ABOUT US
LIFE SCIENCE CONSULTANTS

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

About Us

When transitioning from clinical/development to commercial for the first time, emerging biopharma companies are tasked with the implementation of over 100 new business capabilities, including the integration of 70+ systems and third parties. This can be a daunting, expensive, and intensive process for full-time employees (FTEs). SVA Consulting partners with executive teams and functional heads to reduce risk and manage uncertainty during these transitions.

  • We give you experienced guidance on what to expect, what needs to be built, when it’s needed, & ways to conserve cash.
  • We provide implementation resources to work on behalf of your team, giving them back the gift of time – this postpones or reduces your need to hire FTEs.
  • We introduce you to other people & firms we know & trust who will integrate well to build your business without drama.
  • We start with a conversation to understand your situation, share what we know, & determine if/how we might work together.

We’re continuous learners and innovators with a passion for the commercialization and/or transactional journey of life science companies. Our service offerings capitalize on our past and present work with emerging biopharma companies, leveraging tools, templates, experience, knowledge, and relationships on your behalf to make this an exciting, rewarding, and successful experience as you take your next steps towards improving patient lives.

Our primary service offerings:

  • Advisory Services: Strategy, scenario planning, risk management, & stakeholder alignment at the board, executive, & functional leadership levels.
  • Program Services: Planning & execution to coordinate actions across functions, workstreams, & initiatives.
  • Systems Project Services: Planning & implementation of platforms, software, & third parties that enable business capabilities.
  • Managed Services/BPO: IT infrastructure administration & business process outsourcing (BPO) for commercial, medical affairs, & accounting.

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

Jeffrey Lewis

Jeffrey Lewis

Chief Technology Officer

Andrea Hayes

Andrea Hayes

Senior Consultant

Mark Schafer

Mark Schafer

Chief Information Security Officer

Ben Stickney

Ben Stickney

Director of IT Services

Al Swarts

Al Swarts

Commercialization Strategist

Bindul Turakhia

Bindul Turakhia

Executive Director, Life Sciences

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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