Dave DeMarco

Board Member at Cohen Veterans Bioscience

Dr. Dave DeMarco is a senior advisor to C-suite leaders in the Life Sciences and Healthcare industries. He serves as Chief Strategy Officer for Material Health Strategies and works with c-suite executives on growth strategies and team performance in both the for-profit and non-for-profit industries. He previously served as Chair of the Board of the American Diabetes Association, led Ernst & Young’s (EY’s) Northeast Life Sciences practice and was the Deputy Leader of the US Healthcare Practice.

With over 25 years of leadership experience, Dave advises, coaches and shares insights on strategy and transformation, commercial operations, hHealthcare policy, governance, public-private-partnerships, and entrepreneurial growth.

While serving on the board of the American Diabetes Association, he led Board initiatives involving: CEO succession, Principal Officer succession, Board Development, Policy creation, strategic plan implementation and technology partnerships.

Dave has held key executive positions, including: Global Aesthetic Franchise Leader, Sanofi Aventis; US Health Deputy Leader, Northeast Region Life Sciences Practice Leader and Johnson & Johnson Global Client Services Partner, EY; Research Scientist, Internal Venture Leader, Amoco Chemical; and cofounder, Idea Connection Systems.

Dave worked closely with the Aventis NA leadership team to develop post-merger integration growth strategies and launch key blockbuster products aimed at, and succeeding in, doubling the size of the business in four years. As a senior partner in EY’s Global Life Sciences team, Dave piloted a new P&L accountable, go-to-market model, growing the Northeast practice at 30% CAGR, resulting in a $400 million business. In his service to Johnson & Johnson, he partnered with J&J leadership in developing Janssen Healthcare Innovation, charged with creating future business units. Dave led the transformation of EY’s US Health practice, resulting in a $750 million business. As a member of the Sanofi Aventis NA Dermatology leadership team, Dave developed the global aesthetic franchise strategy and served as the commercial head for Europe. For this turnaround project, he created a plan to triple EBITDA, implement new global pricing policies and double customer acquisition.

Dave received his B.S. from Grove City College and Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University.


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