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Pillar Biosciences: Vincent Ricci

Pillar Biosciences has appointed Vincent Ricci as CFO. Ricci has two decades of experience as an investment professional focusing on the global healthcare and life sciences industry, Pillar said. He joins the company from Davidson Kempner Capital Management, where he was responsible for equity investments in the life sciences sector. Previously, Ricci was a portfolio manager for Alliance Bernstein. He began his career at Wachovia Bank where he was a VP and senior equity analyst in Wachovia's Capital Markets division. He holds a master's degree in medical science from Drexel University College of Medicine and a bachelor's degree in economics and biology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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