PhD Career Connections: From Bench to Wall Street to Business

Kate Stuart
February 3, 2017

We welcome alumnus David Reese, PhD, CEO and President of Provista Diagnostics for our March PhD Career Connections.

PhD Career Connections: From Bench to Wall Street to Business
Wednesday, March 1
10:45-11:45am
Light Hall 214

Registration is requested.

David Reese, PhD, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2011 for his background in cutting-edge biomedical organizational infrastructure and finance. Dr. Reese leads Provista’s work to change how breast and gynecologic cancers are detected, managed and monitored.

Prior to joining Provista, Dr. Reese was the Managing Director of Brencourt Advisors, LLC, where he managed all healthcare investments for their Multi-Strategy Fund and Event Driven Fund from 2008 to 2011. During his time at Brencourt Advisors, Dr. Reese identified three successful healthcare buyouts in the public markets, worked with portfolio companies to develop additional capital resources and business development opportunities, and signed three significant business development deals with portfolio companies.

From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Reese was the Managing Director of Yorkville Advisors, LLC. He established their highly profitable healthcare group focused on funding early stage biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic companies.

Dr. Reese began in finance as a consultant for DKR Capital - Saturn Management where he advised managers on scientific due-diligence and healthcare market metrics.

Before Dr. Reese’s ventures in finance, he served in various academic capacities after completing his postdoctoral training as a National Institutes of Health sponsored fellow. Dr. Reese has authored and published more than 40 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and abstracts, as well as successfully received multiple rounds of grant funding.

He received his Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from Vanderbilt University and his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from Arizona State University. Dr. Reese also serves as the Principal of Alexia Consulting where he built an interactive consulting practice among various healthcare discipline such as scientific due diligence, clinical trial design, healthcare business development and advisory services.