Our Team

Our Leadership

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Andrew McDonald, Ph.D

Founding Partner

Andrew McDonald is Foundering Partner and CEO of LifeSci Partners, where he leads the firm’s overall business strategy. Prior to founding LifeSci...

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Michael Rice

Founding Partner

Michael Rice has experience in portfolio management, corporate management, investment banking and capital markets. Prior to co-founding LifeSci Advisors...

Our Team

Relationship Managers

Ashley R. Robinson

Managing Director United States
Ashley R. Robinson has over 20 years of experience in institutional equity finance, with...
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Bob Yedid

Managing Director United States
Bob Yedid has 30 years of healthcare experience as a buy-side analyst, portfolio manager,...
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Bruce Mackle

Managing Director United States
Bruce Mackle brings nearly 25 years of healthcare-dedicated experience in the financial industry on...
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Chris Calabrese

Managing Director
Chris Calabrese has over 20+ years in institutional equity sales, with a focus in...
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Charles Padala

Managing Director United States
Chuck Padala brings over 25 years of Institutional Equity Sales, Trading and ECM experience...
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Corey Davis

Managing Director United States
Prior to joining LifeSci Advisors as a Managing Director and Relationship Manager in 2019,...
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Dan Ferry

Managing Director United States
Dan Ferry joins LifeSci Advisors from Guggenheim Securities, where he specialized in connecting healthcare...
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Guillaume van Renterghem

Managing Director Europe
Guillaume has more than 15 years’ experience in life sciences and finance. He worked...
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Hans Herklots

Managing Director Europe
Hans Herklots is an IR and corporate communications executive with over 25 years of corporate and...
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Hans Vitzthum

Managing Director
Prior to joining LifeSci Partners in 2014, Hans Vitzthum gained more than 25 years’...
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Irina Koffler

Managing Director United States
Irina Koffler has been working as a relationship manager and in corporate communications with...
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Joyce Allaire

Managing Director United States
Joyce Allaire has more than 25 years of healthcare IR and capital markets experience....
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Kevin Gardner

Managing Director
Kevin Gardner brings over 22 years of experience in Institutional Equity Sales covering numerous...
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Ligia Vela-Reid

Associate Director Europe
Ligia is an Associate Director at LifeSci Advisors, she advises European biotechnology companies on...
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Mary-Ann Chang

Managing Director Europe
Mary-Ann has over 20 years experience in Life Sciences across both investment and corporate...
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Moran Meir Beres

Managing Director, Head of Israel Israel
Moran brings over 20 years of Investor Relations experience, having worked with Israel’s largest...
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Monique Kosse

Managing Director United States
Monique brings to LifeSci over 20 years of Wall Street experience. Her expertise includes...
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Steve Halper

Managing Director
Before joining LifeSci Advisors, Steven Halper was a sell side research analyst for more...
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Sandya von der Weid

Associate Director Europe
Sandya has over 10 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries, working...
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Tom Shumaker

Managing Director United States
Tom Shumaker has nearly 20 years of experience across multiple areas of the capital...
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Tim McCarthy

Managing Director United States
Tim McCarthy brings over 21 years of investment experience across all healthcare sectors and...
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Corporate Communications

Brian Ritchie

Managing Director United States
Brian Ritchie has over 20 years of healthcare investor relations and communications experience. He...
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Christopher Chu

Director, Corporate Communications United States
Christopher Chu brings over 20 years of experience providing comprehensive investor relations programming and...
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David R. Holmes

Director, Corporate Communications United States
David brings over a decade of investor communications and corporate finance experience acrossmultiple healthcare...
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Dory Kurowski

Director, Investor Communications United States
Dory A. (Lombardo) Kurowski has over 15 years of experience conducting corporate and investor...
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Garth M Russell

Managing Director, Corporate Communications United States
Garth Russell has approximately 20 years of healthcare IR and corporate communications experience. He...
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Glenn Garmont

Managing Director, Investor Relations Corporate Communications United States
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Jessica Lafferty

Director of Marketing United States
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John Fraunces

Director, Corporate Communications United States
John P. Fraunces, Jr., has over 20 years of investment experience within the health...
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Joost Bakker

