Jacob Gottlieb is the Chief Information Officer of Visium Asset Management, and he has stuck with his company through, both, good times and bad. He founded the company in 2005 and is the only key executive remaining. Visium Asset Management manages a healthcare hedge fund that was put together with a group of investors, and he has done a good job managing the fund based on his knowledge of the healthcare field due to his medical degree. He earned that degree from NYU’s School of Medicine and also finished up a medical internship afterwards.
Instead of pursuing a career in medicine, he decided to find work on Wall Street and went to work for Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. He served the company as a buy-side analyst focusing on international healthcare and decided to move on two years later to work with the Merlin Biomed Group managing its portfolio. After a short time with the company, he decided to work with Balyasny Asset Management (BAM) where he earned a reputation that attracted his early team. He left BAM and started up Visium with $300 million in seed capital and grew the company into a billion dollar hedge fund that employed 170 people.
The rest of his initial team has moved on to take on other endeavors and among them is Joshua Brown, who served Visium as a portfolio manager and partner for over a decade. He is now the senior vice president for Paulson & Co., which is a $9 billion hedge fund. Ron Belldegrun also served at Visium, and since he left the company, he has started up his own business, which is known as Consumer Health Ventures. He put the company together with his father, Arie Belldegrun, and CHV focuses on investing and building companies in the consumer health sector. Steven Ku, who served Visium as its Chief Operating Officer is now an executive minister at NextGen Church where he is a pastoral team member who looks over the finances and administrative aspects of the church. Neetu Dhaliwal was a senior analyst at Visium and has since served on Hillary Clinton’s campaign in 2016.