Ajit Patwardhan, MD, MS, MBA
After taking several courses at NYU Stern, Ajit developed a strong interest in finance. He became particularly interested in investment banking, and in firms that evaluate medical investment opportunities. Ajit utilized Stern’s broad range of career resources, including one-on-one counseling, networking events with Stern alumni, industry conferences in his pursuit of new job opportunities. In fact, his career breakthrough with an investment bank came through an opportunity posted on Stern’s Career Center for Working Professionals (CCWP).
Ajit now works as a Vice President, Investment Banking at HealthPro BioVentures LLC, where he leads his company’s team in the medical and orthopedic device sector. HealthPro BioVentures is a boutique life sciences and health care focused Investment Bank that specializes in strategic M&A, licensing and partnering in the domestic and international pharmaceutical / medical devices and diagnostics industry. Ajit credits the career counseling services at NYU Stern with helping him successfully transition: “I consider myself lucky to have entered the Investment Banking sector (IB) during these economic times without an IB background. The networking contacts I made through Stern helped me land this job.”