Dave Summa

Business development and innovation strategist with established record of driving growth

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Dave Summa

Business Development Expert


Dave Summa is a business development expert who specializes in developing novel ways to capture value from new technologies in the life science, pharma, biotech, industrial biotech, and clean tech industries. An experienced CEO and former McKinsey partner, he has significant business development and M&A experience and is an expert in business model design and validation, long-term growth strategy development, and innovation processes.


  • Business model design
  • Growth strategy
  • Innovation
  • Joint ventures
  • Product development
  • Financial modeling


  • President, CEO – Acumen Pharmaceuticals
  • President, CEO – Mendel Biotechnology
  • Director, Food, Feed, and Fiber – Monsanto
  • Partner – McKinsey
  • Product Development – Proctor & Gamble


  • MS, MIT
  • BS, MIT