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John J. Rydzewski

Senior Advisor


Mr. Rydzewski joined the firm in 2017 with healthcare experience incorporating professional activity in such diverse sectors of the industry as biotechnology and drug development services; medical devices; hospital management and long term care, including assisted living and skilled nursing care; behavioral health; and managed care.

Prior to PJ SOLOMON, Mr. Rydzewski founded a pre-clinical stage biotech company developing cancer-targeting immuno-therapeutics with technology licensed from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. He was a Managing Director focused on structured credit investments in the pharmaceutical sector at Christofferson Robb & Company, a private investment firm. He performed healthcare advisory and financing assignments as a partner or senior officer at Benedetto, Garland & Co., Kidder, Peabody & Co. and Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. He was the senior manager in the bankruptcy and insolvency group, performing both creditor committee and debtor assignments, at Price Waterhouse & Co.

Professional Affiliations

  • Director, Turn-Key Health

Previous Professional Affiliations

  • Director, Executive and Investment Committees, Fidelis Care, Inc.
  • Director, Compensation Committee Chairman, Vision-Sciences, Inc.
  • Director and past Chairman, ARV Assisted Living, Inc.
  • Director, Audit Committee Chairman, United Medical Corp.
  • Director, Maxim Healthcare Corporation

Not-For-Profit Affiliations

  • Chairman of the RAND Corporation's Health Board of Advisors
  • Director and past President, The Dakota, Inc.
  • Member, Centennial Society, The Economic Club of New York

Previous Not-For-Profit Affiliations

  • Trustee, CancerCare
  • Director, The Russian National Orchestra

Academic Credentials

Mr. Rydzewski received both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds a C.P.A. license.

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