SOURCE: Leerink Swann & Company

June 27, 2005 08:24 ET

Stephen Zak Named Chief Financial Officer for the Investment Banking Firm of Leerink Swann & Company

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 27, 2005 -- Leerink Swann & Company announced today that Stephen Zak has been named Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Zak's responsibilities will include the oversight for the firm's financial and accounting functions.

"We are very excited to have Steve join the firm and be a member of our senior management team," said Jeffrey A. Leerink, CEO and Chairman of Leerink Swann. "His experience at Adams Harkness and BT Alex Brown, combined with his tenure at the Securities and Exchange Commission, lend considerable expertise as we continue to grow and expand our firm."

Mr. Zak is a graduate of Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Steve is joining Leerink Swann after six years at Adams Harkness where he was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer responsible for the entire finance, treasury, operations and IT functions. In the five years he spent at BT Alex Brown, Steve led the integration effort of Alex Brown into BT Securities Corporation.

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 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:
    John I. Fitzgerald
    Leerink Swann & Company
    (617) 918-4564
    www.leerink.com