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Vilua appoints Robert M. Whelan, Jr. to board

Christian Fernsby |
Austin, Tx., USA - Vilua, a health improvement company, announced the addition of Robert M. Whelan, Jr. to the board of directors.

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Mr. Whelan will serve as an independent director and brings decades of experience in the health technology sector to the company.

Mr. Whelan brings over 35 years of health technology expertise to Vilua's board of directors.

He received a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College and a M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Mr. Whelan's early professional years were spent serving as the Managing Director at Prudential Securities, and Managing Director and Head of Corporate Finance at Hambrecht & Quist, Inc.

He then went on to become a senior executive with Volpe Brown Whelan, a private investment banking, brokerage and asset management firm for technology and healthcare companies.

From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Whelan served as Vice Chairman, Prudential Volpe Technology Group, the technology investment banking and research division of Prudential Securities, which was formed when Prudential acquired Volpe Brown Whelan & Company in 1999.

From 2002 to 2012, Mr. Whelan served on the board at SVB Leerink partners (formerly Leerink Swann), a leading investment bank, specializing in healthcare and life sciences.