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former CEOs, company founders, institutional investors, bankers, MBAs, and scientists — bringing together a diversity of outlooks, experiences, and knowledge that enable Outcome to develop creative insights and secure the best outcomes for its clients.
Dr. Ben-Joseph is Managing Director with Outcome Capital, and co-lead of its life sciences and healthcare practice. He brings a unique combination of executive, entrepreneurial, scientific and transactional experience to Outcome Capital and is passionate about assisting cutting-edge life sciences companies in enhancing their strategic value and developing a path to successful liquidity.
Dr. Ben-Joseph also serves on the Board of Directors for life sciences companies: XableCath, a clinical stage medical device innovator developing cost-effective treatment options for peripheral and cardiovascular disease and KidneyCure, a regenerative medicine company developing novel cell-based therapies for the treatment of chronic renal disease. Before joining Outcome Capital, Dr. Ben-Joseph was Managing Director at Boston Equity Advisors, a boutique investment banking firm focusing on private equity and merger and acquisition in the therapeutic medical technology sector. Prior to that, Dr. Ben-Joseph was an Executive-in-Residence at Oxford Bioscience Partners, a life sciences venture capital firm, and CEO and co-founder of Caliber Therapeutics, a company engaged in the development of catheter-based drug delivery products for the intervention of atherosclerotic diseases. His past managerial and entrepreneurial positions also include President and CEO at Deep Vein Medical, an early stage medtech company dedicated to treating deep venous reflux in patients suffering from chronic venous insufficiency, President and CEO of X-Cell Medical, a clinical stage drug/device convergence company engaged in the development of novel stent-based anti-restenotic drugs, President of Ester Neurosciences, a clinical stage biotech company engaged in the development of novel compounds for the treatment of neurological diseases, and co-founder and CEO of Biolight Phototherapy, a company engaged in the development of laser-based medical devices for the treatment of dermatological disorders and allergies.
His academic appointments include Assistant Professor at the Departments of Radiology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan, a Visiting Associate Professor at Tokushima University in Japan and a Visiting Scientist at Parke-Davis (Pfizer). Dr. Ben-Joseph has published numerous peer-review scientific papers as well as industry publications and has received numerous awards and scholarships.
Dr. Ben-Joseph graduated with Honors from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. He completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Michigan and received an MBA magna cum laude from the University of Bradford. He is a FINRA Registered Securities Representative holding Series 7, 63 and 79 and a Registered Securities Principal holding a Series 24.
Since co-founding Outcome Capital, Mike has focused his efforts on providing investment banking services for companies in the information technology and business services segments of the technology market. Mike’s operational and investment experience has enabled him to provide high value assistance to clients in both the public sector and private sector markets. He has led transactions that have been capital raises as well as M&A transactions. He has been the lead on more than 40 middle market M&A transactions ranging in transaction size from $20 million to $250 million.
Mike has extensive experience with both Government and commercial IT services firms as well as application Saas software firms and security software product companies. He has a strong track record of helping companies with a national security focus. He has had operational experience in three companies in these areas. Mike has also been an investor in and served on the Board of 10 Companies in these markets and has made investments in a significant number of additional companies in these sectors. These operational, corporate oversight and investor experiences have enabled Mike to assist his investment banking clients plan and execute their strategic goals with creativity and realism.
Mr. Cromwell received his BA degree from Yale University and his JD from Georgetown University. He has a passion for photography. Mike is married with two children and lives in Great Falls, Virginia.
Arnie Freedman is a Managing Director with Outcome Capital, and co-lead of its healthcare practice. Arnie has extensive experience in private equity financings, mergers and acquisitions and preferred securities. His primary focus is in life sciences offerings, including medical devices, diagnostics and drug development. Mr. Freedman assists companies with pre-IPO and early stage financings and prepares companies for the rigor required for merger and acquisition activity.
