Mr. Patel has over 30 years experience in executive management, investing, corporate development, operations, and investment banking in the healthcare industry. Previously, he was at Sanders Morris Harris, Ferghana Partners, and JPMorgan Chase H&Q's global investment banking groups. Previously he worked at Bayer in the biotechnology division in the commercialization of recombinant Factor VIII and in Corporate Development where he worked on various licensing and M&A transactions. Prior to joining Bayer, Mr. Patel worked as a consultant to the biotech and pharmaceutical industry in the design, scale-up, and operation of research, development, and manufacturing facilities. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering and MS in Biochemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Certificate in Project Management from the University of California, Berkeley, and a MBA from the University of Chicago.