- 1. Career
Barbara Ryan is the CEO of Barbara Ryan Advisors, and a Senior Advisor at EY.
Previously, Ms. Ryan was a Wall Street research analyst; a Managing Director and Head of Pharmaceutical Research at Deutsche Bank; and began her career covering the pharmaceutical industry at Bear Stearns in 1982. She has been the lead analyst on high-profile IPO’s, including Express Scripts, PSSI, Henry Schein, and Flamel Technologies, and, as a consultant, has provided strategic counsel and tactical support deals, including Shire/Abbvie, Shire/Baxalta, and Allergan/Valeant.
Barbara has raised over $1.5 B for emerging biopharma companies in IPOs, follow-ons, PIPEsand convertible debt transactions. She has led the IR/PR programs, or served as senior strategic investor relations counsel, to firms including Shire, Cardinal Health, Zoetis, Agenus, Radius Health, Eloxx, Rafael Holdings, Centrexion, Esperion, ContraFect, Relypsa, Syndax, Allergan, and Perrigo.
In 2012, Barbara formed Barbara Ryan Advisors, a life sciences capital markets strategic advisory firm, and joined FTI Consulting as Managing Director. Ms. Ryan is the Founder of Fabulous Pharma Females, a non-profit dedicated to advancing and mentoring women in biopharma. Barbara is currently a member of the Gilda’s Club NYC Board of Directors, serves on several Advisory Boards, and writes a monthly Finance Column for Pharma Executive Magazine.