Health Advances was founded in 1992 by Mark Speers and Paula Ness Speers. Leveraging their Bain & Company experience, where Mark was a Partner in the Healthcare Practice and Paula led the R&D Practice, their goal was to provide early-stage companies with high quality advisory resources combined with deep industry insight.
Skip Irving joined in 1997, contributing industry experience and many years of leading Arthur D. Little's worldwide Healthcare Consulting Practice. His knowledge of venture investing and biotech company formation added depth and breadth to the Health Advances leadership team.
In 2006 Health Advances was pleased to promote Marie Schiller to Partner, recognizing her impressive tenure advising our clients. With industry experience at ArQule, Inc. and GelMed, Inc., our teams and clients benefit from her pragmatic approach for translating technical insights into a business framework.
Also in 2006, Bill McPhee joined Health Advances as a Director. With experience as the founder and Managing General Partner of Mi3 Ventures and an extensive consulting career, Bill adds breadth and depth to our leadership team. – less–ZoomInfo