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Ankit Mahadevia – Quiet Leader- Loud Results

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Show Topic:

In an increasingly complex and chaotic world where leaders are in short supply, people of all personality types are needed to lead.


Rather than asking aspiring quiet leaders to “fake it” or pretend to be something they aren’t, the new book Quiet Leader, Loud Results provides real-world tested advice, and strategies on navigating the difficulties of having a quieter personality.


In this episode, host CMA’s David Ciullo discusses with author, Ankit Mahadevia, a quiet leader, founder, and CEO of nine biotechnology companies the triumphs and pitfalls of his own journey alongside other quiet leaders.

About The Guest:

Ankit Mahadevia is the founder and CEO of Spero Therapeutics, an organization committed to fighting the threat of infectious disease through the development of novel medicines. Over his career, he has led the formation of nine companies, including Spero, several of which are trading on the Nasdaq exchange, and several others acquired by large pharmaceutical organizations.


Through these companies, he has raised over $1 billion for the development of novel therapeutics and built multiple high-performing management teams. He and the companies he built have won multiple awards for their culture, including Boston Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” Award and Glassdoor’s “Top 50 CEOs of 2021” (#15 nationwide). Prior to these roles, Ankit advised on and supported investments in the biotechnology sector as a Venture Partner at Atlas Venture, a Cambridge, MA venture capital firm.


He held previous positions at organizations including Genentech, McKinsey & Company, the United States Government Accountability Office, and the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. He has spoken widely on entrepreneurship and leadership, including at Harvard University, Columbia University, Northwestern University, MIT, and the Berkeley Forum. Ankit received his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Northwestern University.


He lives in Chestnut Hill, MA with his wife and two sons.