Founder of Escientia Life Sciences, a contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), to develop and manufacture active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) to supply to global pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Adept and successful at Business Management, management of company strategy including marketing, sales, trade relations, strategic partnerships, development, manufacturing, and supply. Experienced in fiduciary responsibilities of Board of Directors and providing guidance to executive teams in developing compelling strategic plans and market positioning strategy for his company and their research programs. Established strategic direction and drove innovation that led to timely development of multiple drug candidates. Established global academic and industrial collaborations and partnerships to drive innovation. Developed and maintained relationships with strategic partners and scientific leaders to ensure timely progression of research and development activities. A recognized leader in the areas of process research and development; an inventor of over 15 US patents; and author of over 35 published papers, reviews and book chapters.