february, 2015

26feb6:00 pm9:00 pmWhat Constitutes Great Companies and Boards? Views from Two Life Science LeadersExecutive Women Only


Event Details

What constitutes great companies and boards? This program will feature Jean George, general partner of Advanced Technology (ATV) and Lightstone Ventures, an investor who focuses on life science companies and Marsha Fanucci, former chief financial officer and SVP of Millennium Pharmaceuticals who now serves as a board member for multiple biotechnology companies, including Alnylam, Forma, Ironwood and Momenta. The fireside chat will focus on Jean and Marsha\’s career trajectories and their observations and learnings from working as board members with management teams. The discussion will include: how great companies are identified, key elements an investor seeks in a start-up, what are best practices by management teams in working with their board, how to be an excellent board member and the key skills required for being an outstanding investor and board member. This robust and interactive conversation will be an opportunity to hear and ask about the realities of working with venture capital firms and boards.
To be eligible to participate in EWS events you must be currently (or, for those in employment transition, most recently) employed at either:
•A healthcare manufacturing company (of any size) in the role of: chairman, president, EVP, SVP, VP, AVP, executive director, senior director or equivalent
•An agency or other service provider firm (with 15+ full-time employees) in the role of: chairman, president, partner or managing director or equivalent

Please contact Bonnie Fendrock with any questions: bfendrock@comcast.net

Learning objectives
1. Assess critical elements in building a company that makes for an attractive investment by venture
2. Assess what boards are looking for from management as they build and grow their companies
3. Connect with and enjoy meeting other senior executives in the health care industry

6 PM – 7 PM     Registration and networking
7 PM – 9 PM     Program – fireside chat and Q&A


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Catalyst Restaurant - Outdoor Patio

300 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139