CEO Gwen Acton, PhD, is an expert on the intersection of science and business. She has a doctorate in biology from M.I.T., is a former faculty member at Harvard University, and a professional speaker and author.
Eric Bloom is Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, and a contributing writer to CIO.com, TEDx speaker, technologist, and author. Previously, he was a senior IT executive at Fidelity Investments and Monster.com.
Star Dargin, PCC, CPCC is founder of Star Leadership and is author of the book Leading with Gratitude. She taught project management at Boston University for 20 years, and has logged over 5,000+ hours of executive and leadership coaching.
Rick Lyman has over 35 years of experience consulting to boards of directors, executives and senior teams on the redesign of strategies, structures, processes, reward systems, and people practices. He led organizational development in companies such as Boston Scientific and Fidelity Investments.
Robert Gottlieb has more than 30 years of experience in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as a consultant on strategy and communications, successfully working with over 100 companies and organizations ranging from start-ups in and outside of the U.S. to multi-nationals.
Laurie Schloff has over 30 years experience as a corporate communications coach working with leaders in biotech and healthcare companies to improve their presentation, persuasion and executive presence skills.
Amy Russell, M.A. is an expert in intercultural communication, specializing in Chinese language and culture. After studying Chinese at Columbia University, Ms. Russell earned Master's degrees in Chinese from University of Wisconsin-Madison and in Translation and Interpretation of Chinese from Monterey Institute.
Maura Snow is Founder and CEO of Great Brook Leadership, and has over 20 years experience in the role of Senior Human Resources Leader with companies including Basilea Pharmaceuticals, EMD Lexigen Research Center, and Merck Medco. She holds a Masters degree in Public Administration.
Donald Kirsch has over 25 years experience in leadership and management in the pharmaceutical industry, including Cambria Biosciences, Wyeth, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Cyanamid. He is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University and Harvard Extension School.
Eliane Markoff has over 30 years in the high tech and biotech industries, and served an Adjunct Professor at Bentley University where she taught Team Management, Business Planning and Organizational Behavior. She founded Art in Giving and is the Ombuds at Bentley University.