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Jody Thelander, founder & CEO, of J. Thelander Consulting is back with the latest insights and analysis into compensation for privately held life science and tech companies. Drawing on new data from the Private Company Compensation Survey, our expert panel will share trends in base pay, bonuses, total cash and founder/non-founder equity. This special session will include practical information for founders on how to navigate legal and financial planning issues pre-exit.

Join us for this special edition of Compensation Confidential highlighting national, regional and market-level data from the nation’s leading life science hubs, including LaunchBio’s newest market in New Haven. There will be time for Q&A.


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    Jody Thelander, Founder & 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.

  • Mark Fitzgerald LaunchBio

    Mark Fitzgerald, Corporate Partner, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

    Mark Fitzgerald is a corporate and securities partner in the Boston office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He joined the firm in 2000 to help open its first East Coast office in the Mid-Atlantic region. In early 2016, he returned to Massachusetts as a founding partner of the firm’s Boston office and New England corporate practice.

  • David Yost LaunchBio

    David Yost, CFP®, Private Wealth Advisor, First VP, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

    A 30-year financial industry veteran, David Yost provides wealth management services to family offices, high net worth individuals and corporate clients. David is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner. He is the co-founder of The Davis/Yost Group at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management. David is the team manager and financial planning specialist. David focuses on comprehensive wealth planning, philanthropic planning and family office services. He is recognized as a Private Wealth Advisor within Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, representing a small group of financial advisors who work with affluent families