Chris Efessiou, PhD
Chris Efessiou is the Founder and CEO of SRxA-Strategic Pharmaceutical Advisors and Affiliated Companies, a life sciences strategic consulting, marketing, and communication company, and the former co-founder and CEO of Strategic Biosciences, a pharmaceutical development company.
Chris Efessiou is a senior business leader and top revenue driver with over twenty years of success in product development, strategic product introduction, engineering the turnaround of products lagging in the marketplace, and driving 36 new products to market. An expert at leadership and corporate development, creating and implementing winning marketing strategies and driving profitability and growth. As an aggressive entrepreneur, he led eight new companies to sustainable profitability, all in their first year of operation, and positioned them for subsequent merger or sale.
Prior to his pharmaceutical career, he directed the Continuing Education Division at Newton-Wellesley Hospital, a Tufts Medical School Affiliate, and developed the hospital’s first Out-Patient Respiratory Care Clinic. His experience includes clinical practice in Critical Respiratory Care and Extracorporeal Circulation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Cardiac Anesthesia Research at the Massachusetts General Hospital, both affiliates of Harvard Medical School in Boston. He is Board Certified and Registered by the American Board for Respiratory Care.
While building his first company, he found himself raising his then seven-year-old daughter as a single dad by applying his business knowledge to the art of parenting. Planning, setting expectations and measuring results, building team unity and empowerment, fostering bilateral communication, mentoring, leading by example and being physically present and emotionally available are essential components for both a prosperous business and loving family. Chris shares his experience and findings in his widely acclaimed book CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood.
He is an international speaker on Leadership, Negotiation and Management topics, he serves on numerous non-profit and business related Boards, including the Small Business Council of the United States Chamber of Commerce, and is an evaluator of The European Union – European Commission’s Directorate General for Information Society and Media.