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Schedule 1×1 meetings with Stern IR Clients in SF from January 13-16, 2020

Stern IR will be scheduling and hosting meetings for many of our clients around the 2020 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. Use the link here to request and schedule your meetings.

Premier Investor Relations Services for Healthcare and Biotechnology Companies Worldwide

We believe that a successful investor relations program depends on a multifaceted approach, including thoughtful strategy and seamlessly executed tactics.

Our goal is to help every company we work with achieve a valuation that reflects its accomplishments, technology and assets through enhanced visibility and communications and through favorable and credible interactions within the investment community and other key audiences.

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From private to public, preclinical to commercial, we help companies at all stages map out a strategic plan to thoughtfully engage with the financial community, position themselves as leaders in their space, and reach their financing goals. Stern IR is proud to contribute to these efforts to provide novel approaches to people in need.

Our Services

The following services reflect key elements of our approach.

Messaging and Positioning

Integrating vision, the value and impact of scientific innovation, differentiation from peers, and specific expertise into a thoughtful story that resonates with investors is key to building credibility and value. Our deep industry knowledge and research on best practices assist each client in crafting key messages.

Preparing for Life as a Public Company

Whether you are preparing for an IPO, reverse merger, or listing on a new exchange, we guide companies through the process. We assist with everything along the way, including crossover rounds, banking introductions, the bake-off, S-1 / F-1 drafting, testing-the-waters and roadshow meetings support, managing the development and integration of your new IR website, and creating a pre- and post-IPO plan that reflects IR and Reg FD disclosure best practice.

Newsflow Planning

Leveraging newsflow is critical to the financial success of our clients. Planning how, when, and where to strategically disclose clinical, corporate, and financial news to generate the most value possible is a key element to our approach. We will draft your announcements with a focus on your strategic positioning.

Investor Targeting & Outreach

Stern IR has extensive knowledge and resources to help clients identify the right healthcare and biotechnology investors. Once we’ve conducted targeting, we also handle outreach and non-deal roadshow scheduling.

Sell-Side Engagement

Communication and relationship-building with the sell-side are crucial functions of any investor relations program. We facilitate these relationships.

Investor & Industry Events

Every year, Stern IR conducts dozens of value-added events for our clients that attract key investors, analysts and other stakeholders, including traditional analyst and investor R&D days, KOL roundtables, and events at medical meetings. We also host a premier corporate access event each year around the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in January in San Francisco.

Want to learn more about how Stern IR has helped companies like yours?

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Meet Our Team

Our exceptional team of investor relations professionals offers a proven track record of delivering results for 20 years. Combined with superior client service, this allows us to provide sophisticated and critical direction, unique insights and a total perspective to meet clients’ needs.

  • Stephanie Ascher

    Managing Director

    About Stephanie

    Music has always been a big part of her life; growing up, Stephanie worked at the Ravinia Festival outside of Chicago and also performed at Carnegie Hall. Stephanie graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in English.

  • Vivian Cervantes

    Managing Director

    About Vivian

    Honed in on client service, Vivian leverages experience and capabilities in public accounting, strategy consulting, and sellside equity research to assist Stern IR clients in strategy development and execution. With a penchant for travel, including destinations off the beaten path, Vivian swam the Pacific waters frequented by whale sharks. Vivian holds a Finance MBA from Columbia Business School and is a CPA following a BS in Accounting from Seton Hall University.

  • Kerry Conlin

    Client Lead

    About Kerry

    Kerry was captain of the Dartmouth women’s rugby team in college and has since dabbled in climbing, running, and crossfit. In her down time, she enjoys reading fiction and watching cooking shows. Kerry holds a B.A. in Neuroscience from Dartmouth College.

  • Hannah Deresiewicz

    Managing Director

    About Hannah

    Hannah recently developed a love of running, and completed her first marathon in November 2019! When she’s not training for Boston 2021, Hannah can be found cooking, exploring the Upper West Side or lounging on her roof. She holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Columbia University.

  • Daniella Funaro

    Client Lead

    About Daniella

    Before starting high school, Daniella trained to become a professional ballerina. She danced for the New York City Ballet for 4 years and performed in The Nutcracker twice, in addition to other productions at Lincoln Center. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University.

  • Sarah McCabe

    Managing Director

    About Sarah

    Sarah (Lux) McCabe’s great grandfather, Paul Lux, founded the Lux Clock Manufacturing Company in 1914 and produced the “Minute Minder” kitchen timer. While her culinary skills are a solid C- she does enjoy the many restaurants in her home town of Philadelphia and cheering on the Eagles in her household of all boys (including the dog!). Sarah graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Psychology.

  • Janhavi Mohite

    Client Lead

    About Janhavi

    Janhavi works with public and private life science companies developing and executing investor relations programs. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and likes to experiment with new and creative flavors. She is also passionate about interior decoration and indoor gardening. She has previously worked in oncology research at Columbia University Medical Center and holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Biotechnology from Columbia University.

  • Will O’Connor

    Managing Director

    About Will

    A proud New Jerseyan, Will has attended over 30 Bruce Springsteen concerts. Will enjoys traveling, reading the NY Times and spending time at the New Jersey shore. He holds a B.A. in Government & Law from Lafayette College.

  • Josh Rappaport

    Client Lead

    About Josh

    Josh is an avid basketball fan and, in his free time, organizes and plays in a recreational basketball league. He can otherwise be found re-watching The West Wing, which he’s seen all the way through too many times to count. Josh graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland.

  • Julie Seidel

    Client Lead

    About Julie

    Julie is a Board Member of the McCarton Foundation, a non-profit focused on educating and empowering children with Autism. After volunteering at one of their schools in college, she fell in love with their mission and approach to teaching children with Autism and later helped the foundation open its first completely not-for-profit early intervention center in the South Bronx. Julie graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Psychology.

  • Lilian Stern

    Principal

    About Lilian

    Lilian founded Stern IR to provide differentiated IR services to the biotechnology industry, focusing on high level and value-added practices including strategy and positioning in addition to superlative tactical execution to connect Stern IR clients to Wall Street. She loves that she learns every day in this ever-changing industry. In her spare time, she mostly sits around reading. Lilian holds an A.B. in genetics from Cornell University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

  • Lauren Stival

    Managing Director

    About Lauren

    Lauren was home schooled in middle school, during which time she developed a love for baking and started her own side hustle as a caterer. It comes as no surprise that The Great British Baking Show is her favorite TV programme. She received a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and Linguistics from Duke University and an M.M.S. from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.

  • Christina Tartaglia

    Managing Director

    About Christina

    Before joining Stern IR, Christina worked in both clinical and bench research relating to various stages of drug discovery and development. She is also a co-founder and board member of The Scientista Foundation, an organization devoted to empowering pre-professional women in STEM fields. Christina holds an A.B. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a secondary field in Health Policy from Harvard College as well as a Business Certificate from Columbia University.

  • Courtney Turiano

    Client Lead

    About Courtney

    Courtney grew up spending her summers at the Jersey Shore, and her first job was as an ice cream scooper! She received a B.S. in Neuroscience from Lehigh University and a Master’s of Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. At Johns Hopkins, her research on an analysis of the regulatory strategies of the U.S. FDA won first place in the 2018 JHU CERSI Regulatory Science and Food Safety Regulation Competition.

  • Jane Urheim

    Client Lead

    About Jane

    Jane grew up playing ultimate frisbee, which culminated in her competing with the under-19 U.S. women’s national team in the world championships and taking home gold for the United States. She received her B.A. in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs from Princeton University.