|Boston University, B.A.||1998|
Mr. Avi Goldberg is the Board Director of Zafgen.
As co-founder and chief operating officer at GreatPoint Energy, Mr. Goldberg is responsible for managing all business development, legal, financial and operational planning functions for the company.
Previously, Mr. Goldberg co-founded Coatue Corporation, a microelectronics company developing novel polymer materials for use in the semiconductor industry. As the chief operating officer and member of the board of directors, he was instrumental in assembling the executive team, securing venture and debt financing, and negotiating the purchase of the company in June 2003 by Advanced Micro Devices.
From 1998 through 2000, Mr. Goldberg served as director of worldwide sales and profit optimization for Cignal Global Communications, a pioneer in voice over data network communications, where he managed global sales and cost containment for Cignal’s core business units, generating over $50 million a year in revenue.
Mr. Goldberg graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a B.A. in political science and strategic intelligence.