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Westwicke Partners Hires New Senior-Level Advisor and Grows Presence in and Beyond New England

Baltimore, Md., February 24, 2015 — Westwicke Partners, the largest healthcare-focused investor relations (IR) firm in the nation, announced today the addition of Chris Brinzey as a Managing Director in the firm’s recently-opened office in Boston. In this role, he will provide strategic investor relations and capital markets advisory services to public and private healthcare companies.

“We are pleased to welcome Chris to our team,” said Mark Klausner, Managing Partner at Westwicke. “His broad experience across the healthcare sector and on both the buy- and sell-side of Wall Street makes him an excellent fit with Westwicke.”

Prior to joining Westwicke, Mr. Brinzey served as Senior Vice President of Research and a member of the Portfolio Management Team at Tekla Capital Management (formerly Hambrecht & Quist Capital Management), where he managed $2.5 billion in assets and focused on public and private companies in biotech, specialty pharmaceuticals, and healthcare services. As a Tekla board member, he helped private companies refine their corporate strategies, raise funds, and navigate the IPO process. Mr. Brinzey was also Vice President and Senior Publishing Analyst at The Advest Group, a full-service investment bank in Connecticut. In this role, he launched and then covered Advest’s Healthcare Information Technology and Services Sector.

“Chris’ proven track record investing in and analyzing healthcare companies, along with the key relationships he’s built over the years, make him a valuable asset to our clients and firm,” said Bob East, Managing Partner at Westwicke. “We’re thrilled to have him join our team.”

“Westwicke’s unique focus on healthcare and differentiated approach to investor relations align with my own work in the field — and with what today’s public and private companies need,” Mr. Brinzey said. “I’m eager to get to work and expand Westwicke’s good work in the Boston area and other places.”

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