Key People

James A. Walden

The founder of the firm, Mr. Walden is a prominent figure in healthcare industry mergers and acquisitions. Earlier in his career, he was associated with Phillips Appel & Walden Inc. for more than 24 years, beginning as a registered representative and eventually becoming the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors. During...


Richard S. Cohen

Mr. Cohen has been President of The Walden Group for more than 15 years and has orchestrated more than 100 merger, acquisition and corporate alliance transactions there. He is an expert on healthcare industry dynamics, corporate valuation matters, and complex transactions and corporate growth strategies. Frequently, Mr. Cohen is called upon to...


Stefanie Y. Wu

Ms. Wu has an undergraduate degree from University of International Business and Economics, Beijing, China, and a Masters of Science (Business Analytics and Finance) from Bentley University. She previously worked for PwC, Shanghai, as a M&A Analyst, conducting industry research, financial due diligence, business valuation, and M&A presentations.


Merle Symes

Mr. Symes is the former President and CEO of the U.S. division of Ulrich Medical, a German maker of spine, radiology and other surgical products where he grew the company 60% in three years. Prior to that he served in senior positions at Bausch & Lomb, Wyeth, Monsanto and DuPont. Mr. Symes is an expert in technology management, new product...


Carmen Mazzatta

Carmen Mazzatta was the General Manager of several prominent healthcare companies, including Express Scripts and inVentiV Health. Mr. Mazzatta led product management, operations and innovation functions of Cardinal Health, Thompson Reuters and the Swatch Group, as well as led strategy, operations and integration projects for BSN Medical. He was a...

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