PTV releases new TOP Talks featuring McKinsey’s Global Medical Products Practice Leader Chris Simon

Austin, Texas – March 26, 2015 – PTV Healthcare Capital, a venture capital and growth equity firm, today released the second podcast in their new podcast series TOP Talks. The podcast features PTV Managing Director Rick Anderson and Chris Simon, leader of McKinsey’s Global Medical Products Practice, in a discussion surrounding innovation in the changing healthcare landscape.

Simon is a Senior Partner in the New Jersey office of McKinsey & Company. He is the leader of McKinsey’s Global Medical Products Practice and over the past two decades he has worked with a wide variety of healthcare clients, including biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and service providers. He has considerable experience in addressing strategic and operational issues within and across different functions and geographies around the world.  His passion is working closely with senior executives to advance innovative technologies and to achieve fundamental improvement in business performance and health outcomes, particularly in the rapidly changing healthcare landscape.

In the podcast, Simon calls his outlook on healthcare optimistic, saying that while there are so-called headwinds to face, the tailwinds are just as strong. “I’m optimistic about healthcare. I think frankly too much has been made of the headwinds. There are many headwinds, and they’re strong. But just as well, there’s a series of tailwinds. We are older, we are wealthier, we are sicker, and we are less tolerant of that than any prior generation. Novel therapeutics that work and can be demonstrated as such have a real opportunity in this space. I think for sure that the best days are yet to come.”

TOP Talks, which launched last month, features a series of conversations between PTV Managing Director Rick Anderson and various guest speakers, including PTV Senior Advisors and other industry thought leaders as they discuss the changing landscape of the healthcare industry and what that means for healthcare entrepreneurs.

podcast2PTV Managing Director Rick Anderson (L) sits down with McKinsey’s Chris Simon to discuss innovation in the changing healthcare landscape.

About PTV

PTV is a healthcare venture capital and growth equity firm dedicated to enabling healthcare entrepreneurs and global innovation. It is comprised of a highly collaborative team of professionals, deeply experienced as investors and operators of life science companies. PTV focuses on mid-to-late stage companies with comparatively low technical, regulatory, and financial risk that are “with the grain” of healthcare economics – improving patient outcomes while decreasing costs – in markets with significant unmet clinical needs.


Alexa Bourdage