About Deerfield

Launched in 1994, Deerfield Management Company is an investment firm dedicated to advancing healthcare through information, investment, and philanthropy—all toward the end goal of cures for disease, improved quality of life, and reduced cost of care.

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Supporting companies across the healthcare ecosystem with flexible funding models…

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Delivering market research to the Deerfield team, its portfolio companies and other partners.

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A New York City-based not-for-profit devoted to advancing innovative health care initiatives.

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Portfolio Companies

Deerfield generally maintains a combined portfolio of more than 150 private and public investments across the life science, medical device, diagnostic, digital health and health service industries at all stages of evolution from start-up to mature company.

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Research Collaborations

Deerfield partners with leading academic research centers, providing critical funding and expertise to further sustain and accelerate the commercialization of discoveries toward meaningful societal impact by advancing cures for disease.

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Strategic Partners

As a strategic partner, Deerfield offers capital, scientific expertise, business operating support, and unique access to innovation.

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Deerfield Foundation

The Deerfield Foundation is a New York City-based not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve health, accelerate innovation and promote human equity.

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Cure Campus

Cure is a 12-story innovations campus in New York City that intends to bring together innovators from academia, government, industry, and the not-for-profit sectors to advance human health and accelerate the fight against disease.

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Cure Programming

Cure has a series of expert lectures intended to advance thought in healthcare, management, innovation, policy, and other relevant subjects. This fosters growth and education for those at Cure and its guests.

Events at the Cure

Deerfield Hires Vicki Gaddy as Head of Human Resource Strategy and Talent Acquisition

New York – February 6, 2017 – Deerfield announced Vicki Gaddy will be joining as the Head of Human Resource Strategy and Talent Acquisition.  In this role, Ms. Gaddy will lead Deerfield’s efforts to identify and attract outstanding leaders to companies in which Deerfield has invested. 

Over the next decade, Deerfield expects to form and operate dozens of new healthcare enterprises across the fields of biotherapeutics, medical devices and healthcare services. These companies will have the potential to greatly improve treatment and healthcare delivery paradigms and require strong operational leadership.  By leveraging Deerfield’s extensive healthcare industry networks and creating a formal recruiting infrastructure, Ms. Gaddy will provide invaluable strategic and tactical support to our founding scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs.   

Ms. Gaddy joins Deerfield from BioNJ, a leading biotechnology industry trade association, where she has been the Vice President of Talent Services for the past seven years.  In this role, Vicki has led the growth of the industry human resource community in New Jersey, organizing conferences and networking opportunities, as well as co-chairing BioNJ’s annual Inspiring Women in STEM Conference.  She has been a frequent speaker to professional organizations and has participated on an assortment of university and industry advisory boards, contributing perspective on workforce issues and policies. Ms. Gaddy’s career has also included human resource leadership roles at biotechnology and high technology companies, including Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, MannKind Biopharmaceuticals, International Pharmaceutical Research, and Virgin Mobile USA. 

“Helping our partner companies identify and encourage the right talent and management expertise is a key element of Deerfield’s role in ensuring valuable new healthcare technologies and delivery systems reach the people who need them,” stated James Flynn, Managing Partner at Deerfield. “Not only does Vicki understand the needs of early stage companies, but she has shown herself to be successful executive across many dimensions of human resource management.  We are delighted to have her experience and expertise available to our partners.”

Vicki holds a BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management and was awarded lifetime certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resource Management from HRCI.

About Deerfield

Deerfield is an investment management firm committed to advancing healthcare through investment, information and philanthropy.

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