Dean Gray is a global business executive with over 25 years of leadership in turning innovation into value in the life sciences. Mr. Gray has focused on the intersection of life science, medical technology and business in diverse settings ranging from start-ups to major medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. He has served in key commercial and product development senior management roles with leading companies including Boston Scientific, Sanofi/Genzyme, Becton Dickinson, and Pfizer/Lederle. In addition, he has worked closely with venture capital start-ups and other emerging technology companies. In his current role as a principal at consultancy company Appareo LLC, Mr. Gray assists innovative life science companies in identifying and assessing new commercial opportunities, planning and executing rapid growth strategies, and designing and building high performing business enterprises.
Mr. Gray has assisted companies to plan and execute successful go-to-market strategies for a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic products across numerous diseases states. His experience includes leading development and launch of novel technologies in diagnostic imaging, endoscopy, surgical instruments, stents and implantables, drug/device combinations, neurodiagnostics, biologics, and pharmaceuticals. Mr. Gray has run high-performing, customer-oriented businesses in range of disease areas and markets including neurology and neurodegenerative diseases, cardiovascular disease and stroke, ophthalmology, oncology, diabetes, gastroenterology, urology, sports medicine and orthopedics, and regenerative medicine. In his most recent assignment, Mr. Gray led commercialization efforts for novel noninvasive biomarkers targeting multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive disorders, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. His business activities span all of the major global healthcare markets and he brings insight into local market needs having lived overseas and utilizing his Japanese language skills. Mr. Gray received his B.A. from Earlham College and M.A. in International Business from Columbia University.