Amy Schulman

Managing Partner

Amy is a managing partner in the New York office and focuses on investments in healthcare companies.

She currently serves as executive chair of Lyndra Therapeutics, where she was co-founder and the company’s initial CEO. She also represents Polaris as a director of Kallyope, Volastra, Thirty Madison, ByHeart and SQZ Biotech. Amy joined Polaris in 2014, at which time she assumed the role of CEO of Arsia Therapeutics, a Polaris-backed company later acquired by Eagle Pharmaceuticals. She also manages the Polaris Innovation Fund which was formed in 2017.

Prior to joining Polaris, Schulman was the general counsel of Pfizer, president of Pfizer Nutrition, and was instrumental in its sale to Nestle for $11.85 billion in 2012. Soon after, Schulman became the president of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare.

Schulman has received numerous awards including 2019 PharmaVoice 100, Xconomy’s 2017 Newcomer Award, Scientific American’s 2015 Worldview 100 List, Fierce Biotech’s 2014 Top 15 Women in Biotech, and Fortune Magazine’s 2013 50 Most Powerful Women in Business. She serves as chair on the Board of Directors of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ALNY), serves on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital and co-chairs the Mount Sinai Board of Trustees Innovations Committee, and served as a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School. She is also a member of Singapore’s Health and Biomedical Sciences International Advisory Council and the LifeSci NYC Advisory Council.

She is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Wesleyan University with a joint degree in philosophy and english and earned her J.D. from Yale Law School.