Howard D. Palefsky

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Cohesion Technologies, Inc.

Howard D. Palefsky

Howard D. Palefsky

Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Cohesion Technologies, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Victoria Capital Management, Inc.
Cohesion Technologies, Inc.
NeurogesX, Inc.

RelSci Relationships

1669

Number of Boards

32

Birthday

1948

Age

73

Relationships
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Founder at Montreux Equity Partners

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Fund Advisor at Montreux Venture Management LLC

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President & Director at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Treasurer & Director at Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

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Director, President & Chief Executive Officer at Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc.

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Senior Counsel at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

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Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at Berry College

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President at Zeist Foundation, Inc.

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Executive Director at Atlanta Regional Commission

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Former Trustee at Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center

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Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Cohesion Technologies, Inc.
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Former Trustee at Robert W. Woodruff Arts Center

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

Education
MBA
Class of 1971

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

BS
Class of 1967

The City College of New York (CCNY), the first college of The City University of New York (CUNY), is a comprehensive teaching, research, and service institution dedicated to accessibility and excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.

Memberships
Member
Current

A global community of leaders enriching each other’s lives through unique connections and enduring relationships.

Member
Current

WPO (World Presidents’ Organization) is the next chapter of the YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) experience for members ages 50 and older and was established as a continuation of the lifelong leadership journey that began in YPO. WPO members enjoy the same great benefits as YPO members as well as several WPO-specific benefits tailored for their unique needs.

Member
1984 - 1997

YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization) connects people with successful young chief executives in a global network unlike any other. Founded in 1950 in New York City by a young president named Ray Hickok, the organization unites approximately 20,000 business leaders in more than 120 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange. A great deal has changed since YPO’s founding but certain things have remained the same: the value of a peer network and trusted mentors, the importance of ongoing education, and the need for a “safe haven” where issues can be aired in an environment of confidentiality. Over the past six decades, YPO has maintained its core commitment to these ideals while embracing change with each successive generation of young business leaders.

Career History
General Partner & Managing Member
Prior - 2015

Montreux Equity Partners invests in commercial stage technology companies located in the US. The firm focuses on health technologies and health services sectors. The firm provides financing for seed, early, growth stage capital requirements with a revenue of $10 to $20 million per company with an initial investment size ranging from $10 to $20 million.

Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
1978 - 1997
Professional
1973 - 1978

ALZA Corp. provides drug delivery solutions and develops pharmaceutical products. The company applies its delivery technologies to develop pharmaceutical products with enhanced therapeutic value for its own portfolio and for many of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. The company was founded by Martin Gerstel and Alejandro Zaffaroni in 1968 and is headquartered in Vacaville, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Directors
2017 - 2018

Ekso Bionics, Inc. designs bionic exoskeletons. It design EksoGT for clinical environments, which improves the patient outcomes, improved operational efficiencies, and a reputation in the medical and patient communities for a willingness to embrace the latest, and the best, tools available. The company was founded by Nathan Harding, Homayoon Kazerooni and Russ Angold in 2005 and it is headquartered in Berkeley, CA.

Director
2017 - 2018

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc. engages in the design, development and sale of exoskeleton technology that currently has applications in healthcare and industrial markets. It operates through the following segments: EksoHealth and EksoWorks. The EksoHealth segment consists of the engineering, manufacture and sale of exoskeletons for applications in the medical markets. The EksoWorks segment offers exoskeleton devices to allow able-bodied users to perform heavy duty work for extended periods. The company was founded on January 30, 2012 and is headquartered in Richmond, CA.

Director
Prior - 2016

moksha8 Pharmaceuticals, Inc. operates as a pharmaceutical company. It's products include viibryd, razapina, queopine, benexafrina, arasid, ziledon, zopina, and rispalum. The firm offers a portfolio of therapeutics for bipolar disorders and schizophrenia. The company was founded by Balkrishan Gill in 2007 and is headquartered in Berwyn, PA.

Member, Board of Directors
2021 - Current

League of American Orchestras is a Non-Profit Organisation, which supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. The company was founded in 1942 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Voting Member, Board of Trustees
2013 - Current

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

Chairman, Board of Trustees
Current

Atlanta History Center provides information about exhibitions, archives, programs, events, and tours of historic local homes and gardens. The company was founded in 1926 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$10K - $15K
2014

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

$25K +
2013

The Woodruff Arts Center is one of the largest arts centers in the world, home to the Tony-Award winning Alliance Theater, the Grammy-Award winning Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the vibrant High Museum of Art. Each year, these centers of artistic excellence play host to over 1.2 million patrons at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Midtown Atlanta location, one of the only arts centers in the U.S. to host both visual and performing arts on a single campus. The Woodruff Arts Center also offers remarkable education programming, through each of its arts partners as well as Arts for Learning, the Woodruff organization focused exclusively on education. Through their combined efforts, The Woodruff Arts Center serves over 300,000 students annually and is the largest arts educator in Georgia.

$5,000 - $10K
2005

American Liver Foundation engages in facilitating, advocating and promoting education, support, and research for the prevention, treatment, and cure of liver disease. It educates patients, policymakers and the public and provides grants to early-career researchers to help find a cure for all liver diseases. The company was founded in 1976 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$500
2016

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$1,000
2015

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

$250
2015

Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 18th District, Anna Eshoo

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