Rockport Venture Partners - Team

Mark Bosland, Managing Director | Institutional Capital | United States


mbosland_bMark Bosland is the Founder and Managing Director of Rockport Venture Partners(RVP), he specializes in healthcare & life science companies. Mark founded Rockport Venture Partners in 2001 after spending twelve years working on Wall St. as a European Institutional Salesperson, focused on raising capital for both private and public companies.  As a Managing Director at RVP, has represented and closed over 45 transaction in the medical device, diagnostic, biotech and pharma industries, raising over $500M for those companies.

 Mark also was a founder and General Partner at Rockport Venture Fund  from 2005-2014 a venture capital  fund focused exclusively on investing within the life science industry.   Previous to RVP, Mark was a Director of Quan Ventures a Swiss based technology crossover venture fund.

 Mark holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Rutgers University and is a steadfast Scarlet Knight fan.

Michael Knesevitch, PMP | Managing Director | Deal Orgination & Project Management

Mr Knesevitch joined Rockport in 2014, he brings an environmental science focus to the company.  Mike started his career on Wall Street as a self-funded - and self-educated - futures and options market-maker before launching a number of start-up electronic exchanges in the US and Europe including; Euro ECN, TradeSports, Intrade, and the Longitude Trading Platform.  At Rockport, Mike focuses on Deal Origination, Diligence, Financial Modeling and Engagement Process Management. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Chemical Engineering and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the Project management Institute.




Arthur A. Alfaro

Arthur Alfaro has spent 30 years in the medical device industry with Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson and Boston Scientific.

Mr. Alfaro later joined Sofamor Danek as Division President, which was acquired by Medtronic for $3.6 billion in 1998. After the acquisition Arthur was named President and Director of Osteotech, Inc., which was also acquired by Medtronic in 2010. 

In 2008 Arthur founded Nextremity Solutions, a medical device company that offers novel approaches to forefoot surgical intervention where he served as President and CEO.

Currently Arthur serves on the boards of Tyber Medical and Sprains & Strains, Orthopedic Urgent Care Clinics.

Mr. Alfaro earned a BA from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University. 

Jose Bolanos, MD | Medical Advisor | Market Intelligence

Dr. Bolanos is the Managing Director of Venture-Med, an angel investment and advisory group in Silicon Valley.  His focus in on healthcare innovation, healthcare IT, digital health and diagnostic bio-pharma. Dr. Bolanos has served on the advisory boards of many healthcare  start-up companies.  He is also the CEO for Nimbus-T inc, a healthcare IT company with a novel patent pending patient identity security token.  His interests include reducing fraud prevention and securing patient information.  He is a Stanford Medical Alumnus with more than 25 years of clinical practice and provides Rockport with strategic market intelligence.

Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly has been actively involved in the biotechnology industry for more than twenty years as an analyst, consultant and investor. He began his career as an equity analyst at Mabon Securities in 1993, then with UBS Securities, Volpe Brown & Whalen, ING Securities, and Merrill Lynch. 

Paul has been named to Fortune magazine’s “All Star Analyst” team in 2000 and currently provides advisory services for public and private biotechnology companies. He actively manages personal investments in the biotechnology industry.

Paul is a magna cum laude graduate from Brown University with a degree in Biotechnology from which he graduated Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and received his MBA in Finance from the William E. Simon School at the University of Rochester.