From Startups to Solving Healthcare’s Biggest Challenges

Scheduled for: June 2nd, 2022, 12:00 pm PT / Category: Interviews

How leading biotech companies can differentiate themselves in a "sea of sameness".

Matthew Burns, Head of Corporate Affairs for Scipher Medicine, has spent more than two decades leading stakeholder engagement in the public and private sectors. At Scipher, he leads corporate communications, government affairs, and investor relations. Prior to joining Scipher Medicine, he was vice president and head of communications for GRAIL, Inc., where he supported the company’s anticipated initial public offering and subsequent $8.1 billion merger with Illumina. Before GRAIL, Matt held leadership roles at UnitedHealth Group and Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), two of the largest U.S. health insurers. Earlier, he was a member of the U.S. leadership team of Burson-Marsteller (now BCW), a global public relations agency.

Matthew also spent a decade in numerous government and political communications leadership roles in New York and Washington, D.C. Matt is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society, the world’s leading professional association for senior public relations and corporate communications executives, and the National Association of Corporate Directors. He holds an IE Business School/Brown University Executive MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Monmouth University