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Tuesday, March 15 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Panel: Choosing the Right Business Partner that Aligns with the Company’s Goals

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  • Understand the drivers behind the deal and how organizations set innovation priorities
  • Analyze and prioritize different growth opportunities based on the company’s overall business development strategy
  • Evaluate different operating models for search and evaluation
  • Factors to take into consideration when selecting a partner

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Chris DeRespino

Chief Business Officer, 3T Biosciences
Chris DeRespino serves as chief business officer at 3T Biosciences, an industry leader in TCR targeting and therapeutics discovery. In this role, Mr. DeRespino is responsible for leading business development and corporate strategy. Previously, Mr. DeRespino was CBO and acting chief... Read More →

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Lesley Stolz

Regional Vice President, Early Innovation Partnering, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Lesley is Regional Vice President, Early Innovation Partnering at Johnson & Johnson Innovation, California. In this role, she leads identification, incubation, due diligence, negotiation, execution and on-boarding for high-impact partnerships and collaborations in external innovation... Read More →
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David Brower

Senior Vice President, Business Development and Portfolio Strategy, Accent Therapeutics, Inc.
David Brower joined Accent in September 2018 and serves as Senior Vice President of Business Development & Portfolio Strategy. David has held a number of life science business development, strategy, and investing roles prior to joining Accent. Most recently, David led the business... Read More →
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Tara Nickerson

Chief Business Officer, Maze Therapeutics
Chief Business Officer of Maze Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on translating genetic insights into new precision medicines. Tara was previously Chief Business Officer at Prothena Corporation (Nasdaq: PRTA) and was on the core team that formed Prothena as a public... Read More →
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Craig Farrell

GTM Director, Life Sciences, AlphaSense
Craig Farrell is a member of the Go-To-Market Strategy team at AlphaSense with responsibilities for both the Life Science vertical, as well as the enterprise search offering termed Internal Insights. He began his career in a Molecular Cytology research lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering... Read More →

Tuesday March 15, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT