Frank Jochem, Ph.D., MBA


Career Summary

Work Experience





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Program Building & Startups in New Markets · International & Cross-Cultural Team Leadership
Cross-Functional Project Portfolio · R&D and Commcercialization · Higher Education

International, innovative business leader who transforms abstract ideas into strategic operational plans through sustaining time- and cost-effective business development. Harmonizes disparate ideas and priorities among stakeholders. Empowers and grows team members and creates a motivating and rewarding workplace culture.

Attributes: Analytical, Strategic, Disruptive Thinker, Evidence-Based Tactical Planner, Loyal

  • Strategic & Corporate Design: Developed several startups from planning phase to operation in less than 6 months while sustaining continued growth and development thereafter. CEO with technical and profit/loss responsibility.
  • Cross-Functional Team Leadership: Recruited and led highly effective cross-functional, multi-cultural teams of up to 38 members through creating an engaging work culture where everyone takes full project ownership and responsibility with a sense of urgency. Led efficient international project teams of up to 25 members applying SCRUM methods.
  • Grant/Technical Writing:
    • Secured $3 million in extramural research grants and sustained a $25 million US government grant.
    • Led successful $1 million early startup funding round.
    • Published 38 peer-reviewed articles (with over 1,000 citations); 42 proprietary technical reports; patents.
    • Delivered thought leadership through 60 international conference presentations.
    • Developed patent applications and new regulatory frameworks with State agencies.
    • Reviewed applications/manuscripts for national and foreign funding agencies and peer-reviewed journals.
  • International:
    • Co-founded publishing company and built multidisciplinary research group in Germany.
    • Represented German government in European consultations.
    • Designed and led multi-national US/European research projects and cross-functional project teams.
    • Language skills in English, German, French, HTML, Java.
  • Higher Education, Training, and Assessment:
    • University Professor training undergraduate and graduate students up to their doctorates.
    • R&D Director training new college graduates in industrial biotech lab and commercial processes.
    • Assessor/Consultant assessing and developing business plans and operational strategies for government
      and private agencies and startups.

Education: MBA in International Business; M.Sc. and Ph.D in Biological Sciences.