Rene brings over 20 years experience in US and international life sciences M&A, strategy and venture capital at both publicly listed and private equity backed companies. As a venture investor at Ivy Capital Partners, he participated in $200M of financings and successfully exited 4 portfolio investments via strategic sales. Rene worked at Integra LifeSciences as Senior Director of Corporate Development where he led both buyside M&A and licensing deals. Prior to joining Locust Walk, he also held roles at Merrill Lynch Healthcare Investment Banking, Monitor Group and the Hospital for Special Surgery. Rene has extensive domain expertise in orthopedics, regenerative medicine, behavioral health, and oncology.
Rene holds a MBA from the Ross School of Business, a JD from the Pritzker School of Law, and a BA with Honors from Washington University in St. Louis. In his free time, he enjoys riding Peloton, attending original theater productions, and hosting dinners with friends, family and his labradoodle Murphy.