LSC is a team of internationally seasoned professionals drawn from finance and life sciences deeply experienced in the domain.
A. (Soma) Somasekhar, CFA
President & CEO.
Soma brings more than 25 years experience in corporate finance, investment banking, and investment management to LSC. At Citibank, he served as the CEO of various businesses in the US, UK, Asia, Latin America and other regions. He has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, and qualified for the CFA charter.
Senior Credit Officer
Diane has had more than 25 years of commercial lending experience focused in the middle and small corporate markets. For the last 6 years, she was the senior risk officer for GE Capital's Life Sciences business, where her team was responsible for a $500 million portfolio and underwrote over $200 million in new transactions annually in the US and European life science markets.
Senior Vice President Business Development
Jonathan has had a 30-year career with Kleinwort Benson (the investment banking arm of Dresdner Bank, Germany) in corporate finance, investment banking and private equity. He managed a $1 billion fund of funds portfolio. He also managed a $100 million fund for life sciences and set up a venture leasing company in Europe to finance IT and life science start-ups.
Operations Manager & Financial Controller
Prior to joining Life Sciences Capital in October 2007 Jeana was the Operations Manager of Private Equity and Brokerage Operations for Paramount BioCapital, Inc. a boutique investment banking firm focusing on PIPES and private equity financings. Jeana brings over 13 years experience in corporate finance, investment banking and private equity. Jeana received her B.S. in Finance and Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills in Southern California.
Prior to joining LSC, Ryan was an analyst for The N.I.R. Group, LLC, a hedge fund focusing on Private Investments in Public Entities (PIPEs). Ryan graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and International Relations. He also studied political science at the University College of London in the United Kingdom.
Prior to joining LSC, Rahul worked in valuation services as an associate in the consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Furthermore, Rahul worked his senior year as a high yield analyst under an internship program with Credit Suisse. Rahul graduated from NYU's Undergraduate Stern School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting. Rahul studied in a joint program in London at NYU's Study Abroad program with the University College of London.