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

Publisher & Founder

Arsalan Arif is a news media entrepreneur who set out to build his vision of an independent biotech news company at Endpoints News. His primary responsibility at Endpoints is the business model, followed by talent recruitment and product development. His journalism duties includes editing Endpoints' Early Edition and reporting on the biopharma cybersecurity beat. The son of immigrant entrepreneurs, he received his business education by watching his parents run brick-and-mortar stores in Kansas. Before founding Endpoints, Arsalan was the group publisher of FierceBiotech and FiercePharma. Born and raised in the aviation capital of the world — Wichita — Arsalan has been a private pilot for 20 years. After spending most of his adult life in Washington, DC, he now lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with his family.

Amber Tong is the associate editor at Endpoints News, where she writes news 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 drug development in China. A graduate of Rice University, she has previously written for Houstonia Magazine, Governing Magazine and The Chautauquan Daily. Amber is based in Sheffield, UK.

Shehla Shakoor

Chief Marketing Officer

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 Yavych

Chief Technical Officer

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.

Mike Peck

Chief Revenue Officer

A graduate of the University of Scranton, Mike has held senior management positions at The New York Times and Forbes Media. Mike lives in Somers, New York with his wife Liz and children Mason, Maddie and Owen. Hobbies include mowing the lawn, raking the leaves and shoveling the snow. Somebody has to do it. Carpe Diem!

Lirra Selibio handles various subscription-related inquiries and support for Endpoints News. Born in the Philippines, she enjoys the sun, the great outdoors and spending time with her pug named Lulu.

Valentin Manov

Creative Director

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 Cleveland


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.

Shelly Whitfield

Operations Director

Shelly comes to Endpoints with operational and project management expertise in global brand execution involving a wide variety of projects within the realm of full service ad agencies. She is an advocate of continuous improvement with a great sense of the 3-dimensional impact of project management (company objectives, team success, customer satisfaction). In her free time, you can find Shelly hiking and tackling all types of trails, no matter the topography or weather. Shelly and her husband love music and often find themselves visiting antique stores to buy well-worn old records. She is the proud mom of three awesome people and keeper of two very nice dogs.

Jordan Collins

Operations manager

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

Assistant Editor

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 comes to Endpoints after some globetrotting years as a journalist and teacher. He's most interested in the emerging fields of gene therapy and psychedelic research. A graduate of Northwestern University, he perviously worked for Bloomberg BNA, the Weekend Argus in Cape Town and the Chautauquan Daily. Outside of biopharma, he loves dogs (especially labradors), the writer Charles D'Ambrosio, and the New York Mets.

Anjelica Jordan is the events coordinator at Endpoints News. She handles our growing, global events business — finding venues, contracting with suppliers and lining up the audience as well as expert panel members for our many dialogues at locations the world over. She’s spearheaded new operations in London, set up events in San Francisco, Boston and Shanghai and is working on breaking into new territory in 2019. In her spare time Anjelica is an artist, songwriter and singer. By way of small-town Texas and Southern Vermont, Anjelica is based in rural Ohio where she bikes, reads and works.

Alex Hoffman

Assistant Editor

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 Nazzaro

Senior Account Executive

Melissa comes to Endpoints News with nearly 2 decades 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 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 McClain

Account Manager

Jaime currently serves as an Account 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.

Adriana Maricari

Graphic Designer

Adriana is a Romanian graphic designer based in Denmark. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Communication, a Master's degree in Graphic Design, and has more than 3 years of experience in marketing and advertising, creating design solutions for various brands worldwide. She is passionate about arts&crafts, music, cinematography, and enjoys spending time outdoors, traveling, or going to live concerts.

Morgan Geisler

Operations Intern

Born and raised in the Midwest, Morgan is a recent graduate of Wichita State University (Go Shox!). In college, she studied Integrated Marketing Communications and American Sign Language. While getting her degree, Morgan gained hands-on experience in corporate communications and non-profit marketing. She is a proud pet parent to Winston and Ruth and loves to travel and attend concerts... when we aren't in a global pandemic, of course!