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Andrew Berens, M.D.
Senior Managing Director, Targeted Oncology
Andrew Berens, M.D., is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Targeted Oncology.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Dr. Berens was an Executive Director and Senior Biotechnology Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley focusing on mid and small cap biotechnology companies. Dr. Berens practiced as an emergency medicine physician for a decade before starting his career in equity research. He also worked in the pharma industry at Ikaria Pharmaceuticals, where he was a Senior Director in business development, leading search and development efforts.
In 2017 he was named a Runner Up in Institutional Investor’s 2017 All–America Research Team for Biotechnology/Mid- & Small-Cap.
Dr. Berens earned M.B.A. degrees from Columbia Business School and London Business School, his M.D. from Emory University, and an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Tulane University.
Jonathan Chang, Ph.D., CFA
Senior Managing Director, Emerging Oncology
Jonathan Chang, Ph.D., CFA, is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Emerging Oncology. Dr. Chang has been an important contributor to the firm’s biotechnology research product and insights.
Dr. Chang joined the firm in 2013 as an Associate supporting the firm’s senior oncology biotechnology research team and in 2016 he assumed research coverage of several important emerging biotechnology companies.
In 2018, Dr. Chang was named a Rising Star in Institutional Investor’s 2018 All-America Research Team for Biotechnology/Mid- & Small-Cap.
Dr. Chang earned a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from Cornell University, a M.A. in Biotechnology from Columbia University, and a Honors B.Sc. in Genes, Genetics, and Biotechnology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Chang is a CFA charterholder.
Senior Managing Director, Healthcare Technology and Distribution
Stephanie Davis is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Healthcare Technology and Distribution. She has over a decade of experience covering the Healthcare IT and IT Services sectors and leads the firm’s digital health research efforts.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Davis worked at Citibank where she led coverage for the Healthcare IT sector, including the electronic health record companies, payer-facing and provider-facing IT players. Before Citi, Ms. Davis was an Equity Research Analyst at J.P. Morgan and, earlier in her career, was an Investment Banking Analyst at Sonenshine Partners.
In 2019, Ms. Davis was recognized as a Runner-Up for Health Care Technology and Distribution on Institutional Investor’s All America Research Team and was included in Business Insider’s “Rising Stars of Equity Research” in 2017.
Ms. Davis earned a B.A. in Economics and Mathematics from Columbia University and is a CFA charterholder.
Mani Foroohar, M.D.
Senior Managing Director, Genetic Medicines
Mani Foroohar, M.D., is a Senior Research Analyst within our Therapeutics team focusing on Genetic Medicines.
Dr. Foroohar joins SVB Securities from Aptigon Capital, a Citadel Company, where he most recently was a Therapeutics Analyst focused on U.S. and EU biotechnology, major pharmaceuticals and specialty pharmaceuticals sectors. Prior to Aptigon, Dr. Foroohar was an Analyst at Green Owl Capital Management and an Assistant Vice President of Equity Research at Barclays. In 2013, Dr. Foroohar co-founded Cellanyx Diagnostics, a company developing a proprietary live tumor cell, phenotypic platform for precision risk stratification in cancer to inform clinical treatment decision making.
Dr. Foroohar holds an M.D. from Stanford, where he was a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow in the Department of Genetics, M.B.A. from Columbia, and a B.S. from UCLA.
Senior Managing Director, Neuroscience
Marc Goodman is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Neuroscience and Ophthalmology.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Goodman was most recently a Managing Director and U.S. Healthcare Analyst at UBS Investment Bank where he focused on large-cap and specialty pharmaceuticals sectors. Prior to UBS, Mr. Goodman covered specialty pharmaceuticals and generics sectors for over 15 years as a Managing Director at Crédit Suisse AG and as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Goodman has been ranked by Institutional Investor as a top analyst in Specialty Pharmaceuticals for well over a decade and has also expanded his coverage and interests into global and emerging biopharmaceutical companies in recent years.
Mr. Goodman earned his M.B.A. from The Ohio State University and his B.A. in Economics from Tufts University.
Daina Graybosch, Ph.D.
Senior Managing Director, Immuno-Oncology
Daina Graybosch, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Immuno-Oncology.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Dr. Graybosch worked at McKinsey & Company as a Senior Expert and Head of Mckinsey’s Center for Asset Optimization, as well as the U.S. Head of the McKinsey Cancer Center. In these roles, Dr. Graybosch developed several McKinsey solutions that bring data and advanced analytics to pharmaceutical development decisions. In her 11 years at McKinsey, Dr. Graybosch developed a rich understanding of oncology through her work with companies across the value chain, including Pharmaceutical, Diagnostic, Academic Medical Center, and Genomic/Data.
Dr. Graybosch earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry and Chemical Biology from Harvard University and dual B.S. degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Utah.
Senior Managing Director, Healthcare Providers & Managed Care
Whit Mayo is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst covering Healthcare Providers & Managed Care at SVB Securities. He leads SVB Securities’s research across payors, providers, and health systems and provides strategic guidance and insight for our clients and partners.
Mr. Mayo joined the firm in 2021 from UBS, where he most recently served as Managing Director. Prior to that, he covered the sector at Baird and Stephens, Inc.
In 2020 he was ranked in Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team within the Health Care Facilities & Managed Care category.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics at Sewanee, The University of the South.
David Risinger, CFA
Senior Managing Director, Biopharma
David Risinger, CFA is a Senior Managing Director and Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Diversified Biopharmaceuticals.
