Patti Bank, MBA
Patti Bank joined Westwicke in 2015 as a Managing Director in our San Francisco location. She comes from a background of over 20 years on Wall Street, working as a sell-side equity analyst covering the pharmaceutical and specialty pharmaceutical sectors. As the Managing Director in charge of Life Sciences in San Francisco, Patti works with both public and private companies in the pharmaceutical/specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology areas.
Patti Bank joined Westwicke in 2015 as a Managing Director, leading our San Francisco effort in Life Sciences. Patti’s focus is working with both public and private companies in the specialty pharma/pharma and biotechnology areas. Her analytical expertise and strong healthcare industry relationships stem from more than 25 years working in the life sciences field, including 20 years as a sell-side analyst and more than five years of industry experience as a senior pharmaceutical medical representative.
Patti worked on Wall Street for over 20 years as a sell-side equity analyst primarily responsible for covering the pharmaceutical and specialty pharmaceutical sectors. During that time, she developed a thorough knowledge of financial analysis, business development, strategic planning and capital markets. Patti has an extensive industry network at the senior management level.
Most recently, Patti was a Managing Director at Discern Analytics. There, she was a founding member of the healthcare team. Her responsibilities included developing a big data analytics platform by monitoring unique data sources uncovering information that could be mapped to spot early investment trends impacting specialty pharmaceutical stocks. Prior to Discern, Patti was a Senior Vice President at Pacific Growth Equities (acquired by Wedbush) and Vector Securities (acquired by Prudential), both research and strategic advisory firms focusing on small-to-mid capitalization healthcare companies. Over the years, she has participated in numerous initial public offerings, capital raises and M&A transactions. Patti has covered companies in multiple therapeutic fields including GI, pain management, diabetes, respiratory, dermatology and CNS.
Patti earned an MBA from Drexel University and a BA in Neurobiology and Economics from Rutgers University. She lives in Virginia with her husband and four children.