Founder Don Alexander
Don Alexander has spent almost 20 years focusing exclusively on talent acquisition and recruiting, nationwide, for seasoned professionals in the Life Sciences sector (Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Diagnostics and supporting Services and Tools). He has successfully completed hundreds of recruitment projects that involved senior level individual contributors through C level executives, with particular emphasis on sales, business development, marketing, product development, project management and pre-clinical R&D. Throughout his recruiting career, Don has finished in the top 10% and consistently finished in the top 25% of his peer group, as ranked by revenues. An enabler of relationships that have resulted in quantifiable goodwill for his constituency, he is recognized by clients, candidates, and colleagues for routinely creating value through a robust network and deep industry perspective. Prior to working at the intersection of Life Sciences and recruiting, Don spent the first years of his career in the financial sector managing millions of dollars in assets. This uncommon background, and breadth of business knowledge, enables Don to understand the recruitment process in a much larger context than just the placement of a single individual. It’s about a business investing in its growth—and mitigating risks. In addition to actively volunteering to help others, he enjoys rooting for NCSU, reading, investing, traveling and playing guitar. He even played “Stairway to Heaven” in his high school band but that was a while ago.
Barry Buzogany, Esq is an accomplished corporate attorney and C-suite executive (CEO/COO/CLO) for the past 30+ years with both public and private life sciences and pharmaceutical companies, ranging in size from early stage to multinationals. He has held executive positions at Battelle Memorial Institute, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma, Novo Nordisk, Centocor, and Gene Logic. Recent past companies include Icoria, Inc. (formerly Paradigm Genetics), then a publicly traded biotech in Research Triangle Park, NC where he served as Vice President & General Counsel before being named Chief Operating Officer; and President & CEO of Jenken Biosciences, Inc., an early stage drug development company. He currently serves as a professional board director, business consultant and mentor to several healthcare-related technology companies. He has also served as a program speaker and panelist on the topic of the professional job search process.
John Campbell is a Human Resources and Talent Management leader with over 25 years of experience in Fortune 500 organizations. John has spent his career focused on enabling organizations to achieve greater HR sophistication and market leadership through “right” people practices…those that are simple and effective for the needs of a particular organization. John’s passion for working with business leaders to develop and implement talent strategies across a variety of companies and industries has enabled organizations to more effectively identify, attract, develop and retain their people. He has lead HR, Talent Acquisition and Talent Development functions within such companies as Cree, Quintiles, American Express, LabCorp and Pepsi. As the Founder of Talent Outcomes LLC, a Human Resources and Talent consultancy, John focuses his passion on helping small business owners to maximize their investment in their talent through smarter people practices that drive better business results. John earned his MS in Industrial and Labor Relations, and BS in Journalism, from West Virginia University.
Peter C. Johnson, MD is a University of Notre Dame and SUNY Upstate Medical University graduate. After General and Plastic Surgery training, Dr. Johnson practiced reconstructive surgery for ten years at U. Pittsburgh where he founded and was the first President of the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative. Subsequent roles were co-founder/CEO of Tissue Informatics, EVP of Life Sciences, CMO and CBO of Icoria, EVP, Entegrion, Inc. and VP, Research and Development and Medical and Scientific Affairs of Vancive Medical Technologies, an Avery Dennison business. He presently serves as President and CEO of Scintellix, LLC and Co-Founding Principal of MedSurgPI, LLC. He has Chaired the Plastic Surgery Research Council, was President of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association and the Tissue Engineering Society, International (now TERMIS). He serves on the board of the Transverse Myelitis Association, MEDIC – the Medical Innovators Collaborative, the Industry Advisory Board of the UNC/NC State Joint Program in Bioengineering the Industrial Technology Advisory Board of the Michigan-Pittsburgh-Wyss Regenerative Medicine Resource Center, the Board of the North Carolina Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Society, the Board of Plakous Therapeutics, Inc. and is Chairman of the Advisory Board for SonoVol. He is an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, of Biomedical Engineering at NC State University and Duke University and of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is an avid cook, fly fisherman, artist, novelist and farmer.