Polina is the Academy Director of StartUp Health and an extremely passionate advocate for health entrepreneurs. In her role, she leads StartUp Health’s lifetime program designed to help entrepreneurs succeed at every stage of their business and attract team members, customers and capital.

Prior to joining StartUp Health in 2012, Polina was at Viscogliosi Bros., a merchant bank focused on the orthopedic industry, where she held multiple interim roles within the firm’s portfolio companies. At Centinel Spine, her responsibilities included leading M&A deals, corporate development and distribution-related operations. She also launched Musculoskeletal Clinical and Regulatory Advisers, where she focused on client relations, marketing and corporate finance.

Polina received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Follow her on Twitter @polinahanin.