Mercedes: CEO - USA

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iCEO™: 61172
Position: CEO
Nationality: USA
Home Country: USA


Mercedes is a veteran corporate executive, former public company Board Chair, CEO, COO and independent board director with extensive cross-industry experience in IT, Telecom, Biotech and Utilities.

Major Achievements

Served as Chair & CEO of publicly traded biotechnology company for eight years: The provides cryopreservation services nearly quarter million clients worldwide in Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Tissue Practice (cGMP/cGTP) facility registered by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and accredited by AABB and ISO 9001:2008. • Increased client base by over 380% from 50K to over 240K • Increased revenue by 134% and net income by 320% • Achieved 10 consecutive quarters of profitability • Established 23 global license affiliates • Principal inventor and led commercialization of expansive intellectual property portfolio of proprietary stem cell technology • Executed revolutionary R&D agreements resulting in two advanced stage FDA clinical studies

Industry Sector Competencies

• E-Commerce/Internet
• IT/Computer Hardware
• Telecommunications
• Telecommunications
• Media

Professional Objectives

• Function: Independent Board Director; Chair; CEO
• Interim Manager: Yes
• Permanent Position: Yes
• Operational: Yes
• Availability: Full time, Part time, Coaching on demand
• Prefered Locations: U.S.

Additional Professional Interests

• Non Executive Director Assignments

Countries Covered


Operational Competencies

• Technologies to market (Professional)
• Business development (Professional)
• New product or service launch (Professional)
• Geographical expansion (Professional)
• Company rescue or turnaround (Professional)
• Close down or sell off (Professional)


Home Country:
Full time
Part time
Coaching on demand
M.S. - Technology Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; M.Ed. Harvard University; B.A. Smith College
Management experience:
More than 15 years
Company size: