That's me, Bob Proulx, having fun
whiteboarding a game plan for a product
You've got to have a plan. You can always
modify and adapt the plan, but you have to
have a plan.
My work experience includes more than 25 years in sales, marketing, and management roles for
companies in the computer, life sciences, and medical diagnostics markets. I know what it's like
to "carry the bag" and I know what it's like to spec, develop, and launch a new product. But
mostly, I know what it's like when marketing and sales are on the same page and working
together. Early in my career I was fortunate to have worked for a company where Marketing and
Sales functioned well and drove growth in the company. That experience has strongly influenced
my managerial leadership and my thoughts about what helps 'turn the crank'.
Having traveled to more than 30 countries I understand the marketing work needed to support
sales teams and distributors all over the world with materials relevant to their markets.
For the past 10 years I have held positions of VP Marketing or VP Marketing and Sales (also
Business Development) for four different companies, always focused on driving commercial
My experience with technologies is broad: computers, software, optical systems, chemistry ...
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"Bob is an extremely talented and dynamic
marketing executive and would be a
valuable contributor to any management
Scientific Instrumentation - everything used in the life sciences as
detection technology, including optical systems for colorimetric, fluorescent,
and radio-isotope labeled measurements.
Robotics and microfluidics - XYZ cartesian robotic platforms to automate
fluid dispensing and transfers, including nano/microfluidics technologies.
Ion-beam sputtering - originally used in the fiber optic cable industry it is
used to create hard-coated glass filters for microscopy and other applications.
Genomics Databases - use of large scale sets of genetic data to show which
genes are effected in various diseases pointing the way to identify new
disease targets for drugs.
Molecular Diagnostics - use of the self-replicating properties of genetic
sequences to enable the detection and identification of specific diseases.
Point-of-Care Diagnostics - technology that enables a diagnostic test to be
done faster and easier at, or near, the point of patient treatment.
Board of Directors Appointments - more than 9 years cummulative experience serving
on boards for VC backed technology companies and non-profit institutions and organizations.