Joel Sendek

Chief Financial Officer

Joel has over 30 years of experience as an executive, analyst, and banker in the biotechnology industry. He has worked as an industry executive for over a decade, most recently as Chief Financial Officer of Spero Therapeutics. Prior to that he was CFO of Forward Pharma A/S. He led the successful initial public offerings of both companies. He previously spent over 17 years as a senior equity research analyst covering biotechnology. As an analyst, he served as a Managing Director at Stifel Financial Corp. where he led the firm’s healthcare equity research group, and previously he was a Managing Director at Lazard, where he established the firm’s healthcare equity research effort. Prior to his career in equity research, Mr. Sendek worked as a Senior Director of Corporate Development at Progenics Pharmaceuticals and as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Sendek holds a B.A. in Biochemistry from Rice University.