Looking Beyond the Resume | Mark Fischer-Colbrie from Strateos

A lot of people gave Mark Fischer-Colbrie chances in his career to do things he might not seem obviously suited for based on his resume. But that’s how you learn what you’re truly capable of.

Now that Mark is the CEO of Strateos, a company bringing cloud technology to life sciences, he applies that philosophy to his own team.

In this edition of UpTech Report, Mark shares some of the lessons he’s learned on building a great team and fostering a positive and productive workplace culture. And as someone who has raised over half a billion dollars in his long career, he also imparts some insights on how to fund that team.

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Mark Fischer-Colbrie became CEO of Strateos in May 2019 following the successful sale of Labcyte Inc., a global laboratory tools company, to Danaher. He has more than 30 years of experience in building and growing laboratory tools, diagnostic, medical device and therapeutic companies, including 3 Initial Public Offerings. In 2013, Mark was named National Finalist, Life Sciences for the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year, Life Sciences for Northern California.

Prior to Strateos, Mark was CEO for over ten years at Labcyte Inc. which invented novel lab tools and automation based on acoustic dispensing. Before Labcyte, Mark ran business development and was CFO at Adeza Biomedical Corporation, a women’s healthcare company, where he filed 9 patent applications and set up and ran clinical trials for diagnostics.

Mark has served as Chairman of JDRF’s International Board of Directors, the largest global funder of type one diabetes research, and served on the JDRF IBOD for seven years. Mark has also served on the industry board of the Analytical, Life Sciences Diagnostics Association (ALDA) since 2011. Mark enjoys participating in long distance triathlon and running events.




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