Virtual Executive in Residence
Are you a researcher, engineer, or technologist with an idea, trying to take the next step towards commercialization? Our experts can point you in the right direction while helping develop an action plan. At a deeper level, we will connect you with experts able to address nuanced issues that may arise as your technology traverses the lab-to-market pathway.
Are you a small team ready to scale your company, product, or service, unsure of your next move? To add value to your company, and increase investor appeal, we will review your business plan, discuss technology and market development strategies, and help guide pitch preparation.
Our cohort of scientists, entrepreneurs, and business experts has agreed to share their experiences as you navigate your next move. These executives volunteered to provide advice, at no cost, to biotech researchers and entrepreneurs to help them advance their work/businesses.
*Include details on your current endeavor and your question. We will follow up within a few days for an initial conversation.
Experts are available to help you address:
Becoming a Biotechnology Executive/Entrepreneur
Strategic Acceleration/Business Growth/Human Resources
Leveraging FDA Regulatory, Corporate, and Compliance Counsel
Analyzing Market Size and Access
Understanding Hospital Business and Healthcare Administration
Overcoming Scientific Hurdles
Identifying Opportunities and Partners for Tech Transfer
Optimizing Laboratory Design and Contracts
Outsourced and Collaborative Research/Process Engineering
Working with Life Science Investors
Keith Safian is a Wharton MBA with two engineering degrees who is highly analytical, entrepreneurial, and hands-on. Keith is uniquely qualified to provide senior advisor services to CEO’s of private and public organizations, with a focus on strategic growth and, at the same time, operational and financial performance improvement. He brings 25 years of hands-on experience as the CEO of Phelps Memorial Hospital, Westchester County’s 7th-largest private employer and a member of 20 boards of directors.
Prior to founding Finis Ventures, Daniel Potocki led the Strategic Initiatives Group at Praescient Analytics, working with tech firms backed by In-Q-Tel and VCs to deploy solutions on six continents in 40+ countries and enabling teams from the Pentagon to the White House to Wall Street to solve high-impact problems across diverse industries. Recognized by Fortune 100 executives, global decision makers, and industry thought leaders as an energetic leader, Dan holds a master’s degree from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Iona College.