Jeffrey A. Ferrell is the founder of Athyrium (2008) and currently serves as the firm's Managing Partner. Mr. Ferrell has substantial investment experience in the life sciences sector across a wide range of asset classes and transaction structures.
Prior to forming Athyrium, Mr. Ferrell served in several capacities at Lehman Brothers, including overseeing life sciences investments for Global Trading Strategies (a principal investment group within Lehman) and as Vice President in Lehman Brothers' Private Equity division focused on life sciences investments. Prior to joining Lehman in 2001, he was Principal at Schroder Ventures Life Sciences (SVLS) based in Boston. Investments Mr. Ferrell has been involved with include: Sequenom, Bioenvision (acquired by Genzyme), Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Orthovita (acquired by Stryker), Nektar Therapeutics, ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Lpath, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, KaloBios, Fluidigm, and more. Mr. Ferrell graduated with an AB in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College.