Mr. Freedman has been involved in the management of entrepreneurial businesses for over 25 years, previously as a co-founder and principal in Boston Equity Advisors, LLC, a registered broker-dealer and boutique investment-banking firm. In this company, Mr. Freedman focused on M&A transactions, private placements of debt and equity with institutional investors from the venture capital, private equity, family-foundation and hedge fund community. He uses his knowledge of the private placement process to help clients prepare for the scrutiny of potential investors by conducting a pre-financing review of client operations and corporate structure, recommending changes, assisting management in implementing those changes and preparing documentation investors require including business plans, marketing and insurance reimbursement strategies and financial models. Arnie brings his operating expertise to bear on the advice and counsel he provides to his clients.
Prior to Boston Equity Advisors, Mr. Freedman was the founder and CEO of Rustel, a Russian/American satellite telecommunications company, where he developed an extensive connection to the European investment community. He worked closely and collaborated with investment banking advisors Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Salomon Brothers, and Creditanstalt International Advisors.
Mr. Freedman is a graduate with honors from the University of Massachusetts. He is a FINRA Registered Securities Representative holding a Series 7, 63 and 79 and a Registered Securities Principal, Series 24.
Arnie resides in Sharon, Massachusetts with his wife.
Since co-founding Outcome Capital, Jonathan has focused his efforts on investment banking transactions for technology companies in need of M&A advice or a capital raise. He is an expert at designing corporate capital structures with the objective of increasing flexibility and/or lowering financing costs. Companies use his capital structure advice to help them achieve vital strategic objectives such as: financing an acquisition, retirement of a shareholder equity position, or raising developmental capital. He has been the lead investment banker on more than 30 M&A transactions with an aggregate value of well over $1 billion.
He has extensive industry experience in a number of sectors including application software, financial technology, Ad-tech, government services, and commercial IT services. Jonathan has served on the board of directors for eight growth stage technology companies and often applies this experience to help his investment banking clients plan for capital and liquidity events.
During his career as an investment banker, Jonathan was responsible for the placement of over $5 billion of senior debt, lease financing, subordinated debt, and equity. He has financed the capital needs of over 40 Fortune 500 companies as well as many middle market companies.
Jonathan received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and his MBA with honors from the Darden School of Business. Jonathan lives in Great Falls, Virginia with his wife.
Dr. Manning is a Managing Director with Outcome Capital and manages its UK operations. He brings significant experience of the UK and European Capital markets, strong relationships within the European Life Science industry, entrepreneurial flair and a strong academic background to Outcome Capital. He is committed to enhancing the corporate and shareholder value of innovative life science companies.
Before joining Outcome Capital, Dr. Manning accrued over 25 years of international Life Sciences experience, including over 3 years as Founder and Managing Director of strategic and financial advisory firm, Akesios Associates. Shawn also spent over 12 years as a rated Equity Analyst with Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, SG-Cowen, Société Generale, and Singer Capital Markets, covering ‘Big Pharma’, speciality and emerging pharmaceutical, and biotechnology. Since 2005 Manning’s research supported over £500 million in new funding for Life Science companies. Before entering the City of London, Manning spent 5 years consulting to the pharmaceutical industry, and managing Datamonitor’s Healthcare practice. In this capacity he also worked alongside European, US and Japanese pharmaceutical companies, leading consultancy projects focusing primarily on strategic product positioning, including portfolio, opportunity and pricing analysis.
Manning holds a Doctorate degree from the University of Oxford (Hertford College), specialising in infectious disease and a BSc (Hons) and ARCS from Imperial College, London. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, a member of the Advisory Board for OBN, the UK’s largest Life Sciences industry network, and Chairman of OBN’s investment and tax Special Interest Group (itSIG).
Tom is a Managing Director of Outcome Capital, and focuses his efforts on providing investment banking services in the defense, intelligence, and government sectors, as well as in the commercial technology services sector. His 25+ years of experience at both Stifel, Nicolaus & Company and Legg Mason have given him a long-term and in-depth knowledge of these segments that enables him to provide unique insights of significant value to clients. Tom has assisted clients in both the public and private sector markets. He is best known for his track record in the government outsourcing and technology services market. He has completed over 70 M&A transactions and 30 public offerings raising over $5 billion in proceeds.
