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Brad Stewart

Market Managing Principal; Life Sciences National Leader

Executive Summary

Brad is a growth architect who led creation / turnaround, and growth of multiple global entities. He established dynamic and collaborative leadership teams to ensure organizational success. He is a pioneering thought leader who drives entrepreneurship, diversity, inclusion, financial success, technology transfer, and workforce development.

Brad is a relentless achiever with intellectual curiosity and rare determination to master the details, design strategic solutions, and execute exceptionally for sustainable top- and bottom-line results. He is successful regardless of challenges.
Corporate Milestones:

  • Cylex, Inc.: Maximized shareholder ROI – delivered cash returns >4X initial offer. Executed strategic sale process resulting in purchase price of 2.6X sales and two M&A Deal of the Year nominations.
  • BearingPoint, Inc.: Identified >$200MM EBITDA improvement (12.6% of net sales) via strategic restructuring for Bayer Pharmaceuticals.
  • Sigma-Tau: Increased profits 38.7%, sales 24.6%, and EBITDA by $40MM. 

Additionally, Brad founded a global company and closed $100MM joint-venture deal. His focus areas include:

  • Vision, Strategy & Execution
  • Operational Leadership
  • Value Creation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Portfolio Development
  • Commercialization
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Organizational Restructuring 
  • Strategic Negotiations
  • Financial Turnaround
  • Joint Venture Development
  • Maximizing Investor Return

  • Venture Mentoring Service Program Director Certification, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Leadership and Strategy in Pharmaceuticals and Biotech, Harvard Business School
  • Post-graduate, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Completed undergraduate degree in 3 years.
  • B.S., Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida

  • Maryland Tech Council (2009 – Present)
    Country’s only BIO affiliate representing both technology and biotech companies. Represent ~750 companies, one of the largest trade associations in the United States. Parent organization of Maryland Life Sciences.
    Chair, Board of Directors (2023 - Present)
    Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2013 - 2023)
    Executive Committee (2011 - Present)
    Chair, Strategic Planning Committee (2013 - 2016)
    Finance & Audit Committee (2010 - Present)
  • Maryland Life Sciences (2009 – 2023)
    Chair, Board of Directors (2013 - 2023)
    Vice Chair, Board of Directors (2011 - 2013)
  • Dreamcatcher Ventures, Advisor (2015 – Present)
    Provide strategic advisory services across life sciences to effectively scale, fund, and exit businesses globally.
  • Bio Innovation Conference, Chair (2019 – Present)
    The largest biotech conference in the Mid-Atlantic (~800 registrants for 2023). Significant driver of income and thought leadership.
  • BioHub Maryland, Director  (2019 – Present)
    Establishing a biomanufacturing training facility in Maryland. Partnered with the National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT) – Dublin, Ireland.
  • Maryland HealthCare Product Development Corporation, Director (2020 – Present)
    Venture capital fund which invests in Maryland based life sciences companies.
  • Montgomery County Road Runners Club (2017 – 2023)
    5th largest running club in the United States. Led organization through the pandemic to achieve largest membership in a decade and doubled organization’s cash reserves.
    President (2021 - 2023) 
    Vice President (2019 - 2021) 
    Director (2017 - 2019)