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Sema4: Joel Sendek

Sema4 has appointed Joel Sendek as chief financial officer.

Sendek brings more than 25 years of financial experience in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sector, including overseeing successful initial public offerings at his last two companies.

Previously, Sendek was CFO at Spero Therapeutics and Forward Pharma. He spent more than 15 years as an equities research analyst at Stifel Financial and Lazard, worked in corporate development at Progenics Pharmaceuticals, and was an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs. He holds a BA in biochemistry from Rice University.

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