John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst and writer with decades of prize-winning experience in journalism. A co-founder of Endpoints News, he has covered biopharma for the past 17 years. Aside from his daily industry coverage for FierceBiotech, where he was named editor in 2003, leaving in 2016, Carroll has been a regular speaker at biotech events around the globe. He’s been quoted by The New York Times, The New Yorker, Financial Times, The Times of London and more. He’s also keynoted at biotech gatherings around the world and addressed student audiences at MIT and Harvard. Carroll has contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press. He spent 6 years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business and early in his career was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times.
Arsalan Arif founded Endpoints News to realize a vision of an independent journalism company covering the most critical developments for leaders across the biopharma world. Arsalan has cultivated a global team of writers and media pros to serve that core mission, now with over 30 full-time staff and counting whose work is seen daily by decision-makers who are changing the world of medicine. Since founding the company in 2016 with editor John Carroll, Arsalan and his team have attracted more than 125,000 subscribers spanning executive and scientific leadership at the top 25 pharma companies and thousands of biotech startups across the globe. His journalism duties include editing Endpoints' Early Edition and contributing news reports on cybersecurity and technology. Before founding Endpoints, Arsalan was the publisher of FierceBiotech and launched FiercePharma at FierceMarkets in Washington, DC. After growing his career in the nation's capital, he returned to his native Kansas and now lives with his family in Lawrence. Born and raised in Wichita — the aviation capital of the world — Arsalan has been a private pilot for 21 years. His parents emigrated from India, built small businesses in Kansas, and credits them for his education and entrepreneurial drive.
Amber Tong is the senior editor at Endpoints News, where she reports on news and feature stories while keeping an eye on the overall voice and look of the site. Her coverage varies daily but as a Hong Kong native, she is particularly excited about biopharma trends in China. A graduate of Rice University, she has previously written for and edited the Rice Thresher, Houstonia Magazine, Governing Magazine and The Chautauquan Daily. Amber is based in Hong Kong.
Shehla has been at Endpoints since its inception, forming the first systems and processes during the startup stage. In the early days, she contributed news items, established early editorial processes alongside handling sales, accounting and operations. As the company grew, she moved to lead the operations group, including subscriptions, events, and ad operations. Now she oversees marketing, events and product development while maintaining a roster of clients. In her free time, you will find Shehla reading all kinds of other news besides biotech and running after her rambunctious toddler while the mild-mannered 9.75-year-old looks on.
Igor has been leading the development of all Endpoints technologies since day one. A true citizen of the world, he’s been developing Endpoints from his travels around the world, and Ukraine, where he is based. Currently, he oversees all things technology at Endpoints, ensuring everything runs fast and smoothly and readers have the best experience possible. He passionately believes in the free and open Internet.
As chief revenue officer, Mike drives subscription and advertising income for Endpoints News. He focuses on growing and serving the base of premium subscribers who provide the platform’s most crucial source of revenue. Mike also oversees a sales team that provides more than 200 advertising clients with opportunities to inform and connect with leadership at top 25 pharma companies and thousands of biotech startups across the globe.
Mike and his team collaborate with clients to optimize and execute high-impact campaigns that maximize visibility and yield high conversion rates. His relationship-focused style and versatility across the online media industry has helped marketing executives reach both large and targeted audiences across the life sciences. Under Mike’s leadership, company profit has doubled each consecutive year since he joined the Endpoints team in 2018.
Mike has held senior management positions across advertising, sales and digital media at The New York Times, Forbes Media, and American City Business Journals. He graduated from the University of Scranton and lives in Katonah, New York with his wife, Liz, and their children Mason, Maddie and Owen.
Valentin is a dynamic and multi-disciplined creative director and senior graphic designer with a passion for creating innovative design solutions. He has over 10 years of experience as a freelancer providing various design and visual consultancy services to clients across the globe, such as Oracle, AMT & PepsiCo. Valentin has a sharp eye for detail and strives to produce designs that are memorable, meaningful and stand out.
