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.

AdamShay
Managing Partner
Adam Shay CPA PLLC
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, Operations, Finance, Business Mentoring
KerryShronts
Managing Director
BD2 Strategies
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.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Education & Training, Finance, Human Resources, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Market Research, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development
JeffreyShuster
Director Operations, Companion Diagnostics
Covance Inc. (Durham)
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.
Technology & Product Development, Preclinical Development, Contract Research (CRO), - CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Clinical Development, Compliance
MarkSidoti
Supply chain professional with broad GMP experience with commercial and clinical supplies. Comprehensive experience managing worldwide supply chains within production facilities and with CMO models. Skilled with ERP systems, tools and software.
- CEO Candidate -, International Trade, Administrative Support, Manufacturing, Operations
JerrySledge
Managing Director
Supporting Strategies
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
Regulatory Affairs, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Compliance
DarrenSmith
Director of Business Development
Samanage USA Inc.
The Fahrenheit Group is a consulting and professional services firm that helps growth-oriented organizations overcome their most challenging hurdles to success.
- CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Finance, Human Resources
JeffreySolash
Principal
Argus NeuroOptics LLC
Biopharma licensing, BusDev, tech transfer
Licensing & Technology Transfer, - CEO Candidate -, Business Development
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.
Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Market Research, Business Plan Writing, Reimbursement
CyrusStacey
Associate Director, QA
Eisai Inc.
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,
Operations, Technology & Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Manufacturing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Compliance, Laboratory Space
ChrisSteadham
General Manager
Medical Murray
Experienced medical device professional with expertise in all aspects of product development and manufacturing.
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Engineering/Instrumentation, Manufacturing, Operations, Quality Assurance & Control, Technology & Product Development
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
Grants & Technical Writing, - CEO Candidate -, Accounting, Board Development, Business Development, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
MichaelStocum
CEO and Founder
Personalized Medicine Partners LLC
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.
- CEO Candidate -, Sales & Marketing, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Mentoring, Business Development, Technology & Product Development
LeaStrickland
President and CEO
F.O.C.U.S. Resources
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, Sales & Marketing, Finance, Business Mentoring, Business Plan Writing, Compliance, - CEO Candidate -, Board Development, Education & Training, Grants & Technical Writing, Operations
ElliotStrunk
President and Creative Director
Fifth Letter Inc.
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
ParsonsSumma
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
Vice President, Preconstruction and Business Development
PEG Contracting Inc.
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
DaveTalbot
Director of Marketing
Estes Industries
Empirical is an A2LA ISO/IEC 17025 accredited mechanical testing laboratory with 19+ years of industry experience. Empirical can help you achieve FDA regulatory clearance by providing a comprehensive solution for consulting, testing and manufacturing
Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance & Control, Manufacturing
HershTapadia
Ravioli Labs specializes in custom software development with a focus in image processing, computer vision, data analytics, web and app development. We work across industries including pharma, med device, ag tech and energy management.
- CEO Candidate -, Bioinformatics, Business Plan Writing, Data Management, Engineering/Instrumentation, Information Technology, Technology & Product Development, Website Development
BrianTaubenheim
Principal and Owner
Wilco Consulting LLC
Wilco provides services in the fields of pharmaceutical development and data analytics utilizing a multidisciplinary approach from project management, business, data science, and operations. Funding, CMC, data driven decision making.
Business Development, Operations, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Technology & Product Development, Business Plan Writing, Reimbursement, Preclinical Development, Manufacturing, - CEO Candidate -, Chemistry, Data Management, Grants & Technical Writing
NCBIO is the trade association for NC's life science community. NCBIO works with federal, state and local officials to improve North Carolina’s attractiveness as a location for life science discovery, innovation and commercialization.
Government Relations & Policy
JohnTaylor
Entrepreneur-in-residence
North Carolina Biotechnology Center
Biotech executive; Currently, CEO of Spyryx Biosciences; Ex-Synageva, Javelin Pharma; Particular expertise in rare and orphan diseases; other areas of considerable experience: drug delivery, pain, metabolism
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Preclinical Development, Technology & Product Development
JohnTherien
Partner
Smith Anderson
R&D collaborations, patent and technology licensing, university licensing, M&A; agricultural biotechnology, drugs and biologics, diagnostics, medical devices, genetic engineering, agronomic traits, animal health, precision ag, microbials
Corporate Legal, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property
MalcolmThomas
CEO
Agile Sciences Inc.
-BSL2 certified lab -Bank of Gram(-) and Gram(+) bacterial pathogens -Ability to perform routine and custom assays for standard drug screening and antimicrobial development -Lead Optimization -Contract chemical synthesis -Lab Space for lease
Preclinical Development, Laboratory Space, Contract Research (CRO), Chemistry
RebeccaTibbitt
Founder
RNT Communications LLC
key message development; program planning/management; advocacy relations; medical writing; materials & web copy; speech writing; trade/consumer media relations; social media strategy & blogging; issues management; employee/stakeholder communication
Medical Writing, Sales & Marketing
DavidTomasso
Partner
Lighthouse BioPartners LLC
Life sciences advisory for business development, licensing, partnership transactions and investor financing services. Expertise in large pharma, diagnostics, biotech and start-up environments. Registered representatives with Financial West Group.
Finance, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Business Development
Experienced, professional consultants delivering a unique combination of technical and business information in all areas of life science:Market research; Business plan writing; Strategic information & intelligence; SBIR Grants writing (commercialization)
Business Plan Writing, Market Research, Grants & Technical Writing
CurtTuck
President
CDS Outsourcing Inc.
CDS provides affordable human resource, payroll, recruiting and immigration services. We offer world class benefits and investment strategies for attracting and retaining your valuable employees.
Human Resources, Accounting, Administrative Support, Chemistry, Contract Research (CRO), Information Technology
CharlieTurner
Head, Business Development, North America
Circassia
Pharma/biotech BusDev & licensing; Led 35 transactions through deal closure, incl. fin. analyses & valuations, structures, due dil., negotiations; In/out-licensing, acquisitions, co-development & promotion, manufacturing, supply agreements; MBA, CPA, CLP
- CEO Candidate -, Business Development, Finance, Business Plan Writing, Business Mentoring, Accounting, Licensing & Technology Transfer, Intellectual Property
RobTyler
Attorney
Forrest Firm
Business law for entrepreneurial companies
Corporate Legal, Intellectual Property