Larry Pickering is an operating advisor at Avista Capital Partners. Mr. Pickering is a founding Partner of Avista. Mr. Pickering transitioned to the Operating Executive role in 2008. Previously, he served as Chairman of DLJMB Global Healthcare Partners. He began his career in healthcare with Johnson & Johnson where he served as President of Ortho Dermatology, President of Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Chairman of Janssen North America, Company Group Chairman, Worldwide OTC, Chairman of Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation and a Corporate Officer.
Mr. Pickering retired from Johnson & Johnson in 2005, after serving 32 years. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Missouri. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of OptiNose, Inc. He previously served on the boards of Lantheus Holdings, Navilyst Medical, BioReliance Holdings, Inc., Accellent Inc., BioPartners GmbH and Point Therapeutics Inc. (now known as Dara BioSciences Inc.).