Managing Director, Content Visualization Europe
Joost is an expert in content visualization. He has over 20 years of experience...
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John Hodgson

Managing Director, Communication Europe
John’s career as a life sciences aficionado spans journal editing, book writing, business planning,...
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Mari Purpura

Director, Corporate Communications United States
Mari presents a strong science background, corporate communications expertise and industry knowledge. Prior tojoining...
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Mike Sinclair

Managing Director, Global Media Europe
An experienced public relations professional in the United Kingdom, having approx. 20 years experience...
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Michael Wood

United States
Michael Wood has 20 years experience advising the biotechnology and life science industries, having...
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Paul Arndt, MBA

Managing Director, Corporate Communications United States
Paul Arndt is an investor relations and corporate communications executive with nearly 30 years...
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Richard Jones

Managing Director, Financial Communications Europe Europe
Richard is an experienced broadcast journalist and media professional. He spent several years as...
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Sam Cage

Managing Director, Financial Communications Europe
Sam has 20 years of experience as a journalist and corporate communications professional. As...
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Thomas Johnson

Director, Corporate Communications United States
Tom Johnson is seasoned professional with 20 years of experience managing internal and external...
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Thomas Galassi

Managing Director, Investor Communications United States
Thomas Galassi is a Managing Director of Investor Communications at LifeSci Advisors. He has...
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Vicki Campbell

Creative Director United States
Vicki Campbell, the Creative Director of LifeSci Advisors brings over 20 years of biomedical...
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Associate Relationship Managers

Anna Dubrovsky-Gaupp

Associate Relationship Manager Europe
Anna has a strong scientific background and professional experience in venture capital investments. Prior...
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Andrew G Eriksen

Associate Relationship Manager United States
Andrew Eriksen is an Associate Relationship Manager at LifeSci Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining...
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Ashley M. Sierchio

Associate Relationship Manager United States
Ashley Sierchio is an Associate Relationship Manager at LifeSci Advisors. Prior to joining the...
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Alexandra Schuman

Associate Relationship Manager United States
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Andrew Frost

Associate Relationship Manager Europe
Andrew has close to 10 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. In...
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Carey Gallant

Associate Relationship Manager United States
Carey Gallant is an Associate Relationship Manager at LifeSci Advisors, LLC. Prior to joining...
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Jack McAleese

Associate Relationship Manager United States
Jack McAleese is an Associate Relationship Manager in LifeSci’s New York office. Prior to...
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Megan Grant

Associate Relationship Manager United States
Prior to joining LifeSci, Megan worked as an associate consultant for a boutique consultancy focused...
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Özhan Özkaya

Associate Relationship Manager Europe
Özhan has an extensive background in biomedical sciences, evolutionary biology, and sociomicrobiology with a...
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PJ Kelleher

Associate Relationship Manager United States
PJ Kelleher is an Associate Relationship Manager in LifeSci’s Boston office. Prior to joining...
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Sophie Vitzthum von Eckstaedt

Associate Relationship Manager United States
Sophie Vitzthum is an Associate Relationship Manager working in the Investor Relations department of...
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Troy Williams

Associate Relationship Manger United States
Troy is an Associate Relationship Manager working on the Investor Relations team at LifeSci...
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Tracy Sebastian

Associate Relationship Manager United States
Tracy Sebastian is an Associate in LifeSci’s New York office. Prior to joining LifeSci,...
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Business Development

Abigail Healy

Associate Director, Business Development
Abigail Healy supports business development and client onboarding activities for LifeSci Advisors. She is...
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Angela Qian

Managing Director Europe
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Dean Schwartz

Business Development Associate United States
Dean Schwartz is an Associate at LifeSci Advisors in New York. He holds a...
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Georgia Attwood

Managing Director, Business Development
Georgia leads business development strategy for LifeSci Advisors. Georgia has been working in the...
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Mike Moyer

Managing Director United States
Mike Moyer spent 18 years on Wall Street in institutional sales at Leerink, Summer...
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Corporate Access

Aida Trabucco

Managing Director, Corporate Access Europe
Aida has over 20 years experience in corporate access, managing roadshows in the UK...
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Angela Sodano Xenakis

