Thessalus Team

Mitchell Ng

Founding Partner

Princeton University | 2016
Molecular Biology

Mitchell is a medical student at Case Western Medical School. Mitchell graduated from Princeton University with honors, Sigma Xi, majoring in molecular biology. In college, Mitchell interned at Ferghana Partners, a healthcare investment bank. He also raised $250K in seed funding for his first start-up, ThinkIvy, a college consulting company. Mitchell has research experience, publishing his Princeton senior thesis on novel NF-kB inhibitor ASCC1 and 2 independent papers on Strategies for Alpha Oil investing. Mitchell enjoys fencing sabre and was president of Princeton Fencing Club.

Kenneth Ng

Founding Partner

NYU | 2014

Kenneth is a medical student at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. He graduated from New York University with a 3.97 GPA Phi Beta Kappa and was a biochemistry major economics minor. Kenneth conducted research at the NIH, Columbia, and NYU in topics including Anesthesiology, Dermatology, and Developmental Genetics. Kenneth personally invested in and co-founded Novabionics, a robotic prosthetic limb company. Kenneth follows politics in his free time.

Logan Brock

Healthcare Sector Head

Perelman School of Medicine at UPenn

Logan is a medical student at UPenn Perelman School of Medicine, and attended the University of Colorado-Boulder where he got a 4.0 GPA and was a US Presidential Scholar (1 of 2 from Colorado). Logan is partner at Global Platinum Securities, a student-run mutual fund founded by Harvard and MIT students, and interned at DG Capital Management LLC. Logan has extensive research experience, writing an honors thesis on efficacy of IL-10/IL-10R gene therapy on a neuropathic pain model, and conducting clinical research on ACL reconstruction surgery and Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn. Logan is a Ironman Triathlon Finisher and has run numerous Olympic distance races.

Raj Bagaria

Founding Partner

University of Pennsylvania | 2021
Wharton / Huntsman Program

Raj is a freshman at The University of Pennsylvania in the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business, a dual-degree program between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton School. Concentrating in Finance and Healthcare Care Policy and Management, Raj plans to get involved in international venture capital funds in India. Raj graduated from the Lawrenceville School in 2017, where he lead his school’s investment club, international affairs publication, and golf team.

Ariel Kantor

Healthcare Sector Co-Head

Duke University | 2019

Ariel is a junior at Duke University majoring in biotechnology with concentrations in finance and regulatory policy. Previously, Ariel interned at 12 West Capital, a long/short equity hedge fund and IDEA Fund Partners (a local VC firm), and is currently working at Raymond James conducting biotechnology equity research. Ariel has an extensive research background in fields of DNA damage and repair viral vector platform development through research fellowships at the NIH and Gene Therapy Center. He is currently working on developing gene-editing platforms for treatment of human genetic diseases at the Duke Department of Biomedical Engineering. A former two-sport athlete and Foot Locker Scholar-Athlete of the Year awardee, Ariel enjoys staying active and working out in his free time.

Cedric Hamilton-Bourezg

Junior Partner

McGill University| 2017

Cedric is a junior at McGill University majoring in Finance. He has experience in both the energy and technology sectors. Previously, he interned in commodities trading at Targray Technology and in capital market operations at Desjardins Securities. He is currently working at Ferst Capital Partners, a FinTech-focused venture capital fund. Cedric also serves as the McGill Chapter Head for the Association of Canadian Intercollegiate Investment Clubs. In his free time, he enjoys yacht racing, running and reading philosophy.

John Ennis

Head of Princeton Team

Princeton University | 2019
Public and International Affairs

John is a junior at Princeton University majoring in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School. His future research will involve education policy and the effectiveness of financial aid. Originally from Gorham, Maine, John has worked at an eCommerce startup in Tel Aviv, Israel and studied entrepreneurship at the Inter-Disciplinary Center in nearby Herzliya. Outside of academics and work, John is a dedicated golf fan and movie geek.

Thessalus Advisors

William Kridel Jr., J.D.

