Sarah Davidson O’Leary

Transaction Advisor & Director
910.246.8246 (o)
910.724.3483 (m)
oleary@scalefinance.com
  • Transaction Advisor & Director, Scale Finance, LLC, NC – Broad corporate finance experience, record of equity deal origination and execution for emerging growth healthcare and technology companies, client relationship management
  • Managing Director Equity Capital Markets, Sanford C. Bernstein (Alliance Capital), New York, NY – Origination, marketing and institutional placement of public offerings. Established and maintained Street syndicate relationships
  • Senior Vice President, Head of Healthcare Equity Capital, Lehman Brothers, New York, NY – Equity deal quarterback: origination, execution, marketing and institutional placement of all healthcare equity new issues
  • Managing Partner, Ledbetter/Davidson Int’l New York, NY – Management consulting firm specialized in senior level retained executive search to the healthcare industry
  • Vice President Institutional Sales, Hambrecht & Quist (JP Morgan), New York, NY – Coverage of buy-side institutions in NY, UK, Switzerland and Middle East. Primary contact for healthcare and technology capital raising clients
  • Director Investor Relations, QLT Inc., Vancouver, BC – Established investor relations department for NASDAQ listed biopharmaceutical company.  Grew US and European institutional ownership from 10% to over 35%.  Strategic input and direct participation on all corporate finance activities
  • Securities Analyst, Alex. Brown & Sons (Deutsche Bank), Baltimore, MD – Followed emerging growth retail companies communicating analysis to institutional and retail brokers, institutional analysts and money managers
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Alex. Brown & Sons (Deutsche Bank), San Francisco, CA – Provided analytical support on eighteen public and private offerings in the biopharmaceutical and technology industries
  • Columbia University,  Masters Program in Public Health
  • Vassar College, A.B. Degree in Philosophy
  • St. Paul’s School, Concord, NH

Trustee of The O’Neal School, Board Member Sandhills Sandsharks, Stewardship Committee Walthour-Moss Foundation, Competitive equestrienne, 1st Western Woman to pilot Russian MiG Fighter Jet.