Chief Veterinary Officer (prefer southern California but remote is possible)
Chief Veterinary Officer-(prefer Southern California based but open to remote based)-We have a position open for a Chief Veterinary Officer reporting to the President and Chief Operating Officer of the company. The location of the position will be determined in cooperation with the successful candidate with Southern California being the most desired location for this position. One of the company founders is an entrepreneur and angel investor who founded an international marketplace for pet services. The organization raised more than $45m from investors and generated more than $100m in sales. The company merged and created what is now a $1B pet services company. Since exiting, the founder has become more active as an investor, advisor and board member. The other company founder is a co-founder and CEO of startup companies in medical and consumer technologies with experience in a wide range of business functions. He has raised millions in investment, earned millions in revenue and has managed partnerships with multi-billion-dollar market leaders and has built highly innovative and entrepreneurial teams. The company will focus on preventive medicine/health maintenance to extend the quality of life and length of life for canine family members. The company is establishing a unique and highly valuable resource to support ongoing research and discovery activities for long term product development. The Chief Veterinary Officer will be the face of the company working with and communicating with boarded veterinary specialists and general veterinary practitioners. In this role the Chief Veterinary Officer will build partnerships with veterinary practices, develop procedures for the department, run the department, interface with marketing and sales and handle training. This is both an inward facing and outward facing role. The incumbent will build rapport with veterinarians throughout the profession. Other responsibilities include translational medicine, regenerative medicine, bringing credibility to the organization, overseeing the design of clinical trials and being a medical liaison. The Chief Veterinary Officer will bring science to the clinic.
Qualifications include a veterinarian preferable with a background in cell-based therapeutics and biologic product development, 15 years of experience is preferred in both industry and clinical practice. Experience with translational medicine is preferred. Other qualifications include a self starter who can handle ambiguity and persuasive skills. We are looking for an outstanding record of accomplishments in regenerative medicine, understanding of the drug development process, strong leadership skills and prior management experience leading and empowering a team We seek a strategic thinker with a vision for defining and communicating the company’s vision as well as the ability to adapt to change. Excellent communication skills and presentation skills are needed along with experience working as part of a successful executive leadership team. We are seeking a positive, high-energy, professional with a high level of emotional intelligence.
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