Willie is the Chief Business Strategy Innovation Officer at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), where he heads product development for a software platform that connects life sciences companies to facilitate investment & drug development partnerships. He led the team that earned BIO a Guinness World Records™ title for the world’s Largest Business Partnering Event.
Previously, Willie was a government & NGO project manager and teacher in South Korea and Argentina, and prior to that, he worked with the Patent Group at the Emory University Office of Technology Transfer. A lifelong tech enthusiast, Willie ran a technology consulting company for 7 years. Willie holds a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Emory University and a Certificate in Disruptive Strategy from Harvard Business School Online.