Linda Rubinstein joined FLG in 2010 and has also served on the firm’s Management Committee.
Linda has over 30 years of operational, financial and capital markets experience in life sciences, SaaS and investment banking and has been CFO of numerous public and private companies. She has built particular expertise in the life sciences sector, notably in biotechnology, life science tools, genomics and diagnostics. While at FLG, Linda has served as the permanent or interim CFO of Apexigen, ArmaGen, Five Prime, Ingenuity, iPierian, Kezar, PaxVax, Retrotope, Sublimity, True North and Tunitas, among others. As CFO, Linda has overseen finance at R&D and commercial-stage enterprises, led and executed public and private financing and M&A transactions, contributed to operations and strategy, and acted as a trusted business partner to CEOs and executive teams.
Prior to FLG, as an investment banker, Linda completed over 30 transactions, raising over $5 billion in capital for companies ranging from emerging start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Linda was also the sole principal of RDJ Advisors, providing interim CFO and other consulting services to life science and SaaS companies. Previously, as the CFO of Solexa, a publicly traded firm manufacturing and selling genetic analysis instrumentation, consumables and services, Linda was responsible for raising over $100 million in PIPE financings; building international staffing, implementing a new ERP system and establishing SOX-404 compliance; managing investor relations, human resources and certain legal matters; and negotiating the sale of Solexa to Illumina, Inc. in a $600 million stock-for-stock transaction announced in November 2006.
Earlier, Linda served as Vice President of Finance at ChemoCentryx, a biotechnology company, and as Senior Vice President of Lehman Brothers’ Global Healthcare Investment Banking Group. Linda was a board member of Sensorin, an analytical instrument company, from 2007 through 2014 and on two non-profit boards, JVS and Impact Bay Area.
Linda earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in Economics (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Linda's Perspective on FLG
FLG allows me to better serve my clients in two ways. I have a couple dozen partners who are available to help me serve my client better, with their referrals, introductions, experience and technical expertise. And when I’m fully committed and can’t take on a new client, often one or more of my partners has the right skill set, experience and expertise to step in.- Linda Rubinstein
- Healthcare IT
- Life Sciences
- SaaS - Technology