Vivo Capital LLC, a global healthcare investment firm, has hired John Massad as a managing director, business development.

Massad has more than two decades of business development and investor relations experience, including serving as Highbridge Capital Management‘s global head of business development and investor relations. Prior to this, he held business development leadership roles at KKR, Caxton Associates, BlackRock and JP Morgan. Massad began his career in investment banking at JP Morgan.

“His strong investment acumen, innovative approach to business-building and extensive experience working with pensions, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, investment consultants, wealth management platforms, and other investors in the U.S. and globally make him an ideal choice to support Vivo’s continued growth momentum,” says Frank Kung, co-founder, managing partner and chairman of Vivo.