John Fowler is our Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the board of directors, bringing over 20 years of executive leadership experience to the company. Prior to co-founding Kezar, between 2009 and 2014 John co-founded and was CEO of HealthCPA, a provider of patient advocacy and insurance navigation services. From 2003 to 2008 John served as CEO of specialty shipping company Aero Logistics, which he and a business partner acquired using a specialty investment company they founded in 2001. Prior to his CEO roles, John also worked with Idealab Silicon Valley and as a management consultant with William Kent International, advising clients on international acquisition opportunities and market entry strategies. He began his career on Capitol Hill and later in the Clinton Administration, as a Congressional Affairs Specialist for the U.S. Trade Representative.
John received both his A.B. in International Relations and his M.B.A. from Stanford University, where during his undergraduate years he competed on the varsity track team.