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Brent Sanders

Senior Vice President, Head of Digital – IT & Informatics

Brent Sanders is a Senior Vice President and the Head of Digital – IT & Informatics at Flagship Pioneering. In this role, he leads a team of engineers, technologists, informaticians, and operators who serve Flagship’s growth, while also supporting the launch and scaling of Flagship enterprise companies and their digital infrastructure.

Brent has over 30 years of experience in technology, pharma and biotech. Prior to joining Flagship, Brent served as the Chief of Staff to the CIO and Global Head of Planning and Business Operations as well as the Global Head of End User Services at Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, where he built and led a world-class global scientific IT support team specializing in lab IT systems, scientific system support, commodity IT support, and technology training for scientists. Previously he held leadership positions at AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Netscape Communications, and Fidelity Investments.

Brent is also an investor and partner in a Boston area restaurant group he founded with his brother in 2006. To date, the group has launched four restaurants; Deep Ellum Bar and Lone Star Taco Bar in Allston, Mass. Lone Star Taco Bar in Cambridge, Mass. and in 2023, Lenora in Portland, Maine.

Brent studied economics and international studies at the University of Dallas, in Irving, Texas.