Apple Tree Pharmaceuticals
Stephen Dance, Chief Financial Officer
Steve has over thirty years of experience in finance and accounting, primarily in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Prior to joining Apple Tree in 2011, Steve was Chief Financial Officer at NICHQ, a company focused on improving the quality of children’s health care. From 2004 to 2007, he served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at ViaCell, Inc., a biotechnology company, including taking ViaCell public in 2005. From 1999 until 2003, he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer at SangStat Medical Corporation, a publicly-held biotechnology company. Steve spent fifteen years with Syntex Corporation, a pharmaceuticals company (later part of the Roche group), in a variety of increasingly responsible finance positions including controller of all US pharmaceutical operations.
Steve holds CPA and FCA (United Kingdom) qualifications in accounting and started his career with Deloitte & Touche, where he spent seven years in the London, U.K. and San Francisco offices. Steve holds a B.A. degree in French and Spanish from the University of Leeds in England.