Tom was the founder and Group Head of the Aerospace, Defense and Government Services Group at Stifel, Nicolaus and Company (including the former Legg Mason investment banking business) before joining Outcome Capital. He has been a trusted advisor to many successful executives, founders and boards in the market and maintains an extensive network among both the sources of capital for these companies as well as the potential buyers of these businesses. He has a reputation for successfully closing complicated transactions where multiple parties may have varying goals. His clients have included Private Equity firms and their portfolio companies, as well as public companies and entrepreneur-owned businesses, including NCI, Booz Allen, CACI International, Engility/TASC, Veritas Capital, Silver Lake Partners, CM Equity, and LLR Partners, among others. He has represented companies in sales to financial buyers such as Arlington Capital, New Mountain Capital, J.H. Whitney, and Accel KKR, as well as to strategic buyers such as Lockheed Martin, ManTech International, Serco and ICF International. He has also helped buyers complete key acquisitions and assisted many other firms such as Booze Allen, ICF, NCI, SRA, complete their IPOs.
He received his BA from Bates College and his MBA from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. Tom was a senior consultant in Price Waterhouse’s Office of Government Services in Washington, D.C., where he worked with numerous civilian agencies. He was selected as the 2010 “Dealmaker of the Year” by the Washington Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. Tom sits on several non-profit boards and is a frequent speaker at various industry conferences. He is a dedicated golfer and skier, married, has three children and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
Craig is the Vice President of Life Sciences at Outcome Capital and brings corporate and commercial expertise in the diagnostic and life science space. A business leader with extensive global experience in the life sciences and healthcare industries, Craig has held various executive positions from start-up companies through large, well-established international corporations. His success building commercially viable and sustainable enterprises has lead to the completion of several successful acquisitions over the past several years including Caliper Life Sciences, HandyLab and BioHelix. In addition to his role as Vice President of Life Sciences at Outcome Capital, Craig also volunteers with mentoring activities for Women in Biotech and as an Advisor to Springboard Enterprises.
Craig’s scientific background and business experience spans sales, marketing, business development, licensing, strategic partnerships and operations. His key successes include developing and launching new businesses at Fisher Healthcare, HandyLab, Becton Dickinson and Caliper Life Sciences within the diagnostic market space. Craig’s knowledge of the diagnostic and life science tools markets has allowed him to develop markets across the globe and leverage strategic partnerships to further market expansion for many of his clients.
Craig holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Science from Yale University. He is a FINRA Registered Securities Representative holding Series 79 and 63.
Atanas “Nas” Chobanov joined Outcome Capital in 2018 as a Vice President. Atanas possesses over nine years of experience in the investment banking industry, executing M&A, divestiture, and debt and equity transactions. Prior to joining Outcome Capital, Atanas was a Vice President at HighBank Advisors, a Baltimore-based investment bank specializing in M&A advisory, equity & debt financings and restructuring services. There, he executed sell-side and buy-side M&A engagements across multiple industry groups, including technology and technology-enabled services, outsourced business services, healthcare and life-sciences. Prior to this, he was with Mane Capital and KBC Securities, boutique investment banks in Europe.
Atanas holds an MBA from the Price College of Business (University of Oklahoma) and has specialized at the Stern School of Business and Columbia Business School. He is also a Fulbright Scholar and a FINRA Registered Securities Representative holding Series 63 and Series 79.
Atanas resides with his family in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
Thom has been with Outcome Capital since 2015 with his primary interests in the medical technology and life science services segments. He is particularly interested in innovative life science companies that deliver patient impact by leveraging novel technologies. Thom has been published in leading life science journals Life Science Leader and The Pharma Letter. He is driven by the desire to identify disruptive technologies and services that require unique strategic thought and assistance to realize their full market potential.
