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Misha P.

Profile ID: 9116

For nearly 35 years, have worked with and advised healthcare companies on financial and strategic matters both as clients and as portfolio companies. Topics included M&A transactions, IPOs, Secondary’s, Convertibles, strategic initiatives, partnering initiatives, and investor relations.

Biography

Misha Petkevich Co-founder and CIO of V2M® Capital LLC’s predecessor firm, BladeRock Capital, LLC in 2005.  He was previously Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Petkevich Group, LLC, a small merchant bank focused on providing specialized services to and executing transactions for life science, information technology, and consumer related emerging growth companies. Before founding The Petkevich Group, Dr. Petkevich was a Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Robertson Stephens & Co. where he served on the Management Committee, the Commitment Committee, and the Fairness Opinion Review Committee. Prior to Robertson Stephens, he held positions as an Institutional Investor ranked securities analyst and as an investment banker at Hambrecht & Quist and worked closely with the Life Sciences Venture Group.

 

Dr. Petkevich was awarded a Doctorate in Biology from Oxford University where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.  He received an AB degree cum laude from Harvard College.  Following Oxford, Dr. Petkevich studied music privately, was a Fellow in the Music Department at Harvard, and was Composer-in-Residence at Eliot House, Harvard University. He represented the United States in the 1968 and 1972 Winter Olympics, was U.S. and North American Figure Skating Champion, was a Gold Medalist at the World University Games and authored two books on skating. Dr. Petkevich is the Treasurer, Chairman of the Investment Committee and a Trustee of the United States Figure Skating Foundation Board of Trustees.   He has served on the Advisory Board of the Gladstone Institute, on the Board of the San Francisco Opera, and on the Foundation Board of UCSF.

 

In 1970, Dr. Petkevich conceived of “An Evening with Champions”, a skating exhibition at Harvard run by Harvard students to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Research Institute – The Jimmy Fund.  The show has featured hundreds of National, World and Olympic Medalists and continues to this day raising over $2.6 million for the Jimmy Fund.

 

Formerly: Biotechnology Analyst, Investment Banker, Head of Investment Banking, CEO of merchant bank, a Director of 2 biopharma companies and one device company, and served on Boards of UCSF, the San Francisco Opera, and the Gladstone Institute.

Currently: Chief Investment Officer of Life Sciences Hedge Fund and Trustee, Treasurer, and Chairman of the investment Committee for the US Figure Skating Foundation.

Harvard, AB and Oxford PhD in Biology (Rhodes Scholar).

For nearly 35 years, have worked with and advised healthcare companies on financial and strategic matters both as clients and as portfolio companies.   Topics included M&A transactions, IPOs, Secondary’s, Convertibles, strategic initiatives, partnering initiatives, and investor relations.

Two time Olympian.



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