CEO from The Wellington Group @twgrecruiters

 The Wellington Group has been engaged to find a seasoned CEO to lead the development of a new scientific venture in eastern North Carolina. We are seeking a hands-on leader to work with the local, national and global maritime communities and research institutions for collaboration in the development of both academic and commercial opportunities. Come be part of this exciting new area of development and growth in North Carolina, apply with The Wellington Group today!

The CEO will work with the Board of Directors and Advisory Committee on the oversight of the new Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation and will have full accountability for the day-to-day operational details of the organization. The ideal candidate will effectively create, engage, inform and communicate with a marine biotechnology network, ranging from universities to businesses and state leaders. The goal is to successfully cultivate collaborative innovation and accelerate North Carolina’s bioscience research engine to deliver economic benefits statewide. 

CEO responsibilities include:

  • Expected to lead a consortium of resources to meet and exceed established fiscal and measurable milestones in the creation and on-going development of a Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation
  • Develop a strategic business plan with the Board of Directors for the operation of the Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation
  • Lead all activities and considerations for funding requirements, assessment of product to market risk, intellectual property (IP) assessment and investigations, opportunities for generating revenue, and the requirements for long-term financial sustainability  
  • Effectively engage, inform and communicate with the Board of Directors, Advisory Committee and other local leaders and centers of influence
  • Develop a comprehensive marketplace analysis of marine biotechnology based on thorough research and fact-based analysis of market data
  • Create a portfolio of high-value projects that are properly balanced and directly tied to the business strategy of the Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation
  • Establish criteria and methods that will maximize the value of the Center’s portfolio of revenues, profitability and likelihood of success, ensuring the final portfolio of investments is strategically aligned with the needs of the market or industry 
  • Effectively facilitate evaluation, translation and support of university research outcomes into new products, commercial processes, licensing opportunities and business services for the benefit of the marine biotechnology community
  • Lead the hiring process for selection of additional Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation staff members

The qualified CEO candidate will have:

  • MS or graduate degree in business, science, law, or medicine; MBA or PhD is preferred
  • 10+ years of experience in technology commercialization efforts, marketing, licensing and economic development in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated knowledge of entrepreneurship, business incubation, technology development, technology transfer, risk assessment, and intellectual property
  • Prior experience taking IP to market through proper valuation, management, marketing, licensing or business formation is key
  • Broad understanding of both academic and industry environments and the ability to influence the develop of successful collaborations to support and strengthen the Marine Biotechnology sector
  • Skilled communicator with the ability and career experience to work with cross-function teams and opportunities among both private and public institution and corporations
  • A passionate commitment to advancing innovation in marine biotechnology across the state of North Carolina and aimed at presenting the Marine Biotechnology Center of Innovation to the rest of the nation

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Don’t wait, apply with The Wellington Group today!
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The Wellington Group ( 910-338-2795

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