Mark Goldstone is a Partner at Eckuity, a venture capital investor in early-stage life science companies. He has over 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry, encompassing operations, commercialization, consulting, M&A and Venture Capital. He has led some of the largest specialist consulting and communications groups in the world and was a founding partner at Forepont Capital (VC). He was COO of EuroRSCG Life (now Havas), Global CEO of healthcare at top brand and business consultancy, Interbrand and Worldwide President of Doyle, Dane and Bernbach global healthcare businesses. Mark has many years of experience working on both M&A deals and the commercialization of top healthcare brands for blue-chip pharmaceutical and packaged goods companies including Pfizer, Merck, Novartis, Bayer, GSK, Sanofi, Colgate Palmolive, L’Oréal, Danone, Johnson & Johnson, Roche. He began his career as a clinical Pharmacist and is currently a member of the advisory board of the prestigious Galien Foundation. Mark lives in Manhattan but retains strong links with Ireland. He was born in Belfast and grew up there but with family right across the island from Derry and Tyrone to Donegal and Dublin.