The Innovation Alchemist - Lorraine Marchand

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2 min readMar 9, 2020

Lorraine is a life sciences consultant, speaker, writer and professor. She’s managed R&D and Commercial for private and publicly held life sciences companies and founded two start ups.

An expert at showing entrepreneurs how to communicate the value of their innovations to investors, Lorraine has helped numerous entrepreneurs successfully market their technologies. She developed a proven method for successful innovation and has become specialized in contingency planning and the “art of the pivot”.

“You never fail, you always learn”, is one of her mantras.

Lorraine has held executive roles in the health care and pharmaceutical industry with Bristol-Myers Squibb, IQVIA, Covance and Cognizant Technologies. As a public servant, she has served as Director of The National Diabetes Education Program for the National Institutes of Health; and she was the 2014 recipient of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Hannah Penn Leadership Award.

Lorraine has taught at Princeton University as the James Wei Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship. And currently, she is adjunct professor and advisory board member at Columbia Business School and on the faculty of the Columbia Executive Education Program and the Precision Medicine Initiative.

More from Lorraine:

Signitt at CoolBrands People
The Signitt Network
YouTube — Trends & Insights
Medium — !mpact Magazine — The Flipside
Blogger — Another perspective
Blogger — Insights from Leaders



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