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Lucas Furst, MD, Page 2 • lfurst@gmail.com • 201.396.

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Experience Highlights CONT”D…

s Championed market expansion and business development using continuous improvement.


s Leveraged medical background with business acumen to make the hard decisions during start-up period.

Popper Foods, LLC, San Diego, CA, 2009-2014


President/Co-Founder

s Co-founded company to research and develop new, all-natural product using cryogenic technology and
biochemistry to store and preserve food for over one year at low temperatures.
s Managed planning and operational development of lab & 30 staff; developed analysis & interpretation process.
s Led all testing and field analysis including potential vendor and customer outreach; oversaw all testing of
incoming materials to ensure conformance.
s Metrics: Grew kit business by 225% and increased ROI by 140% using competitive pricing strategy; grew sales
from $4M to over $15M annually and designed branding, marketing, and showrooming strategy.
s Implemented dynamic mapping process and grew online sales by over 400%.

---Medical Teaching/Leadership---
Avalon University, Youngstown, OH, 2005-2013 | Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine
s Coordinated enterprise-level communication & served as policy and legislative support advocate to drive medical
program growth and expand reach within the university and hospital.
s Spearheaded community health-related programs and advocated for increased outreach.
s Built long-term relationships with advisory committees at both the state and federal level.
s Negotiated over $1M in program funding by leveraging business acumen and consultative leadership.

Education & Credentials

Doctor of Medicine (MD), Xavier University School of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH


Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA), Medical University of the Americas, Nevis, WI
Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science, Lynn University, Boca Raton, FL
Laboratory Research (2000-2002) | Rush University Medical Center, Reproductive Technology Lab
Graduate Research Assistant (2000-2002) | Rush University Medical Center, Department of Physiology &
Pharmacology (Regulatory research and affairs)

Certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, CPR, BLS | Certified EMT, MAT, Fire, Hazmat & Rescue
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
Additional Management Training
Hospitality Informatics, 28 hours | Phase 1 Clinical Development & Trial, 500 hours | Perspectives in Operational
Management, 22 hours | Mastering the Art of Power Negotiation, 12 hours | Executive in Management, Parts 1-3, 93
hours | Business Finance & Accounting, 14 hours | Perspectives in Medical Management, 18 hours | The One-Minute
Manager, 7 hours | Legal Issues in Company Overview, 14 hours

Early Career Training: EMT / Paramedic / Administrative Liaison for CEO | Immediate Medical Care Center