Madhav Gurijala

Senior Vice-President
madhav.gurijala@ssistrategy.com

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In his 18+ year career as a consultant, Madhav has extensive experience in strategy, design, and implementation, working with all levels: operational resources to executive leadership teams. Projects have ranged from operational risk assessments, organizational/functional buildouts, and product launches, to IT implementations and financial operations optimization. They have spanned all aspects of the project lifecycle, from requirements gathering workshops to project planning to testing and deployment. His experience ensures he will add near- and long-term value, from the start, to any project varying in industry focus, scale, complexity, company size and culture.

At the corporate level, Madhav has applied his efforts on projects such has building a complex financial shared services operational model from scratch as part of a post-merger integration effort, as well as supporting a start-up media company raise funds, develop industry partnerships, build out their technology, and market the technology to other businesses as well as consumers.

In the past several years, Madhav has focused the above skills, knowledge, and experience helping life sciences companies of varying size and complexity in their strategic growth and operational efficiencies with a core focus on the Chief Medical Officer’s function. This experience has spanned various stages of the product lifecycle - from clinical development to product launch; across functions - from clinical to manufacturing to regulatory to commercial; at all levels - from the operational resources up to the companies’ CEOs.

His team was instrumental in helping one such company become one of the top performing IPOs in a down market and a top performing company overall before its purchase by a larger firm. His attention is currently directed towards working creatively with pre- and post-IPO emerging biotechs, with novel therapies addressing rare diseases.

Madhav has earned both a B.A. in Math and Econ and an M.S. in Operations Research from Columbia University.