Tran is the chief financial officer of Prothena. He has over 15 years of finance experience in the healthcare, banking and private equity industries. Prior to joining Prothena, Tran was chief financial officer at Metabasis Therapeutics, Inc., and chief financial officer of Somaxon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Earlier in his career, Tran was part of the healthcare investment banking group at Citi Global Markets, Inc., and served in various capacities as a healthcare investment banker at Lehman Brothers, Inc. Tran currently also serves on the board of directors of Sierra Oncology, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company.
Tran earned his BA in economics and psychology from Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.