Scott Perlen joined EcoR1 Capital LLC in June 2019 as Chief Financial Officer. He oversees the accounting and finance areas for the firm and funds. Prior to joining Ecor1, Mr. Perlen served as Chief Financial Officer for seven years at Sheffield Asset Management, LLC in Chicago. Prior to Sheffield, Mr. Perlen was a Vice President at Grosvenor Capital Management, LP, a global leader in the alternative asset industry. During his seven years at Grosvenor, Mr. Perlen managed a group dedicated to providing outsourced CFO functionality to a number of hedge fund managers and also assisted in performing operational due diligence reviews on underlying hedge funds. Prior to joining Grosvenor in 2005, Mr. Perlen was an Assistant Vice President at Bank of America, focusing on operational risk and accounting for the bank’s derivatives business. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Perlen managed the operations and fund accounting at Sunrise Capital Partners, LLC, a San Diego-based hedge fund firm. Mr. Perlen received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1997.
Chip Perlen, the black Australian Labradoodle out of Chicago, is always up for a good time. Whether it’s a four-mile walk, a romp with other dogs or attacking anyone who walks in his house, he lives by the motto “I’m in.” In his spare time Chip likes to sleep, destroy bedrooms, and keep a look-out for the Amazon truck.