Sheila D. Walcoff, J.D.

CEO and Founder

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As a health and science attorney with over 20 years of experience in Washington, D.C., Sheila understands the complexities of the health and science industry, as well as the intricacies of the legal and regulatory system.

After graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1993, she became a health and FDA law partner in the international law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP. Her senior executive government service includes Counselor for Science and Public Health Policy to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and Associate Commissioner for External Affairs at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Sheila is a life-long entrepreneur and has started, built, and sold several businesses in addition to Goldbug Strategies.

Ariane Guerreiro

Chief of Staff

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Ari is the right hand for Goldbug’s Founder & CEO and helps keep things running smoothly.  Her experience includes over 15 years as a marketing and communications professional with Reed Smith LLP, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, WorldNow, ABC Primetime Casting, Berman Talent Group (NY subsidiary of United Talent Agency), and as an intern for the Rosie O’Donnell Show. Ari graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies.

Ulyana Kanitska

Director of Operations

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Ulyana is Goldbug Strategies’ Controller and is responsible for the accounting operation and financial information of the company.  As a part of the team, Ulyana contributes to the wide range of decision-making processes and provides financial analysis of various outcomes.

Prior to Goldbug, Ulyana worked Alaco Consulting, a boutique accounting consulting firm, acting as a Controller for multiple small to mid-size clients, operating in various industries.  While at Alaco Consulting, she developed an expertise in project base accounting and reporting. Ulyana’s previous experience also include Clondalkin Group, a large international manufacturing company, where Ulyana worked as an Assistant Controller and was responsible for the internal audits and financial reporting. Ulyana has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance from Temple University and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Tax Regulation from the National Academy of Finance in Lviv, Ukraine.

Stu Lawson

Chief Financial Officer

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Stu has more than 30 years of financial and operations expertise, including numerous capital raises, M&A transactions and two IPOs. He has extensive experience resolving complex accounting issues, structuring transactions, and streamlining back office operations for companies ranging from start-ups to mature organizations.

He has worked with numerous organizations to improve back-office operations and identify related cost savings. He most recently completed a three-year assignment as SVP-CFO of a $50 million government contractor, which involved a complex turn-around of the business and culminated in the sale of the company in June 2015. Stu spent the first 10 years of his career with Arthur Andersen, LLP, providing financial services and standard audit and advisory services to hospitality, government contracting, transportation, technology, and healthcare clients while also working on numerous M&A, and capital raising transactions. He subsequently served as CFO or VP-Finance for several publicly traded and privately held high-tech, government contracting, energy and professional services firms, including the world’s largest solar-thermal power provider.

Kelli Tanzella, Ph.D.

Affiliated Consultant

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An experienced Regulatory Affairs professional with complex project management skills, Kelli has detailed expertise in post-market quality audits, FDA inspections and regulatory submissions and approvals (including premarket approvals). Kelli also has done high-level work with international agencies.

Jessica Roth, M.P.H.

Affiliated Consultant

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Jessica is a reimbursement policy expert who has served as director of health policy in different settings including law firms, pharmaceutical companies, and non-profit organizations. She has experience working closely with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in developing and implementing health care pay-for-performance and value-based purchasing objectives.

Jessica has a Bachelor’s degree from Colgate University and a Master’s degree in Health Policy & Management from Yale University.

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Goldbug Strategies LLC
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Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878
+1 (301) 355-2660

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