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Alexander Petersen

Managing Director

Alexander is a global medical technology and animal health executive. His passion is to accelerate healthcare innovation and enable more patients to benefit from impactful therapies - humans and animals alike.

As leader of CFA's animal health practice, he brings a no-nonsense operational view to financing. Throughout his career, Alexander has completed over $600MM of animal health and veterinary services transactions.

He has experience in North America, Western Europe and Asia, and has led projects across a spectrum of healthcare and consumer segments: healthcare services, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, consumer health, diagnostics, software, agrochemicals and animal health.

Early in his career, Alexander spent 10 years at McKinsey & Company, a leading strategy consulting firm, as a core leader of the firm's pharmaceutical and medical products practice - first in Geneva, Switzerland and later in its healthcare hub in New Jersey. Alexander's led over 50 consulting projects across North America, Western Europe and Asia.

At IDEXX Laboratories, a publicly traded animal diagnostics leader, he led the company's Strategy and M&A team. He then took on the role of Corporate Officer responsible for a portfolio of software, hardware and big data products.

A decisive entrepreneur, he founded Wagly in 2014, a high growth multi-unit pet service and veterinary group, and secured the private equity financing required to support the company's growth.

Alexander is the CEO and Founder of DanaShift, a consulting firm serving pharmaceuticals and medical products clients.

Alexander is originally from Denmark and Sweden, and earned his MBA from HEC Lausanne, and a BS in Political Science from University of Lausanne. Alexander is fluent in English, French, Danish and Swedish and has good knowledge of German.


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Alexander Petersen