With 50+ industry executives in attendance at the Los Altos Golf & Country Club, BAHBL hosted an invitation-only CFO/CEO peer dinner on October 10th. After a happy hour filled with enthusiastic networking, the engaging and well-received speaking program commenced over dinner. Speakers included:
- Greg Vlahos and Erin Cahill, Partners from PwC’s Deals Practice, providing a thorough marketing and accounting update for the life sciences sector.
- Alan Seem, Partner from Jones Day, sharing wisdom and cautionary tales from business ventures in China.
- Gil Labrucherie, CFO at Nektar Therapeutics, discussing transitions in business models and creating value in collaborations, while specifically addressing the finer points of Nektar’s partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb.
- Joel Jung, former CFO at Counsyl, illuminating best practices in navigating a dual-track IPO process, and offering insights from Myriad Genetics’ recent acquisition of Counsyl.