Erik Nelson

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Erik Nelson has been responsible for managing our Information Technology (IT) and Facilities departments since joining Otonomy in April 2015, and was promoted to Vice President in December 2021. Mr. Nelson has over 30 years of experience managing these functions for top-tier organizations including several leading biotechnology companies. Prior to Otonomy, he served as the Vice President of Global IT for Volcano Corporation, where he was responsible for enterprise systems distributed across multiple datacenters worldwide. Previously, he served as the Director of Information Systems at Amgen responsible for supporting all manufacturing and process development activities at the headquarters campus, as the first CTO for the UCSD Rady School of Management, and as the head of IT at IDEC Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Nelson served as a submarine officer and nuclear engineer in the U.S. Navy for several years after graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science. After leaving the service, he returned to UCLA for an MBA degree at the Anderson School of Management.

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