Managing Director, Head of MEDACorp
Robert Parente is a Managing Director at Leerink Partners and the Head of MEDACorp. For over 20 years, MEDACorp’s global network of healthcare professionals has served as a foundation of Leerink Partners’s differentiated guidance and assistance for its clients.
Mr. Parente joined Leerink Partners in 1995 as its first Equity Analyst. He was an analyst for approximately 10 years, covering Biotech, Pharma, Medtech and Diagnostic companies and then transitioned to the Investment Banking team where he was Head of Venture Capital Services. In this role, Mr. Parente introduced the VC community to Leerink Partners’s MEDACorp and Investment Banking services. In 2011, he became the Head of MEDACorp, the firm’s network of over 20,000 healthcare professionals, that expedite and differentiate its Equity Research and Investment Banking offerings. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Parente worked for both Merrill Lynch and United Parcel Service.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Economics from Yale University.