Co-founder and Chief Commercialization Officer
Ian is a Co-founder and the Chief Commercialization Officer of Catalysts for Innovation (C4i). For the last 26 years, Ian has been a pioneer in starting businesses, incubating disruptive technology solutions and capturing emerging growth opportunities.
Throughout his career, Ian has operated at the intersection of business, technology and industry – with the last 12+ years focused on healthcare and life sciences. He has operated across all aspects of the business cycle: ideation, R&D, launch, marketing, business development and scaled commercialization (go to market and delivery). Ian has demonstrated a keen acumen to interconnect business, financial, social and technology interests to establish successful strategies, monetize assets, deliver disruptive innovation, build mutually beneficial partnerships, execute successful business development programs and help executives realize growth both professionally and personally.
With successful tenures at Cydar Medical, IBM, AMS and others, Ian has held senior executive positions leading efforts to identify, develop and capture multiple multi-billion dollar emerging market opportunities. He has become a trusted advisor to numerous executives at Fortune 100 and 500 clients in multiple industries worldwide, including healthcare, government, education, retail, communications and financial services. His track record of customer-centricity, out of the box thinking, entrepreneurial spirit, strong consultative approach and high integrity has earned him recognition by numerous peers and industry leaders as an expert who can deliver practical programs, inspire/lead people and drive tangible, beyond expectation results – which allow for a unique understanding of the way business and technology are best joined to support customer, industry and operational requirements.
He holds a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University, Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and Certificate in Architecture from Harvard University.