BATON Referral Network

The BATON Referral Network is a community of life science professionals committed to the growth of North Carolina-based companies.

These service providers and CEO candidates represent a vast array of business and technical expertise, and were prequalified by NCBiotech. Service providers pledge to contribute services or provide preferential pricing for referrals coming through the BATON network database.

There is no cost to qualified Service Providers to participate in the BATON program.  However, participating Service Providers are expected to offer some or all of their services for referrals coming through the BATON network database under one or more of the following terms: pro bono, discounted, at cost, deferred, fixed cost, service for equity.

Search our BATON database below.

StephenRizzo
Certified Public Accountant
Independent financial consultant; Certified Public Accountant; Background: Scale Finance, Osmotica Pharmaceutical (VP, Treasurer), Endeavor Pharmaceutical (CFO, VP), aaiPharma (Controller, VP), Federal Paper Board (Controller), Big Four CPA firm Manager
Accounting, Banking & Insurance, Business Development, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Human Resources
Life sciences; Business law; Securities law; Mergers, acquisitions & divestitures; Taxation; VC & private equity financings
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Corporate Legal, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Government Relations & Policy, Human Resources, Information Technology, Intellectual Property, Laboratory Space, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Technology & Product Development
AlanRocker
Business Development
Consulting for Records Storage (Privacy+ Certified), Vault Storage, AAA NAID certified destruction, Document imaging/scanning (localized and cloud-based storage systems). Compliant- HIPAA, GLBA, SOX, and several other laws, regulations and standards.
Data Management, Government Relations & Policy, Information Technology, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Sales & Marketing, Administrative Support, Compliance
MarkRosenberg
Strategic marketing technology agency with full scope of services from strategy and marketing to app, web and technology development. Experience in the healthcare and medical device industry building digital app interfaces and web based management tools
Information Technology, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
JohnRoush
Owner and Principal Scientist
We provide pharmacokinetic (PK) data analyses to explain disappointing preclinical & clinical results and provide solutions to improve safety and efficacy, shorten timelines, and reduce cost. Make drug development simple, reliable and predictable.
Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Bioinformatics, Clinical Development
StephanieRousseau-Playe
Managing Partner
Seasoned exec Finance & Strategy, international lead (NA, Europe, LAM), Fractional CFO. Define Business Model, pricing, value proposition; Commercial & investors package; Financial Plan; International market opportunities, transactions & partnerships.
Board Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Data Management, Finance, International Trade
MichaelSaber
Partner
Counsels emerging and mature companies in venture capital transactions, mergers and acquisitions, Board governance, commercial contracts (including licensing), capital-raising transactions and strategic collaborations
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer
PatrickSabourin
Principal Consultant
Quality Operations and GMP Compliance Professional with 40 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry. Significant international experience in QA and QC leadership (Europe, America and Asia), with proven achievements in people development.
Chemistry, - CEO Candidate -, Manufacturing, Operations, Technology & Product Development, Compliance, Quality Assurance & Control
F.Sajovec
Partner
Patent law firm; life sciences, chemistry
Intellectual Property
TimSalmon
Senior Vice President; Director, Sales
The SU Group can reduce the cost of service/maintenance agreements up to 35%. This is accomplished by consolidating many agreements within the NC Biotechnology Center. The program offers professional vendor management and one point of contact.
Banking & Insurance, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Data Management, Finance, Information Technology, Laboratory Space, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Administrative Support, Clinical Development
DavidSaravitz
Partner
Patent preparation & prosecution; AgBiotech, diagnostics, biologics, biofuels, biomaterials, genome editing technology, protein expression systems & genetic engineering; legal opinions, due diligence, counseling & portfolio mgmt; corporate R&D experience
Intellectual Property
SteveSchneier
President
Square Hill is a healthcare consulting company that offers management consulting, commercial management and web and technology solutions. The company is focused on delivering high-value offerings and best in class customer service.
Business Development, Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Market Research, Operations, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing, Website Development
ToddSerulneck
Managing Director, Carolinas
As your business grows, so do your financial needs. Acuity understands this which is why we are known for our expert CFO services. You can rest knowing you have the support you need from the smartest financial leaders in the industry.
Accounting, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Finance
MikalShaikh
Partner
