YOUR GOLDBUG EXPERTS
Sheila D. Walcoff, J.D.
CEO and Founder
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.
Chief of Staff
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.
VP, Regulatory & Operations
Regulatory Affairs Coordinator
Katie joins Goldbug from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists where she worked as a Government Relations Project Coordinator, assisting with the coordination of advocacy efforts for several health care policy related topics at the federal and state level. Katie received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in Biology from the University of Alabama. During her educational career, Katie also worked in a neuroscience lab at UA where she learned more about the scientific research process and study design.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
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.
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