John Hallinan

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John’s background is deeply rooted in life sciences, spanning more than 30 years and a broad range of strategic and operational disciplines. He most recently served as Chief Business Officer at Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio), representing the world’s premier life sciences hub, where he led efforts to catalyze early-stage innovation. He previously served as CFO for companies including Cytel, Signet Laboratories, Cambium Learning, AnVil and CambridgeSoft Corporation, accumulating considerable experience in the areas of venture financings, corporate development, technology licensing and mergers and acquisitions. He currently serves as an advisor to the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Massachusetts, the CharitéBIH Entrepreneurship Summit, the German American Business Council of Boston, and Women in the Enterprise of Science and Technology (WEST).

John is a CPA and holds a BBA from St. Bonaventure University.

Select Achievements

  • Led Innovation Services at MassBio, an industry-leading program to source, accelerate, partner and transform innovation to start-ups
  • Served as a member of the MassBio Economic Development Advisory Group and as co-chair of the Finance Committee and Entrepreneur’s University
  • Regularly contributes as a mentor in numerous programs for life science start-ups


Life science company formation
Industry, academia and government collaboration
Financial and operational leadership