Jeremy brings 15 years of experience in healthcare, both as a sell-side analyst and as an investor relations advisor. Jeremy covered both medical devices and healthcare services as an analyst at such firms as Bank of America, Oppenheimer, and Cantor Fitzgerald, and he was quoted regularly in the financial press. As the founder of Whalebone Advisory, he built extensive experience developing and executing investor relations strategies for pre-IPO and publicly-traded healthcare companies and counseling senior executives on messaging to Wall Street, including guidance philosophy, earnings preparation, and corporate access plans. Jeremy presently serves on the boards of the Edgemont Community Council and of the Fraternal Order of Bendin-Sosnowicer. Jeremy earned an MBA in Finance from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University, a Diploma in Economics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Economics and Political Science from the University of Chicago.
Dan Ferry joins LifeSci Advisors from Guggenheim Securities, where he specialized in connecting healthcare companies with buy-side investors, venture capitalists, KOLs, sell-side analysts, and the investment bank. Mr. Ferry spent nearly 4 years at Guggenheim Securities putting together numerous non-deal roadshows, collecting feedback from investors, and helping shape investor outreach strategies. Prior to Guggenheim, Mr. Ferry worked at Lazard Capital Markets where he participated in many successful healthcare company financings. Over the course of his career, Mr. Ferry has developed long-standing relationships with the healthcare investment community. Mr. Ferry received a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California. He currently resides with his wife and three children in the Boston area.
Ashley R. Robinson has 20 years of experience in institutional equities, with a focus on the healthcare sector. He began his Wall Street career at Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., where he spent time in both the New York and Boston offices. Following this, Mr. Robinson spent 14 years at Leerink Swann (now Leerink Partners, LLC), where he was a Managing Director and Partner. At Leerink, Mr. Robinson helped establish and build the institutional franchise, and was responsible for covering the firm’s largest accounts, which allowed him to develop deep relationships with many leading healthcare investors. During his tenure, Mr. Robinson served as “Deal Captain” on most of Leerink’s capital markets transactions, and was the primary liaison between sales and equity capital markets.
Prior to joining LifeSci, Mr. Robinson was the Healthcare Product Specialist and Sector Head at Guggenheim Securities, LLC, where he was responsible for building a research franchise in that sector. Mr. Robinson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hobart College. He double-majored in Economics and Russian Area Studies, and played Soccer, Lacrosse, and Squash.
Head, Global NDRS
Casey DeBaecke has more than 25 years of experience in Institutional Equity Sales. She began her career in the Boston Office of First Boston Corporation working in Equity Research. Casey then spent fifteen years at Credit Suisse where she was responsible for Institutional Equity Research Sales in the MidAtlantic Region. Prior to joining LifeSci Advisors, Casey worked for 10 years at UBS in the Institutional Equities Group providing Research Sales coverage to accounts in the MidAtlantic territory. Casey graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Minor in Asian Studies.
Non-Deal Roadshows – Private Wealth
Eric Ribner joined LifeSci Advisors as a Vice President in October 2017, focusing on the firm’s Retail Non-Deal Roadshow (NDR) efforts. Previously, he was a Senior Loan Advisor at Multifunding LLC where he advised businesses on their loan and debt options. Previously, he served as Chief Financial Officer of MetalX. Eric spent more than 20 years working on Wall Street in various capacities, including as an Executive Director of Institutional Sales at Oppenheimer & Co. for 9 years and on the buy-side, first as a Managing Director of Equity Research at NorthStar Capital Funds and then as a Senior Vice President at George Weiss Associates, where he helped manage over $200 million in equities in the financial, industrial, energy and metal sectors. Eric resides in New York and has two children
Director of Key Opinion Leader (KOL) Strategy and Management
Managing Director, Relationship Manager
Senior Analyst, Head of Research
Rebecca Stark has three years of experience in neuroscience research at UCLA. She worked as a research assistant at the Center for the Assessment and Prevention of Prodromal States, studying prodromal schizophrenia in young adults. She also conducted research on the neurobiology of learning and memory in zebrafish. Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience from University of California, Los Angeles, where she also spent time working with educational and food justice nonprofits in the greater Los Angeles community.
