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Resume for John MacDonald

John A. MacDonald, MBA, Ph.D.

14 Hemlock Hill Road Amherst, NH, 03031

Johns1021@gmail.com / 603-554-8494

http://www.linkedin.com/in/JohnMacDonaldPhD

 

 

STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

 International business professional with progressive experience across a broad range of operational and management functions in healthcare and academic industry segments. Proven ability to identify value-creating activities and lead change processes resulting in sustained growth and competitive differentiation. Areas of expertise include: 

       · Enterprise strategy

· Mergers & acquisitions

       · Entrepreneurship

· Value chain improvements

       · Academic/industry partnerships

       · Leadership and management

· New business start-ups

· Academic teaching and program development

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

STRATEGIC CONSULTING

 

 

 

     

2007-Present

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Consulted with business and academic leadership to build strategic growth.

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Led the management team at the Drug Development Institute at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University, in developing a new web presence as a bridge between discovery research and clinical drug development

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Worked with a Massachusetts College to develop and implement growth strategies for centers of innovation, department of business and academic affairs

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Worked with Oregon State University and Foundation to develop the capacity for increased industry partnering

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Led a project with The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy to position R&D assets for external partnering

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Collaborated with Monsanto Company to build new strategic opportunities

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Key contributions:

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The Drug Development Institute at the James Comprehensive Cancer Center, The Ohio State University

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Deconstructed and rebuilt the website and social media sites to present the DDI as a unique early stage drug development engine bridging discovery research and early clinical development

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Significantly Increased website hits leading to engagement and project development discussions

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Massachusetts College 2013-2015

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Expanded adult learning business programs with the addition of a fully online bachelor’s business program and planning for a master’s program in organizational leadership

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Participated in an academic pruning process in preparation for new program growth

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Led a team in developing a strategy and implementation plan for a new Center of Science and Technology

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Developed and implemented programs targeted at adjunct faculty training, program development, student engagement, student advising, enrollment and graduation rates in the Department of Business

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Ohio State University – College of Pharmacy 2012-Present

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Introduced a three phase program for research asset identification, data base organization and compound profiles to increase R&D partnerships with Pharma/Biotech companies

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Set a plan to proactively engage Pharma/Biotech companies to form collaborative relationships

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Oregon State University 2007-2011

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College level technology maps developed and aligned around industry need areas

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Faculty training modules implemented to improve industry partnering skills

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Centralized partnering coordination through The Office of Commercialization and Corporate Development

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Developed and implemented an industry partnering dashboard for university and foundation leadership to monitor progress and prioritize investment areas

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New partnership growth valued at over $3.0M in 2010

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Monsanto 2007-2009

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Collaborated with a new business development team to identify strategic growth opportunities

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Identified key business adjacencies in water management and data analytic s to build customer relationships and drive new revenue

CATALYST ONCOLOGY

Worcester, MA

 

 

2003-2007 – Founder, President & CEO

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Co-founded a specialty reference laboratory focused on development and commercialization of novel cancer diagnostics

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Key contributions:

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Managed in-license of a new cancer diagnostic

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Developed lab and management team and secured start-up capital

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Launched OncoPlan breast cancer diagnostic

o   

Coordinated sale of business to a strategic buyer

 

MILKHAUS LABORATORY, INC

Providence, RI

 

 

2000-2003 – President and COO

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Transitioned a virtual company into an integrated biopharmaceutical company

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Key contributions:

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Set up infrastructure for compound development, including laboratory, clinical and regulatory affairs, finance, business development and operations functions

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Recruited management team and sourced private capital

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Developed lead compound through Phase IIa and positioned for out-licensing

 

PHARMACIA CORPORATION

Peapack, NJ

 

 

1998-2000 – Vice President, Corporate Development, Mergers & Acquisitions

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Led corporate teams in the identification and acquisition of new business

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Key contributions:

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Acquired and integrated Rx, nutraceutical and consumer products

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Developed a targeted acquisition strategy for the associated business segment

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Built investment bank relationships to reduce portfolio gaps

 

PHARMACIA & UPJOHN

Kalamazoo, MI

 

 

1996-1998 – Vice President, Strategic Planning, Business Development North America

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Developed and implemented integration programs for newly merged companies resulting in significant bottom-line improvement

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Key contributions:

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Merger integration plan reduced to a three-year operational strategy

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Initiated value-chain mapping to identify internal competencies and functions targeted for out-sourcing

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Directed a portfolio rationalization team leading to portfolio out-licensing 

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE - developing of the next generation of business leaders

 

BOSTON COLLEGE – CARROLL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Boston, MA

 

 

     

2014 –Current – Adjunct Instructor – Graduate MBA program, Strategic Management, Organizational Development, Innovation and Disruption

 

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY – DAUCH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS     

      Ashland, OH

 

 

     

2007 –Current – Adjunct Instructor – MBA capstone

 

EDUCATION

 

CAPELLA UNIVERSITY

Minneapolis, MN

 

 

Ph.D. – Organization & Management – Dissertation focus on Health Care mergers and value creation during the four phases of merger planning, execution, integration and long term value creation

Graduation Date: 2010

 

ASHLAND UNIVERSITY – DAUCH COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

Ashland, Ohio

 

 

MBA – Economics

Graduation Date: 1994.

Received the MBA Academic Distinction award

  

UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN ONTARIO

London, Ontario, Canada

 

 

Bachelor of Science – Biology

Graduation Date: 1974

 

 TECHNICAL PROFICIENCIES

 

      · Learning Management Software- Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard, Angel

      · Skype

      · Microsoft Office suite of products

 

BOARD AFFILIATIONS

 

THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF PHARMACY

DEANS ADVISORY COUNCIL

Columbus, OH

 

 

2000-Current - Past Chairman