Jay Kranzler

Jay has been a Founder, CEO, Board Member, and Advisor to leading life science companies for over 30 years. After graduating from Yale University School of Medicine with MD and PhD degrees with a focus in psychopharmacology, Dr. Kranzler joined McKinsey & Company where he contributed toward founding the Firm’s pharmaceutical practice.

Later he became CEO of Cytel Corporation, which he took public before becoming CEO of Cypress Bioscience and Karuna Pharmaceuticals. Dr. Kranzler joined Pfizer in April 2013 as Global Head, External R&D Innovation, Pharmatherapeutics & Neuroscience Lead, Worldwide Research & Development.  

During his career, Dr. Kranzler has developed drugs, medical devices, as well as diagnostics, and is the inventor on over 30 patents. Dr. Kranzler received the Innovator award from the International Society of CNS Clinical Development, and is an Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and School of Medicine, and serves on The NYU Entrepreneurial Institute’s Advisory Board.