Joe Charalel is a Senior Associate with Pivotal bioVenture Partners where he focuses on early and growth–stage investments in therapeutics while providing strategic and operational support to portfolio companies. Prior to joining Pivotal in 2022, Joe was a Manager in the San Francisco office of Bain & Co. where he advised leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies on corporate strategy and M&A as well as investors in the healthcare and technology sectors. Joe holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Columbia University where he also trained in cell biology using yeast genetics and advanced microscopy techniques in the lab of Dr. Liza Pon. He has co–authored publications in cell biology and cancer genomics and is completing a PhD in Genetics at Stanford University leveraging experimental and computational approaches in cancer genomics. Joe volunteers as an advisor to the St. Anthony Foundation, the most comprehensive safety net service center in San Francisco, helping to serve their mission to create a society in which all persons flourish.