About Us

Leadership Team

Jeffery M. Brinza, J.D.
Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel

Mr. Jeffery Brinza has extensive experience in operations and as in-house counsel for pharmaceutical and life sciences companies and has been engaged in the practice of law for 30 years. Before joining Millendo, he was general counsel, secretary and chief compliance officer for RGIS, LLC, a Blackstone portfolio company, where he led the legal and human resources departments for this large, global enterprise. Prior to RGIS, Mr. Brinza served as general counsel and secretary at QuatRx Pharmaceuticals, where he managed the legal, IT and human resources functions, negotiated numerous product licensing agreements, and worked on several financing transactions. His career has also included acting as outside general counsel for several startup companies from the University of Michigan, and working for the international legal group of Abbott Laboratories. Earlier in his career, Mr. Brinza was Assistant General Counsel for the Parke-Davis pharmaceutical research division of Warner-Lambert where he was involved in mergers and acquisitions, the negotiation and drafting of numerous technology and product licenses, research collaborations, clinical development agreements and product manufacturing agreements. Mr. Brinza has been a life sciences company investor and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of ENT Biotech Solutions, a medical device startup.

Mr. Brinza is a member of the Michigan Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Association of Corporate Counsel. He holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School, and a B.A. in computer and communications sciences and economics from the University of Michigan.