Prior to co-founding Beryllium in 2009 I co-founded Pod Holding Ltd (Pod Investment) in 2000 and served as its Managing Partner until 2008. During my 8 years at Pod I served as lead partner on investment activities for a number of companies, including the cancer company, Pintex Pharmaceuticals and the anti-infectives company Paratek Pharmaceuticals (PRTK). In addition to my early-stage company-building expertise I also have considerable public company management experience. I served as Head of Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions at ASSA ABLOY (ASSA-B, STO) and as a Shareholder Value Management Consultant with Coopers & Lybrand. My foundational leadership experience comes from the Royal Swedish Navy where I served as a PT Boat Commander. Giving back to the community is a core value of mine and I am particularly focused on charities and nonprofits focused on helping children thru education and direct support. I currently serve as a trustee at the Museum of Science in Boston and as a trustee with the Novack Family Foundation. I have a Bachelor’s degree in finance from Boston College.