William O. Bullock, MBA
Senior Vice President, Economic Development and Statewide OperationsDepartment: Economic Development and Statewide Operations
William O. Bullock focuses on facilitating life-science company expansion within, and attraction to, North Carolina.
Since 2008, his group’s efforts have led to the recruitment or expansion of more than 70 life science companies representing more than 7,800 jobs and $4.3 billion in investment. He leads the team that implements international activities and programs. As senior vice president, he also oversees NCBiotech's statewide offices, agriculture sector development team, and corporate communications.
Prior to joining the Center, Bullock served as international business development manager for biotechnology within the North Carolina Department of Commerce. He was also vice president of the biotechnology consulting firm BioAbility, where he directed numerous studies and client consulting projects in North America and abroad, including international biotechnology competitiveness benchmarking, economic development strategic planning, business plan development, technology assessments, and market research/analyses. He has also done business consulting for global pharmaceutical and biotechnology firms and spent six years in research, development and marketing at Stratagene Cloning Systems in San Diego.
Bullock has written and presented extensively on a variety of topics related to commercial biotechnology, including economic development, business strategy, market research, regulation, emerging technologies, workforce development, strategic alliances, and more. He received his undergraduate degree in cell biology and biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego and an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.