Jim joined Deerfield in 2000 and is responsible for the management of the Firm. Under his leadership, Deerfield has built deep healthcare information expertise through the Deerfield Institute; expanded its investment capabilities to include venture and private structured financings; established the Deerfield Foundation to contribute toward the health and welfare of disadvantaged children; created Deerfield Discovery and Development, LLC, which organizes Deerfield’s discovery research efforts; and founded a healthcare innovation center at 345 Park Avenue South in New York City.
Tanya Preisser is Programming and Events Manager on the Partnership and Communications team at Deerfield and joined the Firm in 2005. In her previous role as an Associate, she provided various levels of support to the Managing Partner, a Managing Director and the Biotherapeutics team at Deerfield. Prior to Deerfield, Ms. Preisser was Vice President, Business Manager at Augusta Advisors (now Van Hedge Fund Advisors) and its Funds of Funds, where she was responsible for new business development, client management, market research for investment opportunities and management of office operations. Before Augusta Advisors, she was a Senior Manager at two different retail companies. Ms. Preisser holds a B.S. from Boston University.