• Jeff  Kaplan

    As a Partner and Head Trader at Deerfield, Jeff is responsible for managing Deerfield’s trading desk and is a part of our Private Transactions team. Jeff joined Deerfield in 2001 after 14 years at Merrill Lynch, where he was head of Healthcare NASDAQ trading for eight years. Previously he held positions as a business analyst in Merrill’s institutional client division and in Operations at E.F. Hutton. Jeff is active in The Deerfield Foundation, which supports healthcare initiatives for underserved communities and is funded by Deerfield’s profits and employees. Jeff founded and chairs The A to Z Impact Foundation, which is focused on poverty alleviation through healthcare and economic empowerment solutions. Jeff co-founded GOAL, an after-school enrichment program in East Harlem, and The Water Trust, an NGO focused on clean water and health in rural Uganda. He also serves on the Board of Possible Health, which supports primary healthcare in rural Nepal. Jeff is an ordained Interfaith Minister.