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We have extensive experience in all aspects of life sciences finance, including institutional sales, capital markets, investment banking, investor and public relations, sell-side analysis, and buy-side analysis. We have an equally strong foundation in the life sciences (6 Ph.D.s on staff), which enables us to understand our clients’ R&D, regulatory, and commercial strategy. The combination of financial service and life science expertise allow us to best serve our clients’ needs.

Account Managers

Account Manager

Hans Vitzthum has more than 25 years experience in institutional sales and healthcare research product management at Leerink Partners, Cowen & Co., and Lazard Capital Markets. Hans spent 12 years running the morning research call at two investment banks and has served as “Deal Captain” on more than 100 healthcare IPOs and secondary offerings. Hans has worked in healthcare research product management for the past 15 years and has developed extensive and long-standing relationships with the institutional investment community. Hans earned his Applied Baccalaureate from Columbia College.

Account Manager

Bob has over 25 years of experience as a buy-side analyst, portfolio manager, private equity investor and investment banker. He has extensive experience with health care companies, especially in the medtech, diagnostics and specialty pharma sectors. Bob focuses on providing CEOs and CFOs with strategic advice on key investor issues in order to enhance stock valuation through effective and compelling messaging and clear, consistent communications with institutional investors.Bob’s experience and perspective as an investor in public and private health care companies informs his strategic investor relations work for companies with market capitalizations from $100 million to over $50 billion. He has worked with medtech and spec pharma areas in providing ongoing investor relations advice as well as working on IPOs, follow-on offerings and equity-linked securities. In addition, Bob has advised companies in M&A transactions, dual track processes, and C-suite executive transitions. Before joining ICR, Bob was a Portfolio Manager and Senior Research Analyst at Principled Capital, a fund with $1.5 billion of AUM, for 10 years with responsibility for all health care investing. Prior to Principled, he was a Vice President at Warburg Pincus, one of the world’s largest private equity and venture capital firms, investing in health care. Bob was a member of the Board of Directors of The Medicines Company (MDCO) and Eurand international, which was acquired by Aptalis Pharma. He spent 15 years in investment banking, including serving as Managing Director in Health Care Finance Group at Bear Stearns & Co., having worked on capital markets and M&A transactions in excess of $5.0 billion. Bob earned a BA in Economics from Yale University and an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Account Manager

Chris has over 20 years of experience in the life sciences industry covering business development, investor relations, public relations, journalism, investing, and molecular neurobiology. He is the founder of BioConfidant Sàrl a Geneva-based strategic consulting firm that helped senior executives achieve their financing and partnering goals. Previously, while at Addex Therapeutics (SIX:ADXN), Chris was a member of the executive management board and held the positions of Head of Investor Relations & Communication (2007-2010) and Director Business Development (2010-2013). He co-founded the Alpine Institute for Drug Discovery in 2013, a not-for-profit social enterprise whose mission is to help commercialize academic discoveries. In addition, Chris worked as: a journalist for the leading biotechnology trade publication BioCentury (2001-2007); an Associate at Casdin Life Science Partners (later Cooper Hill), a NYC-based biotechnology hedge-fund (1997-2000); and a molecular neurobiologist studying drug dependence at The Rockefeller University (1993-1997), where he co-authored twelve peer-reviewed publications. Chris holds a BA in English Literature from Yale University, where he also completed pre-medical studies.

Managing Director, Israel

Moran brings over 15 years of Investor Relations experience, having worked with Israel’s largest and most prominent private and publicly traded companies. Prior to joining LifeSci Advisors, Mrs. Meir-Beres was a senior account executive at KM Investor Relations, Israel’s first and largest IR firm, where she provided companies from a wide range of sectors ongoing investor and financial media relations advice, as well as advisory services related to public and private securities offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and crisis management. Prior to joining KM, Ms Meir-Beres was part of the IR team at Teva (NYSE: TEVA), Israel’s largest healthcare company. Moran earned her BA and Master Degree in Law from Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

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.