John Seman is a Pharmaceutical Executive with a consistent track record of building teams, solving problems, adapting to changing markets, and establishing long term growth strategies.
Mr. Seman began his career in global life science corporations working for E. R. Squibb & Sons and multiple divisions of Johnson & Johnson, holding various management positions in sales, marketing and business development. During his tenure at Squibb, he was a team member responsible for the introduction a new cardiovascular drug that achieved highest first year sales in company history. At Johnson & Johnson, he managed a portfolio of eight biotech products in various stages of pre-clinical and clinical development, and actively participated in the licensing and acquisition of anti-infective pharmaceutical products. He served as Vice President of Marketing at the central laboratory division of Corning Pharmaceutical Services where he was responsible for expansion of services into the European market, and for developing an innovative marketing strategy to increase profitability with a growing base of top tier pharma customers.
For the past 20 years, Mr. Seman has been a serial entrepreneur involved in multiple startups including: A Founder of AVANTEC, an innovative technology based company focused on accelerating the receipt of clinical trial data from investigator sites, where he secured over $10M from multiple rounds of financing; CEO at HealthBridge, a reimbursement services company, where he tripled revenue and successfully positioned the company for a sale; CEO at PhysioGenix, a preclinical research company, where he secured seed funding from angel investors; and most recently licensed technology from universities for commercialization with ZOETIC Pharmaceuticals and REVITALE Pharma focused on expanded use of anti-virals.
Mr. Seman’s non-profit experience includes executive leadership of the Alosa Foundation, an independent medical education organization, where he secured multi-year contracts from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the District of Columbia public health departments for the dissemination of evidence based treatment strategies to primary care physicians. He also served as the Founding CEO of Launch NY, an economic development organization serving the 27 counties of upstate New York, raising $7 million from the federal government and regional foundations.
Mr. Seman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy, and received a Master of Science degree with honors in Pharmaceutical Economics and Business Administration, from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy. He is an active participant in industry associations, and continues to be sought after to present at national and regional life science conferences. Mr. Seman also volunteers as a coach and mentor to aspiring life science entrepreneurs from the University at Buffalo, McMaster University, and Syracuse University to support their efforts to build companies, win business plan competitions, and secure financing.
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