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Michael Gisser

Global Operations Advisor

Michael serves as Global Operations Advisor of Cognitive Leap, with responsibility for business development matters (broadly defined). He has experience as an entrepreneurial leader, board member and senior advisor in a range of development stage businesses. This position unites Michael’s business experience with a lifelong interest in medicine—among other things, Michael has edited a medical book, Zoobiquity by Natterson-Horowitz and Bowers.


Michael spent more than two decades as a senior M&A and capital markets partner with major international law firm Skadden Arps, and also helped manage rapid growth as their Head of Asia Pacific. In these capacities, Michael led a long list of innovative transactions involving billion dollar-plus transactions on four continents, and including major healthcare acquisitions, for which he has received numerous awards and recognitions. Michael graduated from Harvard College and Stanford Law School.

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