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Welcome Remarks

with Jonathan Thomas

November 30, 2011
17 minutes
Jonathan Thomas


Dr. Thomas majored in biology and history at Yale, where he graduated summa cum laude. As a George C. Marshall Scholar at Oxford, he then earned a Ph.D. with a medical focus in commonwealth history. He subsequently returned to Yale for a J.D. at the Yale Law School. Dr. Thomas went on to be an investment banker for Ehrlich Bober & Co. where, among other things, he led a team that underwrote over $1 billion in various kinds of bonds for the Los Angeles Community College District. He left Ehrlich Bober in 1990 to become a co-founding partner at Saybrook Capital, an investment banking and private equity firm. While with Saybrook, Thomas led an early round of financing for Advanced Cell Technology, which recently received Food and Drug Administration approval for two embryonic stem cell-based clinical trials. Dr. Thomas has a long-standing commitment to patient advocacy. He spent more than 15 years on the Board of the Crippled Children’s Society of Southern California and served as chair for four years. Dr. Thomas currently serves as a member of the AbilityFirst Board.