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Objective

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.

Interest

Expert Chess Player

Summary

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.

Work experience

Senior Research Scientist

Baxter Hyland Division

Managed antibody characterization laboratory with a staff of five.

Jul 2003Present

President

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.

Jun 2005Present

Principal Advisor

NIH Commercialization Assistance Program

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.

Apr 1997Aug 2003

Director

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.

Education

Sep 1994Jun 1996

Masters of Business Administration

- Awarded First Place in 1996 & 1998 Knapp Venture Competitions

- UCLA School of Medicine, Technology Transfer Office Internship

Jan 1987Dec 1988

Bachelors of Science

  • Cum Laude, Deans List
  • Senior research thesis in gene mapping / molecular genetics of Bacillus megaterium

Skills

Budget Management
Negotiations
Financial Modeling
Powerpoint Presentation