Prior to his career in life-science investment banking, Thom pursued his passion for the public service and non-profit sectors working in a variety of leadership and management positions, and at one time held a Massachusetts teaching license.
Thom completed his MBA at Suffolk University’s Sawyer Business School on full academic scholarship where he was President of the school’s Graduate Business Association and class speaker at graduation. Prior, he completed a BS in Philosophy with Honors from Suffolk’s College of Arts & Sciences. Committed to giving back, Thom is currently the President of the College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Board of Directors.
Thom is a FINRA Registered Securities Representative holding his Series 79.
Dr. Echoe Bouta joined Outcome Capital in October 2017 as a Senior Analyst. Echoe completed her PhD at the University of Rochester in biomedical engineering, followed by a Research Fellow position at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her research focused on understanding the role of the lymphatic system in multiple disease states, and determining the therapeutic potential of targeting lymphatics. She has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and received multiple fellowships in support of her prior research. While at Mass General, she served as Vice Chair of the Mass General Post-doc Association, and Chair of the Industry Career Exposure Club, organizations which she continues to support as an alumni.
Echoe resides in Cambridge, MA.
Timothy Chen joined Outcome Capital in February 2018 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Outcome Capital, Timothy was a Summer Analyst at JPMorgan Chase & Co. In this role, he assisted commercial bankers and underwriters in identifying and providing capital to middle market companies in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. Prior to this Timothy was a Summer Analyst at Pennsylvania Multifamily Asset Managers, a subcontractor of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA). There, he worked on core tasks associated with the Performance Based Contract Administration Program including occupancy reviews and rental adjustments for Section 8 contracts.
Timothy received a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Information Systems from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland.
Timothy resides in the Washington D.C. Metro Area.
Saifali Shaikh joined Outcome Capital in March 2018 as an Analyst. Prior to joining Outcome Capital, Saifali worked at New Century Capital Partners, a technology-focused boutique investment bank in Los Angeles, CA. In this role, he assisted senior Managing Directors in capital raise and sell-side M&A transactions primarily concerning SaaS and Digital Media companies. Prior to his role at New Century, Saifali worked at D.A. Davidson & Co. in their institutional equity research division covering the Oil Field Services sector. In this role, he was responsible for over 14 stock initiations and periodic earnings coverage.
Saifali received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with concentrations in Finance and Accounting from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.
Vikki Birkett joined Outcome Capital as Controller in August of 2016, bringing experience from the non-profit as well as for-profit arenas. She comes to Outcome Capital from an accrediting agency where she performed financial reviews and determined the financial viability of post-secondary schools and universities seeking accreditation. Earlier, as Controller of the Workhouse Arts Center, Vikki administered all things financial on a 55-acre campus offering performing arts, education, and art exhibition and sales. Vikki was formerly the Executive Director of the Maryland State USBC.
Vikki holds a BS in Business Management from the University of Maryland. She and her son Weston reside in Alexandria, Virginia, where she served as Vice Chair of Finance for the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. She remains active in local political, civic and business associations.
Dr. Ellen S. Baron joins Outcome Capital bringing extensive experience in the private placement of securities for life science companies with deep domain expertise across multiple disciplines in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Ellen is committed to the success of emerging growth companies bringing nearly 30 years of industry experience with proven deal execution and a unique access to the people, resources and markets that are vital for success. She has been involved in the raise of more than $150M of investment capital and has $2B in deals to her credit from her days in pharma and biotech.
Dr. Baron currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sixth Element Capital, a UK-based oncology focused venture capital fund and on the board of SFH, a Maine-based nutraceutical company.
Dr. Baron was most recently a Managing Director at Healthios Capital Markets, LLC, leading their firm’s biopharmaceutical practice. Prior to that she spent 9 years as Partner at Oxford Bioscience Partners, a Boston-based life science venture capital firm where she led numerous therapeutic and diagnostic investments within the $1 billion portfolio of 149 companies.
