Steven M. Walker, MBA, MHA serves as the Chief Business Officer (CBO) and Commercial Strategist here at Biologics Consulting. Steven has over 20 years of biopharmaceutical business and research experience, with a focus in immunology, respiratory, dermatology, vaccine, cardiovascular disease and neuroscience. Steven's subject matter expertise is focused on business strategy and product / portfolio commercialization. Prior to joining Biologics Consulting, he played a senior leadership role within Respiratory, Inflammation and Autoimmunity - New Product Planning group at MedImmune, Specialty Care Division of AstraZeneca. Leadership accountabilities included assessing and developing strategic plans to maximize the clinical and commercial value for pre-approved biopharmaceutical assets globally. As well as, oversight of product strategy development, commercial infrastructure design, life cycle management and P&L financial designs for multiple late stage biologics and small molecules. Steven played a leading role in the strategic commercial development of clinical biologics targeting asthma, COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Other areas of professional experience include leadership of cross franchise initiatives for the Infectious Disease division and Marketing Head of an influenza vaccine. Steven also served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility at Genentech, such as Senior Marketer and Regional Sales Director, with responsibility for products such as Omalizumab - for asthma and Efalizumab - for plaque psoriasis. He's also worked at Schering-Plough Corporation, before joining Genentech and served in roles and functions of progressing responsibility ranging from corporate strategy, marketing and specialty sales management.
Before entering the biopharmaceutical industry, Steven spent time working internationally in Barbados at the Virgin Island Center of Chronic Disease Research focused on diabetes research, as well as working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) - department of Orthopedic Surgery, as a research surgical intern.
He holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, M.B.A. from Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at University of Pittsburgh, and a M.H.A. from the Graduate School of Public Health at University of Pittsburgh.