Caris Life Sciences Announces Appointment of Russ Denton as General Counsel


Caris Life Sciences®(Caris), the leading molecular science and technology company actively developing and delivering innovative solutions to revolutionize healthcare, announced today that Russ Denton has joined the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, and will lead Caris’ legal and corporate governance efforts.

Prior to joining Caris, Mr. Denton was a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP, representing clients in mergers and acquisitions and equity financing transactions, including working with Caris as outside counsel in connection with Caris’ growth equity financing transactions. Before his time at Shearman & Sterling, Mr. Denton was a partner at Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP and an associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP.

“Caris is leading a revolution in healthcare with novel approaches to categorize, visualize and target disease in ways never before possible,” said David D. Halbert, Chairman and CEO of Caris Life Sciences. “We are very pleased to welcome Russ to the Caris team, as his strong guidance and counsel has served us well, and will be invaluable as we continue to advance our mission.”

“I am thrilled to join Caris and work for a company on the cutting edge of healthcare,” said Denton. “I look forward to continuing to help support Caris and its mission.”

Mr. Denton received his J.D. from Stanford Law School, and earned his B.S., magna cum laude, from Duke University.


Caris Life Sciences Announces Appointment of Mike Weinstein, Medical Technology Executive and Wall Street Veteran, as Chief Financial Officer


Caris Life Sciences®, a molecular science company developing and delivering technologies to revolutionize healthcare, announced today the appointment of Mike Weinstein as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mike to the Caris team,” said David D. Halbert, Chairman and CEO of Caris Life Sciences. “His passion for our mission, industry experience and strategic thinking will provide strong leadership as we position Caris for the next phase; expanding our offering to include both tissue and blood (measuring all coding genes) across hereditary and acquired variants, resulting in the most comprehensive offering ever.”

“I am delighted to join Caris at such an exciting time,” said Weinstein. “In my 25-plus years, I’ve seen few companies with Caris’ potential to grow and to change the way we diagnose, monitor, treat and care for hundreds of thousands of cancer patients each year.”

In May, Caris announced an $830 million growth equity round at a $7.83 billion post-money valuation. The round was led by Sixth Street, a leading global investment firm making its third investment in Caris since 2018. Funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc., Silver Lake, Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC, and Coatue were significant participants in the round. Additional investors included Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Millennium Management, Neuberger Berman Funds, Highland Capital Management, Rock Springs Capital, OrbiMed, ClearBridge Investments, Tudor Investment Corporation, Eaton Vance Equity (Morgan Stanley), Pura Vida Investments and First Light Asset Management.

Mr. Weinstein brings to Caris more than 25 years of finance and life sciences experience.  Prior to joining the Company, Weinstein served as Senior Vice President, Strategy at Medtronic and was a member of the Executive Committee. In that role he oversaw global strategy for the organization, including providing counsel and input on business development, capital deployment, and the overall strategic direction of each of Medtronic’s businesses. Prior to Medtronic, Weinstein was a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase & Co., leading the firm’s healthcare group within equity research. Weinstein is a 14-time #1 ranked analyst in the annual surveys of both Institutional Investor and Greenwich Associates. In 2013, he was named to the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and serves on the Board of Advisors for Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business.