Joe Nolan brings a wealth of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, ranging from start-up to large-cap companies. With strong experiences in global licensing, business development, third party alliances, new product development, product launches, and strategic business planning, Joe currently serves as the CCO of Lundbeck. Additionally, he is on the Board of Directors for Illinois Biotechnology Industry Organization (iBIO), Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). He is also on the advisory board for Naurex, Inc.
Mike Schlosser brings a wealth of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, having worked at companies such as Pfizer and Astra Pharmaceuticals. With a strong track record in drug discovery and development, regulatory applications, in-licensing due diligence, acquisitions, integrations and startup companies, Mike founded and served as President of Midwest BioResearch, and then as Vice President at WIL Research. Mike’s current venture is MSR Pharmaceutical Services, which he founded as a research consulting company focused on translational drug discovery and development for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, venture capital and academic partners.
Murad has extensive life science marketing communications experience working with both start-up and established companies. Prior to founding Chempetitive Group, Murad held key marketing communications positions with specialty chemical companies, including Kaltron-Pettibone, fobchem.com, and MSDSonline. Murad also held account management, public relations and analyst relations positions at Slack Barshinger, an integrated marketing communication agency. Murad is skilled in the development of effective advertising, public relations and customer-generation programs. He received his B.S. from Northern Illinois University. In 2012, he was named one of “40 under 40” by Crain’s Chicago Business.
Lou Varchetto brings legal expertise as the President and CEO of the private practice, Mulherin Rehfeldt & Varchetto, PC. With a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Mr. Varchetto has practiced law with an emphasis on tort litigation and insurance coverage. He has also specialized in defending health care professionals. He has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer Magazine, and one of the Top Attorneys in Illinois by Chicago Magazine.