Esther van den Boom

Esther van den Boom, CFO, brings over 16 years of finance and accounting experience to Forge. Prior to joining Forge, Esther was CFO at Akarna Therapeutics which was acquired by Allergan in 2016 and CFO at MedicNova a publicly traded life science company.  Esther started her career with Ernst & Young LLP and has worked with over 50 life science companies, both public and private including many early stage, venture backed companies that have transitioned to public companies.  Esther received a BA in Economics from University of California, San Diego and a MS in Accountancy from San Diego State University and is a licensed CPA.  For fun, Esther likes to take on a new project every couple of years tearing apart a house and moving in her family before it is done.