Jeffrey Leerink


Jeffrey Leerink is the Chief Executive Officer of SVB Leerink and a member of the executive team at SVB Financial Group. Jeff is charged with defining, leading and executing SVB Leerink’s overarching business strategy and driving clarity, alignment and profitability across the entire business. Under Jeff’s leadership, the firm has grown to become a leading healthcare investment bank and company building partner.

Jeff founded Leerink Partners in 1995 and in 2019 merged the firm with SVB Financial Group, parent company to Silicon Valley Bank, to become SVB’s investment banking platform. The firm is focused on providing differentiated healthcare knowledge and equity capital markets, equity research and mergers and acquisitions expertise to help its clients define and achieve their strategic and capital markets objectives.

In 2008, Jeff co-founded and was a member of the Board of Directors of Humedica, Inc., a clinical intelligence company that was incubated at Leerink Partners. In 2013 the company was acquired by Optum, a subsidiary of UnitedHealth Group.

Jeff currently serves on the Board of Fog Pharmaceuticals. Jeff is an Advisor on the Advisory Board of Pivotal Life Sciences Holdings Limited (“PLS”). Additionally, he is a Board Director and the former Chairman of the Board at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts. Jeff is a member of the Harvard Medical School Board of Fellows. Jeff holds a B.A. in Economics from Union College.
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Chief Executive Officer, SVB Leerink