Sirid Kellermann, PhD, MBA

Founder & Principal Consultant

Sirid has a wealth of expertise gained from her time as an immunology researcher at the University of Minnesota and the DNAX Research Institute (Palo Alto), followed by successful tenures in the San Francisco Bay Area, as a project leader and biopharma collaborations liaison at Abgenix (a human antibody therapeutics company specializing in oncology and inflammation) and Entelos (a dynamic systems modeling company). She led marketing and R&D efforts at NeuroScience, Inc. Her critical thinking and persuasive writing skills are continually sharpened in her role as ad-hoc grant writing specialist at McAllister & Quinn.

In addition to a PhD in cellular and molecular immunology, Sirid has an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School, one of the top “green MBA” programs in the country, and is passionate about doing business sustainably – that’s why this website is 100% wind-powered!

Well-versed in the difficult decisions biotech companies face every day, Sirid is professionally certified in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford University. She applied SDRM principles as part of a strategic planning team at Abgenix, generating recommendations that guided the executive team at a critical juncture in the company’s growth.

Sirid is a skilled content marketing partner and excels in visual and written presentation of complex information.

J. Fernando Bazan, PhD

Senior Consultant

Fernando’s career is marked by a series of prescient insights that have led to significant advances in our understanding of the cellular and molecular basis of human disease. In addition to his scientific acumen specializing in biophysics and protein structure, Fernando has a knack for looking across the artificial boundaries of scientific disciplines, applying a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to discover answers in unexpected places. He is the author of over 130 publications that have been cited nearly 30,000 times to date.

Trained at Stanford University, UC-Berkeley, and UC-San Francisco, Fernando contributed to key cytokine and genomic discoveries at DNAX Research Institute in Palo Alto, and then applied his protein engineering expertise to drug discovery in oncology and immunology at Genentech. As the CSO at NeuroScience, Inc., Fernando explored the molecular conversation between neurological and immune systems to better diagnose and treat complex human disorders. Fernando currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer at bio-Techne, and is an adjunct professor at the University of Minnesota.

[View Fernando’s success stories here – several are described in more detail  here.]

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Strategic Planning

With over 30 years of biotech industry experience and training in decision analysis & risk management, we can help you create a clear vision of the future and how to get there. Business plans, marketing plans, product launches – count on us.

Research & Diligence

Markets and competitive landscapes are constantly changing in biotechnology. Let us help you assess new markets, evaluate strategic partners, and provide content expertise for IP diligence.

Marketing

White papers and monographs can provide credibility – we have years of experience creating them across a myriad of subjects.
Presentations can make the difference between “yes” and “no” – our skill in Powerpoint, Prezi, and Adobe Illustrator can you help you get the point across concisely and beautifully.

Grant writing

Looking for nondilutive funding? We can help you identify grant opportunities and write applications that are compelling and persuasive.

Make quality decisions

…with greater confidence.

Grow your business

…by discovering new markets and new possibilities for innovation.

Strengthen your strategy

…through sound business planning and strong partnerships.

Grow your sales

…by raising your visibility and creating a memorable brand.