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  • Jeffrey Kindler is a healthcare executive, investor, and advisor who has held leadership positions at some of the world’s most recognized global companies. With more than 30 years of experience, Jeff is a leading expert in pharmaceuticals and other health care sectors; corporate legal matters including regulation, litigation, compliance and crisis management; brand and franchise management; board and corporate governance; and executive leadership.

    Jeff joined Pfizer (NYSE: PFE), the world's largest research-based biopharmaceutical company, in 2002 and was named CEO in 2006. He was a senior leader at McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) from 1997 to 2001, joining as General Counsel before moving into management and becoming the business leader for McDonald's owned brands, including Chipotle Mexican Grill (NYSE:CMG), Boston Market, Pret a Manger, and others. Jeff was previously an officer at General Electric Company (NYSE:GE) from 1990 to 1996, and an attorney in Washington, D.C. from 1980 to 1990.

    Since retiring from Pfizer in 2010, Jeff has been active in venture capital and private equity across the healthcare sector. In addition to being a Managing Director at Starboard Capital Partners, he is currently the CEO of Centrexion, a privately held biotherapeutics company; Executive Chairman of vTv Therapeutics, a public drug development company; a Venture Partner at Lux Capital; and a member of a number of publicly and privately held healthcare boards as well as several nonprofit boards, including Tufts University. Jeff also serves on President Obama's Management Advisory Board, and is the Global Chair of the GLG Institute. Jeff holds a JD from Harvard and an undergraduate degree from Tufts University.