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ABOUT US
LIFE SCIENCE CONSULTANTS

Learn more about SVA Life Sciences and the team of professionals that are behind it.

About Us

SVA Life Sciences helps biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and diagnostic leaders navigate a successful commercialization journey – the launch of their product and the company that supports it either as a first-time launcher or a high-growth company experiencing constraints. Leaning on decades of expertise and learnings from SVA Consulting, SVA Life Sciences was established to provide strategic partnership to clients in tackling the complex technical and professional challenges associated with business growth and transformation. We offer trusted, durable solutions built on expansive thinking, a disciplined process framework, and impeccable service. We are inspired by the people in the Life Sciences industries and share their passion for the product journey and improving the lives of patients.

Our Professionals

Bryan Bechtoldt

Bryan Bechtoldt

President and Principal

Tim Hanson

Tim Hanson

Principal

Jenny Herritz

Jenny Herritz

Principal

Andrew DeMarco

Andrew DeMarco

Principal

Andrew Petrasko

Andrew Petrasko

Principal

Chris Roswold

Chris Roswold

Director of Program Engagement

Andrea Hayes

Andrea Hayes

Principal

Mark Schafer

Mark Schafer

Chief Information Security Officer

Ben Stickney

Ben Stickney

Director of IT Services

Al Swarts

Al Swarts

Commercialization Strategist

Jeff Ketelhut

Jeff Ketelhut

Life Sciences Consultant and Biopharma/Cell & Gene Therapy virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO)

Measurable Results ®

Risk Mitigation

MyoKardia engaged SVA Consulting at the end of its Phase 3 program to evaluate the commercial capabilities of their financial systems. The question at hand was whether MyoKardia should take on the implementation of a new ERP system, or whether their current ERP system would support a commercial company.

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Measurable Results ®

ELS Program Management

Exact Sciences was referred to SVA Consulting when they were a startup medical device company. In lightning speed of 19 months, Exact Sciences grew from 36 employees to over 700, moving from developing Cologuard, their pre-screening test for colon rectal cancer, to human trials, FDA approval and then to the international marketplace.

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Measurable Results ®

Commercialization Launch Readiness

Verastem was referred to SVA Consulting as a Phase 3 biopharmaceutical company with 30 employees and promising data. SVA was brought in to help Verastem Oncology with the launch planning around the operations and processes, as well as helping to plan all of Verastem’s systems, which prior to SVA, their “systems” were email and a server.

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