Jerry Albright appointed by SWK Holdings to Board of Directors

Laurie Dotter, Board Chair, SWK Holdings

SWK Holdings Corporation, a life science focused specialty finance company catering to small- and mid-sized commercial-stage companies, yesterday announced that Jerry Albright has been named to the Company’s Board of Directors and will replace Wendy DiCicco, who chose not to seek re-election to the Board because of external professional commitments.  The transition will be effective March 15, 2023, with Mr. Albright joining Board Chair, Laurie Dotter, and directors, Robert K. Hatcher, and Marcus Pennington, on the Board.

“We are pleased to welcome Jerry to SWK’s Board of Directors and look forward to benefitting from his extensive investment and banking experience as we continue to target opportunities to maximize SWK’s position as a partner of choice for small- and mid-sized healthcare companies seeking non-dilutive financing to fuel growth,” stated Ms. Dotter. “We believe Jerry’s expertise in board protocols and practices should allow for a seamless transition from Ms. DiCicco, who has served on our Board since February 2022. During her tenure, Wendy provided valuable industry insights to the management team and her colleagues on the Board and was instrumental in revamping our executive compensation program, which now more closely aligns our management team with shareholders. On behalf of the leadership team and Board, we thank Wendy for her contributions.”

Mr. Albright is currently a managing partner of ADIM, LLC, an investment management firm specializing in establishing protocols, policies, and practices for boards of directors.  Prior to ADIM, Mr. Albright held multiple roles of increasing responsibility at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (“TRS”) for nearly three decades until his retirement in May 2020, including as TRS Investment Division’s Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director of Investment Operations and, most recently, as its Chief Investment Officer, in which capacity he served from mid-2017 until his retirement.  Prior to joining TRS, Mr. Albright was the Executive Vice President and a member of the board of directors of a multi-bank holding company in Texas, in addition to serving as a director on the board of two affiliated banks.  Mr. Albright has also previously served on the Advisory Board of the Finance Department at Texas A&M University. Mr. Albright holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Texas A&M University.

“Jerry is an excellent addition to the Board and arrives at a time of opportunity for SWK given the dynamics within the capital markets that we believe continue to make our suite of financing solutions enticing to life science companies in need of capital,” stated Mr. Hatcher.  “We wish Wendy the very best as she continues to serve as an advisor to companies in the healthcare sector, including SWK portfolio companies.”