Mr. Kussman has more than 30 years of financial and general management experience in the healthcare and technology sectors. He is an accomplished executive with extensive financial, strategic and operational experience in biotechnology and technology companies ranging from large public multinational corporations to private start-ups. Mr. Kussman spent the prior 2 years at ALPHAEON® Corporation as CFO, where he helped raise over $150 million in equity and debt capital, as well as complete five acquisitions to help the company scale rapidly. Prior to this role, Mr. Kussman served as CFO at XIFIN, Inc., where he helped lead XIFIN’s private equity recapitalization with GTCR. In addition, Mr. Kussman served as CFO and co-CEO at Breach Security, before successfully negotiating its sale to Trustwave, and as CFO and senior vice president of corporate development for Ascenta Therapeutics, a development stage biopharmaceutical company, leading the company’s $52 million Series C financing. Kussman has also held senior executive positions at Discovery Partners International, Inc., SYNAVANT Inc., Cognizant Corp., and IMS Health, in addition to various financial and corporate development positions at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. Kussman earned a B.A. cum laude in economics and mathematics from Pomona College and an M.B.A. with distinction in Finance from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
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