Dawn is a tax and financial professional with an Enrolled Agent designation under the IRS and a passion for all things involving numbers. She has an eye to improving efficiency, clarity, and accountability in all financial transactions and thrives on analysis of business practices to find ways that ensure money is being spent in a way that furthers the business. In her spare time, she is the #1 fan of her three soccer-playing boys, loves running, camping, and hiking in her local Blue Ridge Mountains, and enjoys the freedom to work remotely from anywhere she can find an internet connection.
Jordan Collins currently oversees the operations development at Endpoints News. During her free time, you can find her watching the Golden State Warriors, hiking, or shopping with friends. Jordan, also spends her free time giving back to the youth in her local community. She enjoys mentoring and teaching elementary students.
Kathy Wong is the assistant editor at Endpoints. Kathy is a recent graduate from the University of Kansas, majoring in Journalism with a minor in French. In the evenings you’ll find Kathy helping out at her parents’ Chinese restaurant. In her free time she enjoys doodling, playing with and taking photos of her dog, Felix, and enjoying life to its fullest.
Jason contributes a diverse mix of daily reporting, weekly headline reviews and in-depth, special reports as an editor for Endpoints News. His coverage spans coronavirus developments, R&D trends and other important industry moves. He’s particularly attuned to the emerging fields of gene therapy and psychedelic research and their promise for innovative breakthroughs in medicine.
Prior to joining the Endpoints team in 2019, Jason spent several years reporting for Bloomberg BNA, the Weekend Argus and the Chautauquan Daily from Chicago, Washington, D.C., Cape Town and Jerusalem.
Jason graduated from Northwestern University where he studied history, journalism and creative writing. Outside of the biopharma world, he loves dogs (especially labradors), the writer Charles D'Ambrosio and the New York Mets.
Alex Hoffman comes to Endpoints News as copy editor after more than a decade writing for lifestyle magazines in the Kansas City area and the state of Kansas, predominantly covering the local sports and music scenes while also penning business profiles. A graduate of the University of Kansas, he also enjoys golf, the symphony, classic rock, summer weather and visiting national parks. Alex is based in Overland Park, Kansas.
Melissa comes to Endpoints News with nearly 2 decades of life sciences media experience. Specializing in B2B Marketing, corporate and employer branding, Melissa enjoys partnering with organizations on strategic and thoughtful marketing campaigns. Prior to joining Endpoints, she was at BioSpace and clinical trials publisher, CenterWatch. When Melissa isn’t spending time with her husband, two sons and two dogs on Boston’s north shore, she can be found working out every morning to earn a sensible portion of M&Ms every night.
Nicole DeFeudis is a Bay State native and proud University of Massachusetts Amherst Journalism Department graduate. She previously covered local news as a general assignment reporter at the Lowell Sun, and has also written for the Boston Globe Magazine, Daily Hampshire Gazette, and Worcester Telegram & Gazette. When she isn’t working on a story, you’ll find Nicole kayaking or lost in a good book.
Max hails from New Jersey and spent several years of baseball reporting and editing. Over the course of two seasons, Max covered the St. Louis Cardinals, Colorado Rockies and Chicago White Sox for MLB.com and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He arrives at Endpoints excited about the new challenges of writing about the pharmaceutical industry and biotech world. Max graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in journalism.
Jaime currently serves as a Senior Operations Manager at Endpoints News. She brings several years of account management and digital marketing experience to the team. In her spare time, Jaime enjoys spending time on the lake in her hometown, enjoying time with family, and taking her golden retriever, Mack, on walks around town.
A graduate from the University of New Hampshire, Cassidy’s role as an account executive at Endpoints News falls right in line with her proximity to the Boston area. There’s a push and pull in the industry on which biotech hub is biggest, but you can count on Cassidy to spend her summer’s on the water, keeping on top of her emails regardless of which hub is fighting for first place. She finds joy in keeping in touch with her family and friends and giving lots of love to her three dogs. You can find Cassidy scheming to find the best cuisine and planning travel in between calls with her clients.
As managing editor of Endpoints News, Kyle keeps more than 100,000 subscribers abreast of the most crucial developments in biopharma manufacturing. He collaborates with Endpoints leadership to give readers the insights they need — when they need them — through a broader and more in-depth content strategy. Kyle moderates virtual panels that engage and connect leaders across biopharma and contributes special coverage of the industry’s most promising people and pathways. He also oversees submissions for Biotech Voices, a series of exclusive opinion editorials from prestigious thought leaders on the industry’s biggest questions and trends.
