Summary

I am a proven leader and technology strategist with 20 years experience developing and delivering enterprise quality software and database tools to scientists around the world.  Several of my products have enjoyed product life cycles of over 20 years and one has a recurring annual revenue of over $100M. 

I have created and executed strategic plans and product roadmaps in several companies and led numerous successful customer projects in Fortune 100 companies.  I developed the Microsoft "point of view" for the pharmaceutical industry to support sales and influence product planning. I have led several acquisitions and integrated the teams into my organization.

My training and interests are multi-disciplinary spanning chemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics and physics, but my career has been spent around chemical and life sciences.  However, delivering products to scientists instills a strong customer focus and brings an uncompromising requirement to create high quality products.

I was recruited by Microsoft and relocated by them to Redmond WA from the SF Bay area.  I would be happy to remain in the Seattle area but i would also be happy to return to the Bay area or relocate to Southern California.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2009 - Present

CEO & Founder

SciencePoint Solutions

SciencePoint Solutions provides services and products to facilitate scientific collaborations between organizations in the Cloud.  Targeted at complex research programs in phamceutical and chemical product discovery and development, SciencePoint's tools provide a means to share information and tools between scientists while protecting the intellectual property and controlling access.

Feb 2007 - Jul 2009

WW Industry Strategist - Pharma

Microsoft

As the Worldwide Pharmaceutical Industry Strategist:

  • Worked closely with customers at the CIO level and below, and with the Microsoft sales and product planning teams across all Microsoft Enterprise products
  • Helped in the recruitment of Microsoft Partners
  • Led the effort to build the world wide strategy for the Life Science industry
  • Director of the BioIT Alliance and grew it to 100 members
  • Consultant to the Microsoft Research eChemistry and Chem4Word projects
Jul 2005 - Feb 2007

VP, Enterprise Solutions

CambridgeSoft

  • Responsible for coordinating R&D activities and sales efforts for enterprise wide engagements of customers across the CambridgeSoft knowledge management and informatics product lines.
  • Coordination of R&D activities in the development and deployment of the CambridgeSoft Electronic Lab Notebook and knowledge solutions product line.
Feb 2004 - Jun 2005

Sr VP

Ingenuity Systems

  • Worked with the Engineering and Marketing management to defined the company’s product Roadmap.
  • Developed the business and product strategy working with Ingenuity’s executive management team.
Mar 2001 - Apr 2003

CEO

LION bioscience Inc.

As the CEO for the US Operations of LION:

  • Responsible for all business and operational activities of the US Subsidiary of Lion bioscience with a team of 210 associates at four sites
  • Served as Global Head of Strategic Planning for the parent corporation with staff of five in the US and Europe
  • Led acquisition team for the purchase of NetGenics and was responsible for the integration of both Trega and NetGenics into LION
Jan 1997 - Feb 2001

Sr VP R&D

MDL

As the Executive responsible for all aspects of the product portfolio:

  • Global responsibility for marketing, product research and development and strategic planning managing 250 people and a budget of over $30MM at sites across the US, UK and Germany.
  • Managed all aspects of product development.Released Assay Explorer and Discovery Gate product lines and initiated the Isentris development program.
  • Led the acquisition team for Interactive Simulations and Afferent Inc.
  • Responsible for marketing and development staff in three locations in the US, plus two in Europe (UK and Germany) including IT infrastructure hardware and software environments.
1992 - 1996

Director of New Product Development and Research

CAS

  • Established the New Product Development Department. The team met its goal of providing over 12% of the company revenue within three years of establishment (~$17MM). 
  •  Led the Research Department for CAS (up to twenty people) with projects that spanned chemical structure searching, name and concept searching, and natural language processing.
  • SciFinder is a revolutionary search tool for chemical information that has won many awards including the R&D Magazine Top 100 Award and the innovative product of the year from the Information Industry Association.   Our team initiated the project, helped build the development team (engineers, scientists, marketing) and ultimately gained management and ACS Board of Directors approval to develop SciFinder.Current revenues are not reported but are believed to be over $100MM annually.
1986 - 1992

VP, Scientific Applications

Molecular Simulations (Polygen)

Led the development and planning for the company’s scientific applications and IT hardware and software infrastructure that were primarily focused on molecular modeling including QUANTA/CHARMm.

1983 - 1986

Manager, IT - Chemical Research Division

American Cyanamid

  • Led the MIS department (twenty people) in support of the 500 person chemical research laboratory for Cyanamid.
  • Responsible for the local Data Center, and for supporting all scientific and business systems
  • Provided the interface to Corporate Business and Financial systems that included monthly financial closing and year end consolidations.
1979 - 1983

Scientist

US FDA and US EPA

  • Served as molecular modeling expert for FDA to support NDA review process on NIH Campus.
  • Managed $2MM per year program project funded by NIH, EPA, NBS (NIST), NIOSH to provide the NIH/EPA Chemical Information System.

Education

Education
Feb 1975 - Jun 1978

Ph. D.

Case Western Reserve Univ.

Thesis title: Analysis of glycosaminoglycan conformation and interaction with peptides.

Sep 1973 - Feb 1975

M.S.

Case Western Reserve Univ.

Thesis title: Conformational Analysis of Six Mucopolysaccharides.

Sep 1969 - Jun 1973

B.S.

Senior Thesis title: Computer Based Kinetic Model of Tobacco Mosaic Virus Self Assembly.

Skills

Skills

• Organizational development and leadership

• Acquisition assessment, negotiation and implementation

• Executive team and board level communications

• Global life science informatics

• Strategic and business planning