January 12, 2012, San Diego, California – Technology Multipliers, a leading solutions provider helping companies enhance their product development portfolios to success has appointed Mark Benedyk, Ph.D., to its Board of Advisors.  Dr. Benedyk will assist Technology Multipliers in developing strategic partnerships for Technology Multipliers, leveraging the benefits of its project/product portfolio management, knowledge management, and related R&D productivity solutions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

“Dr. Benedyk brings extensive knowledge of life sciences business development and portfolio management to our organization that will enhance Technology Multipliers’ position and visibility in the life sciences. We brought Mark aboard because of his proven business development expertise, and his ability to generate new business opportunities, and develop key customer relationships.” said Managing Director, Kerim Tumay.

Dr.  Benedyk has twenty-five years of proven, results-oriented experience with a demonstrated track record of success at Fortune 50 companies, biotechnology start-ups and incubator environments. Currently Managing Member of Rila Partners LLC, he has served in executive roles at leading life sciences companies including Pfizer, Ascenta Therapeutics, Optimer Pharmaceuticals, and Elan Pharmaceuticals.  Dr. Benedyk has significant experience in Portfolio Strategy,  Business Development, and Intellectual Property Management as related to drug research, development, and commercialization in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.  Currently serving in strategic advisory roles to KemPharm, Inc. and Amarantus Pharmaceuticals, Dr. Benedyk is also a board member of the Center for Drug Research and Development Ventures Inc., and is a member of the Translational Medicine Advisory Board of the CNS Regenerative Medicine Foundation.  He received his PhD in Genetics and Developmental Biology from The Rockefeller University, and his undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Botany from the University of Michigan.

“I am very excited to join Technology Multipliers as an advisor during this time of great change in the life sciences industries, a time where the operational efficiencies and scalability of Technology Multipliers solutions are critically needed.  Greater efficiency in product development is a must-have in this new environment.  Technology Multipliers’ expertise combined with their innovative predictive analytics and knowledge management tools can help bring significant efficiencies to new product development, manufacturing, and commercialization in many sectors. I am looking forward to working with Kerim and his team in the life sciences arena.”

About Rila Partners

Rila Partners, LLC  is a leading advisory firm providing strategic advice and solutions for Business Development, Corporate Development and Portfolio Strategy matters to life sciences companies worldwide. Rila Partners provides the critical objective advice required for life sciences companies to create long term value for both employees and investors in companies seeking to integrate commercial focus with scientific and financial insight as they mature. With an experience base ranging from R&D Management to corporate Strategic Planning, Rila Partners has provided insightful counsel to companies and other entities throughout North America, Asia and the EU. Located in San Diego, California with clients worldwide, Rila Partners’ legacy of excellence and attention to detail continue to add significant value to life sciences companies at any phase of growth.

About Technology Multipliers

Technology Multipliers, LLC provides new product development, technology, and marketing productivity solutions for technology companies.  Technology Multipliers solutions create multiplier effects for technology companies by reducing time to market, increasing pipeline and resource productivity, and optimizing process performance.

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact us.

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