Steve Brozak

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Steve Brozak
Steve Brozak Photo.jpg
Born 1961
New York, NY
Alma mater Columbia University
Columbia Business School
Occupation President of WBB Securities, LLC;
Chairman & CEO of StormBio, Inc.;
Financial Analyst - Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Specialty Pharma.;
Investment Banker
Military career
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank LtCol USMCR Ret.

Steve Brozak is the Managing Partner and President of WBB Securities, LLC, a Democratic congressional candidate in the 2004 election cycle and the Chairman and CEO of StormBio, Inc. Mr. Brozak has been named a 2013 StarMine "Top Stock Picker" among Pharmaceutical Analysts by the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence, and previously was recognized by The Wall Street Journal as "Best on the Street" among Medical Equipment and Supplies financial analysts.[1] Mr. Brozak is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. He is now serving a three-year appointment to the Secretary of Navy's Navy and Marine Corps Retiree Council and now is serving a three-year appointment to the Secretary of Navy's navy and marine Corps Retiree Council. He also is a Fellow of Foreign Policy Association.

Biography[edit]

Corporate Life[edit]

Mr. Brozak is the President and Co-founder of WBB Securities, LLC, an Independent Broker Dealer, Investment Bank and Sell-Side Research firm. WBB Securities focuses on healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device research and banking.[2] WBB Securities and its analysts are ranked consistently as top performers in research accuracy.

As president of WBB Securities, Mr. Brozak is responsible for the research and investment banking division. He raises funds for public offerings in various healthcare sectors. He has been ranked one of the top analysts of all First Call submitting analysts in all healthcare sectors over the past four years by the StarMine ranking system. In 2010, he was named one of the Top Analysts in the Healthcare Sector for the United States by the Financial Times and StarMine.[3] As being named 2013 StarMine “top stock picker” among Pharmaceutical Analysts, Brozak has achieved top-ranking recognition in all healthcare fields including Biotechnology, Medical Devices, and Pharmaceuticals over the last four years by the Thomson Reuters Awards for Excellence or The Wall Street Journal Best on the Street Survey. [4] He is a recently joined Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association [5]

Mr. Brozak has specific expertise and interest in human stem cell therapies and biothreat countermeasures, including radiation and highly pathogenic influenza.[6]

He is recognized as a contributor for Forbes and ABCNews.com while regularly authoring articles in peer-reviewed and news publications. Among recent articles are:

Mr. Brozak is frequently interviewed and quoted by such media sources as the Associated Press, ABC, Barron's, Bloomberg, CNN, Forbes, Dow Jones, Reuters, SmartMoney, TheStreet.com, and The Wall Street Journal. He is featured in the British Medical Journal raising awareness among the cleanliness of endoscopic procedures within the United States. [7] He was recently aired on Bloomsberg discussing U.K. lawmaker concerns about Pfizer's unsolicited offer for AstraZeneca. [8] He is co-author of three recent commentaries about the failure of the Fukushima Daichi nuclear power plants and the potential impact on the world, published by ABCNews.com. They include: Fukushima Joins Titanic, Katrina as a Single Word for Disaster, March 16, 2011,[9] Fukushima: A Nuclear Threat to Japan, the U.S. and the World, April 6, 2011[10] and Fukushima and Nuclear Power: Playing with Fire, April 25, 2011.[11] He also is the author of twelve analytical reports about the threat of pandemic influenza, has written guest editorials and been asked to speak about several issues, including the challenges facing large pharmaceutical companies, the need to restructure the FDA and difficulties facing the U.S. healthcare system.[12][13]

Mr. Brozak is Chairman and CEO of StormBio, Inc, a development stage biotechnology company focused on the attenuation of Cytokine Storm, specifically in influenza. StormBio is developing therapeutics to minimize the mortality and morbidity resulting from Highly Pathogenic Influenza infections, such as H5N1 and H1N1 influenza strains.[14]

StormBio's approach is to modulate runaway inflammation. Many of the deaths and much of the permanent damage from influenza is caused by a runaway inflammatory process called cytokine storm. It is anticipated that StormBio's therapeutics also could be used to treat a variety of other inflammatory conditions. StormBio is affiliated with leading scientists in the field of inflammation and has in-licensed intellectual property and novel therapeutics directed at treating people in the event of an influenza pandemic.[15]

Political life[edit]

Steve Brozak with Chairman & CEO, Salvatore Sodano opening the American Stock Exchange on August 2, 2004
LtCol Steve Brozak USMCR speaking at the state capitol in Trenton at the NJ Governor's SOS Ceremony on May 14, 2003

