CDx Precision Health Group2011 - present
Vice President, Commercial Development
Northwestern University INVO / TTP2008 - 2011
Innovation & New Ventures Office / Tech Transfer Prog.
Executive Director / Director, Business Development
Bio-Com International2004 - 2008
Executive Director, Commercial Development
Motorola Life Sciences1999 - 2004
Senior Leader, Strategy & Business Development
- MLS eSensor DNA diagnostics unit'02 - 04
- MLS CodeLink genomic tools unit'99 - 02
ACLARA BioSciences1997 - 1999
Director, Intellectual Property Management & Licensing
Pangene Corporation1995 - 1997
Director, Strategic Business & Market Development
Executive Business Administration Program
Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern Univ.
Valuation & Corporate Venture Capital
Harvard Business School
Ph.D. Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Championed I2C at NU’s
“Alan's passion for technology valuation & deal- making plus his vast business development
knowledge are what make him a respected leader.”
Marta New, Ph.D., MBA
Corporate Venture Capitalist
STRATEGIC IMPLEMENTEREmploys proven frameworks (roadmapping, tech/mkt gap analyses & valuation) to guide decision making.
Gathers data, uses available solutions before proceeding to drive practical results for maximizing outcomes.
Optimizes use of staff & resources, rolling up the sleeves to deal with impediments.
RESOLUTION SPECIALISTApplies structured systems-thinking approach to assess the high-level context of unresolved challenges, whether project-, process-, &/or people-related.
Maintains focus on organizational objectives while working through obstacles & competing interests.
RELATIONSHIP BUILDEREffectively communicates by engaging critical constituents early & often to advance multi-faceted projects with many moving parts.
Builds bridges across departmental silos & facilitates dialogue + co-planning activities among internal & external stakeholders.
Confidently presents key messages & information to diverse audiences.
Inspired Excellence, Drove Results &
Added Value as I2C Team Leader & Mentor
Northwestern U‘s Annual Licensing Revenue > $150 million in FY’08-11
NU ventures raised $199 million in corporate/private equity funds in FY’11
Sets Clear DirectionINVO colleague / 360 leadership survey
“Alan ensures very clear communication between team members + makes sure everyone knows where & what they’re going & doing, respectively.”
Results OrientationINVO colleague / 360 leadership assessment
“Alan’s most significant leadership asset is the ability to lead by example ... encompassing keeping projects moving forward in a positive direction … & works well to take the initiative.”
Clear DirectionHead of NU TTP / performance review
“As part of his leadership duties, Alan plans his work well & is organized.”
Personal CapabilityHead of NU TTP / performance review
“Alan successfully concluded, under a very tight time frame the nationalization deadline, the option with a license term sheet for [a spinout based on patented NU nanotechnology].”
Honesty & IntegrityINVO colleague / 360 leadership assessment
“Alan leads by example with personal character & conducts himself with integrity.”
Coaching/Mentoring; ListeningHead of NU TTP / performance review
“Alan has worked well with his clients, both internal & external; + works well within the team.”