Brett Kaplan, MD

Brett Kaplan, MD is the Chief Financial Officer of Prevail Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy biotechnology company, focused on neurodegenerative disorders. Dr. Kaplan joined Prevail in 2018, which has raised $175 million, including its $125 million IPO. From August 2010 to November 2018, Dr. Kaplan worked at Evercore, an investment bank, where he most recently served as Managing Director. At Evercore he was involved in numerous strategic and financing transactions including advising Bristol-Myers Squibb on its acquisitions of Celgene and Amylin; Takeda on its acquisitions of Shire and of Ariad and Akebia on its merger with Keryx. Prior to Evercore, Dr. Kaplan was an Equity Research Analyst at Cowen and Company, an investment bank, from 2007 to 2010. Previously, Dr. Kaplan served as Director of Corporate Development at Cubist Pharmaceuticals, a pharmaceutical company acquired by Merck & Co., Inc. in 2014, Manager of Strategic Medical Marketing at Biopure Corporation, and Manager of Corporate Development and Strategy at Eli Lilly and Company. Dr. Kaplan received an MBBCh and an MBA from the University of Witwatersrand.