Campaigning for Congress during the 2004 election, Mr. Brozak kicked off his campaign with a front-page feature story, A Marine Jumps Party Lines to Join Democrats in Trenches, in The Wall Street Journal, where he gave early warning of the nearly insurmountable challenges faced by the shortage of U.S. troops in Iraq and the need for a modified strategy to subdue insurgency and create a secure nation in Iraq.[16] His campaign focused on the lack of planning for the Iraq war, the strain it placed on our military, and the severe economic repercussions that would ensue—specifically the rise in energy prices. He also stressed the need for unfettered research in stem cells and the need for a fair trade policy with other countries. Mr. Brozak was featured in an article in the magazine Salon, which described his campaign as "a referendum on Bush's military folly." [17]

During his Congressional campaign, Mr. Brozak was invited to speak during prime time at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where he criticized the Bush administration for lack of planning prior to the war in Iraq.[18] He was later criticized by bloggers in the Internet publication, The Weekly Standard for his strong position against administration partisanship in political appointments at the Pentagon.[19] Brozak was defeated by incumbent Mike Ferguson (Republican) for New Jersey's 7th Congressional District.

Military Life[edit]

Steve Brozak is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, having served in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean. He has been attached to units within the United Nations, specifically as a Foreign area officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and as a Public Information Officer in the United Nations Mission in Haiti (UNMIH). LtCol Brozak has also been attached to units within NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and has worked with the Inter-American Defense Board.[20]

LtCol Brozak resumed active duty service in the Marine Corps immediately after the September 11, 2001 attacks as Officer in Charge of Mobilization Training Unit NY- 17 in New York City. He later served as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, leading a team to the Middle East to evaluate National Guard and Reserve mobilization. Upon returning from Iraq, his team wrote a report that criticized lack of troop strength and drain on the reserves caused by the Iraq/Afghanistan deployments.[21] His subsequent active duty assignment before retiring was Chief Spokesperson for OSD’s National Committee for the Employer support of the Guard and Reserve[22] in Washington D.C.[23] LtCol Brozak now a Marine Corps officer representing Department of Navy and Marine Corps retirees on the SECNAV Retiree Council. LtCol Brozak was twice awarded the Navy/Marine Corps Meritorious Service Medal, his last one for his efforts in Washington.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Brozak is married and has two children. He was born in 1961 and received his BA from Columbia University (1982) and an MBA (1994) from Columbia University.

Published works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Best on the Street Stock Analysts: Medical Equipment & Supplies - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. 2011-05-09. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  2. ^ "WBB Securities, LLC". Wbbsec.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ [2]
  5. ^ http://www.fpa.org/about/
  6. ^ By Melissa Davis (2007-06-26). "Three Stem-Cell Stocks Ripe With Potential". TheStreet. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  7. ^ http://www.wbbsec.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/BMJ-endoscope-infections-OPED.pdf
  8. ^ http://www.bloomberg.com/video/pfizer-astrazeneca-are-u-k-concerns-valid-crJUS~uBTPeZquft0nKW8g.html
  9. ^ Opinionby Stephen Brozak And Henry Bassman (2011-03-16). "Japan's Fukushima: How Can We Prepare for Disaster? - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  10. ^ Opinionby Stephen Brozak And Henry Bassman (2011-04-06). "Fukushima Leak: A Threat to Japan, the U.S. and the World - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  11. ^ Opinionby Stephen Brozak And Henry Bassman (2011-04-25). "Fukushima and Nuclear Power: Energy Lessons From Japan's Tragedy - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  12. ^ "Attack Of The Zombie Biotechs". Forbes.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  13. ^ "Why Your Health Care Is in Jeopardy - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. 2009-02-19. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  14. ^ "StormBio: Taming Cytokine Storm". Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  15. ^ "Cytokine Storm: A Deadly Effect of Flu". Storm Bio: Taming Cytokine Storm. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  16. ^ "A Marine Jumps Party Lines to Join Democrats in Trenches - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. 2004-04-21. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  17. ^ Goldberg, Michelle (2004-09-30). "Marine declares war on Bush - Salon.com". Dir.salon.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  18. ^ "Ret. Lt. Colonel Steve Brozak's Speech before the Democratic National Convention - re> BOSTON, July 28 /PRNewswire/". Prnewswire.com. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  19. ^ Hernandez, Raymond (2004-08-08). "Ex-Marine Takes Aim At a Republican". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  20. ^ "Stephen G. Brozak". Rotary Club of New York. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  21. ^ Liu, Petersi. "ESGR Reps Check on Guard and Reserve in Iraq". Defend America. Retrieved 18 January 2013. 
  22. ^ "Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve > Home". Esgr.net. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  23. ^ "Candidate - Stephen G. Brozak". Our Campaigns. 2004-05-01. Retrieved 2012-11-24. 
  24. ^ "Seventh Congressional District". The Westfield Leader. Watchung Communications, Inc. Retrieved 18 January 2013.