Jeff is the Managing Partner of Maytal Capital, a healthcare-focused private equity investment and advisory firm he founded, and an Operating Partner at Revival Healthcare Capital, a medical device-focused private equity firm. He was previously the global CEO for Sandoz and Alcon at Novartis Group (NYSE: NVS). In addition to WishBone, Jeff serves on the board of directors at Amneal Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: AMRX), a leading specialty and generic pharmaceuticals company with ~$2 billion in sales, and Roam Analytics, a Silicon Valley-based artificial intelligence healthcare software firm, as well as at several leading nonprofit organizations including Education Opens Doors, where he serves as Chairman, and the North Texas Food Bank, one of Texas’s largest non-profit organizations.
Between 2008 and 2016, Jeff served on the Executive Committee of Novartis Group, a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company based in Switzerland, first as CEO and Division Head of Germany-based Sandoz, Novartis’s $10 billion revenue generic pharmaceutical and biosimilar subsidiary, and then as CEO and Division Head of Texas-based Alcon, Novartis’s then ~$10 billion revenue ophthalmology subsidiary, which was spun out from Novartis in 2019 as an independently-listed company (NYSE: ALC).
At both Sandoz and Alcon, Jeff was responsible for leading over 25,000 associates globally across more than 160 countries and had responsibility for all functions, regions, and franchises. Jeff previously headed Emerging Markets (Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia, and CIS) at Novartis Pharmaceuticals after serving as Vice President and Head of Western & Eastern Europe for Novartis Vaccines. Prior to Novartis, Jeff was a Senior Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development at Gap Inc., and an Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Co., both in San Francisco.
Jeff holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he studied international economics and emerging markets political economy. He received his B.A. in international relations, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Carleton College in his home state of Minnesota. Jeff has been a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) since 2013, where he serves on the Dallas Board, and previously served on the Board of Directors for AdvaMed, the medical device industry association. He was twice named to Fortune’s “40 under 40” list of up-and-coming leaders globally and has lived in seven countries on four continents. He currently lives with his wife and two daughters in Dallas.
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