Clay Siegall is a serial entrepreneur and a scientist. He is one of the co-founding partners of Seattle Genetics. He is playing the role of president, the chief executive officer as well as the chairman of the board in the company. Dr. Clay Siegall obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics from George Washington University, and he is an alumnus of the University of Maryland where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Zoology.
Clay Siegall felt terrible to see his father have cancer and he could not do anything about it. He became aware of cancer and the limited tools available to medical practitioner specialized in diagnosing and treating the tumor at the time. He wanted to improve those medical tools and to do that; he went to Washington University to study genetics.
Clay Siegall’s primary goal is to treat cancer patients. That is his purpose, and he loves it, he wakes up every morning feeling excited about it. He has been doing that for the last three decades.
Dr. Siegall is a successful entrepreneur, and one advice that he gives to people is the importance of learning as much as they can as well as interacting with the smart people who are experienced in many areas. When he was at the 20s, he thought he knew everything until when he was in 30s and realized he didn’t know much.
Dr. Clay Siegall believes that working and collaborating with other leaders in the industry as well as the innovators who have dedicated their time in ecology drug development.
Clay is a certified scientist, and he established Seattle Genetics based on innovations, thorough research and drug development practices not forgetting to mention his passion for helping patients. He has spearheaded the firm to its current position playing a significant role in raising capital for the company, managing to secure more than $675 million. Clay Siegall is one of the boards of directors of Alder BioPharmaceuticals which operates as a private biotechnology company.
Clay Siegall has been honored with various awards, for example, he was awarded the 2012 Pacific Northwest Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year.