SOURCE: Leerink Swann & Company

November 01, 2005 13:30 ET

George L. Davis, Jr. Named Board Advisor for the Investment Banking Firm of Leerink Swann & Company

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 1, 2005 -- Leerink Swann & Company announced today that George L. Davis, Jr. has been named Advisor to the firm's Board of Directors. In that role, Mr. Davis' responsibilities will include providing guidance to the Board on trends within the financial services industry, hiring, compensation and human resources. Mr. Davis is the Managing Partner of the Boston office of Egon Zehnder International, the world's largest, privately held executive search firm. He is also the Leader of the U.S. Board Practice Group and specializes in the recruitment of Chief Executive Officers and Board members.

"The addition of George as Board Advisor will provide invaluable counsel as the firm continues to expand," said Jeffrey A. Leerink, CEO and Chairman of Leerink Swann. "His experience in working for a variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 to early stage venture-backed companies, including financial services, high technology, private equity and life sciences will prove invaluable."

Mr. Davis holds a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hamilton College. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder International, he held various senior management roles for such companies as The Walt Disney Company, Time Incorporated, A.T. Kearney and Manufacturer's Hanover Trust.

About Leerink Swann & Company

Leerink Swann & Company is an investment banking firm that provides healthcare equity research, corporate finance, and asset management services for institutional and high-net-worth clients. Leerink Swann & Company was voted the Best Boutique Firm in Biotechnology, Medical Supplies and Devices, Pharmaceuticals/Major and Pharmaceuticals/Specialty in the December 2004 Institutional Investor poll ranking the best boutique and regional firms by sector. Through its consulting affiliate, MEDACorp, Leerink Swann & Company provides biomedical-consulting services to Life Sciences companies and to the institutional investment community. MEDACorp includes thousands of biomedical professionals and practicing physicians. Leerink Swann & Company is a member NASD/SIPC.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Jeffrey A. Leerink
    Leerink Swann & Company
    (617) 248-1601
    www.leerink.com