Managing Director HOPE Inside Disaster COVID 19 Response
Tavistock Group is an international private investment organization founded by Joe Lewis more than 35 years ago and built on a core philosophy. We strive for excellence in everything we do. Entrepreneurial and progressive, we value long-term relationships and seek investment opportunities around the world, which benefit from our capital, experience, flexibility and broad base of resources.
I have more than 20 years of experience in driving strategic, operational, and financial success for healthcare and life science companies and related complex initiatives. This experience includes a proven track record of transforming ideas, literally from the back of a cocktail napkin, into successful and profitable companies. Highlights include: • Leading business development efforts for the East River Science Park (now called the Alexandria Center) - a $700M, 1.1million sf life science center in New York City. Raised over $50M in public and private funds. • Overseeing the development and construction of the New York Genome Center’s $54M, 170,000sf LEED Gold certified laboratory and administrative facility. Assisted in obtaining over $100M in NY State funding. • Co-founding a healthcare mutual fund / hedge fund - ranked in the top 7% of all large-cap growth funds by Barron’s and out performed its peer group by 800 basis points. • Founding a first-of-its-kind complementary health care company addressing the management and prevention of chronic diseases. Raised $6M from private investors. My professional experience covers all aspects of business assessment, financing, strategy and operations and has resulted in profitable investment decisions and in delivering exceptional operating and financial performance. Areas of Expertise: • Business Development • Strategic Planning • Operations Management • Investment Evaluation • Capital Raising • Strategic Partnerships / Alliances • New Product Development • Marketing & Communications • Investor & Government Relations • Facility Construction / Expansion I am a recognized leader and coalition builder effectively managing large stakeholder groups (including investors, board members, public agencies, academic partners, consultants, development partners, and employees) to successfully bring projects from concept to reality on time and on budget.