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James F. Lynch PhD, MBA

Dr. Lynch founded his first recruiting firm, Strategic Access Inc. (SAI), in 1998 with over 17 years of experience within the pharmaceutical industry in business development, new product & market development, strategic alliances, operations & administration. In 2000, Dr. Lynch joined Reliant Pharmaceuticals as a founding member and Executive Director of Business Development, subsequently forming Commercial Operations as Vice President. Dr. Lynch returned to SAI in 2004 to assume the role of President, and in 2014 acquired Regional Personnel.

In his 25+ years in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr. Lynch held a variety of operational, new product and research positions.Prior to acquiring Regional Personnel, Dr. Lynch was Senior Director, Business Development at Quintiles, and prior to this role helped to start several start-up companies through licensing deals. Prior to founding Strategic Access, Dr. Lynch was an Associate Director of Business Development & Strategic Planning at Hoffmann-La Roche. Dr. Lynch was a management consultant in the technology practice of the PA Consulting Group, a UK-based consulting firm, where he directed global projects for major clients (including Pfizer) focusing on strategic planning, re-organization & harmonization, capacity & capabilities assessment and outsourcing.

Dr. Lynch earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Siena College, Masters and a Doctorate degree in inorganic chemistry at Seton Hall University and a Masters in Business Administration degree at Columbia University. Dr. Lynch is a member of Licensing Executives Society, Venture Association of NJ, Biotechnology Council of NJ and the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.

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