Bruce is the founder and CEO of CPG Consulting where he provides advisory services to Universities and emerging biotech/pharmaceutical companies. He serves as an independent consultant for Pars Pharmaceutical Consulting and as a Senior Advisor to several start-up companies. Bruce has over 18 years of R&D experience progressing projects from early discovery through the clinic. He has held positions of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research and Development (1996-2006) and The Institutes for Pharmaceutical Discovery (2006-2012). At J&J, Bruce presided over numerous high-profile projects including a novel program which led to an approved therapeutic for type 2 diabetes (Invokana™). Bruce has successfully executed and managed across diverse scientific functions (in vitro biology, in vivo pharmacology and ADME/DMPK) and he possesses a deep understanding of the Drug Discovery and Early Development processes. He also has significant expertise in the identification, evaluation and vetting of novel targets and technologies for incorporation into the R&D portfolio. He has served on cross-functional compound development- and life-cycle management teams in early development and has worked closely with academic scientists and key opinion leaders to assess start-up opportunities. Bruce holds a B.S. in Toxicology from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the Medical College of Virginia. He received postdoctoral training at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. More detailed information can be found here.