Managing Partner & Founder, Longitude Capital
Ms. Bakker is a Managing Director and Founder of Longitude Capital. Prior to Longitude Capital, Ms. Bakker was a Managing Director of Pequot Ventures where she founded the life sciences investment practice. Prior to Pequot, she was Director, Strategic Planning and Director, Operations of Waste Management International. Previously, she was a sell-side equity analyst with Banque Paribas. Ms. Bakker began her career as an investment banker in the corporate finance department at PaineWebber. She currently serves on the boards of Alphaeon, Axonics Modulation Technologies (AXNX), DyaMX, Encore Dermatology, Nalu, RxSight and Venus Concept. She has previously served on the boards of Ablation Frontiers (acquired by Medtronic), AqueSys (acquired by Allergan), CryoVascular Systems (acquired by Boston Scientific), Embolic Protection (acquired by Boston Scientific), Enteric Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific), eyeonics (acquired by Bausch+Lomb), Genyx Medical (acquired by C.R.Bard), Insulet (PODD), Precision Dermatology (acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals), and Sadra Medical (acquired by Boston Scientific). Ms. Bakker holds an M.P.A. from the Harvard Kennedy School and a B.Sc. from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University (“CALS”), where she is a member of the CALS Advisory Council. Ms. Bakker is also a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich.