Pete Zorn joined Albireo in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and General Counsel, becoming Chief Corporate Officer and General Counsel in January 2017. Previously, he was General Counsel and Vice President, Communications at Santaris Pharma, a Denmark-headquartered company acquired by Roche in 2014. Prior to Santaris, Pete served for 11 years as General Counsel at Targacept, Inc. where he played a leadership role in a variety of significant milestones, including its company-launching spinout, IPO and additional financings, and multiple complex collaborations with major pharmaceutical companies. Pete began his career as a corporate attorney at a large law firm. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and his J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.