Ryan McBride is an award-winning journalist who writes about the life sciences industry. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was a freelance journalist and served as a correspondent at Xconomy for more than two years. His stories have appeared in The Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal, The Motley Fool, and many other publications. In recent years, he has also given guest lectures to graduate students at Boston University’s Center for Science & Medical Journalism. Earlier in his career, he held staff reporter positions at Mass High Tech, Providence Business News, and The Westerly Sun. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and exploring mountains and beaches in New England. Follow Ryan on Twitter at @RyanMFierce or send him e-mail here.
Group Publisher & Executive Editor - Life Sciences
Arsalan is a news-media engineer primarily focused on creating must-read editorial products. Since joining the company in 2006 he’s taken a lead role launching 9 of our 10 life sciences publications, growing readership to more than 140,000 unique subscribers and 1.2m monthly pageviews, positioning FierceBiotech and FiercePharma as the most widely read daily biopharmaceutical news publications in the world. He's responsible for managing a talented and diverse 20-person editorial, sales and operations staff and believes strongly that financial success in the media business comes from delighting readers with great content.
Born and raised in Wichita, KS, Arsalan worked from a young age at various family businesses. He’s thankful to his parents for providing a fiercely entrepreneurial upbringing, as well as an education at George Washington University and the University of Kansas. Arsalan lives in Washington, D.C., a few short blocks from Fierce HQ. As an FAA-certified pilot for more than 12 years, he also flies regularly.
John D. Carroll is a biotech analyst with 34 years of prize-winning experience in journalism. Appointed editor of FierceBiotech in 2003, he has covered genomics, biotechnology, healthcare and other business topics for Managed Care, American Banker, Small Times, and Local Business.com, He has also contributed stories from Central America and Ireland to the Dallas Morning News and Time and wrote for the Houston Press and other leading publications. He spent six years as editor and publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, was publisher of Texas Business and early in his career was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team of reporters and editors at the Kansas City Star & Times. He enjoys hiking, traveling and spending time with his family. Carroll is based in Vermont and Texas and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow @JohnCFierce on Twitter.