Gar Wood Securities Adds Expert Life Sciences Professional to San Diego, CA Team

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Gar Wood Securities, LLC expanded its San Diego branch with Iwona W. Beczkowska, Ph.D. to support efforts the firm has undertaken to assist early stage growth companies with capital raising and investment banking services.

Gar Wood Securities, LLC expanded its San Diego branch with Iwona W. Beczkowska, Ph.D. to support efforts the firm has undertaken to assist early stage growth companies with capital raising and investment banking services.

This recent addition to the investment banking group of Gar Wood Securities will enhance firm’s ability to provide high quality services to both issuers and investors.

Dr. Beczkowska is joining Gar Wood Securities as Sr. VP Investment Banking. In addition to her banking qualifications, Iwona brings a unique background with strong science credentials and over 20 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech sector where she has held executive level positions in Business/Corporate Development. “Iwona is one of those rare individuals who are excellent in science, business strategy and offers a cross-industry perspective that allows truthful assessment of possible success,” said Darren Day, branch manager and Sr. VP of Gar Wood Securities.

Iwona received her degree in Neuroscience from CUNY and held the position of Post-Doctoral Associate in Molecular Pharmacology at Cornell University Medical College. In addition to her strong scientific background, Iwona possesses vast experience with both start-ups and mature life sciences and pharma companies. Her professional past includes stints at Esteve USA Inc. as Head of Business Development, Associate Director of Licensing at Forest Laboratories, Director of Business Development at Elan and AlgoRX Pharmaceuticals. She is also a volunteer advisor at Fuschia Business Institute – dedicated to help startups grow.

“We are delighted that Iwona chose Gar Wood Securities. To attract this caliber of professional with such a strong scientific background certainly enhances Gar Woods ability to assist clients with banking and capital raising as it pertains to the life sciences industry,” said Bob Jersey, President and CEO of Gar Wood Securities, LLC."

Formed in 2004, the firm is headquartered in Chicago with branch offices in Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego, Calif., Humacao, Puerto Rico. Additional information about Gar Wood Securities, LLC is available at http://www.garwoodsecurities.net.

Gar Wood Securities, LLC is a boutique, institutional broker-dealer that is known for its derivative execution, prime brokerage and investment banking businesses. The firm supports a network of independent contractors who provide investment banking and capital raising services, along with prime brokerage on an agency basis and who have access to all major global markets covering equities, cash options, option futures and futures.

For further information contact:

Robert S Jersey
President & CEO
Gar Wood Securities, LLC
312-566-0741
bjersey(at)garwoodsecurities(dot)net

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