Howard Palefsky, Victoria Capital Management, Inc., has extensive experience as an Entrepreneur, CEO, Board Chair, Director and Investor in the life sciences, medical device, healthcare and health and wellness industries. Businesses in which Mr. Palefsky played a significant role have achieved in excess of $3 billion of value creation; more than 40 product launches; 20 company formations, and numerous financings, IPOs and M & A transactions.
He has deep experience in general management, marketing, finance, manufacturing, R & D, regulatory and quality affairs, reimbursement and healthcare policy; and he has managed operations and investments in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and emerging markets. Mr. Palefsky has extensive experience in managing the intersection of the consumer and healthcare provider to produce useful products and services and valuable companies.
Currently, Mr. Palefsky is an independent investor in and a director and advisor to healthcare companies and operates through a family investment company, Victoria Capital Management, Inc.
Mr. Palefsky was the Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Collagen Corporation, a pioneer in the aesthetic medicine field. He joined Collagen as CEO when it was a pre-revenue, venture-funded start-up with nine employees and led it through numerous financings; product approvals and launches in the US, Europe and Japan; profitability, and its Initial Public Offering. Earlier, Mr. Palefsky was Vice President of Marketing at the ALZA Pharmaceuticals division of ALZA Corp. (now Johnson & Johnson) and a Marketing Manager at American Home Products (now Pfizer).