Managing Director, Life Sciences and AlphaLab Health
Hometown: Charlottesville, VA
What makes you the best person for your role?
My career brings together entrepreneurship, investing and strategy consulting. Growing HemoSonics, a coagulation diagnostic company, from a university spinout to a commercially successful company with an M&A event was a challenging but rewarding path.
I love sharing my experiences with other entrepreneurs so I can help them avoid mistakes I’ve made and put their best foot forward, whether it is in developing a go to market strategy, positioning for investment, or choosing clinical, regulatory and product development partners.
What is your favorite thing about working with startups?
The passion they bring to change the world. In healthcare most people are genuinely mission driven and it is an honor to help them improve peoples’ lives.
What do you love about living and working in Pittsburgh?
It is so family friendly. I love the Carnegie library system, the incredible parks (North, South, Hartwood Acres, etc.) and most of all the friendly and welcoming nature of the people here.
Where can we find you outside of work?
Ideally traveling, skiing, hiking or gardening, but in reality probably nagging my children to get their dirty socks off the kitchen counter.