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WIB-Southern California: The COO Perspective With Raksha Shah and Brittany Bradrick

October 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brittany Bradrick, COO & CFO at ViaCyte

Join us for an exploration of the unique perspective of a Chief Operating Officer. We will hear about the special skills these women have harnessed to manage the varied responsibilities of this role.


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Speaker Bios

Brittany BradrickBrittany Bradrick, COO & CFO at ViaCyte

Brittany Bradrick has more than 20 years of experience in finance, strategy, and corporate development for life science companies, with both operational and advisory experience. Prior to joining ViaCyte, she was Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development at Insulet Corporation, an insulin pump company. Prior to Insulet, Ms. Bradrick was Director, Business Development and Alliance Management at Abbott Diabetes Care, a glucose measurement company. Prior to Abbott, Ms. Bradrick was an investment banker to the life science industry for 10 yrs at Piper Jaffray, Credit Suisse, and Chase Securities. Ms. Bradrick started her career as a Federal Reserve Bank Examiner. Ms. Bradrick earned an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a BS in business administration from the University of Missouri. She currently serves on the advisory board of AltrixBio.

Raksha ShahRaksha Shah, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Lipidio Pharmaceuticals / President of Lipidio Pharmaceuticals, Australia

Ms. Raksha Shah has 25 years of leadership experience in large pharma companies like Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and in technology and life science start-up companies. She is currently Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Lipidio Pharmaceuticals and President of Lipidio Pharmaceuticals, Australia. Lipidio Pharma is a clinical stage biotech company based in San Diego and is developing an asset for metabolic and dermatology indications. Ms. Shah advises early-stage companies in her capacity as chancellor-appointed, life science Entrepreneur in Residence at UCSD.

Prior to Lipidio, she was the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Board Chair of Obsidio Therapeutics, a small molecule oncology company. Prior to Obsidio, Ms. Shah co-founded two tech start-ups, the first a documentation software company in which she served as Chief Financial Officer and the second an audit automation software company, Reliant Solutions in which she served as Chief Operating Officer. She received her BSc. in biology and her MBA in finance and marketing in the UK.


Josie KamrathJosie KamrathModerator

Client Development Executive at DLA Piper / Venture Partner at NextGen Venture Partners

Pricing Information

  • Members: Free
  • Non-Members*: Free
  • Optional Donation: $10

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October 26, 2021
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm