Doug Thiede is Senior Vice President of Life Sciences & Healthcare at NYCEDC. Prior to joining NYCEDC, Doug worked exclusively with life sciences companies using software and technology services to address critical business issues. For over fifteen years, Doug has worked with leading life sciences organizations to help launch products, solve challenges, and scale businesses. Doug started his career in life sciences at Aventis Pharmaceuticals, followed by working in the medical device industry, employed by emerging device firms such as Spinal Concepts, Leica Microsystems, and Confluent Surgical. In 2009, Doug moved to New York City to help launch Gerson Lehrman Group’s life sciences business. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia.