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Patrick M. Oates, Ph.D.
501 Monticello Lane Mobile: +1.215.805.3669
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462 Home: +1.610.940.3738
Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Business Leader:
Results-oriented executive with broad pharmaceutical and life sciences
experience as well as a proven track record of driving revenue, market
share growth, cost containment, process improvements, and operating
efficiencies that deliver profit growth and strong financial results.
Passion for developing new business and a sustainable competitive
advantage by combining an extensive understanding of the
pharmaceutical industry with thirteen years of experience. Experience
working in research & development, sales & marketing, medical affairs,
new product development, government affairs, key account management,
relationship management, mergers & acquisition, trade association
management, academic institution partnerships, and a strong knowledge
of the bench to business process. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced,
challenging environment that requires adaptability with quick and
decisive action. Highly accomplished at building partnerships and
networks while attracting and developing key talent and building
high-performance clinical and scientific teams. Interested in
leveraging 13 year broad based pharmaceutical experience with a
progressive biotech, or pharmaceutical organization in the areas of
business development, medical affairs, R&D, or government affairs.
* * * SNAPSHOT * * *
* New product commercialization (forecasting, pricing, market
research, & product positioning) experience (Phase IIa- Phase III)
* Product management experience in cardiovascular & metabolic
therapeutic area
* Affective leader of highly skilled team of medical affairs
professionals responsible for establishing new product awareness
and key opinion leader advocates resulting ultimately in increased
product usage
* US-based Director in Business Development and M&A responsible for
evaluation of company assets (capacity and capabilities) and
determining the feasibility of new company acquisition and or the
pursuit of new business opportunities
* Extensive product evaluation & due diligence experience-
commercial, scientific & clinical
* US Government Affairs Director responsible for developing company
government affairs strategy and critical relationships in state
(PA, NJ, DE,) and federal government
Professional Experience:
Cherokee Pharmaceuticals- Analytical Laboratory Services
Director, Business Development, Philadelphia, PA (2009 - 2010)
Responsible for leading the Analytical Laboratory Services business
with a goal of $1.0 - 5m incremental revenue within 3-5 years.
* Delivered $1.5m sales growth by driving key account management
improvements and new business development.
* Aggressively grew an Analytical Testing Services business through
new customer acquisition, market positioning, and market needs
* Execute on market plan and strategy to ensure company's success
and profitability
Cherokee Pharmaceuticals
Director, Government Affairs & Scientific Relations Philadelphia, PA
(2008 - 2009)
Responsible for creating essential relationships with government
agencies, trade associations, academic, medical, and research
institutions, to identify, evaluate, develop and execute entry
strategies for the firm into new, business segments such as
pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, raw material manufacturing, food,
fragrances and consumer products

* Lead a cross functional team of life science experts in the

development and execution of a Life Science and Healthcare Summit
to address the impact of the life sciences industry on economic
sustainability in rural Pennsylvania. As a result of the effort,
over 200+ stakeholders from across the state gathered to address
this issue
* Developed and implemented a corporate framework for company growth
while managing the portfolio of M&A opportunities. This platform
was adopted by the