OrbiMed, a leading investment management firm focused on the healthcare sector, is pleased to announce that Vince Burgess ('90), Peter Thompson, M.D., and Joseph Zakrewski have joined the firm as Venture Partners, and that Alexander Cooper has joined the firm as General Counsel.
In their new roles, Burgess, Thompson, and Zakrewski will contribute their extensive experience and expertise as they collaborate with OrbiMed's global team of approximately 40 investment professionals to invest in healthcare companies across all stages of development. As General Counsel, Cooper will be responsible for leading OrbiMed's legal and compliance affairs.
Vince Burgess brings over 20 years of experience in healthcare operations, business development and venture capital investment to OrbiMed. Burgess was on the founding executive team at Volcano Corp., where he was Group President, Advanced Imaging Systems, and also led global marketing and business development from 2002 to 2010. At Volcano, he was a key architect of the company's product, marketing and M&A/partnering strategies. During his tenure, Volcano grew from a raw start-up to a global company with over 1,000 employees and a market capitalization of over $1.2 billion. Previously,Burgess served as a general partner of San Diego-based Sorrento Ventures, focusing on the firm's healthcare investments. Mr. Burgess also has prior operational and board level experience in the surgical tool, ophthalmology and health care IT fields.