Tom Richardson is a highly creative innovator and strategist integrating a broad background as a scientist, engineer, entrepreneur, and business development and strategy executive. Over the past 17 years, he has worked in a variety of roles from industry, academia, and non-profits. He was one of the first scientists at Momenta Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, MA and led a research team as the company went public and filed its first ANDA. He moved to business development with Medarex (acq. by BMS) in Princeton where his focus was on licensing and establishing collaborations on Opdivo, the immuno-oncology drug. He was one of the first investors of Neothetics, an aesthetic product company initially founded on technology Tom developed as a post-doc. He spent several years at Rutgers establishing industry collaborations and then moved to a strategy role with BioNJ, the biotechnology trade association where he focused on promoting venture capital and entrepreneurship.
Tom has worked with over 50 university research faculty, startup companies and entrepreneurs aiming to start their own biotech companies, develop business plans, raise venture capital funding, and solicit grants from organizations at the federal, state, corporate, and foundation levels. Tom has helped secure millions of dollars of investments in early stage companies and has executed numerous licenses, gifts and grants, and sponsored research. He executed many licensing deals for targets, technologies and drugs and led numerous partnering initiatives, including the creation of a flavor and fragrance research center. Tom has a PhD in Biochemistry from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He also has an MBA from Babson College / Rider University.