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.