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Executive Team

Executive Team 2018-04-11T08:11:40+00:00

Executive Team

Patrick M. O’Keefe, CPA/ABV/CFF, CTP, MAFFChief Executive Officer
Patrick O’Keefe has been responsible for the raising of debt and equity capital and is currently the CEO of Grow Michigan, a mezzanine fund supported by the Michigan Strategic Fund and nineteen financial institutions.
Sarabjit S. AshtaChief Business Officer
Sarabjit brings more than 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a proven record of success in growing businesses through external partnerships, in-licensing and M&A. Prior to joining Glycadia, he held leadership roles at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Biogen and Becton Dickinson which enabled him to create value-enhancing opportunities across a broad spectrum, including biopharmaceuticals, specialty pharmaceuticals, generics, medical devices and diagnostics. Sarabjit received his undergraduate degree in Econometrics from the London School of Economics and an MBA in International Finance from NYU Stearn School of Business.
Clyde Shearman, PhDPresident & Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Shearman is a Research and Development Executive with over 35 years of industry experience in the areas of molecular biology, immunology, oncology and endocrinology. He received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Thomas Jefferson University and Medical College. Before joining Glycadia, he was Research Director in Molecular Biology at Sterling Winthrop, Inc., a Group Leader in Protein Engineering at Genzyme Corporation, and a Senior Scientist in Molecular Biology at Centocor, Inc. He has over 60 scientific publications and 14 patent applications.