General Counsel

René Paula

General Counsel René has an extensive career in corporate and legal affairs having worked at the law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore, HSBC’s investment bank, Audible (Amazon’s audiobook division) and Zx Ventures (the captive private equity and venture capital arm of ABInBev). Prior to Vaxxinity, he was the Chief Operating Officer at Bionic, where he managed the finance and legal functions.  Earlier in his career, René worked with Deloitte & Touche and obtained his CPA license. René has executed over two dozen capital raising transactions in the public markets, more than two dozen M&A transactions worth over $20 billion and more than four dozen venture capital investments.  René is a graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, where he earned a BS degree in Finance and Accounting, and Columbia Law School, where he earned a Juris Doctor degree.