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Lorraine Marchand is a life sciences executive with the ability to break down complex business problems and develop creative solutions that are strategically aligned with a company’s financial goals and address the needs of multiple stakeholders. She has a unique approach to creating strategic partnerships to generate win-win solutions.

Lorraine has held executive roles in Management, Operations and Business Development for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Covance, Clinilabs and Cognizant Technology Solutions.  She co-founded two life sciences companies and has led more than 200 clinical programs from pre-clinical to NDA submission and launch. Lorraine developed a course on accelerating the commercialization of new technologies for Princeton University where she served as James Wei Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship.  She is adjunct professor and advisory board member, Columbia Business School. Lorraine has served on the Board of Advisors for Morood Inc., a private equity firm and on the steering committee for the Mid Atlantic Bio Angels. She is advisor to the University City Sciences Center, Philadelphia and the Columbia University Precision Medicine Initiative’s Biotech Seminar Series.

Lorraine holds M.B.A.s from Columbia University and the London Business School; a master’s from The American University; and a Bachelor’s in Science from the University of Maryland.  She received awards of distinction from Bristol-Myers Squibb and the National Institutes of Health. She was the 2014 recipient of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Hannah Penn Leadership Award.