Christopher Pearson joined as our Vice President, Commercial Development and Strategy in July 2018. He has greater than 20 years of global experience in leading sales and marketing teams, business development, and new product planning. Prior to joining Aldeyra, Christopher worked at Shire Pharmaceuticals where he was Vice President of Specialty Gastroenterology Sales and Marketing. He also spent time as the Global Head of Ophthalmic Commercial Strategy, where he was responsible for expanding Shire’s emerging ocular pipeline and designing the global strategy for Xiidra, for Dry Eye Disease. Christopher started his career in sales and moved into roles of increasing responsibility in marketing, new product marketing, business development, and corporate strategy during his 19 years at Shire. Christopher received his M.B.A. from Xavier University, and a B.S. in Biology from the University of California, Irvine.