Tara Heitner


Tara Heitner has more than 20 years experience from R&D, management and board positions in the biotech and pharma industry. Her previous roles includes CEO, Business Development Director and Scientist. In 2014 Tara Heitner founded her own consultancy company, Heitner Biopharm Consultation, focusing on strategic, financing and business development advice for small biotech companies and start-ups. Tara Heitner is the co-founder of a number of start-ups spun out from universities such as Lund University; Sweden and Aarhus University in Denmark. Tara has successfully closed several partnership deals and been successful in fundraising. She holds a PhD in chemistry from McGill University in Canada and an MBA from DTU in Denmark.

Ola Skanung


B Sc Business administration and Entrepreneurship and additional exams within financial law and Change Management. Skanung has many years of experience as CFO and working with start-ups and growth projects within the private as well as with state and regional development actors.

Malin Berthold


Malin Berthold holds a PhD in neurochemistry from Stockholm University and has more than 20 years’ experience from the pharmaceutical and medtech industries in different leading and expert roles. At Biovitrum AB she successfully led early discovery projects in metabolic disease, and headed biology teams in preclinical development responsible for preparation for Phase I clinical trials. Malin co-founded and worked as senior consultant in a company of four employees helping small and medium-sized life science businesses with project management and scientific evaluations. As senior scientific advisor in Global Marketing at ThermoFisher Scientific she was responsible for scientific and medical evidence, clinical study strategy and key opinion leader relations in allergy and asthma.

Rhea Rodeo

Administrator/CEO assistant

Rhea Rodeo has many years of work experience as HR assistant, Secretary, Administrator, and Project Administrator. Before joining Cyxone, she worked at large international companies in Sweden, such as Westinghouse and IKEA. In Cyxone, Rhea Rodeo is responsible for general administration and provides support and assistance to the CEO and CFO.