James Lovgren

Washington, District of Columbia, US

James's Skills
Product Management
Business Development

About James

My background includes working at both start-ups and global organizations marketing a wide range of product and services to pharmaceutical, diagnostics, and life science organizations. I have a proven track record for strategic thinking and leading teams to success by fostering relationships with teammates, collaborators, key opinion leaders, and other stakeholder groups.

I am recognized for value-creation, on time execution, and problem solving with a rare ability to function effectively on a strategic and tactical level. I have a unique skill set that partners marketing and scientific knowledge with the business and project management skills to drive tangible results.

My professional value is maximized when combining business strategy, market research, technology evaluation, and financial modeling to deliver game changing products that solve customer problems.

If you would like to learn more about my experiences, please contact me.


“Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice.” - James C. Collins

Work Experience

Consultant, Business Development

Minerva Biotechnologies

June 2016 - Today

Minerva Biotechnologies is developing therapies for curing cancers and commercializing core technology that will enable next generation stem cell therapies. Both flow from Minerva’s fundamental discovery that both cancer cell and stem cell growth are mediated by the same two molecules: the growth factor NME-p and the growth factor receptor MUC1*.

Chief Business Officer


September 2014 - May 2016

ORIG3N develops novel approaches for drug efficacy screening and human healthcare utilizing Induced Pluripotent Stem (iPS) Cells. We deliver products and services to the healthcare marketplace as well as technologies for biotechnology and pharmaceutical research and development. Responsible for ensuring the commercial success of ORIGƷN's stem cell platform. Developed and executed the organization's product, sales, and partnership strategies. Part of leadership team that raised $15.6M in venture capital

Associate Director, Product Management - Cell Biology

Thermo Fisher Scientific

February 2014 - September 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Lead product management of a $70M+ global cell biology portfolio including the industry leading Lipofectamine® brand of transfection reagents. Developed product strategy and managed innovation pipeline.

Associate Director, Product Management - Primary & Stem Cells

Life Technologies (acquired by Thermo Fisher Scientific)

March 2012 - February 2014

Life Technologies is a global biotechnology tools company dedicated to improving the human condition. The PSCS division provides innovative, biologically relevant systems that are representative of in vivo systems for major research and disease areas. Our products enable faster discovery and development of safer and more effective medicines. Lead product management for a portfolio of stem cell product including culture media and differentiation products. Responsible for alignment of strategies, resources and processes between Operations, R&D and Marketing functions


North Carolina State University


2007 - 2007

University of North Florida


2001 - 2001


Pragmatic Marketing Certified