Virtual Executive-In-Residence Program

Keith Safian, CEO - Safian & Company
Daniel PotockiFounder/CEO - Finis Ventures

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.

We welcome your requests for guidance while preparing for launch, investor pitches, and strategic planning. To address ad-hoc queries we will connect you with experts from our community. These professionals will be able to impart lessons learned to assist in identifying roadblocks and overcoming various challenges common in the field.

Often, a fresh pair of eyes looking at an organization can see improvement opportunities those accustomed to current methodology cannot. Unique insights will be accessible to participants based on real-world perspective and wisdom acquired from endeavors similar to their own.

Expertise Available

  • Biotechnology Executive/Entrepreneur
  • Hospital Business and Healthcare Administration
  • Senior Counsel: FDA Regulatory, Corporate, Compliance, Market Access
  • Research Chemistry
  • Startup CEO Advisor
  • Strategic Planning
  • Startup Acceleration/Business Growth
  • Business Development
  • Human Resources
  • Investors in the Life Sciences                              

To get started send a note to 

Include details on your current endeavor and your question. 
We will follow up within a few days for an initial conversation.


About our Chairs: 

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.