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Position
Head of Licensing and IP Strategy
Location
Saint Louis MO UNITED STATES
Bio

Head of Licensing & IP Strategies for Gene Editing and Novel Modalities at MilliporeSigma    

 

 

Chief Operations Officer at QMAXX Products, Inc.   2015 –2016

  • Responsible for all levels of company operations, safety and compliance, budgeting, product marketing, sales, legal and intellectual property strategies. 
    • Head of human resources; managed 30 staff and sales representatives 
    • Handled payroll, benefits, hiring, and created company policies for employees. 
    • Worked closely with the Board of Directors to manage seed capital investment and pursue follow-on funding.
    • Managed company’s $2 million budget and overall strategy 

Business Development Director at Washington University in St. Louis     1999 –2015

  • Managed staff, and instructed personnel, faculty and students in business and technology development. 
    • Organized and developed the University’s annual competition for innovation and entrepreneurism 
    • Performed marketing, created pro formas, preliminary P&Ls, and patentability assessments for over 1,000 University technologies. 
    • Led, negotiated and drafted large multi-party consortium agreements that included private and state institutions, government bodies, and corporate entities. 
    • Created and nurtured research and commercial relationships between the University and industry partners.
    • Taught classes in ethics, contracts, compliance and intellectual property.
    • Established strategies including gGMP and cGLP guidelines, for seed and start-up company formation and identified potential angel, venture capital or corporate partners for financing. 

 

Inventor on 16 issued US Patents and over 40 international patents and applications

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