Winston Black, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Black was appointed CEO in January 2016. He joined SWK as Managing Director in May 2012 from PBS Capital Management, LLC, an investment management business investing in pharmaceutical royalties and healthcare equities that Mr. Black co-founded in 2009. Prior to PBS Capital, Mr. Black was a Senior Portfolio Analyst at Highland Capital Management, L.P. from September 2007 to March 2009 where he managed a portfolio of approximately $2 billion in healthcare investments. Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Black served as COO/Analyst and Chief Compliance Officer at Mallette Capital Management, Inc., a $200 million biotech focused hedge fund. Prior to Mallette Capital, Mr. Black was Vice President, Corporate Development for ATX Communications, Inc. Mr. Black began his career as an Analyst in the Healthcare and Telecommunications groups at Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Black received MBAs with distinction from both Columbia Business School and London Business School and received a BA in Economics from Duke University, where he graduated Cum Laude.
Charles Jacobson, Chief Financial Officer
Charles Jacobson was appointed CFO in August 2012. He serves as the CEO and Managing Director of the Pine Hill Group, LLC (“Pine Hill”), a consulting firm which he co-founded in 2007. Pine Hill provides management level finance, accounting and transaction advisory services to middle market public and private companies. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Jacobson served as Chief Financial Officer of FS Investment Corporation pursuant to an agreement between Pine Hill and FS Investment Corporation. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Jacobson worked for ATX Communications, Inc. (“ATX”), becoming the organization’s senior vice president of finance where he was responsible for managing ATX’s finance organization. Prior to working for ATX, Mr. Jacobson held senior managerial audit positions with Ernst & Young LLP from 1999 to 2000 and with BDO Seidman, LLP from 1996 to 1999, where he was responsible for audit engagements of private, pre-IPO and publicly traded companies in a variety of different industries. Mr. Jacobson began his professional career in 1993 at a regional public accounting firm where he performed audits on governmental entities. Mr. Jacobson is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.S. in Accounting from Rutgers University.
Jody Staggs, Vice President
Mr. Staggs joined SWK Holdings as a Senior Analyst in August 2015. Prior to joining SWK, he was Vice President of Investments at Annandale Capital. Prior to joining Annandale, he was the first employee at Alistair Capital, a Dallas-based hedge fund. He previously co-founded PBS Capital, an investment management business investing in pharmaceutical royalties and healthcare equities. Prior to joining PBS, he was a Senior Portfolio Analyst at Highland Capital where he worked on the firm’s healthcare multi-strategy and public equity groups. While at Highland, Mr. Staggs was ranked first out of a class of eight analysts. Mr. Staggs began his career at Raymond James where he was a Senior Equity Research Associate covering healthcare companies and was ranked in the top quartile of all research associates. He was a Walton Scholar and on the Dean’s List at the University of Arkansas where he graduated with a B.A. in Finance. Mr. Staggs has earned the right to use the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Yvette Heinrichson, Controller
Ms. Heinrichson joined SWK Holdings as Controller in January 2016. Prior to joining SWK, she provided technical GAAP accounting, SEC financial reporting, SOX implementation and process improvement for companies in a number of industries including healthcare/bioscience, technology, real estate, manufacturing, and retail. Prior to her industry experience, she was a financial statement auditor with Deloitte for several years. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and is a Certified Public Accountant with membership in professional associations AICPA, XBRL US, CalCPA, and CFE. She is also XBRL Certified by the AICPA and XBRL US.
Brannon Morisoli, Senior Analyst
Mr. Morisoli joined SWK Holdings as a Senior Analyst in March 2016. Prior to joining SWK, he was an Investment Analyst and Portfolio Manager for a family office that invested in equities, fixed income, real estate, and alternative investments. Prior to that, he was an Investment Analyst for Presidium Group, a real estate private equity firm, where he played an integral role in closing over $100mm in transactions. Mr. Morisoli began his career at Neurografix, a startup medical technology company in Santa Monica, CA that was doing groundbreaking work in the MRI imaging of peripheral nerves. While with Neurografix, he was published in two leading neurology journals. Brannon graduated from UCLA with a B.S., was awarded a fellowship and graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an M.B.A, and was awarded a Samson Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he graduated with a J.D. Mr. Morisoli is an inactive member of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
Jessica Schroeder, Senior Analyst
Ms. Schroeder joined SWK Holdings as a Senior Analyst in May 2017. Prior to joining SWK, she was an Associate in the Healthcare Investment Banking group at Morgan Stanley in both New York and San Francisco, primarily covering clients in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. In this role Ms. Schroeder provided advisory and execution services related to M&A transactions, capital markets activities and activism defense strategies. Prior to Morgan Stanley, she spent four years at Triage Consulting Group in San Francisco advising small and large hospital clients on revenue cycle inaccuracies and managed care contract management. Ms. Schroeder holds an M.B.A. with a concentration in Finance from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo.