Being a Life Sciences Leader Podcast

“Being a Life Sciences Leader” Podcast

New Episode: Peter Miller, OptiNose

With a bird’s-eye-view of the life sciences industry, Life Sciences Pennsylvania President & CEO, Chris Molineaux, joins Rachael Bushey, Partner and Chair of the Health Sciences Department at Troutman Pepper 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 Your Hosts

Chris Molineaux

President & CEO

Rachael Bushey

Partner & Chair, Health Sciences Department

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, their journeys in the industry, the outline of the podcast ahead. Tune in to hear the stories behind your hosts!

Podcast Guests

Season 2

Peter Miller

CEO, Board of Directors

Topics of this episode include board management, motivating a team, and how many leaders often confuse effort with success.

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John Witkowski

President

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.

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Bruce Shook

 Serial MedTech Entrepreneur

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.

Ron Philip

 CEO

Topics of this episode include cultivating a positive company culture, tips for emerging leaders, and Spark’s newest expansion project in Philadelphia.

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Season 1

Sue Dillon, PhD

Co-Founder, President & CEO

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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Steve Tullman

Executive Chairman

Topics of this episode include mergers and acquisitions, founding a life sciences organization, and investor relations.

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John Jacobs

President & CEO 

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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Gerri Henwood

President & CEO 

Topics of this episode include FDA approvals, taking an organization public, empowering employees, and investor relations.

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Julian Ritchey

U.S. Head, Vaccine Public Affairs and Advocacy

Topics of this episode include vaccine confidence, working with patient groups, and tips for public policy and advocacy for beginners.

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Ren Capocasale

Vice Chair & Founder

Topics of this episode include pivoting during a pandemic, using challenge to fuel motivation, and tips on partnering for M&A

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Bryant Lim

S.V.P, General Counsel, & Secretary

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.

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Dr. Neal Walker

Founder, President & CEO

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.

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Valerie Asbury

President & CEO

Topics of this episode include leadership tips, spinning out an organization, and pivoting a business plan.