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THE WHARTON SCHOOL, University of Pennsylvania                                                                                    Philadelphia, PA

Master of Business Administration Candidate, Healthcare Management Major                                                             May 2004

·   Fall and Spring Director’s List (top 10% of class); 2004 Leadership Fellow; Marketing 101 Teaching Assistant

·   Co-President of the Penn Biotechnology Club; Director of the Biotech Panel at the Wharton Healthcare Conference


YALE UNIVERSITY                                                                                                                                                    New Haven, CT

Masters of Science and Bachelors of Science, Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry                                                May 1998

·   Masters Thesis entitled The Role of the N-Terminal Region of the Flagellar Switch Protein FliG, published by the Yale Science and Engineering Association, May 1999




SCHERING-PLOUGH                                                                                                                                                             Kenilworth, NJ

MBA Summer Intern, Business Development                                                                                                          Summer 2003

Member of the six-person team handling Schering’s worldwide business development for post-IND compounds

·   Drove the financial analysis for a high-profile Phase III in-licensing deal worth >$100M; presented findings to senior executives and aided in negotiations with the potential partner

·   Initiated discussions with potential partners and evaluated their attractiveness to Schering

·   Built the market forecast to evaluate a deal involving a potential breakthrough CNS therapy


AKCELI, INC.                                                                                                                                                                   Cambridge, MA

Director of Business Development                                                                                                                   November 2001 – July 2002

Biotechnology startup that developed cell micro-arrays, a method for high throughput screening of potential drug targets

·   Led effort to in-license complementary intellectual property and technology from MIT

·   Engaged in discussions with pharmaceutical companies that resulted in two proof-of-concept collaborations

·   Presented to potential manufacturing partners during ongoing discussions

·   Analyzed opportunities in the micro-array market and built a financial model to support the company’s strategic vision

·   Developed a list of high potential targets by analyzing GPCRs and drugs with unknown mechanisms of action

·   Managed the “freedom to operate” process and trademark search with retained lawyers


TRENZA CORPORATION                                                                                                                                             Cambridge, MA

Vice President of Strategy and Member of Founding Group                                                           February 2000 – May 2001

Technology startup that raised $3.3M in financing and grew to 26 employees.  Company closed operations in May 2001

·   Co-authored the business plan presented to investors, driving the financial analysis of terms and deal options

·   Led company’s largest transaction to secure a multi-year, technically crucial software license

·   Presented to potential pilot customers and partners

·   Managed development of first prototype, leading a cross-functional team of engineering and artistic staff

·   Developed customer segmentation strategy used to target potential clients


MCKINSEY & COMPANY                                                                                                                                           New York, NY

Business Analyst, Healthcare Focus                                                                                          September 1998 – March 2000

·   Led cross-functional client team of the product manager, marketing heads, and sales team to develop a new growth strategy for an in-line pharmaceutical drug

·   Built bottom-up valuation model of the global online drugstore market

·   Worked with sales team of a large pharmaceutical company to develop a new sales force deployment plan

·   Collaborated with marketing team to interpret focus group data, resulting in the repositioning of a top pain medication

·   Created frameworks to define how the emerging healthcare ecommerce space would affect market dynamics for the CEO and executive committee of a large pharmaceutical client




·   Ballroom Dancing – 1999, 5th Place Open Novice Standard, National DanceSport Competition (World Qualifiers)

·   Competitive tennis player (college) and squash player (Boston leagues); Traveled extensively throughout Asia (2001)