Acceleron Pharma Inc. has appointed Kevin McLaughlin as senior vice president and chief financial officer of the Cambridge biotechnology firm.
McLaughlin is the former senior VP and CFO of Marlborough-based cellulosic ethanol company Qteros Inc. Prior to his tenure at Qteros, he worked for 11 years at PRAECIS Pharmaceuticals Inc., where he helped execute its acquisition by GlaxoSmithKline. At PRAECIS, he started off as CFO and eventually took on the roles of president and CEO, as well as member of the board of directors. McLaughlin earned a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College.