George’s distinguished career spans over 30 years across a broad range of life sciences and healthcare businesses which includes several C-level general management positions as well as, business development, strategic planning, clinical trials, marketing and sales, M&As and global partnerships responsibilities in addition to an extensive worldwide experience. His credentials include major roles with multi-national corporations including Allied Signal, Fuji and Mindray. His most recent assignment was president of the North American subsidiary of a major medical device Manufacturer where under his leadership, this under-performing unit became the corporation's most profitable division.
George's experience spans the life sciences space from medical devices, imaging and MIS to generic pharma, diagnostics, disposables and lab services.
He was successful in applying broad-based business methods to turn around several companies and make immediate contributions to their bottom lines. His strategic approach to management combines business and technical insights with a proven ability to resolve complex problems, open new markets and anticipate market trends. In addition, George's outstanding business development and strategic alliance experience drove long-term growth and profitability for the companies he managed.
George was involved in running a number of start-ups where he led them through clinical trials to PMA and PMA supplement, strategic partnerships and full commercialization, while successfully raising several rounds of private equity financing totaling over $70 million.
George holds a B.S., Chem. Eng. from Columbia University, has done course work toward an MD degree with emphasis on biochemistry and microbiology at the State University of Rome, Italy, and graduated from the Management Program for Emerging Companies, Technion Institute of Management, Israel. He is fluent in English, French, Italian and Romanian and has knowledge of German, Russian and Spanish.