Meet Wayne and Wendy Holman
The modern-day Bonnie and Clyde, with no shots fired, no blood spilled and way more booty. The two of them just put together an ethically questionable deal in the pharmaceutical game. My opinion but, apparently, shared by others.
Just to make an introduction, Wayne Holman is CEO of Ridgeback Capital, a Wall-Street investment firm. His wife, Wendy is the founder of Ridgeback Biotherapeutics. What’ll you bet the dog they own is a Rhodesian Ridgeback?
No skin in the game
According to the Washington Post,
Ridgeback Biotherapeutics had no laboratories, no manufacturing facility of its own and a minimal track record when it struck a deal in March with Emory University to license an experimental coronavirus pill invented by university researchers with $16 million in grants from U.S. taxpayers.
But what the tiny Miami company did have was a growing team with experience in pharmaceutical development and research and a willingness from its wealthy owners — chief executive Wendy Holman and her husba…