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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sales Director

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 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

Senior Operations Manager

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.

Cassidy Murphy

Sales Associate

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.

Kara Thibault

Operations Manager

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

Operations Coordinator

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 Chornyi


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.

Alexander Leftov

Graphic Designer

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 Florez

Executive Assistant

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 Graf

Copy/Visuals Editor

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.

Beth Snyder Bulik is senior editor for Endpoints News covering pharma marketing, advertising and commercialization. She was most recently senior editor at Fierce Pharma Marketing where she wrote and edited daily news, features, and special reports for the past six years. Before that, she was a long-time staff writer and freelancer for Advertising Age, covering a variety of beats including technology, digital marketing and advertising agencies.

Kari Abitbol

Director, Studio

As director of Endpoints Studio, Kari is the head of Endpoints advertising products and marketing programs. Her Studio team uses first-party data to develop measurable campaigns that are produced in the caliber readers expect from Endpoints News.

Prior to Endpoints, Kari held diverse public relations, marketing and communications roles with a Washington, D.C. public relations agency, a global information solutions provider and two esteemed public and private universities.

A graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and a New Jersey native who found her way to Ohio after living in Washington, D.C., Florida and Texas, Kari loves grilled food, the great outdoors and spending time with her husband, son and two amazing dogs.

Andrii Tomchyshyn

Lead Developer

Andrii joins Endpoints News as a lead developer whose responsibilities include ensuring and implementing best practices in application building and overseeing a growing team of developers. He has over 10 years of professional experience in software engineering and 5 years in team management. He is passionate about sci-fi and space. In his free time, he plays strategy games and football, and enjoys biking.

Kristin Bartolo

Director of Administration

As the Director of HR and Administration, Kristin oversees all aspects of Human Resources and Client Success for Endpoints News. With over 13 years of HR experience in various industries, including non-profit, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, and technology start-ups, Kristin has built departments from the ground up, and enjoys being a hands-on leader. She brings a wealth of knowledge in all areas of HR including benefits administration, compensation planning, performance management, and talent acquisition. When she’s not leading our people activities, Kristin enjoys staying active, exploring tropical destinations with her husband, and spending time with her friends and pets.

Clara Bui

Virtual Producer

Clara is a Boston-based virtual producer for Endpoints News. Along with her audio/visual and filmmaking background, Clara has extensive experience in technical production, particularly live/virtual events. Clara has supported a number of conferences and seminars. Clara’s portfolio also includes short films, interviews, and social videos. In her free time, Clara enjoys being a cat mom, cooking spicy foods, and tabletop gaming.

Kyle LaHucik is an associate editor at Endpoints News, where he covers the people, partnerships, powder and pipelines behind the biopharma industry. His time on the beat began at Fierce Biotech, where he reported on financing, clinical trial results, management moves and the stories of LGBTQ+ leaders in life sciences. A graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Kyle has previously reported for Mergermarket, Bloomberg, the Columbia Missourian and other publications. He runs marathons, bikes along the Chicago lakefront and dabbles in bouldering outside of work hours.

Lei Lei Wu

News Reporter

Lei Lei (pronounced "Lay Lay") joined Endpoints as a news reporter in 2022. She graduated from Cornell University, where she studied biochemistry and had a column in the student paper. She splits her time between New York and New Jersey, and outside of work, you might find her concocting new coffee creations or binge-watching sci-fi shows.

Tyler Patchen is a news reporter at Endpoints News. His most recent position was serving as a reporter for the Birmingham Business Journal in Birmingham, Alabama. In his time at the Business Journal, he covered a wide range of business topics including healthcare, technology, the business of sports, and universities. He also covered the startup and entrepreneurial scene for the whole state of Alabama for Alabama Inno, an adjacent publication to the Birmingham Business Journal. A graduate of Elon University, Tyler enjoys golf, travelling to unfamiliar places, attending sporting events, reading and tutoring. He is currently based out of Birmingham, Alabama.

Delaney Miller

Operations Coordinator

Delaney Miller is a graduate from Southeastern University holding a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Leadership and a Master's in Business Administration. She enjoys anything health and fitness and have spent time volunteering at a local workout studio in Lakeland, Florida. She also enjoys traveling, cooking delicious meals, and spending time at the Florida beaches that she grew up on.