Mr. Stern currently serves as the head of Private Equity Banking at Aegis Capital Corp., full-service investment banking firm, and CEO of SternAegis Ventures, the management team within Aegis Capital Corp. responsible for venture capital and private equity financing, positions he has held since December 2012. Prior to joining Aegis, Mr. Stern served as Senior Managing Director at Spencer Trask Ventures, Inc., a private equity and venture firm, from 1997 to 2012, where he managed the structured finance group focusing primarily on the technology and life science sectors. From 1989 to 1997, Mr. Stern was at Josephthal & Co., Inc., members of the New York Stock Exchange, where he served as Head of Private Equity and as Managing Director. He has been a FINRA licensed securities broker since 1987 and a General Securities Principal since 1991. Mr. Stern previously served as a director of Organovo from February 2012 to June 2013. Mr. Stern is a current director of Matinas Biopharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT: MTNB) and DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ Capital Market: DRIO) and is a former director of InVivo Therapeutics, (NASDAQ Global Market: NVIV), and PROLOR Biotech, prior to its sale in 2013 to Opko Health, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: OPK) for approximately $600 million. Mr. Stern graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of South Florida in 1987.
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