Ellen previously served as Senior Vice President, Business Development at Human Genome Sciences, a publically traded biopharmaceutical company where she was responsible for all business functions of the Company including corporate partnering, licensing and investor interface.
Ellen previously had spent 20 years at Schering-Plough Corporation in both Research and Development and Business Development. She has over 30 years of operating and investment expertise across the spectrum of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, with particular emphasis in oncology, neurology, and infectious disease. Ellen holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Georgetown University School of Medicine and a post-doctorate at the Public Health Research Institute in New York.
Patrick “Pat” Dewar founded The Trenton Group, LLC after 34 years of experience in the international aerospace, defense and security industry. As an expert in international industrial and government relations, Mr. Dewar advises customers and company boards on global business strategy, technology and product investment, government relations / partnering and counter-trade arrangements that benefit both government and industry. Mr. Dewar and his partners have created and grown business around the globe, worked at the highest levels of government and industry, as well as academia.
Mr. Dewar was the first Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin International, Chairman of Lockheed Martin Global and a corporate officer from 2010 until his retirement. Lockheed Martin International works with customers worldwide to deliver products, technologies and services – including aircraft, integrated air and missile defense, commercial satellites and cybersecurity – to meet clients’ national security and citizen services needs.
From July 2013, Pat was responsible for Lockheed Martin’s global operations, developing and executing strategies aimed at growing business, investing in and acquiring companies, and strengthening international customer relationships and industrial partnerships in 70 countries. He led key country strategies for seven growth markets and oversaw the highest growth elements within the organization. During his tenure, LM International added more than 1,000 jobs, achieved or surpassed all financial goals and surpassed market growth rates.
Mr. Dewar has been a board member on the US-India Business Council, the US-UAE Business Council, the UAE-based Global Aerospace Summit board, and the British-American Business Advisory Board.
With over three decades of international business experience, Pat served in senior executive roles at Lockheed Martin, including as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development (which included Corporate Development for M&A activity), where he led the corporation to a record backlog in 2011 and 2012 with more than $80 billion in firm orders. In 2009, as Vice President of Corporate International Business Development, he transformed the leadership of Lockheed Martin U.K., and through acquisitions, he helmed Lockheed Martin Australia Ltd., growing it to more than 600 employees and doubling sales. Pat’s other roles at Lockheed Martin have included Vice President of US Presidential Helicopter Program and Vice President of Business Development for its Electronic Systems division. He also has served as Chairman of Boards of Directors for LM U.K. Holdings Ltd.; LM Australia Pty. Ltd.; and all international subsidiary Boards.
He began his career in 1982 as a Missile Guidance Engineer on the Trident II FBM Program for GE. From 1984 to 1987, he served as Project Engineer in the Micro Tel Division of Adams Russell, where he designed electronics and software in support of advanced surveillance receivers for U.S. intelligence agencies. In 1988, he worked as Chief Engineer of the Hypervelocity Interceptor Program at GE Aerospace before being promoted to Program Manager of Interceptor Programs in 1992.
Pat is a fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and has published papers with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Precision Strike Weapon Symposium. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University. He currently lives in Potomac Falls, Virginia.
Chris has a proven track record leading companies in the information technology industry, including SaaS application, cybersecurity, content management and compliance software companies. These companies served a variety of markets including government, financial services, healthcare, consumer goods, manufacturing, and energy. He’s demonstrated strong general management capabilities with a focus on growth. His experience includes running global operations for software companies headquartered in the United States and the United Kingdom where he lived in 2004 and 2005.
Since 1991, Chris has worked exclusively for private-equity and venture capital backed companies. Over his 20+ years in C-level management, he’s led efforts to raise capital and completed several successful exits, generating strong shareholder returns. During this same period, he’s served on seven boards – three of which were as an independent director.
Chris graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a B.S. degree in Industrial & Operations Engineering.
Dr. Don Haut brings a broad life-science business perspective to Outcome Capital from senior executive and Board positions in Strategy, M&A, and General Management, with deep domain expertise across multiple disciplines in pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device industries. Don is an experienced transaction professional with over $4B in deals to his credit.
