NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Chardan Capital Markets is pleased to announce today the hiring of Steve Wardell as a Senior Equity Research Analyst covering the healthcare IT and digital health sectors. Steve brings over a decade of executive experience at digital health and life science companies to the role. Most recently he covered the digital health sector as an equity research analyst at Leerink Partners, a healthcare investment bank, where he was one of the first digital health equity research analysts on Wall Street and one of the first analysts to cover names like Teladoc and Fitbit.
Steve is known for his deep understanding of the complex US healthcare sector and for his excellent industry sources that enable him to give clients a clear picture of how industry developments impact companies. His experience includes top management roles at high-potential venture-backed digital health companies that sell software to customers in the healthcare provider, payer, employer, and pharma sectors.
"Steve is a perfect addition to Chardan's growing healthcare equity research team, which is focused technologies that, through the healthcare system, create shared value for society, namely through disruptive innovation, access to medicines, and/or system cost savings," noted Gbola Amusa, MD, CFA, Director of Research. "His hire will continue our expansion of the Healthcare Equity Research Group as we respond to increasing demand for high-quality domestic and foreign healthcare IT and digital health companies that can generate long-term returns for investors."
Steve began his career in the financial analyst program at Citigroup and holds degrees from Harvard Business School, Cambridge University, and Harvard College. He lives in Boston and is a founding parent of Birches School, a progressive elementary school.
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