Pharvaris Appoints David Nassif, J.D., as Chief Financial Officer

April 10, 2024

ZUG, Switzerland, April 10, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pharvaris (Nasdaq: PHVS), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral bradykinin B2 receptor antagonists to treat and prevent hereditary angioedema (HAE) attacks, today announced the appointment of David Nassif, J.D., as Chief Financial Officer, effective April 15, 2024. In this role, he will be responsible for refining and implementing Pharvaris’ corporate financial strategy and activities including financial reporting and operations. Mr. Nassif joins Pharvaris with more than 30 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, legal, and capital allocation, having held multiple executive financial management roles in development-stage, commercial-stage, public and private companies.

“David expands Pharvaris’ leadership capabilities as we become a late-stage biotech company with an exciting pipeline and strong commercial potential,” said Berndt Modig, Chief Executive Officer of Pharvaris. “David’s experience, capabilities, and strong track record will help drive our financial strategy, deliver on key strategic priorities, and build shareholder value. He will work closely on investor relations and corporate strategy with Morgan Conn, our Chief Business Officer. We are looking forward to benefiting from David’s operational and transactional expertise in support of our future growth.”

Mr. Nassif continued, “The progress Pharvaris has made to date demonstrates the strength of the leadership, the expertise of the talent throughout the company, and the potential of deucrictibant to positively impact the lives of people living with HAE. I look forward to providing my perspective and experience to contribute to the strategic growth of the company.”

Mr. Nassif serves as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Board Member at Sio Gene Therapies, where he raised $165 million in equity and was responsible for all finance, accounting, tax, treasury, legal, and SEC compliance and reporting activities. Sio is in dissolution and is returning significant capital to its stockholders. Prior to joining Sio Gene, Mr. Nassif was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of SteadyMed Therapeutics, where he was instrumental in the company’s initial public offering in 2015 and its acquisition by United Therapeutics in August 2018. Over his career, Mr. Nassif has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Histogen, Zogenix, Amphastar Pharmaceuticals, and RealAge. Earlier, Mr. Nassif held various positions with Cypros Pharmaceuticals, where he was instrumental in leading its merger with Ribogene to form Questcor Pharmaceuticals. He holds a B.S. in finance and management information systems with honors from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

About Pharvaris
Building on its deep-seated roots in HAE, Pharvaris is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral bradykinin B2 receptor antagonists to treat and prevent HAE attacks. By directly pursuing this clinically proven therapeutic target with novel small molecules, the Pharvaris team aspires to offer people with all sub-types of HAE efficacious, safe, and easy-to-administer alternatives to treat attacks, both on-demand and prophylactically. The company brings together the best talent in the industry with deep expertise in rare diseases and HAE. For more information, visit

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