5440 Morehouse Dr Suite 3600
San Diego CA 92121
Cell: (619) 335-8874 / Office: (858) 578-4111
"Sergio is a dynamic entrepreneur possessing a unique combination of strong business acumen with advanced technical skills, developed over his 25 years of experience in Life Sciences, Biotech & Drug Discovery business management, strategic marketing and research. In addition to his role at FCBB, Sergio is also member of San Diego Tech Coast Angels investors and manages his own business consulting firm. Sergio was recently a member of the executive management team at NextBio, a Life Sciences startup based in Cupertino, CA. As Sr. Director of Business Development, he played a key strategic role in the identification of new growth opportunities. He was previously Marketing Group Manager at Millipore where he led the development and execution of eBusiness strategies, covering a portfolio of 25,000 products and $700 million in revenues. Sergio also held several Business Development, Marketing and R&D roles in some of the largest global biotechnology corporations, such as Invitrogen (now Life Technologies) and BD Biosciences Clontech. He also initiated and led a collaboration with Xeotron corp., which resulted in a multi-million dollar acquisition of the company by Invitrogen in 2004. Sergio is author of 26 articles and reviews in prestigious international scientific journals, many based on research funded by the Human Genome Project. Sergio holds an MBA in Management & Marketing from San Diego State University, an MS and a PhD in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Oregon and a BS in Biological Chemistry from the Universita’ di Catania – Italy."