Prior to joining the firm in 2022, Mr. Risinger’s most recent Wall Street role was Head of US Major and Specialty Pharmaceuticals Equity Research for Morgan Stanley & Co. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Mr. Risinger was head of Global Healthcare Research and Senior US Pharmaceutical analyst at Merrill Lynch & Co. He started his Wall Street career at Dillon, Read & Co. He has been a top-ranked analyst by Institutional Investor for decades, including achieving Runner-Up rankings in both Major Pharmaceuticals and Specialty Pharmaceuticals in 2021.
Mr. Risinger earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Bucknell University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Roanna Ruiz, Ph.D.
Director, Infectious Disease, Endocrine & Cardiovascular Disorders
Roanna Ruiz, Ph.D., is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Infectious Disease, Endocrine and Cardiovascular Disorders (IDECV). Dr. Ruiz excels in quality of research, depth of insights and understanding, and the service provided to the firm’s internal and external clients. Prior to covering the IDECV sectors, Dr. Ruiz was a core member of SVB Securities’s Neuroscience team helping to deliver science-forward and deep-dive fundamental research to clients.
Dr. Ruiz joined the firm in 2018 after holding equity research roles at UBS and H.C. Wainwright. Previously, Dr. Ruiz spent two years in pharmaceutical industry consulting at IQVIA working on M&A, product launch strategy, and pricing & reimbursement projects.
Dr. Ruiz earned a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Cornell University, and a B.S. in Engineering Sciences from Harvard University.
Joseph P. Schwartz
Senior Managing Director, Rare Diseases
Joseph Schwartz is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Rare Diseases.
Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Mr. Schwartz provided economic and strategic consulting services to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies with Charles River Associates. Earlier in his career, Mr. Schwartz held equity research positions at SG Cowen, State Street Research, and J.P. Morgan, where he analyzed the fundamental performance drivers of investments in the health care, retail, consumer, media, and entertainment sectors.
Mr. Schwartz was named #1 Stock Picker for Pharmaceuticals in the 2011 FT/StarMine Analyst Awards. In 2010, he earned the Wall Street Journal’s #1 ranking for biotech stock picking as part of its “Best on the Street” analysts survey, which topped his #2 ranking in the Journal’s 2008 “Best on the Street” rankings.
Mr. Schwartz earned an M.B.A. from Babson College and a B.A. in Economics from Colby College.
Senior Managing Director, Life Science Tools and Diagnostics
Puneet Souda is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Life Science Tools and Diagnostics. His research focuses on companies and technologies within the Life Science Tools subsector, the Diagnostics subsector, and selected areas of Pharmaceutical Services.
Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Mr. Souda was a Senior Associate at Citigroup covering Medical Devices. Before joining Wall Street, Mr. Souda spent over a decade in core and basic research labs at UCLA and Purdue University. In this work, he was a customer and collaborator of many Life Science Tools and Diagnostic companies. Mr. Souda has direct experience in the acquisition, management, and utilization of many life sciences technologies for molecular analysis and diagnostics. He has co-authored over 45 peer-reviewed scientific papers and has built an extensive network of colleagues and collaborators among academic lab researchers and Life Science Tools suppliers.
Mr. Souda earned an M.B.A. from University of California-San Diego, and undertook graduate study in biotechnology and earned a B.A. in Biology from Purdue University.
Thomas J. Smith
Senior Managing Director, Immunology and Metabolism
Thomas J. Smith is a Senior Research Analyst at SVB Securities covering Immunology and Metabolism. Prior to covering the Immunology and Metabolism sector, Mr. Smith was a key member of SVB Securities’s Targeted Oncology team helping to deliver in-depth fundamental research to clients.
Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Mr. Smith was most recently a Vice President and Research Analyst at Morgan Stanley, covering leading and emerging biopharmaceutical companies across numerous therapeutic areas, including oncology, NASH, and lead coverage of women’s health companies. Prior to that, Mr. Smith worked at FBR Capital Markets on the biotechnology team, responsible for coverage of large, mid-, and small cap companies. Mr. Smith began his career at Bloomberg where he held roles of increasing responsibility, including coverage of the biotech and specialty pharmaceutical sectors for Bloomberg Intelligence.
Mr. Smith earned his B.S. in Finance and Psychology from The College of New Jersey.
Senior Managing Director, Director of Research
Jim Kelly is a Senior Managing Director, Director of Research at SVB Securities. Mr. Kelly is responsible for product management, analyst development and equity strategy.
Prior to joining SVB Securities in 2015, Mr. Kelly worked at Credit Suisse, where he served in research management as an Associate Director of Equity Research in New York and was responsible for leading key, strategic initiatives in research product and process development. Prior to his ADOR role at Credit Suisse, Mr. Kelly spent 13 years in Equity Research covering the US Pharmaceuticals industry for Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mr. Kelly received his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Mr. Kelly also serves on the board of the Lehigh Business School Dean’s Advisory Council.
Managing Director, Associate Director of Research
Julia Belladonna is a Managing Director, Associate Director of Research at SVB Securities.
Julia joined the firm in 2021 from Credit Suisse where she spent 20+ years in a variety of roles, most recently as the COO of Global Economics for their Institutional client & Private Wealth Management businesses. She brings over two decades of experience in financial markets, business and talent management, international regulatory requirements, and operations. She has excelled in managing complex groups, collaborating across business units, and developing strategies to deliver research to clients. Prior to Credit Suisse, she was an Industry Analyst at Merrill Lynch.
Julia earned a B.A. in Applied Mathematics and History from Williams College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia Business School.