Michael Higgins is an experienced biotechnology executive and is currently Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Polaris Partners in Boston. He serves on the Boards of Polaris-backed Genocea and Pulmatrix as well as Voyager Therapeutics.
Michael previously served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Ironwood Pharmaceuticals from 2003 to 2014, playing a key role in Ironwood’s evolution from a privately-funded discovery organization to its initial public offering and the launch of its first commercial product. Under his leadership, Ironwood raised more than one billion dollars to support the development of the business. In his role at Ironwood, Michael was the 2014 Boston Business Journal CFO of the year.
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