Counsels start-up,emerging growth & public companies through all stages of their lifecycle;public & private offerings of debt & equity securities,corp. formations, corp. governance,securities law compliance,disclosure & reporting,& mergers & acquisitions
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer
SallyShaver
President
Environmental and agricultural regulatory and policy consulting
- CEO Candidate -, Government Relations & Policy, Regulatory Affairs
AdamShay
Managing Partner
Specialties: Tax planning, Tax preparation, Accounting, Financials, Financial Management, CFO; We love to work with business owners, be proactive with our clients & partners, change the way people think about accounting & taxes, and save them money.
Accounting, Business Mentoring, Finance, Operations
KerryShronts
Managing Director
Experience in vetting I/P and commercializing medical devices and healthcare I/T in orthopedics, cardiology, and gastroenterology. C-suite executive leader with extensive background in organizational development, strategy, and marketing.
Business Development, Business Mentoring, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Human Resources, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
JeffreyShuster
Director Operations, Companion Diagnostics
Companion diagnostics and biomarkers expertise: diligence, clinical utility, and financial. Managed six to seven-figure budgets to initiate and execute diagnostics projects. Experience with products that obtained FDA approvals and were launched.
Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development, Bioinformatics, Clinical Development, Compliance
JerrySledge
Managing Director
Provides outsourced bookkeeping, controller and operational support for small to medium size companies, supporting HR Administration, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, Month-end Financial Reporting and the Budgeting processes.
Accounting, Finance
25+ yrs industry experience in regulatory & quality mgmt positions, incl. start-up medical device companies. Directed/negotiated 510k clearances, IDE approvals, Modular PMA shell; Compliance; Facility inspections/ 483; Consent decrees; Quality systems
Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Compliance, Quality Assurance & Control
JeffreySolash
Principal
Biopharma licensing, BusDev, tech transfer
Business Development, - CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer
JenniferSpada
Consultant
13+ years of Marketing/Strategy/Analytics experience: product commercialization expertise – payer/provider access, reimbursement, customer segmentation, resource optimization, patient services, & digital marketing for launch of drugs/devices/diagnostics.
Business Plan Writing, Market Research, Reimbursement, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
MarleneSpritzer
Corporate Managing Director
Marlene is a commercial real estate expert specializing in representing corporate end-users, both tenants and owner-occupants. She focuses her practice on life science and technology companies of all sizes.
Laboratory Space
CyrusStacey
Associate Director, QA
20+ years of scale-up & tech transfer experience for Biologics from pre-clinical to commercial manufacturing; Biologics manufacturing, tech transfer/process development, lab validation, regulatory communication; Ex-Apex Biosciences/Curacyte, Diosynth,
Laboratory Space, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Manufacturing, Operations, Regulatory Affairs, Technology & Product Development, Compliance
SabraStipe
Non-dilutive Funding and Proposal Development Consultant
Project Management services for small and medium-sized life science companies seeking funding through SBIR and other Federal, State and private grants. Non-dilutive funding plans & grant writing services in ag, life sciences, IT, government, educatio
Accounting, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Grants & Technical Writing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
MichaelStocum
CEO
Interim/part-time executive management and strategic consulting focused in therapeutic and personalized medicine test development and commercialization. Corporate product experience includes biologicals, pharmaceuticals and diagnostics.
Business Development, Business Mentoring, - CEO Candidate -, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
LeaStrickland
President and CEO
We work with founders, CEOs, & senior management teams to structure & grow businesses from idea to commercial success: funding, government grants/contracts, strategy, commercialization & financial systems. Special programs for start-up and early stage.
Accounting, Board Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Education & Training, - CEO Candidate -, Finance, Grants & Technical Writing, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Compliance
ElliotStrunk
President and Creative Director
Marketing and communications firm specializing in naming, branding, graphic design, website development, pitches and presentation materials (digital and printed).
Sales & Marketing, Website Development
PhilipSumma
Partner
IP law firm specializing in Chemistry; Material sciences; Engineering (ChemE, EE, ME); Semiconductors & LED's; Microwave-based technologies; Patent counseling, preparation & prosecution; Infringement; Licensing agreements; Patent enforcement & litigation
Intellectual Property
RobertSunukjian
Business Development | Project Manager
PEG Contracting provides construction management services to the life sciences industry. We provide detailed planning, budgeting and construction management for pharma process manufacturing, clean rooms, medical device and ag bio specialities.
Information Technology, Laboratory Space, Laboratory Supplies & Equipment, Manufacturing, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development