I am an accomplished entrepreneur and attorney with a unique perspective gained practicing law at a major New York City law firm, founding and operating multiple successful companies (including an ASU spin-out), running a public company, and leading a non-profit bioscience trade group.
I started my career as a corporate lawyer at a major New York law firm. Acting on a life-long dream to run my own business, I left the firm and embarked on my entrepreneurial journey that has taken me through nine start-ups, exits to big pharma and a major medical device company, and a stint as CEO of a public company.
My ventures focused on the biosciences; investment and management; diagnostics and testing; laboratory development and construction; and novel medical devices. I have been a mentor guiding budding entrepreneurs at ASU’s Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute since 2012. I am an initial member of the Arizona Bioscience Roadmap Steering Committee (Vice-Chair during 2004-2006) and am the past president of the Arizona BioIndustry Association.
I am a published author, media commentator and recipient of business awards including the Spirit of Success Award presented by the Arizona Governor.