Victor Perlroth is the co-founder of Kodiak Sciences and is the company’s chairman and chief executive officer. Together with a talented core team, Dr. Perlroth has built Kodiak on a foundation of scientific and operational excellence with a simple mission—to design and develop important new medicines for highly prevalent diseases. Under Dr. Perlroth’s leadership, Kodiak is building a pipeline of potentially life transforming ophthalmology drug candidates with the goal to build a leading retinal franchise for the benefit of patients globally. Prior to co-founding Kodiak, Dr. Perlroth co-founded Avidia Inc, a biopharmaceuticals drug discovery and development company where he served in senior corporate and research and development roles until Amgen acquired the company for $450 million. After Avidia, Dr. Perlroth worked in life sciences venture capital as venture partner then entrepreneur in residence. Earlier, Dr. Perlroth served as the chief operating officer at Guzik Technical Enterprises, the industry-leading provider of test equipment to the hard disk drive industry. Dr. Perlroth earned his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Stanford University and an A.B. in molecular biology summa cum laude from Princeton University.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer