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Marc Beer – article recap

Marc Beer has been a successful entrepreneur for more than 25 years. His companies reached the top because of his propensity to develop workable solutions that are the immediate answers to the problems of the day. 

 

After graduating from Miami University with a degree in business, Marc Beer went directly into pharmaceutical sales. He eventually became the vice president of global marketing at Genzyme. With this promotion, Genzyme became a global company that was able to address the needs of 350 million medically underserved people. The new product line that Marc Beer and his company were presenting to the world treated the more than 7,000 rare diseases that weren’t being adequately treated in the past. 

 

Marc Beer became energized by helping solve medical problems for the medically underserved population, so he wanted to do even more for these people. It is the reason that he launched his own business. 

 

The first company that Marc Beer launched was a biotech company that he called “ViaCell.” The company eventually went public in 2005. This company collected umbilical cord blood and preserved it so that the stem cells could be developed and used to treat various illnesses. 

 

At this time, Marc Beer was also a member of the board of directors of Erytech Pharma, a pharmaceutical company that is being publicly traded. He also held several sales and marketing positions in major companies. He was also a founding chairman of the board of directors of Good Start Genetics’ compensation committee. He held the same positions with Minerva Neurosciences and was a member of the Miami University Business Advisory Council. Learn more: https://medium.com/@marc.beer

 

Marc Beer had the opportunity to sell ViaCell to PerkinElmer for a whopping $300 million! This was a magical time for Marc Beer, but it was also the time that tragedy struck. 

 

A Moment of Heartbreak

 

Very soon after his business success, Marc Beer lost his beloved wife to a pulmonary embolism at the age of 42. Marc took the time to give his three children all of the attention that they needed at this time, but his 14-year-old daughter knew that this wouldn’t be enough for him. She remembered the advice her dad gave her when she needed to live life with a purpose, so she gave his words back to him. She believed that Marc’s purpose was not to drive her to and from school every day. 

 

Marc Beer went headfirst into his next venture as the chairman, CEO and one of the founders of Renovia. Dr. Ray Iglesias is a gynecologist who wanted to avoid performing so many pelvic surgeries, and when he contacted Marc Beer, they came up with an idea that would work. 

 

Marc Beer, Dr. Ray Iglesias, and Yolanda Lorie founded Renovia for the purpose of developing diagnostic and therapeutic devices for women experiencing pelvic floor issues. The new devices would give doctors new ways to diagnose these disorders quickly and treat them. Nearly 25 percent of American women suffer from these maladies.

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