The Perceptive team operates with integrity and adheres to the highest set of ethical principles. Our team offers a wealth of industry knowledge with degrees that range from science and medicine to mechanical engineering and finance. We are passionately committed to identifying innovative companies that can drive meaningful change. The Perceptive team has a long and successful track record investing in the life sciences industry.
Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
Mr. Mannix has been at Perceptive since 2006, where he manages the business operations. Mr. Mannix has 23 years of experience as a COO, trader and portfolio manager in the equity, options, futures and debt markets. Before joining Perceptive, Mr. Mannix was COO and Head Trader of the Medici Healthcare Fund, a healthcare sector specific hedge fund that he helped launch. Prior to Medici, he worked as a Portfolio Manager for ETG, LLC, where he managed long and short U.S. equities and options. Prior, he worked at Lehman Brothers as both an equity and debt trader. He graduated with a B.A. from Boston College.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Fierro joined Perceptive in 2007 and is responsible for all aspects of the funds’ accounting. Prior to joining Perceptive, he was a manager at Rothstein, Kass & Co., P.C. (now KPMG LLP) and BISYS-RK Alternative Investment Services, Inc. (now SS&C Globe Op) where he gained 7 years’ experience auditing and administering various hedge fund portfolios. Mr. Fierro graduated with highest honors from Rutgers University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He is a certified public accountant, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).
Mr. Berger joined Perceptive in 2006 as Operations Manager. Prior to this, Mr. Berger worked at First New York Securities, LLC as both a Senior Operations Representative and an operations Manager from 1992 to 2006. Prior Mr. Berger was an Operations Manager with Dean Witter Reynolds for six years. Mr. Berger received an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Kingsborough Community College.
Investor Relations & Administration
Ms. Rivera has been at Perceptive since 2004, assisting the Portfolio Manager and COO in the day-to- day business operations. Prior to this she was Administrative Manager for Josephson, Luxenberg & Kance, P.C., CPA. Ms. Rivera also worked at Lehman Brothers as an Executive Assistant in the Investment Banking Division. Ms. Rivera attended LaGuardia College where she majored in Business Administration.
Controller - Credit Funds
Mr. Cohn joined Perceptive in 2016 from Fortress Investment Group where he was a Senior Accountant working on the Fortress Credit Opportunities Funds. Prior to that, he was an associate at Deloitte LLP focused on the audits of private equity funds. Sam received a BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an MBA from Rutgers Business School and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York.
Ms. Schnurmacher joined the Perceptive team in 2015, providing administrative support to the Chief Investment Officer and Senior Analysts in day-to-day business operations. Prior to this, she was an Event Coordinator for NYC based hospitality company The Line Group. Ms. Schnurmacher attended Indiana University where she majored in Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management.
Ms. Becker started at Perceptive in February 2016. She is responsible for all receptionist duties and keeping our office up and running on a daily basis. Ms. Becker attended The University of Texas at San Antonio, where she majored in Communications.