I have had a long-term passion for the Bio-Medical sector as an Executive, Entrepreneur and Scientist with start-up to Fortune 100 company experience. As an expert in driving cohesive strategic planning and “hands-on” business execution, I built from startup a boutique consulting firm, BioPro Ventures Inc, specializing in strategic planning, marketing, business development and C-level consulting for the bio-medical and biopharm industry. The NIH honored me by requesting me to participate as a Principal Advisor to Commercialization Assistance Program (CAP) at LARTA Institute which has successfully resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in fund raising and strategic partnerships for early stage healthcare companies. Leveraging both my experience at Baxter Healthcare in Business Development, Strategic Marketing, R&D and my UCLA MS in Microbiology & Immunology and UCLA MBA has enabled me to understand critical, technical value drivers and incorporate the perspectives and priorities of multiple stakeholders into business strategies. Able to bridge communication gaps between Senior Management and R&D functions, I am fluent in cross-functional management including: R&D, Marketing, Regulatory Liaison and Business Development. I pride myself on my ability to build long-term relationships with clients, colleagues, and vendors enabling an extensive global network across industry, academic, regulatory and investment firms.
Expert Chess Player
I am an accomplished Bio-Medical Executive, Entrepreneur and Scientist with 20 years experience in Start-up to Fortune 100 companies seeking business development, marketing, or C-level positions within the biotechnology, medtech or pharmaceutical industries.
Senior Research Scientist
Managed antibody characterization laboratory with a staff of five.
Jun 2005 - Present
The NIH CAP provides assistance to the most promising small companies in the life sciences with their business models and their product commercialization strategies to attract investment and/or strategic partners. The NIH CAP has successfully resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in fund raising and strategic partnerships for early stage healthcare companies.
Jul 2003 - Present
BioPro Ventures Inc.
BioPro Ventures is a boutique consulting firm specializing in Business Development, Marketing, Strategic Planning and Senior Management Advisory services for the bio-medical and biopharm industry.
Apr 1997 - Aug 2003
Director of Business Development: Led cross-functional business development teams to evaluate, negotiate and close transactions in therapeutics. Senior Global Marketing Manager of a therapeutic product portfolio in a >$1.5 billion business unit.
Sep 1994 - Jun 1996
Masters of Business Administration
- Awarded First Place in 1996 & 1998 Knapp Venture Competitions
- UCLA School of Medicine, Technology Transfer Office Internship
Jul 1989 - Jun 1990
Masters of Science
Jan 1987 - Dec 1988
Bachelors of Science
- Cum Laude, Deans List
- Senior research thesis in gene mapping / molecular genetics of Bacillus megaterium