Michael E. Faerm joined Innoviva as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer in July 2015. Prior to joining Innoviva, Mr. Faerm spent nine years as a pharmaceuticals analyst, most recently as the Senior Pharmaceuticals Equity Research Analyst at Wells Fargo Securities, and previously as a Senior Specialty Pharmaceuticals Analyst at Credit Suisse. Mr. Faerm has also worked within the biopharmaceutical industry, holding positions in business development and strategic financial planning at Forest Laboratories and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. Previously, he spent four years in investment banking as a member of Merrill Lynch’s global healthcare team, where he focused primarily on mergers and acquisitions and financings of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals companies. He earned an MBA degree from Harvard Business School, an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and a BS in Civil Engineering from Columbia University.