BTIG, LLC, a global financial services firm specializing in institutional trading and related brokerage services, today announced that Sean Lavin, M.D., joined BTIG’s Research Department as a Managing Director and Senior Analyst to launch the firm’s coverage of the medical technology space. Sean will focus on medical devices that are minimally invasive or have the potential to change standard of care.
Before joining BTIG, Sean spent five years at Lazard Capital Markets covering the medical technology space. Prior to Lazard, he was a sell-side analyst covering medical devices and diagnostics at Oppenheimer and Co. Prior to his career in medical technology research, Sean worked as a surgical resident at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida where he participated in general, plastic, trauma, vascular, cardiothoracic and urologic surgery cases. He was responsible for care of patients in the ICU, emergency room and burn unit. Sean has an M.D. from Ohio State University College of Medicine and a B.S. in chemistry, minor in biology and a concentration in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The addition of Sean is BTIG’s latest effort to expand its research offering, which now includes a technical strategist and seven publishing analysts. The Research Department currently covers the financials, internet, media, technology, telecoms and wireless industries in addition to Special Situations and many distressed companies.
“Sean’s experience in the field of medical technology brings invaluable nuances to his work,” said Steven Starker, Co-Founder of BTIG. “His expertise and insight in the field will bring value to our clients while expanding our firm’s range and scope of research coverage.”
The continued expansion of the BTIG Research Department is part of the firm’s overall growth plan for 2013. In addition to the Research expansion, BTIG has also added professionals in both the U.S. and abroad in its Equities, FX Trading and Interest Rates groups. Additional new hires are expected before the end of the year.