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BioWest 2014: Welcome By Derek Cole

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#BioWest2014 - Remarks by Derek Cole, Board Chair for Colorado BioScience Association. Derek is an Investor Relations/Finance/Corporate Communications Executive with 22 years experience in the capital markets and corporate planning with 16 years of dedicated investor relations, corporate communications and media relations experience focused on supporting the development of private, small- and mid-cap companies. He has provided financial communications counsel to C-level executives and board members. He has managed and contributed to a broad spectrum of financing transactions, including venture capital investments, initial public offerings (4), secondary offerings and institutional private placements, that combined raised approximately $850 million. Derek has contributed to the research, planning and execution of five M&A transactions. He has established initial investor relations functions at multiple companies and developed and executed multiple award winning strategic communications programs. Derek is a recognized leader in his profession. He was elected 2012 Chairman of the National Board of Directors of National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI); elected to the NIRI National Board of Directors in 2008; served as Chairman of the Working Group on Financial Disclosure for NIRI’s Standards of Practice for Investor Relations; and as Co-Chairman of the national steering committee for the NIRI BioPharma Roundtable. Visit: http://iradvisory.com