Jacob Gottlieb to Share Office Space with Stuart Weisbrod

Healthcare investor Jacob Gottlieb has been helping people find opportunities in the healthcare space. Now, he is re-joining a fellow healthcare investor as the two share an office space. Today, the funds of Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod are now doing operating their respective businesses from the same address.

Stuart Weisbrod is best known for co-foudning Merlin in 1998. Merlin was a top tier healthcare fund with portfolio investments in pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology, and healthcare service sectors. Weisbrod kept an impressive team of healthcare investment experts on his team. One of those team members was none other than Jacob Gottlieb.

Gottlieb was one of the stars at Merlin. During the biotechnology boom of 2000, Gottlieb led his healthcare portfolio to triple digit returns in 1999 and 2000. Both Weisbrod and Gottlieb were able to enjoy years of success throughout the first half of the 2000s. In 2007, Weisbrod decided to close his doors and return funds back to investors.

After closing Merlin, Weisbrod decided that he wanted to get back into the game and opened up Iguana Healthcare Partners. Much like Merlin, Iguana focused on publicly traded healthcare companies in the pharmaceutical, healthcare service, biotechnology, diagnostic, medical device, and healthcare information technology space.

Much like his former boss, Jacob Gottlieb decided to open his own fund as well – Visium Asset Management. The fund started with $300 million. That initial capital grew quickly to over $2.5 billion. The fund was able to survive the 2008 crash and continue to grow to over $8 billion in assets under management and 200 employees in three offices. The fund would eventually close in 2016.

Today, Jacob Gottlieb and Stuart Weisbrod find themselves under the same roof once again. This time, the two are working independently of each other. However, it would not be surprising if these two veteran healthcare investors later combine forces to create another healthcare investing juggernaut.

Hollywood Mega Star Ryan Seacrest

If you’re familiar with Ryan Seacrest, you will probably agree that he is one of the hardest working men in entertainment today. As the former host of American Idol, a reality television series where contestants compete for not only a recording contract but also a chance at securing wealth and fame, Seacrest has played a critical role in the shows overall success. In fact, he has received Emmy Award nominations for his work on the show from 2004 through 2013. And in 2017, Seacrest returned as host of American Idol after the show was relaunched, following a cancellation that lasted for one year.

In an article from the Hollywood Reporter, since leaving American Idol, Seacrest has focused his attention on a number of endeavors including launching his own clothing line, becoming a radio-talk-show host and, lastly, running a production company. Of course, juggling multiple career obligations would prove daunting for most, but Seacrest seems to revel in multi-tasking and welcomes the challenge. In fact, he reportedly cites his affinity for managing several tasks at once as the basis for his success in the entertainment world.

Although Ryan Seacrest found success in a variety of endeavors, being named Co-host of “Live with Kelly” has, once again, made him a household name. Seacrest took on the role after former host Michael Strahan, a one-time defensive end with the New York Giants, left to host Good Morning America. Of all of his professional endeavors, Seacrest is reportedly most proud of his clothing line, which is as affordable as it is fashion-forward. The clothing line includes many staple pieces also worn by Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) like cufflinks, suits, and ties. As far as design and styling are concerned, Seacrest’s apparel line is designed by Burberry’s own Christopher Bailey.

Of course, if you’re a fan of fashion, you’re probably also familiar with the Burberry brand, a premium fashion company based in London, England. The relationship between Seacrest and Bailey has helped the clothing line achieve unprecedented success in a relatively short period of time.

Regarding Ryan Seacrest’s background, he attended the University of Georgia where he studied journalism. However, his desire to make it big in the entertainment world would lead to him leaving the university and making a beeline to California, which, in turn, led to him becoming the Co-host of American Idol.

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