Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): December 31, 2020



BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38959   84-1850815

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)


421 Kipling Street

Palo Alto, CA

(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

(650) 391-9740

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock   BBIO   The Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 5.02

Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

(b) Resignation of Principal Accounting Officer 

Effective as of December 31, 2020, Yi Ching Yau, the Company’s current Chief Accounting Officer, resigned from her role as principal accounting officer. Ms. Yau will continue in her role as Chief Accounting Officer.

(c) Designation of Principal Accounting Officer 

Effective January 1, 2021, the Board of Directors of BridgeBio Pharma, Inc. (the “Company”) designated Brian C. Stephenson, Ph.D., CFA, the Company’s current Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer, as its principal accounting officer, as such term is used for purposes of the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Dr. Stephenson, age 40, will oversee the Company’s accounting matters.

Dr. Stephenson has served in his current role as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and principal financial officer since October 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Stephenson served as Partner and the Head of Life Sciences for Capital IP Investment Partners, a special situation investment fund, from 2015 to 2018. From 2011 to 2014, Dr. Stephenson was a Director/Vice President Leerink Partners, an investment bank. Prior to that, Dr. Stephenson was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his B.S. in chemical engineering from Brigham Young University. Dr. Stephenson is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

Dr. Stephenson is party to an Offer Letter, dated October 28, 2018, with BridgeBio Services, Inc., a copy of which is filed as Exhibit 10.20 to our Registration Statement on Form S-1 (333-231759) filed on June 11, 2019 and incorporated herein by reference. Dr. Stephenson is not receiving any additional compensation in connection with his designation as principal accounting officer. There are no arrangements or understandings between Dr. Stephenson and any other persons pursuant to which Dr. Stephenson was appointed as principal accounting officer of the Company. There are also no family relationships between Dr. Stephenson and any director or executive officer of the Company and he has no direct or indirect interest in any transaction or proposed transaction required to be disclosed pursuant to Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: January 4, 2021


BridgeBio Pharma, Inc.




/s/ Neil Kumar


Neil Kumar


Chief Executive Officer