Education: Ph.D. Biophysics and Theoretical Biology, University of Chicago; AB in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University Experience: Fio Corporation (VP, Ops), Fujitsu Business Communication Systems (SVP, Biz Dev), Lucent Technologies, Bell Labs
Dr. Zoe Quan brings critical gap analysis to the Diamond Chameleon Group. Along with executive experience, Zoe brings an uncanny ability to boil down the noise, bring focus to the effort at hand, and foresee the gaps that need to be filled as growth continues.
Dr. Quan’s industry experience includes telecommunications, IT, and bio/nanotechnology. She has had extensive business experience in Asia, Europe, and North America, including expatriate assignments in Hong Kong, France, and Canada. She has held senior leadership positions with large multinationals as well as entrepreneurial ventures, and is skilled at all aspects of product management, including strategy, product development, business plan development and execution, and P&L responsibility.
Dr. Quan served as Vice President, Operations for Fio Corporation, a nanobiotechnology start-up developing a point-of-care rapid diagnostics system. She led new products and business development as Senior Vice President of Fujitsu Business Communication Systems, a $150 million provider of enterprise network solutions. Zoe was also an executive with various communications infrastructure businesses at Lucent Technologies, in global product, market, and corporate development. She started her career in R&D with Bell Laboratories, co-authoring two telecommunications patents.
As president of Qingchu Thinking, LLC, she translates between the languages of business and technology by combining strategy, international business, and assessing technologies for their growth potential. With her, companies identify the right problems to be solved, begin to see the patterns among seemingly unrelated pieces of information, translate vision into executable strategies, and put in place the processes and discipline to enable implementation. She mentors companies out of the University of Chicago's Polsky Center for Entreprenuership and Innovation.
Her management approach is practical: assess where an organization is, where it wants to be, and what it needs to do to get it there.
Dr. Quan holds an AB in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and a PhD in Biophysics and Theoretical Biology from the University of Chicago.
What is the Crying Need? Five Questions Every Start-up Needs to Ask
Zoe Quan, Ph.D.
30 / 45 min without questions
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