Managing Director, Head of Europe
Katja is a communications strategist and entrepreneur with over 20 years’ international experience in global healthcare and life sciences communications. Katja has considerable experience working internally for large pharma and biotech companies as well as extensive agency experience. Katja was a co-founder of Northbank communications, a specialist life sciences communication firm, which was successfully sold to College Hill (now Instinctif Partners). Previously Katja was Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Global Product and Portfolio Strategy at AstraZeneca, where she was responsible for global brand communications across all of the Company’s therapy areas and also established Astra Zeneca’s Partnering Communications function. Prior to this Katja worked in a communications role for leading venture capital groups, SV Life Sciences and Merlin Biosciences. Early on in her career, Katja also worked for a boutique life sciences focused investor relations firm based in San Francisco, known as Russell Welsh. She has a Masters degree in Biochemistry from Oxford University and an MBA from Imperial Business School, London.
Hans is an investor relations and corporate communications executive with over 25 years of corporate and agency experience. He has been involved in shaping the communication strategies for private financings, M&A, partnering, and IPOs, which in aggregate exceed $1.5 billion. Recently he was Head of Investor Relations & Corporate Communications of Symetis, which was acquired by Boston Scientific for EUR 425 million. He held the same position at Amsterdam Molecular Therapeutics/uniQure at the time of the company’s first IPO in 2007, and from 2000 until 2007 at IsoTis OrthoBiologics, managing the Company’s IPO, M&A transactions, and its three stock market listings in Amsterdam, Zurich, and Toronto. At the start of his career, Hans worked with Amgen International for five years, as it was establishing its footprint outside the U.S. Hans has BA degrees in Portuguese Linguistics & Literature, the Philosophy of Law, and Translation Sciences, and an MA in Italian Literature & Linguistics from the University of Amsterdam. He is fluent in Dutch, English, Italian, and French. A Dutch national, Hans is based in Switzerland, and is an avid open water swimmer.
Managing Director & Head of European Corporate Access
Niki started in institutional equity sales almost 20 years’ ago, initially in US equity sales at Cowen and JP Morgan, and then specialised in US healthcare stocks & later also European Healthcare stocks at JP Morgan and Fortis Bank, with a particular focus on Biotechnology companies at the latter. In 2009 she founded Aetia Ltd, a UK based healthcare specialist financial services firm offering capital raising and investor access services to private and public healthcare companies around the world, further developing her long-standing relationships with the healthcare investment community across Europe. During her career, Niki has managed numerous deal and non-deal roadshows across the UK and Europe and has a successful track record raising capital for a wide range of both public and private global life science companies at various stages of development. Prior to her investment banking career, Niki worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She has a BSc in Business Management and Languages from Kings’ College, London.
Managing Director, Switzerland
Floriane, is managing director of Investment Connections (Geneva, Switzerland), which she founded in 2004. Her firm has developed close working relationships with a broad spectrum of European investors, including generalists, family offices, high net worth individuals and institutional investors including healthcare specialists. Previously, Floriane worked with European Investor Relations SA (now Voxia), where she was responsible for the internal management of the EIR team as well as assisting clients directly with their European roadshows. Floriane holds a Master Degree in Business Management from HEC (Hautes Etudes Commerciales) – University of Geneva.
Managing Director, France & Germany
Anne has over 20 years’ experience in institutional equity sales. She started her career at Banque Harwanne and joined the Banque NSM (ABN AMRO Group) where she became head of Institutional Sales Europe. In 2004, she founded Finapsis an independent advisory firm specialising in fundraisings for listed and non listed companies, where she completed numerous transactions in healthcare and software. Anne graduated from the Reims Management School.
Norma has over 20 years’ experience in institutional equity sales and has been heavily involved in marketing PIPEs, IPOs and secondary offerings to European specialist healthcare & tech funds. For the last 8 years Norma was healthcare specialist sales on the US institutional equity desk at Oppenheimer in London, covering UK, Swiss and German specialist investors. She spent the first half of her career on the US equity sales desk at CIBC in London where she had overall responsibility for Swiss investors and managed a team selling the firm’s US equity research product into Switzerland while personally focusing on healthcare and technology stocks. Norma earned a BSc in Financial Economics from University of London.