I am fortunate enough to be blessed with the opportunities to travel and experience many different cities and cultures. Having stated my fortunes, I have chosen to live in Gainesville, Florida. The decision is both an educated and emotional choice.
I grew up in the research triangle park area of North Carolina and have always been fascinated by biotech and research. My corporate office is in the Progress Corporate Park in Alachua where many publically traded biotech companies are now based. The Sid Martin Biotech Institute is rated the #1 biotech incubator in the world. I have seen tremendous growth and focus in our region in biotech over the last ten years. The resources for talent and willingness to promote my company has been a great reason for our success as well as other companies in the region. We have often taken some difficult issues we have faced in business to our partners at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College for support. There is a collaborative visionary approach to our future in the Greater Gainesville region that is palpable.