William “Bill” Skillman serves Velico as President and Chief Executive Officer and chairman. Bill joined the company on January 1, 2014. Bill has more than 30 years’ experience in the life sciences sector including as a senior executive and international commercial business leader with Johnson & Johnson’s Transfusion Medicine business (Ortho Clinical Diagnostic Systems) and as Vice President, Worldwide Sales & Marketing, with J&J’s Therakos division. As Vice President, Worldwide Marketing, Transfusion Medicine, he held strategic, commercial development. responsibility for a $400M franchise in blood screening and immunohematology. He also served as Vice President, Marketing for Genzyme Genetics.
Prior to Velico, he launched Cambridge Executive Services, Inc., a global retained search firm serving the Life Sciences industry.
Bill earned a B.B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton Undergraduate Division, and completed the International Executive Program at Duke University.