Paul A. Stewart is Managing Director of PASCO Ventures LLC in Denver, Colorado, an independent advisory firm he founded after retiring from Eli Lilly and Company in 2012. He is a distinguished lecturer for the Graduate Program of International Pharmaceutical Engineering Management (IPEM) at Peking University in Beijing, China.
Stewart has over 25 years of executive and leadership experience in domestic and global business development in pharmaceuticals, crop protection (agrichemicals & seeds); medical devices / vascular intervention (cardiology and urology); drug infusion (hospital intravenous pumps, plus vital signs measurement products); corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures; and in the $2B+ Elanco Animal Health division of Lilly.
Stewart has deep expertise in licensing and business development, having completed global and regional transactions in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. There are over a dozen publicly disclosed in-development or marketed human pharmaceuticals, medical devices and animal health products that exist today, and a number of undisclosed products in development, as a result of his work.
Stewart has served on numerous professional, academic, civic and not-for-profit boards, including President & Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Certified Licensing Professionals organization (2010-2014); the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association (from 1999-2003); the Advisory Board of DePauw University’s Management Fellows Program (2007-2013); Director of the Indianapolis Legal Aid Society (from 2004-2010); President of the Board of Airport Commissioners for Greensburg-Decatur County (Indiana: 1980-81 and 1983); President of the Indiana Seed Trade Association (1984); Chairman of the IVAC (1993) and Elanco (1999 and 2007) United Way campaigns; and member of the Board of Directors and Trusteeship (executive) Committee of Park Tudor School in Indianapolis (from 1997-2003). Stewart was previously an executive and Secretary of the Board of Directors at Stewart Seeds, Inc. (now owned by Monsanto). Additionally, Stewart served as an elder at Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis and served there as Lay Director and five times as a Spiritual Director of Great Banquet men’s retreats.
Stewart is a Certified Licensing Professional, is listed in “Who’s Who in America,” “Who’s Who in the World” and “Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare,” and is the author of “A Harvard MBA’s Advice to His Sons” (ISBN 1594539952).
Stewart received a Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural business management from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.