Dr. Haut is the Chief Business Officer at Histogenics Corporation and currently serves on the Board of Directors for three health care companies: MiMecore Therapeutics, Arthrosurface, and Xiros. Prior, he was Vice President for New Business Ventures at The Medicines Company, where he was responsible for leading that company’s deal to license Alnylam’s PCSK9 inhibitor. Previously, he was the Senior Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at Smith and Nephew’s Advanced Surgical Devices Division, where he was responsible for all strategy development, M&A and licensing activities, and also built and ran Smith & Nephew’s Women’s Health business. Dr. Haut also previously held similar roles at 3M, JSB Partners and McKinsey and Company.
Don obtained his MBA at Washington University’s Olin School of Business, his PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and his undergraduate degree at the College of Wooster.
Scott is CEO of Zephyr. Zephyr is the industry’s fastest growing software provider of real-time test management software used by over 17,000 companies. Zephyr is experiencing strong yoy growth (35%+ since 2014). Zephyr was acquired by Frontier Capital in 2016. The acquisition has allowed Scott to invest in Zephyr’s team and product as well as complete an add-on acquisition. Zephyr has offices in King of Prussia, San Jose, London and Bangalore.
Prior to Zephyr, Scott was the President and CEO of Social Solutions Global. The mission of SSG is to help transform lives. SSG’s Efforts to Outcomes (ETO®) and Apricot software are used by over 10,000 NPO’s and public sector agencies helping to transform the lives of 27m people! SSG is the recognized market leader in providing case management and outcomes management tools for organizations working with those most at risk in society. SSG’s growth (35% yoy since 2012) and mission focus were recognized by the leading SaaS private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners, and as a result, Vista acquired Social Solutions in June 2014. The partnership has allowed SSG to accelerate its growth, invest in new products, invest in employees and move into international markets.
Scott has a deep understanding of the NPO and Public Sector markets from his experience at Social Solutions, Oracle, Curam Software as well as running his own NPO. He was instrumental in creating go to market strategies and executing on PE based metrics to create enterprise value and successful exits. Haley was acquired by Oracle and Curam was acquired by IBM.
Scott and his family have a mission to transform lives and make a positive impact in the world. They have adopted a son from Ethiopia, two sons and daughter from Ghana. Scott established Jehovah-Jireh, an NPO that has opened its first orphanage in 2014 QwaQwa, South Africa and in 2016 opened a bible college in Orissa, India. Scott is also the varsity basketball coach for West-Mont Christian Academy. Scott, his wife Michelle, and their 7 children live in Boyertown, PA.
Sean brings to Outcome Capital a broad life science entrepreneurial and operational experience and extends Outcome’s reach into the South Korean market. His focus is on cross border transactions including global financing, M&A, licensing and corporate strategic alliance in life sciences and information technology.
Sean is a result-oriented business executive with a strong corporate track record spanning many organizational levels and is a nationally recognized business leader in Korea. He has made unique achievements in 25 M&A transactions and has diversified experiences in founding and managing Medical Device, Semi-Conductor, Tungsten Tooling, Chemical Industry and Financial Business including venture capital and investment banking in Korea with a total size of $8.2 billion assets.
In 2003, he founded “N Spine Inc”, a medical device company later sold to Synthes, Inc (now DePuySynthes-Johnson & Johnson) for over $100 M. In 2014 he established BPA, a Bio angel group, DigitalSalus, LLC, a Korean investment firm in Med-tech, and Torrey Partners. He is currently a venture entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and is actively engaged in consulting, incubating, investing and accelerating biotechnology and medical device companies including Emergent Partners LP and Life Science Angel.
Previously he was an adjunct professor at Dongguk University and continues to advise leading Korean medical schools. He graduated from Yonsei University, earned an M.E at Hanyang University, and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Additionally, he earned an LL.M degree (Intellectual Property Law) from Santa Clara law school and is an active member of the NY Bar Association.