VP of Finance and Administration
Deborah Tower is the Vice President of Finance and Administration. A graduate of San Diego State University and a Certified Public Accountant, Deborah started her career working at Deloitte, a big 4 accounting firm working primarily in high tech and manufacturing. She subsequently focused her career on start-up private and public biotechnology companies in the San Diego area. At Protego, she is part of the starting management team leading the company’s accounting, finance and administrative operations where she is responsible for accounting, budgeting, HR, finance and internal controls.
Prior to Protego, she was VP, Finance & Administration of Reneo Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: RPHM) from inception through IPO and Controller and Director of Administration at AmpliPhi Biosciences Corporation (now Armata Pharmaceuticals (NYSE American: ARMP). Earlier in her career she was a key member of and start up management and IPO teams at Vical, Inc., Sequana Therapeutics and Aurora Biosciences.