Craig Philips

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Company: KPI Therapeutics
Industry: Life Sciences
Mentor Since: Fall 2014
Will Mentor: Graduate Students, Bridge MBA Students

Job Description

Responsible for corporate strategy development, product positing, and partnerships.

Company Description

Privately owned Biotech company focused on developing drugs for autoimmune diseases, pain, and viral diseases

Employment History

25 years of Big Pharma experience in US, Europe, Asia, and Australia (Bristol Myers, Merck, Bayer). 4 years as President of CTI, 3 years as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at University of Washington , EVP at Kineta Inc for 2 years.


BS in Business Administration with an emphasis in marketing from Ohio State University, MBA from Ohio State University (Columbus Oh)
Advanced education courses from Insead (Fountain-bleu France)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

Job search strategies, networking, business ethics, long-term career plans and strategies, interviewing and impressions.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

On campus or in South Lake Union

Additional Information

In addition to California, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana and Washington, I lived in Montreal, Bangkok, and Sydney for 12 years. I work as an advisor to a variety of start-up companies and am an active Angel investor.