Summit Keynotes, Investors & Special Guests

Keynote Speakers

The State of Life Sciences Investing

Jonathan Norris

Jonathan Norris is a managing director of sales origination for Silicon Valley Bank. Norris oversees business development efforts for banking and lending opportunities as well as spearheading strategic relationships with many life science and healthcare venture capital firms. He also helps SVB Capital through sourcing and advising on limited partnership allocations.

In addition, he speaks at major investor and industry conferences and authors widely cited analyses of healthcare venture capital trends. Norris has more than sixteen years of banking experience working with healthcare companies and venture capital firms.

Norris earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Riverside and a juris doctorate from Santa Clara University.

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A Look at the Regulatory Environment

Nancy Taylor

Nancy Taylor is Co-Chair of the Health Care & FDA Practice and has advised clients on health and FDA related matters for more than two decades. She has broad experience in areas relating to the Affordable Care Act provisions, CMS reimbursement and policy issues relating to providers and plans, and she has done a significant amount of FDA regulatory work.

Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Nancy served 10 years as Health Policy Director for the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources and worked on a number of significant health and FDA laws, including NLEA, Safe Medical Device Act, Hatch-Waxman, COBRA and ADA.

She also served as CEO of a start-up medical device company, where she obtained eight product clearances, including securing reimbursement coverage for each product.

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James Dreher

Founder/Managing Partner
Option 3
Santa Monica, CA

Vic Gatto

Founder & CEO
Nashville, TN

Mike Grey

Venture Partner
Pappas Ventures
Durham, NC

Jim Hogan

Park City Angels
Park City, UT

Sean Kendall

Arch Venture Partners
Chicago, IL