Luis T. Gutierrez, Jr.
Executive in Residence
Luis T. Gutierrez, Jr. is a business leader with over 25 years of experience in managing companies providing consulting, clinical research, informatics/digital, and commercialization services to the biopharmaceutical and life sciences industries. His expertise is in helping novel medical technologies with scientific and clinical promise make the transition to becoming successful commercial enterprises.
He presently serves as an independent consultant to medical product companies as well as investors who are active in the biopharmaceutical, medical product, and life sciences markets. Specific areas of expertise include commercialization and market access strategy, and navigating the U.S. reimbursement system.
Previously, he served as Chief Commercial Officer of Veranex, Inc., a private-equity backed company created by acquiring and integrating 8 leading providers of contract product development services to the medtech industry. Before that, he served as President, CEO, and Board Member of Theranostics Health (now TheraLink Technologies) a start-up molecular diagnostics company that provides proteomic testing services to oncologists, academic institutions, and the biopharmaceutical industry.
Mr. Gutierrez also served as EVP and CCO of Aptiv Solutions, which was an innovator in designing and executing adaptive clinical trials and other clinical studies for developers of biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic products. He ultimately positioned that company for a successful sale to industry leader ICON, PLC.
The bulk of his career was spent rising through the ranks at Covance Inc., ultimately serving as President of Covance's Commercialization Services group, where he was responsible for over 800 employees and $100M in revenue. The group he led helped biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies quantify the clinical and economic value of their products. The also designed and managed a variety of innovative programs to address risk management and patient access issues in a real-world clinical practice setting.
Mr. Gutierrez earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard College.