Before he joined the Endpoints team and was promoted to managing editor, Kyle polished his business journalism acumen as an associate editor of FiercePharma. He also held editor positions at two daily newspapers in Texas.
An Austin native, Kyle holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in journalism from the University of North Texas. An avid cook and history nerd, Kyle can be found hovering over the stove—spatula in one hand and a World War II tome in the other.
Kara is a Portland native with a Journalism degree from Northeastern University, where she frequently reported on healthcare policy and news. She is passionate about current events, politics and taking a million photos of her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. In her free time she likes to travel to new countries with her partner, listen to show tunes, binge the newest Netflix series and explore her adopted city of Austin.
Zachary Brennan is senior editor for Endpoints, covering the US regulatory agency and others around the globe. He previously wrote about the FDA, Covid-19, and the biopharma industry for POLITICO, and was managing editor for the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society's news publication. A DC-area native, he majored in English at Northwestern University and still misses Buffalo Joe's.
Josh comes to Endpoints from local news, in which he worked most recently for NBC Boston and the Killeen Daily Herald in central Texas. He is a proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire and holds a master’s degree from Northeastern University. When he isn’t working on the manufacturing beat, Josh enjoys snowboarding, reading, watching hockey and riding his bike around Boston. He lives in Cambridge’s Kendall Square neighborhood.
DeAna Catoni serves as the Operations Coordinator at Endpoints News. She is a proud graduate from Florida Atlantic University holding a Bachelors's degree in Digital Marketing. DeAna loves any activity that involves water. When she isn’t working, DeAna can be found wakeboarding, boating, going to the beach, traveling to new countries, and volunteering to promote awareness for our oceans and marine life.
Mykola comes to Endpoints News with over a decade of development experience and intends to use his extensive skillset to evolve Endpoints' products and improve user experience. In his free time, Mykola can be found tinkering with the Arduino platform and creating various useful things, such as home automation devices, with his loyal Siberian Husky named Roxy by his side.
Alex is a seasoned web and graphic designer who is on a mission to immerse our readers in a world of sleek designs. Born with an eye for detail, he utilizes out-of-the-box approaches to create unique visuals. A true coffee lover and proud dog owner, Alexander constantly strives for self improvement.
Amanda is the Executive Assistant at Endpoints News where she assists Founders, John Carroll and Arsalan Arif. She is based in Ankeny, Iowa. In her free time, she loves traveling with her husband Jereme, their three children, Lilly, Sarah, and Joshua, and occasionally the family Mastiff named Smalls. Amanda is an animal lover and a foodie, who enjoys a good beach on any coast.
Julie discovered her love of publishing through a work-study job at Georgetown, followed by time at The Atlantic and 15 years with another leading life sciences B2B publisher. The most gratifying parts of her job are forming lasting client relationships, consulting on the most effective ways to achieve marketing goals, and getting creative on new programs. Julie lives in St. Louis, and outside of work enjoys cooking, (eating), travel, design, and spending time with her husband and two kids. She spends most weekends on her parents' horse farm.
Paul comes to Endpoints news as a recent graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he studied News Reporting and Political Science. Currently based in the Kansas City, Missouri area, his hobbies include cooking, doing escape rooms, and watching new TV shows. When not at his computer, he likes to check out new restaurants in his spare time.
Derek is the Copy/Visuals Editor at Endpoints News. He earned his PhD in Literary Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. He also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Oklahoma State University and a BA in English from the University of South Florida. In addition to working at Endpoints News, Derek is also an award-winning poet and an avid reader. A native of Tampa, he is currently based in NYC, where he lives with his fiancé.
Rachel serves as Endpoints News' Operations Coordinator. She comes to Endpoints with experience in event logistics, social media marketing and nonprofit management. Though Florida born and bred, Rachel now calls Durham, North Carolina home. In her free time, you can catch her thrifting, exploring the local food scene and wrangling her in-home zoo of rescue animals that includes two cats and two dogs.