Managing Director, Chief Legal and Administrative Officer
Ms. Hecht serves as Managing Director and Chief Legal and Administrative Officer for Auven Therapeutics. Before joining Auven, Beth was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of The Sun Products Corporation, a 2 billion dollar privately held manufacturing company. As the corporation’s chief legal officer, Ms. Hecht led the Legal, Governmental & Regulatory Affairs, Security and Corporate Secretarial functions for Sun Products and its subsidiaries and was a member of the Company’s nine person Executive Leadership Team. Ms. Hecht is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School and started her career as an attorney specializing in intellectual property and corporate transactions at Willkie Farr & Gallagher (NY) and then Kirkland & Ellis (NY). After leaving private law practice, she began her career as a corporate executive. She has established built and run in-house legal departments at five different companies and has over 20 years of pharmaceutical industry experience. Before joining Sun Products, she was the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of MedPointe Inc. (formerly known as Carter-Wallace Inc.) in Somerset, NJ. Prior to MedPointe, Ms. Hecht was the Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Warner Chilcott PLC, a NASDAQ listed company specializing in women’s healthcare and dermatology medicines located in Rockaway, NJ. Before joining Warner Chilcott, she was Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ChiRex Ltd., a NASDAQ listed drug development company based in Stamford, CT. Prior to Warner Chilcott, she started the legal department at Alpharma Inc., a NYSE listed multinational company focusing on both branded and private label pharmaceutical products. Ms. Hecht currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Neos Therapeutics, Inc.