Oxford Finance LLC (“Oxford”), the finance firm that provides senior debt to life sciences and healthcare services companies worldwide, announced David Hickman’s new position as Managing Director of business development in Oxford’s life sciences division. David has been appointed to Debbie Baker’s position; she will be retiring on June 30th.
David Hickman brings 15 years of lending experience to his new role at Oxford, specializing in loan structuring and portfolio management for public and venture-backed life sciences companies. Before joining Oxford in 2014, David served as senior vice president at Silicon Valley Bank, leading due diligence and underwriting for private equity and venture capital firms.
Most recently, David served as managing director of credit in Oxford’s life sciences division, overseeing credit for the southwestern US and managing the funding of nearly a billion dollars in loans since joining Oxford in 2014.
“We are excited to add David to the life sciences business development team and welcome his deep experience in the sector for this important role,” said Christopher A. Herr, senior managing director at Oxford. “We thank Debbie for her incredible efforts over the past eleven years where she was instrumental in growing both the portfolio and the Oxford brand. We wish Debbie the best in her well-deserved next chapter.”
Debbie will remain in a consulting capacity with Oxford through the end of 2021.