David Griffith

David Griffith is Director, Data Analytics in the Deerfield Institute and joined the Firm in 2020.  Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Griffith spent over three years at Pfizer, where he was most recently Director, Payer Analytics.  In this role, he was responsible for providing guidance and recommendations to senior leadership with respect to Pfizer’s Innovative Health portfolio, in addition to building machine learning models to predict outcomes of market access investments.  Before Pfizer, Mr. Griffith worked as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers and IQVIA within the healthcare and life sciences industries.  Mr. Griffith holds a B.S. in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and a M.B.A. from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a M.S. in Applied Analytics from Columbia University.

Ric Kaspar

Ric Kaspar is a Data Engineer in the Deerfield Institute and joined the Firm in 2020.  Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Kaspar was a Senior Software Developer at the New York Blood Center and a Senior Software Developer with NHS Improvement in London.  Before his time with the NHS, he was a Senior Development/Analyst with Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles.  Mr. Kaspar holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and Finance from Bond University in Australia.

Morgan Tam

Morgan Tam is a Data Scientist in the Deerfield Institute and joined the Firm in 2020. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Tam spent two years at CKM Analytix, initially as a Data Scientist and then as a Senior Data Scientist. Before CKM Analytix, he was a Data Scientist at Metis. Mr. Tam also held positions at Expert Network Group (ENG) as an Investment Research Analyst and Philips Healthcare as a Software Engineer through a co-op program. Mr. Tam holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, where he spent three years as a Senior Researcher in Radiation Oncology at the Laboratory for Cancer Nanotechnology and Immunotherapy and was a contributing author on three peer-reviewed publications.

Richard Balmir

Richard Balmir is an Application Developer in the Deerfield Institute and joined the Firm in 2020. Immediately prior to joining Deerfield, Mr. Balmir spent five years at Sandler O’Neill & Partners as a Lead Software Developer. Prior to his position at Sandler O’Neill, Mr. Balmir worked at Annaly Capital Management as a Financial Software Developer. He began his career at Lockheed Martin Corporation. Mr. Balmir holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from SUNY New Paltz and a M.S. in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University.

Jeremy Job

Jeremy Job is a Desktop Support Engineer at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2019. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Job was an IT Analyst at KPMG. He holds a B.A. in Information Technology and Informatics from Rutgers University.

Jonathan Ryu

Jonathan Ryu is Director of Technology on the External Operations team and joined the Firm in 2019. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Ryu was the IT manager for a private family office for 12 years. He has also served as a virtual Chief Technology Officer and senior project manager for various small to mid-sized hedge funds and family offices throughout his time at prominent IT service providers in New York City. Mr. Ryu studied computer science at the State University of New York College at Old Westbury, and holds the Cisco Certified Network Associate and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert certifications.

Anthony Peralta

Anthony Peralta is a Desktop Support Engineer at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2018. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Peralta was a Desktop Support Engineer at Cole Haan. Previous to that, Mr. Peralta was a Client Services Engineer at Alphaserve Technologies. Mr. Peralta also has experience serving as a desktop support technician at MDRC, Berkeley College and Fordham University.

David Avila

David Avila is a DevOps Analyst at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2014. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Avila worked as a Senior Desktop Analyst at the CIT Group. Before CIT, Mr. Avila spent five years in the US Armed Forces serving as Staff Sergeant and Information Management Officer and spent time at Camp Eagle in South Korea working on a variety of support and technology projects. In parallel to Mr. Avila’s professional career, he studied computer engineering at the University of Maryland.

Guido Petronio

Guido Petronio is Network and Security Manager at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2011. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Petronio was a consultant for four years with the Blue Water Communications Group supporting multiple financial institutions. Before Blue Water, he was with AQR Capital Management for three years and MCI Telecommunications for 11 years. Mr. Petronio holds an B.S. in Mathematics and Physics from the State University of New York at Purchase.

Roberto Herrera

Roberto Herrera is an IT Support Manager at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2017. He focuses on end user support where he helps resolve user’s technology problems. Prior to Deerfield, Mr. Herrera worked as a Desktop Support Specialist at Alliance Bernstein. Before Alliance Bernstein, Mr. Herrera provided support within his college as a College Assistant, Student Aide and held several internships. Mr. Herrera holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from The City University of New York’s Lehman College.