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Speaker Bios

Katherine Andersen: Katherine Andersen serves as Head of Life Science & Healthcare Relationship Banking at SVB. She also sits on the Board of Directors for SVB's Joint Venture in China, SPD Silicon Valley Bank. Prior to SVB, Katherine was a Senior Vice President for Wells Fargo Bank leading the Life Sciences business development and relationship management efforts for the New England region. Before that, she was a Director at Wells Fargo Capital Finance focused on front-end business development and underwriting of structured loans. Prior to Wells, she held various positions across mergers and acquisitions, finance, equity derivatives, audit, and management while at Affiliated Managers Group, Merrill Lynch, GE Corporate Audit Staff and GE Capital.

Katherine has a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Virginia Tech. She has also completed Dartmouth’s Tuck Executive Leadership and Strategic Impact Program, Wells Fargo’s Transformational Leadership Program, the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the GE Capital Financial Management Program.

Away from work, Katherine serves on the Finance Advisory Board for Virginia Tech, the Board of Directors for WEST (Women in the Enterprise of Science & Technology), Chairperson for the American Cancer Society’s Corporate Council, and as a member of CEOs Against Cancer.  She also enjoys endurance sports and completed her first Ironman 70.3 last year.

Tom Clark: Tom Clark spent over twenty years at Morgan Stanley, Co. where he served in various capacities including Managing Director of the U.S. Equity Derivatives, Structured Products and Portfolio Trading Department. He was the Senior Registered Options Principal,  served as a Board member of the Morgan Stanley Trust Company and Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Firm. Mr. Clark was a Founder and Chairman of the Board of The Westchester Bank which he led for over ten years. In addition, he has been involved in over a dozen successful startup ventures in various industries. He was a trustee of the Virginia Tech Foundation serving as head of the investment committee and President of the Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation. Mr. Clark graduated with a B.S. from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Harvard University.

Conrad Saldanha: Conrad A. Saldanha, CFA, is Managing Director at Neuberger Berman. Conrad is a Portfolio Manager for the Global Equity team and is responsible for Emerging Market equities. Prior to joining the firm, he held several positions at GE Asset Management, Inc., most recently, vice president and co-portfolio manager on the Global Emerging Markets product, as well as the portfolio manager for the Indian Equity strategy. Previous positions include vice president and portfolio manager for International and European equities, analyst for International, European and Emerging equities. Conrad began his career at GE Capital’s Financial Management Program. He earned a B.Com from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta, an MBA from Virginia Tech and has also been awarded the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.