Meet Our Team
Josh brings to Locust Walk over 20 years of operating, start up and consulting experience in the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Locust Walk, Josh was Vice President, Business & Corporate Development at Infinity Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He was responsible for the company’s in-licensing, out-licensing and alliance management activities.
Prior to Infinity, Josh Hamermesh held the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Pervasis Therapeutics, Inc., where he led strategic partnering initiatives for the company’s product development portfolio. Prior to that, Josh served as Vice President, Commercial and Business Development at Molecular Insight Pharmaceuticals, Inc., where he completed multiple in-licensing transactions and supported the company’s initial public offering.
Josh began his biotechnology career at Genzyme Corporation, where he served as Chief Operating Officer of MG Biotherapeutics, a joint venture with Medtronic, Inc., after holding positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and business development. He also served as a business strategy consultant to the industry at the Monitor Company.
Josh holds an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Amherst College and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Josh lives in Needham, MA and has two sons, Jacob and Brad. Josh serves on the Board of Directors of NeuroHealing, Inc., a company developing an innovative treatment for traumatic brain injury. He is also a Commissioner for the Needham (MA) MetroWest Boys Basketball league. He enjoys coaching youth sports, playing tennis, skiing and yoga.