I am 100% Italian, not only "genetically". Italian is my first language (yes, I have an accent) and I am very "connected" with my culture. I was born, grew up and went to college in Sicily and came to the US for the first time in '89. I am social, very well educated, highly energetic and self-motivated.
Education is extremely important to me as I value any kind of "knowledge" very highly. A good education if indispensable for any kind of successful professional life. I have a PhD in Bio-Physical Chemistry and an MBA in Management.
I am a successful, dynamic business professional with entrepreneurial drive. I possess a unique combination of strong advanced technical background with business acumen developed over my 25+ years of professional experience in Life Sciences, Genomics, Drug Discovery & Development, Medical Devices, Clinical Diagnostics, etc.
I am a highly active Investor with Tech Coast Angels (TCA), one of the largest and most active networks of angel investors in the US. I am the President & Chairman of the Board of TCA San Diego as well as a Member of the TCA Board of Governors. I am also a Member of the Board (Observer) of Savara Pharmaceuticals and Anabios Corp. I currently manage a highly-diversified investment portfolio of private companies across multiple industries, including Drug Discovery & Development, Medical Devices, Clinical Diagnostics, High-Tech, Software, Social Media, and Digital Marketing.
I am a people person and enjoy sharing my knowledge. Fell free to reach out anytime. I am very approachable and flexible. I enjoy working with kids very much as they are very honest and genuine.