President & Senior Managing Director, Pansend Life Sciences LLC
Dr. Present began his career over 35 years ago as a university-based orthopedic oncological surgeon, later becoming Chief of Orthopedic Surgical Oncology and Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. During this time, he founded Osteotech Inc., a medical device company which pioneered the industrialization and commercialization of bone and tissue transplantation and was eventually sold to Medtronic Inc. In the mid 1990’s, Dr. Present left his everyday practice of medicine to become a full-time investment portfolio manager at Kingdon Capital and then Managing General Partner of Weiss Peck & Greer- Farber Present Fund, a 600-million dollar equity hedge fund, which was eventually sold to Robeco/Rabo Bank N.V. Since 2003, Dr. Present has led his team in the discovery, creation and financing of companies in the healthcare and technology space. He was the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Palyon Medical Corporation, a medical device company with a unique and patented drug delivery system. In 2014 he co-founded Pansend Life Sciences LLC, a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCHC) dedicated to investing broadly in life sciences and healthcare.