Ashley C. Gould
Ashley C. Gould has over seventeen years professional experience and more than a decade of business experience in the life sciences industry, where she has been a member of a number of executive teams of both private and public companies.
As a trusted advisor to boards of directors, Ms. Gould has addressed issues associated with fiduciary duties of board members, management compensation, Congressional investigations, governance issues and audit committee matters. She has a thorough grasp of the many issues confronting corporate boards of directors and substantial experience evaluating and addressing those issues.
While at 23andMe, Ms. Gould successfully led the company through four rounds of venture capital financing. She also testified before the Congressional Energy and Commerce Committee on the subject of direct-to-consumer genetic testing and subsequently initiated and ran the company’s government affairs program. During her tenure at Hyperion Therapeutics, a Nasdaq listed company, Ms. Gould oversaw major corporate transactions, including an acquisition and the ultimate sale of the company. At Hyperion Ms. Gould was extensively involved in product quality and supply chain management and managed the successful resolution of significant litigation against the company.
As a member of the management team at Raptor Pharmaceuticals, also a Nasdaq listed company, Ms. Gould partners with her colleagues on strategic planning. She also leads several administrative functions, including healthcare compliance, government affairs, and has in the past also lead human resources and communications departments.
Ms. Gould has substantial experience identifying and grappling with the difficult and varied issues facing companies operating in the pharmaceutical and medical device fields. She has a unique ability to assess any issue confronting companies from a business, regulatory, compliance and legal perspective given her professional training, management through bet the company experiences and cutting edge initiatives and high emotional intelligence guiding thinking and problem solving.
Ms. Gould started her career at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC in Palo Alto, California. She graduated in the top 10 percent of her glass from the University of San Francisco School of Law and with a Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Ms. Gould joined the board of directors in 2016 of San Francisco based Huckleberry Youth Programs, a not-for-profit organization entering its 50th year of service to youth.