President & Founder of Ferghana Partners

Yale University (BA)
Columbia Law School (JD)

Mr. Kridel is the president and founder of Ferghana Partners, a specialist healthcare investment bank. Previously, Mr. Kridel was Managing Director at BZW, the merchant banking arm of Barclays. After the sale of The Kridel Group to Peers & Company, Mr. Kridel ran all European operations from the Paris office of this affiliate of the Long Term Credit Bank of Japan. From 1971-1977, Mr. Kridel was Vice President of the International Corporate Finance Department at Baring Bros. & Co in London and Paris. From 1970-1971, Mr. Kridel worked in the International Finance and Acquisition group at Banque Paribas in Paris. Mr. Kridel graduated with a BA from Yale and JD from Columbia. He qualified as a US attorney and has license to practice before before many bars, including the New York State, Patent Court and US Supreme Court.

Shamram Hejazi, Ph.D.

Venture Partner at BioAdvance

SUNY Buffalo (Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, emphasis on Biophysics)
Stanford University (Executive Business Education)

Dr. Hejazi is a life science investor and venture partner in BioAdvance. He has experience with both early stage and large global companies and is currently board member of for Infrascan, Inc., Optofluidics, Inc., WellTrackOne Inc., HealthQX LLC (Observer), Enzium, Inc., and Leversense LLC. Previously, Dr. Hejazi was President of Kodak’s Life Science Division, where he global responsibility for R&D, manufacturing, operations, sales, marketing and service. Previously, he was instrumental in establishing the Siemens corporate medical venture unit, as well as the acquisition of Shared Medical Systems. Dr. Hejazi also founded Zargis Medical Corporation, a medical device maker sold to 3M. He is currently James Wei Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at Princeton University.

Jianqing Fan, Ph.D.

Princeton University Professor of Finance

UC Berkeley (Ph.D. in Statistics)
Fudan University (Bachelor of Science)

Dr. Fan is a financial econometrician, statistician, and data scientist. He chaired the Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at the Princeton University from 2012 to 2015. Dr. Fan is the winner of Morningside Gold Medal for Applied Mathematics (2007) and the COPSS Presidents Award (2000), the most prestigious award in applied statistics. His research interests include data science, finance, machine learning, computational biology, non-parametric modeling, nonlinear time series, and longitudinal and functional data analysis. Dr. Fan is currently Frederick L. Moore '18 Professor of Finance at Princeton.

Han Liu, Ph.D.

Princeton University ORFE Professor

Carnegie Mellon University (Ph.D. in Statistics)
Carnegie Mellon University (MS), University of Toronto (MS)

Dr. Liu is a professor at Princeton University’s Department of Operations Research and Financial Engineering, and will serve purely as an academic advisor to Thessalus. He received a joint Ph.D. in Machine Learning and Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University with thesis advisors John Lafferty and Larry Wasserman. Dr. Liu has substantial industry experience designing machine algorithms for multiple hedge funds and PE firms in New York and Chicago. His current research exploits computation and data as a lens to explore science and machine intelligence. Dr. Liu became involved with Thessalus when he realized the untapped potential in a data-driven approach to healthcare investment.

Bernard Lee, Ph.D.

Founder and CEO of HedgeSPA

Imperial College London (Ph.D. in Quantitative Finance)
Stanford University (MS)
Princeton University (BA)

Bernard is a former Blackrock managing director with extensive experience handling middle market PE deals for large global healthcare firms. Bernard is also founder and CEO of HedgeSPA, a fund which developed a novel sophisticated predictive analytics model. Previously, Bernard was a research fellow and later professor at the International Trading Institute at Singapore Management University. Bernard holds graduate degrees in finance and statistics from Princeton, Stanford, and Imperial College London. Bernard is a Board Member for the Stanford Club of San Francisco.

Viral Acharya, Ph.D.

NYU Stern Professor of Finance

NYU Stern (Ph.D. in Finance)
Indian Institute of Technology (B. Tech Computer Science/Engineering)

Viral is Professor of Finance at New York University’s Stern School of Business, and will serve purely as an academic advisor to Thessalus. Previously, he was Professor of Finance and Academic Director of the Private Equity Institute at London Business School and an Academic Advisor to the Bank of England. His research includes regulation of banks and financial institutions, credit risk and valuation of corporate debt, and asset pricing with focus on effects liquidity risk. He has published in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Business, and Rand Journal of Economics, among many others. Professor Acharya earned a BT in computer science and engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and Ph.D. in Finance from NYU Stern School of Business.