About Al Hansen
Mr. Hansen is founder of KESA Partners, Inc., a private investment firm exclusively focused on investing in small companies in the pharma/medical device sector. Mr. Hansen has over 30 years experience as a private equity investor and as an investment banker. He has been Chairman and/or CEO of a number of companies in the pharma/medical device sector including Questcor Pharmaceuticals (sold several years later for over $5 billion), Cedarburg Pharmaceuticals (sold for $40 million), Molecular Medicine BioServices (sold for $24 million) and others. He has also served as a director of over a dozen other portfolio companies. KESA has co-founded several companies in the pharma/biotech/device sector.
Mr. Hansen was previously a Managing Director at Signet Healthcare Partners and a Senior Vice President at Darby Overseas Investments. He served as Director of Corporate Finance at the U.S. Treasury in the administration of George H. W. Bush (41). Prior to this, he was an investment banker with E.F. Hutton and Dillon Read where he specialized in corporate financings and mergers/acquisitions. Mr. Hansen also served as a U.S. Army Special Forces and Infantry officer. Mr. Hansen has an A.B. from Princeton University and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.