With a bird’s-eye-view of the life sciences industry, Life Sciences Pennsylvania President & CEO, Chris Molineaux, joins Rachael Bushey, Life Sciences Partner & Co-managing partner of the Philadelphia office, Goodwin Procter to welcome life sciences leaders to give insights into the complex and high-risk world of pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, diagnostics and the services that support them. Here we learn what it means to be a life sciences leader.
Meet the hosts of Being a Life Sciences Leader and hear about their experience in the life sciences industry. Chris and Rachael will discuss their current roles and their journeys in the industry. From fascinations with biology and policy to rising in the ranks at a major law firm, learn the backgrounds behind two connected individuals in the Commonwealth’s life sciences ecosystem. Tune in to hear the stories behind your hosts!
Jeffrey Dayno, MD, President & CEO of Harmony Biosciences, discusses the jump from academia to industry, including how to know the right time to make that decision in your career. Dr. Dayno shares his passion for making a broad impact and and how he took his insights from clinical medicine and applied them as he advanced his career, so that his teams could understand the art and the science of therapeutic decision making.
Lake Paul, PhD, Founder and President of BioAnalysis, shares his experience with empowering employees to continue learning. With a strong reputation for giving back, Lake gives his thoughts on the importance of companies taking real action to improve the community at-large.
Hear the ins and outs of starting a small business from Actuated Medical President & CEO Maureen Mulvihill. Maureen shares her expertise at optimizing capital and how utilizing government grants can propel your business forward. Learn how continuing education is important for servant-leaders who strive to make their employees feel secure.
Experienced life sciences industry and academia leader Dr. Phil Johnson, CEO of Interius Biotherapeutics, discusses the importance of finding out what your people need to succeed and being an advocate for them. Find out how Phil advanced through his career, aided occasionally by a little bit of luck and by identifying and seizing opportunities.
Joe Truitt, CEO of iECURE, gives advice about how to build a culture as a CEO and how focusing on internal company needs leads to external success. As a non-scientist, Joe discusses how to evaluate opportunities in biotech without a scientific background and the importance of being aggressive while making future plans in biotech.
John Furey, CEO at Imvax, discusses the important qualities of leaders, including maintaining flexibility and curiosity while transitioning from technical prowess to leadership prowess. John also explains how hope and clarity are foundational traits for leaders to provide to their staff in order to build a successful team.
Tom Anderson, CEO and Director of SwanBio Therapeutics, explains how a mentor influenced a change early on in his career. Through his experience at both large pharma and start-ups, Tom discusses the importance of having a credo in business and how to manage a board in a way that benefits your company.
As an experienced biotech investor, Brian Halak, Managing Partner at Medical Excellence Capital, shares his perspective as a CEO/investor and what investors look for in a CEO. In this episode, learn about characteristics to look for in Board members and the importance of using communication skills to build a consensus on your team.
Doug Manion became the new President & CEO of Aclaris Therapeutics January 1, 2023. In this episode, learn how taking the time to talk with each employee when you’re the new leader of an organization can help ease a change of leadership. Doug discusses his career and the importance of passing on your leadership knowledge to proteges.
From fascinations with biology and policy to rising in the ranks at a major law firm, learn the backgrounds behind two connected individuals in the Commonwealth’s life sciences ecosystem.
Topics of this episode include the importance of owning your work and empowering your team to take on new challenges through honesty.
Topics of this episode include tips on building a diverse team, the importance of culture , driving an innovation mindset, and work-life integration with a successful career.
Topics of this episode include the importance of patient outcomes, and how the key to leadership in the industry is steadiness. Stream the episode now to learn how hard work, entrepreneurial spirit, and focus can lead to great success for you and your team.
Topics of this episode include board management, motivating a team, and how many leaders often confuse effort with success.
In this episode of Being a Life Sciences Leader, President of DSM Biomedical, John Witkowski, discusses how he leads with humor and values continuous learning.
Topics of this episode include learning the importance of steadiness in leadership, how to put the patient first, and how to establish clear goal setting that leads to success.
Topics of this episode include cultivating a positive company culture, tips for emerging leaders, and Spark’s newest expansion project in Philadelphia.
Topics of this episode include transitioning from pharma executive to founder of a start-up, building a network, and leadership in the life sciences.
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Topics of this episode include mergers and acquisitions, founding a life sciences organization, and investor relations.
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Topics of this episode include rising in the ranks to become a life sciences executive, taking a leap to become a start-up CEO, and anecdotes regarding building a team and growing your leadership skills.
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Topics of this episode include FDA approvals, taking an organization public, empowering employees, and investor relations.
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Topics of this episode include vaccine confidence, working with patient groups, and tips for public policy and advocacy for beginners.
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Topics of this episode include pivoting during a pandemic, using challenge to fuel motivation, and tips on partnering for M&A
Topics of this episode include learning to mitigate risk while encourage innovation, avoiding the title “Dr. No,” and lessons learned from years in the industry.
Topics of this episode include investor relations, lessons from a successful start-up entrepreneur, and having contingencies in place if a business needs to pivot.
Topics of this episode include leadership tips, spinning out an organization, and pivoting a business plan.
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