Shlomo Harnas is a seasoned commercial strategist and BD evaluation/diligence/deal support professional with extensive experience in biopharma, medtech, and healthcare across consulting and industry. In recent years he has started working with early-stage startups, as an accelerator mentor/judge with Health Wildcatters and MassChallenge, as an advisor to several medtech and health tech companies, and as an angel investor.
He is the Managing Director of Akrolyth Advisory, working both buy-side and sell-side with industry, VC and PE investors, and translational research groups. He was previously the North America Commercial Director for Grünenthal, a Germany-based global pharma, where he was responsible for commercial development and BD assessments, and was Commercial lead for a mid-late stage rare disease program.
Prior to that, he was the go-to diligence/LM&A lead with Navigant Consulting’s global Life Science practice, and a member of Leerink Swann’s advisory group and of Clarion Healthcare’s strategy practice.
Shlomo holds a Master’s degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he was a Presidential Doctoral Fellow, and a Master’s/Bachelor’s in Biochemistry and Mathematics from Brandeis University, summa cum laude, with highest honors, where he was a Goldwater Scholar and Howard Hughes Medical Institute fellow.
He has lived in 4 countries, is fluent in English and Portuguese, and is conversant in 3 more languages.