

Dr. Stock holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg, Germany.

PAUL W.D. CHAPMAN
Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Chapman is the Chief Operating Officer of OvaScience. He joined from ArjoHuntleigh AB, a Sweden-based leading acute and long-term care equipment company, where he served as Regional President of North America. Prior to this role, Mr. Chapman served as President and CEO of Massachusetts-based diagnostic company Quanterix, where he oversaw growth including closing a global licensing deal with BioMérieux and a Series C financing round of more than $45 million. Mr. Chapman has also held executive leadership roles at EMD Millipore and Roche.

Mr. Chapman holds a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Bachelor of Science (hons) in Immunology from the University of Guelph Ontario. He also completed the Marketing Management Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario.

CHRISTOPHE COUTURIER, M.B.A.
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Couturier brings 20 years of experience with a proven record in management, finance and strategic planning across multiple geographies to OvaScience. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany), where he led the Merck KGaA/Pfizer Global Immuno-Oncology Alliance. Previously, he worked in a series of roles at MilliporeSigma, including serving as Senior Vice President of the Merck KGaA/Sigma-Aldrich Integration Program, Vice President of Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis and Vice President of Finance Operations for the company’s Bioprocess and BioScience divisions. Prior to joining Merck KGaA in 2004, Mr. Couturier worked as an Associate Partner at IBM Business Consulting Services, as a Finance Director at Lloyds Pharmacy and as a Head of Finance for Novartis, with positions in Hungary, Norway, Turkey and Switzerland.

Mr. Couturier holds an M.B.A. from ESSEC Business School in France.

KAREN LONG
EVP, Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, and Quality Assurance

Karen Long is the Executive Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs, and Quality Assurance at OvaScience. She joined from Danaher, Leica Biosystems where she was the Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, responsible for development of the company’s quality management systems, regulatory, clinical research, and compliance programs. Ms. Long has more than 20 years of industry experience holding various senior positions in regulatory affairs at Abbott, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc., Calypte Biomedical Corporation and Baxter Healthcare Therapeutics.

Ms. Long holds a B.S. in Biochemistry and Medical Technology from the University of Illinois.

JAMES D. LUTERMAN, PH.D.
EVP, Research and Development

Dr. Luterman has been with OvaScience since January 2014 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Research & Development. He brings over 20 years of industry experience to the Company. Prior to OvaScience, Dr. Luterman was an Early Development Team Leader at Shire Human Genetic Therapies, where he led the matrix management of Development Candidates from nomination through IND. Prior to Shire, he was a Program Leader at CombinationRx where he guided program strategy for the company’s flagship product and lead the development team through multiple clinical trials. Earlier in his career he worked at Biogen and Decision Resources Group, where he developed commercial analysis and recommendations for early stage clinical development programs.

Dr. Luterman holds a B.A. in Biology and Psychology from Bucknell University and a Ph.D. in Behavioral and Neural Sciences from Rutgers University. Dr. Luterman was a postdoctoral fellow at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.

TONI SPINAZZOLA
EVP, Human Resources

Ms. Spinazzola is the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at OvaScience. In this role, she has accountability for all aspects of global human resources, with a strategic focus on developing the culture and talent required for OvaScience to effectively execute its strategy. Ms. Spinazzola has experience across diverse industries — life sciences, technology, media, hospitality and non-profit — and in a variety of business environments, including M&A, operating model transformations, high-growth, global expansion and downsizing. Prior to joining OvaScience, Ms. Spinazzola was the global Vice President of Human Resources at Bruker Corporation where she was recruited to build Bruker’s first, global human resources organization. Previously, Ms. Spinazzola was a key member of HR leadership teams for The Merck Group of Darmstadt, Germany, Millipore Corporation and the Boston Globe newspaper. She also plays a critical role in her family’s charity work in Boston as a Board member for the Spinazzola, Inc., a 501(c)3 dedicated to hunger relief and culinary education for the under and unemployed.

Ms. Spinazzola has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Suffolk University and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Emmanuel College.