Shane Kovacs serves as Chief Business and Financial Officer, a role in which he defines and executes the vision of BlueRock to develop and apply its Cell+Gene platform across multiple therapeutic areas. Mr. Kovacs brings strong biotech operating experience combined with significant investment banking and capital markets expertise. Mr. Kovacs most recently served as Managing Director, Head of Biotechnology Investment Banking at RBC Capital Markets in New York. Prior to RBC, Mr. Kovacs was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Corporate Development at PTC Therapeutics. In this capacity, he helped transform PTC from a private, development-stage biotechnology company into a publicly traded, global commercial-stage biopharmaceutical business. Prior to joining PTC, Mr. Kovacs served as Managing Director, Health Care Investment Banking at Credit Suisse, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility from 2004 to 2013. Mr. Kovacs received an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario and a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is also a CFA Charterholder.