Heather Petty

Heather Antioquia

Senior Director, Program Development
Heather currently serves as Senior Director of Program Development at Xontogeny where she collaborates cross-functionally to guide strategic program initiatives and works with team leadership to operationally execute across the portfolio. These activities span design and optimization of early preclinical through clinical development, identifying and building upon existing KOL and service provider relationships, and maintaining a pulse on the industry. Heather has been with Xontogeny since it was founded in 2016, starting as an Associate with the investment team to support the build out of the company’s due diligence process before moving to portfolio-related activities in 2021. Heather obtained her MBS degree from Keck Graduate Institute, a specialized program that focuses on translating ideas into commercial products in the biopharmaceutical industry across all modalities and therapeutic areas. She has an entrepreneurial background stemming from several years of breast cancer cell research and the development of a novel diagnostic for early detection of sepsis while acquiring her undergraduate degree at Southwestern University. She is particularly passionate about rare diseases and serves as an advocate through her athletic endeavors on American Ninja Warrior and is also actively involved in local and regional mentorship through programs such as Nucleate.