Clay Siegall is an exceptional business man and charitable donor. He founded Seattle Genetics in 1998 with his close friends. Now he serves as company’s President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Clay Siegall has spent a lot of time studying sciences with an emphasis in various cancer therapies.
The main goal of building Seattle Genetics was to advance scientific methods and expand the development of safe drugs. He has a strong heart for helping those that have had their lives impacted by cancer or other diseases. Siegall has helped develop many antibody-drug conjugates and got FDA approval for ADCETRIS® (brentuximab vedotin). Now that specific chemical formula is deemed safe in over 50 different countries.
Siegall has spent a lot of time and funds into researching possible cures for cancer. Cancer is a disease that is harmful to the human body and their is still no appropriate cure yet. he is pushing for more proprietary ADCs to treat more illnesses. Siegall and the rest of the employees at Seattle Genetics have agreed to form partnerships with other drug companies to roll out more ADC technology.
Beyond working on science projects Siegall has set up a number of successful charities and fundraising campaigns. He has raised over $1 billion from public and private fundraisers. The initial funding for Seattle Genetics came in 2001. Now the company has grown so much that it is worth millions of dollars.
Before Siegall started Seattle Genetics he spent some time working and studying at Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. He was there working for six years. Siegall holds some power on the Boards of Directors of Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical.
He has received a number of awards based on his performance at Seattle Genetics and during his time in school. Siegall received 2013 University of Maryland Alumnus of the Year for all major subjects. He published 70 different works and holds 15 patents. Siegall earned a Ph.D. in Genetics during his time at George Washington University and then studied Zoology in Maryland. All of his work accomplishments can be seen on his LinkedIn or Tumblr page.