Roundtable Participants

Posted by mddiadmin on May 1, 2007


Tracy T. Lefteroff is global managing partner for life sciences industry services at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (New York City). Based in San Jose, Lefteroff is in charge of services for publicly held, privately owned, and venture capital–funded life sciences companies worldwide. Lefteroff currently serves on the boards of directors for the Biotechnology Industry Organization's emerging companies governance section, the Stanford Venture Laboratory, and the California Healthcare Institute. He can be reached at 408/817-4176 or via e-mail at

James Press is corporate controller at Applied Imaging Corp. (San Jose), a supplier of automated imaging and image analysis systems for the detection and characterization of chromosomes and molecular markers in genetics and cancer applications. In November 2006, Applied Imaging was acquired by Genetix Group plc (New Milton, Hampshire, UK) in an all-cash transaction valued at $25.8 million. He can be reached at 408/719-6404 or via e-mail at

Carl S. Saba is a senior manager in the consulting group at Burr, Pilger & Mayer LLP (San Francisco), where he advises companies on valuation issues for tax, financial reporting, and mergers and acquisitions transactions. His valuation expertise spans business valuation, early-stage company valuation, valuation of intellectual property and other intangible assets, and valuation of options and other derivatives. He can be reached at 415/421-5757 or via e-mail at

T. J. Sponsel is director of business development for Hull & Knarr (Greenwood, IN), where he works with the firm's alliance network partner firms to help them address their clients' needs for specialty tax services, and works directly with companies in identifying their opportunities involving specialty tax services. He can be reached at 317/889-8494 or via e-mail at

Scott Taylor is a partner in the assurance services practice of Burr, Pilger & Mayer LLP (San Francisco), where he is coleader of the firm's life sciences group. He has 22 years of public accounting and private industry experience in the investment, real estate, healthcare, technology, venture capital, biotechnology, nonprofit, and financial service industries. He can be reached at 650/855-6882 or via e-mail at

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