Jon David “JD” Friedland is an Advisor to Baleon Capital with domain expertise in Healthcare and is an experienced private equity investor.
JD is Partner and Managing Director of Ventures for Cleveland Clinic focusing on medical device investments. JD serves on the boards of Enspire DBS, Navigate Cardiac Structures and VisionAir.
Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, JD served as a Managing Director at Wombat Capital, a boutique M&A advisory firm focused on the life sciences industry. JD has also held senior positions at Rothschild, Lazard Fréres and Wasserstein Perella.
From 2016 to 2020, JD served as a Special Operating Partner at Pulse Equity Partners, a private equity firm located in New York, NY. Prior to joining Pulse Equity Partners, JD was Vice President, Corporate and Business Development at Henry Schein, a global distributor of products and services to the medical, dental and animal health industries. JD was also involved in the formation of the Innovation Initiative, an investment platform for Henry Schein, and led the Innovation Initiative’s first investment.
JD received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.