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Take a look back at 2021 US biotech and life sciences private company trends with Jody Thelander of J.Thelander Consulting. Join us for this special edition of Compensation Confidential and a first look at the results of the Thelander 2021 Private Company Year-End Merit Increase, Option Pool & Bonus Survey.


The new report highlights new data on base pay and bonuses, total amount of financing, founder versus non-founder cash and equity, and more national, regional and market-level data. Our expert panelists from Wilson Sonsini and EPIQ Capital Group will share their analysis and practical information for founders navigating legal and financial planning issues pre-exit. You don’t want to miss this one!


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    Jody Thelander, Founder and CEO, J.Thelander Consulting

    Jody Thelander is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of J.Thelander Consulting. Ms. Thelander is a compensation executive with a track record of successful results and nearly two decades of professional experience. She has a keen understanding of business realities through a diversified background in compensation, sales and customer service. Her surveys and resulting reports have become a well-respected and highly desired tool for compensation decision makers in the private business sector.

  • Christine Leong Connors, President, EPIQ

    Christine Leong Connors, President, EPIQ

    Christine Leong Connors is the President and Partner of EPIQ Capital Group, a private multi-family office headquartered in San Francisco. Prior to EPIQ, she spent over 20 years at J.P. Morgan. In that capacity, she successfully built the Northern California region to be one of the top markets within J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank, with over 80 advisors and support staff overseeing more than $74 billion of client assets. She also maintained responsibility for advising ultra-high-net worth clients, focusing on developing tax-efficient wealth preservation growth strategies for entrepreneurs, investors, financial principles and business executives in advance of significant IPO and liquidity events.

  • Lianna C. Whittleton, Esq, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

    Lianna C. Whittleton, Esq, Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich Rosati

    Lianna Whittleton is a partner in the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Her practice focuses on corporate and securities work for both public and private companies across all stages of growth, from early-stage start-up companies to pre-IPO companies to public companies. Lianna counsels entrepreneurs on formation, equity structures, corporate governance, and employment matters. She also regularly represents issuers and underwriters in connection with initial public offerings and other capital market transactions.

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