Executive director, Office of Commercialization and Technology Ventures, Hackensack University Medical Center.
Key role: Provide leadership in the implementation of HackensackUMC's technology transfer strategy. Oversees the full scope of intellectual property management, technology licensing and collaborative partnerships with industry.
Goals: Establish a productive technology transfer operation at HackensackUMC by cultivating a culture of innovation and facilitating the commercialization of research conducted by our physicians and scientists as means to advance health care. Build upon HackensackUMC's reputation in clinical excellence to establish collaborative opportunities in translational research.
Previous jobs: Vice president, research and technology ventures at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston; senior director of corporate development at Genome Therapeutics Corp., Waltham, Mass.; director of business development, BCM Technologies, Houston; research biologist in electron microscopy, National Cancer Institute.
Key strengths: Scientifically proficient with business development experience in both the biopharmaceutical and academic environments. Consensus builder, skilled in navigating complex issues with a focus on identifying solutions to difficult problems.
Career high: Facilitated the formation of more than 20 new ventures to commercialize early-stage academic technology. Led efforts to establish two multimillion-dollar cancer research collaborations with major pharmaceutical companies.
Next: Propel HackensackUMC to become a regional leader in the transfer of biomedical innovation.
Challenges: Identifying additional financial resources to continue the development of early stage technology in the current tight funding environment.
After hours: Enjoy family, friends, sports, computers and technology. A passion for do-it-yourself projects.
Staffing firm Joule Inc. has named David Stevens regional sales manager of the clinical and scientific staffing solutions division in Edison. He will lead business development efforts.
Stevens brings 17 years of technical staffing experience, including 14 years in senior operations and business development leadership roles. His skills include success in the contingency search and contract staffing arenas. Stevens has built and sold several firms, including one to Aerotek. Most recently, he managed the contract staffing division of global recruitment firm MRI Network.
Mike Wylykanowitz was named clinical director at JAG Physical Therapy, in Princeton. He previously was a senior physical therapist. Wylykanowitz earned his doctorate degree from Drexel University.
Christopher Midura has joined Princeton law firm Goldberg Segalla LLP as an associate. He is a member of the firm's product liability practice group. Previously an associate with Catalano, Gallardo & Petropoulos LLP, Midura has experience in state and federal courts involving business and commercial, insurance, intellectual property and negligence litigation. Midura also advises clients on administrative regulations and government affairs. He earned his law degree from Seton Hall University School of Law.
Commercial real estate company Avison Young has added four hires: former New York Giants center Bart Oates and Thomas Semler will join the firm's Morristown office as senior vice presidents, while Matthew Turse and Brian Cass also have joined Avison Young as vice presidents in New Jersey.
Edison-based New York Shipping Association has named Charles Darrell executive vice president and chief operating officer, and promoted Susan Winfree to vice president of workforce development and corporate diversity officer.
Darrell will oversee coordination of daily operations associated with the collective bargaining agreement with the International Longshoremen's Association in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Winfree, the first woman to service on NYSA's executive staff, will develop and implement recruiting, hiring and training for the port workforce.
Insight Financial Services, a Flemington wealth management firm, has added Jane Gore to its firm.
Gore most recently was a financial adviser with Merrill Lynch, in Princeton. She has more than 25 years of financial industry experience, including tenure as vice president and retail regional manager at 1st Constitution Bank and Amboy Bank. She also was vice president of United Jersey/Summit Bank and Danielson Federal Bank in Connecticut. Gore holds a master's degree in business administration from Simmons College Graduate School of Management.