Winston Black, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Black was appointed CEO in January 2016. Mr. Black was appointed to the Board of Directors in August 2019 and was named Chairman in November 2019. 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 September 2012. Since April 2019, Mr. Jacobson serves as the Partner of Strategic Growth for CFGI, LLC (“CFGI”). CFGI provides management level finance, accounting and transaction advisory services to middle market public and private companies. From 2007 to 2019, Mr. Jacobson served as the CEO and Managing Director of Pine Hill Group, LLC (“Pine Hill”), a consulting firm which he co-founded in 2007. Pine Hill was acquired by CFGI in April 2019. Mr. Jacobson serves as Director, Interim CEO, and Interim CFO of The PMI Group, Inc. (“PMI”), positions he has held since 2017, 2016, and 2015, respectively. Since 2015, Mr. Jacobson serves as CFO and Director of Parkview Capital Credit, Inc., a Business Development Corporation providing mezzanine debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies. From 2012 to 2013, Mr. Jacobson served as CEO and CFO of Pro Capital, LLC (“Pro Cap”), an investment management business specializing in investments of municipal tax liens. Mr. Jacobson also served on Pro Cap’s board of managers from 2012 to 2014. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Jacobson served as CFO 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, Managing Director
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, Director
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.
Wynn Lemmons, Analyst
Mr. Lemmons joined SWK Holdings as an Analyst in January 2018. Prior to joining SWK, he was an Analyst at Oaklawn Investments, a Dallas based investment company, working primarily on distressed credit and special situations. Prior to that, he performed equity research as an Analyst Intern at Greenwood Gearhart, Inc. while attending the University of Arkansas. Wynn graduated from the University of Arkansas Magna Cum Laude.