Senior Managing Partner & CEO, Flagship Pioneering


Chief Financial Officer, bluebird bio

William “Chip” Baird, joined bluebird in February of 2019 as chief financial officer. Chip has over 20 years of financial and strategic planning experience in the biopharmaceutical sector.

Prior to bluebird, he served as CFO of Amicus Therapeutics for seven years and spent 10 years as CFO of PTC Therapeutics with responsibility for all areas of finance, investor and public relations, human resources, facilities and project management.

Chip also worked in the life science practice at L.E.K. Consulting, a strategy consulting firm, and began his career at First Union National Bank in corporate debt underwriting.

Chip received a B.S. from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.