Zoë Angell joined Third Rock Ventures in 2008. She provides administrative support
to a number of our Partners and portfolio companies.
She also coordinates graphic design projects and handles web content updates for the firm.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Zoë held various administrative positions for
over 15 years, most recently as Marketing Manager at Jay Peak Resort, where she
was responsible for media project management and provided support to the
SVP of Sales & Marketing.
Zoë holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
Alison Connors joined Third Rock Ventures in 2008 as Accounting Manager before being promoted to the position of Controller. In that role, Alison focuses on financial operations, reporting and analysis for the fund and assisting our new portfolio companies with their initial financial operations.
Alison has 10 years of financial accounting experience within the biotechnology and life science industries.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Alison held various senior financial roles at Prism VentureWorks and Bain Capital. She also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers, providing management and consultant services to biotechnology companies.
Alison holds a BS from Boston College and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
Emily Duff joined Third Rock Ventures in 2013 as a Finance Manager. She is actively involved in portfolio management and fund operations, LP relations, and portfolio and seed company support.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Emily served as a Senior Financial Analyst at Human Genome Sciences. Before that, she was a Senior Healthcare Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Emily received her B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Nutrition from the University of Georgia and her MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
Marissa Fiorucci joined Third Rock Ventures in 2010. She provides administrative support to our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence and Interns. She also contributes photography and design to the firm and our portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Marissa worked as a tutor in all subjects at Sylvan Learning Center. At this time she was also a certified Adolescent Life Coach who co-created a rehabilitation program used by the Seminole County Sheriff's Department to strengthen communication in families of first-time teen offenders. Throughout her academic career, she contributed to a number of research projects in psychology, including that of the Stress Hardiness Institute at the University of California, Irvine.
Marissa holds a BA in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis.
Marissa supports Craig Greaves, Emily Duff, Felix Frueh and Dan Lynch.
Linda Heath joined Third Rock Ventures in 2009. She manages operations and facilities, as well as managing the administrative staff and providing support to a number of our Partners and portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Linda has held numerous senior operations management and administrative roles for over 25 years, supporting leaders in the biopharmaceutical industry such as Biogen, ImmuLogic Pharmaceuticals and
Linda supports Mark Levin, Kevin Starr Kevin Gillis and John Maraganore.
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Marcia Hemphill joined Third Rock Ventures in 2012. Marcia oversees daily operations as Office Manager of the San Francisco office. She is also the Executive Assistant to our team in the San Francisco office and provides administrative support for our portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Marcia was Owner and Principal Event Planner at a boutique event planning firm in Chicago. Prior to that, she worked with as a Registered Sales Assistant at Oppenheimer & Co. and for several years before that as a Trading Clerk for local market makers on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange.
Marcia holds a BS in Finance from DePaul University.
Marcia supports Charles Homcy, Craig Muir, Mark Goldsmith, Neil Kumar, Mark Perry and Uday Kumar.
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Laura Klein joined Third Rock Ventures in 2010. She provides administrative support to a number of Senior Associates and Consultants.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Laura held various administrative positions for more than five years, most recently as an administrative assistant at the Trust Firm, Loring, Wolcott and Coolidge. She has also held assistant positions at Monitor Group and Bank of America.
Laura supports Bob Kamen, Matt Getman, Todd Holmes,
James McLaughlin, Tracy Nicholson, Deb Palestrant and Chris Robinson.
Maribel Laboy joined Third Rock Ventures in 2010. She provides administrative support to a number of our Partners and Principals, as well as administrative support for our portfolio companies.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Maribel held various administrative positions for over 10 years, most recently as a Relationship Manager supporting the CEO of Seamans Capital Management in Waltham, MA.
Maribel supports Neil Exter, Steve Paul, Jim Geraghty, Kiran Reddy, Phil Reilly and
Megan Graziano joined Third Rock Ventures in 2011. She provides administrative support to a number of partners and manages firm events.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Megan held various administrative and event coordinating positions in the industries of healthcare, higher education and hospitality, most recently as a Manager at Clover Food Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Megan holds a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin and an MTS in philosophy and ethics from Boston University.
Megan supports Alexis Borisy, Greg Verdine and the Beyond Great Program.
Chris Robinson joined Third Rock Ventures in 2010.
Chris has more than 15 years of research and development-focused recruiting experience in life sciences and high technology. During his executive search career, Chris has focused on senior level executive searches within R&D organizations of both public and private biopharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Prior to joining Third Rock Ventures, Chris was the co-founder of Pivotal Search, a boutique life sciences executive search and recruiting consulting practice where he led business development and executed searches. Previous to founding Pivotal, Chris was also one of the founding members of a life sciences R&D practice at another national search firm. Before moving to the life sciences industry Chris was the recruiting manager for a venture-backed technology start-up, Taqua Systems, where he helped them grow from 20 people to 300 people in three locations.
Chris holds a BS in Physiology from the University of Massachusetts, was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps and he is a Desert Storm veteran.