Experienced senior executive with significant strategic planning and operations leadership experience. Able to articulate a vision and effectively develop data-driven strategies with a clear execution bias. Adept at quickly and accurately evaluating complex business situations and developing and leading the implementation of turnaround plans and/or growth strategies. Leading by example and leveraging a collaborative management style, able
Experienced senior executive with significant strategic planning and operations leadership experience. Able to articulate a vision and effectively develop data-driven strategies with a clear execution bias. Adept at quickly and accurately evaluating complex business situations and developing and leading the implementation of turnaround plans and/or growth strategies. Leading by example and leveraging a collaborative management style, able to quickly build high performance teams focused on achieving bottom line results.
Over the past 6+ years, I have worked with a variety of Private Equity and Hedge Fund investors, management teams and boards of directors to solve critical business issues affecting their companies. Engagements have focused on a full continuum of topics ranging from pre-M&A due diligence, market sizing and competitive positioning, strategic planning, lean transformations, operational performance improvement, to assuming interim c-level positions (CEO, COO, CFO) in both private as well as public companies. I have developed a broad management tool set that affords me the ability to add value from day one to start-ups as well as Fortune 500 companies in a variety of industry verticals, functional areas and diverse geographic/cultural settings.
Senior Vice President of Finance @ From June 2015 to Present (7 months) Experienced Sr. Business Advisor @ Business Advisory:
o Advising CEO of innovative molecular diagnostics company on strategic, financial and operations planning initiatives
o Developed an IT strategy and operating plan for a $2B integrated healthcare company.o Advised early-stage WiFi networking startup on business strategy, operational execution and capital raising initiatives. Developed business plan and financial projections; initiated partnering discussions; identified and hired key management individuals
o Worked with a global vaccine manufacturer to optimize a major global product launch initiative by focusing on profit maximization objectives given resource and competitive constraints. Developed excel-based scenario planning tool to evaluate different launch options
o Advisor to early-stage life sciences companies on patent monetization strategies, valuation and deal structuring
o Advised management of an automotive technology company on business valuation as well as strategic options as company prepared for M&A
Interim Management & Turnaround:
o Interim President of biotechnology startup focused on in-licensing biodefense, influenza and vaccine adjuvant technology. Negotiated in-licensing agreement and sale of business to new investors
o Interim Head of Business Development at a publicly traded development-stage biotechnology company Brought in by a $3B+ hedge fund to assist senior management in accelerating collaboration/partnering activities and identifying new business opportunities
o Interim President, CEO and Director - Brought in by a 1B+ fund to turn around a publicly traded Vancouver, BC developer of Internet-based Video-On-Demand enterprise software.
o Interim COO - Brought in by a 1B+ investment fund to turn around a publicly traded provider of Wi-Fi hotspot services to the food retail and hospitality industries. From April 2007 to May 2015 (8 years 2 months) Director, Decision Support Practice Leader @ A life Sciences focused business and IT solutions consulting firm From October 2005 to April 2007 (1 year 7 months) Managing Director, Co-Founder @ A Life Sciences focused strategy and business development advisory firm From September 2003 to September 2005 (2 years 1 month) Associate Director, Life Sciences Practice @ A global operations management consulting firm From April 2002 to August 2003 (1 year 5 months) Interim CFO and Controller @ One of the Internet's first User Generated Content websites From January 2001 to March 2002 (1 year 3 months) Vice President Customer Experience @ A Developer of contextual advertising software From July 1999 to December 2000 (1 year 6 months) Manager @ Led project teams focused on solving strategic and operational issues for executives of Fortune 500 companies in the telecommunications, Financial Services and Consumer Packaged Goods industries From 1996 to 1999 (3 years)
MBA, Strategy, Finance @ University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School From 1994 to 1996 B.Sc., Industrial Engineering @ Danmarks Tekniske Universitet From 1988 to 1992 Uriel MBA is skilled in: Business Valuation, Intellectual Property Valuation, Decision Analysis, Strategic Planning, Business Strategy, Operations Management, Operations Research, Due Diligence, Management Consulting, Start-ups, Business Turnaround, IT Strategy, Scenario Planning, Scenario Analysis, Project Portfolio Management
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