Top JP­Mor­gan in­vest­ment banker brings his tal­ents — and con­nec­tions — to the biotech start­up crew on board Flag­ship

Stephen Beren­son had a 33-year run at JP­Mor­gan be­fore he stepped out as vice chair­man of in­vest­ment bank­ing at the be­gin­ning of the year. By his own ac­count, the 57-year-old had tak­en any num­ber of com­pa­nies pub­lic, worked any num­ber of M&A deals.

But he want­ed to do “some­thing com­plete­ly new and com­plete­ly trans­for­ma­tive.”

So to­day you can wel­come him to the biotech world.

Beren­son is Noubar Afeyan’s lat­est top re­cruit at Flag­ship Pi­o­neer­ing, the start­up ven­ture group that likes to launch 7 or 8 or 9 new plat­form com­pa­nies a year, all of which are look­ing to do some­thing new and com­plete­ly trans­for­ma­tive in biotech.

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