Vice President, Corporate Access United States
Angela brings more than 15 years of experience in Corporate Access. She began her...
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Alex Starr

High Net Worth Non-Deal Roadshow Lead United States
Alex Starr is a Non-Deal Roadshow Lead for the High New Worth division. Joined...
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Anne Chofflet

Managing Director, Corporate Access Europe
Anne has over 20 years’ experience in institutional equity sales. She started her career...
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Casey DeBaecke

Managing Director, Corporate Access United States
Casey DeBaecke has more than 25 years of experience in Institutional Equity Sales. She...
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Christopher Nardo

Managing Director United States
Chris Nardo specializes in working with private companies, primarily offering strategic advice to venture...
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Eric J. Ribner

Managing Director, Relationship Manager, Head of High Net Worth United States
Eric Ribner is a Managing Director and Relationship Manager of LifeSci’s Non-Deal Roadshow (NDR)...
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Frank Gaul

Managing Director, Corporate Access United States
Mr. Gaul has 25 years of experience in equity sales, including 14 years in...
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Floriane Meyer

Managing Director, Corporate Access Europe – Wealth Manager, Family Office and HNW Europe
Over the past 20 years Floriane has developed close working relationships with a broad...
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Joanne Odeogberin

Managing Director, Corporate Access Europe – Cordination and Logistics Europe
Joanne has over 20 years’ experience on the sellside having previously worked at CIBC...
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Joseph S. Ranieri

Managing Director, Corporate Access United States
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John Mullaly

Managing Director United States
John Mullaly has more than 20 years of experience in institutional equity sales. He...
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Matthew R Kelly

Managing Director United States
Matt Kelly has 20 years of experience in Institutional Equity Sales. Most recently he...
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Michael P. Mills

Associate, Corporate Access United States
Michael Mills is an Associate for LifeSci’s Non-Deal Roadshow (NDR) Business. Prior to joining...
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Niki Dilger

Advisory Managing Director, Head of Corporate Access Europe Europe
Niki has over 20 years’ experience in the industry starting out at Cowen in...
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Norma Bowdren

Managing Director, Corporate Access Europe
Norma has over 20 years’ experience in institutional equity sales and has been heavily...
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Patrick Mikus

Managing Director, Non-Deal Roadshows United States
Patrick Mikus has 20+ years of experience in Institutional Equity Sales, including more than...
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Richard Goldsbrough

Managing Director, Corporate Access Europe – Wealth Manager, Family Office and HNW Europe
Richard started his career as a healthcare specialist salesperson for HSBC in 1997. He...
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Ryan P Gaitan

Managing Director United States
Ryan Gaitan graduated from Quinnipiac University with a B.Sc. in Finance and a Master...
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Shiran Shvinkelstein

Director, Israel Corporate Access and Investor Relations Israel
Shiran brings over 8 years of experience in the financial industry. She is a...
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Tom Rorke

Managing Director United States
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Human Resources

Alonzo Johnson

Manager, HR and Operations United States
Alonzo is the current Manager of HR and Operations for LifeSci Partners. He brings...
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Finance

Alex Hudak

Controller United States
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Dennis M. Quinn

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer United States
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Oengus Ramsay

CFO, Europe Europe
Oengus has over 25 years’ experience in Finance and Administration. He started his career...
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Ryan J Romaine

Staff Accountant United States
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Operations

Amanda Pujolas

Executive Assistant Europe
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Joanna Chinnici

Executive Assistant United States
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Macalasdair MacDonald

Director of Operations United States
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Marketing Strategies & Development

Karen Davis

Managing Director, Marketing Strategies & Development United States
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Senior Leadership

Michele Pollack

Chief Business Officer United States
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KOL Strategy & Management

Neil Canavan

Managing Director, KOL Network United States
Neil Canavan is a veteran science journalist with over 20 years of experience who...
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Pauline Gad

Associate United States
Pauline Gad is a KOL Strategy and Management Associate on the KOL Events Team,...
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Sara Parigian

Vice President United States
Sara Parigian works closely with LifeSci’s clients and research team to plan, organize, and...
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Tara Sobierajski

Events Coordinator United States
Tara Sobierajski is an Events Coordinator on the KOL Events Team, where she works...
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