Executive Director, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship
Andre Marquis (MBA 94) joined the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship as Executive Director in 2010. He is a serial entrepreneur with a long record of starting successful biotechnology and information technology ventures with a particular focus on winning in markets where scalability and evidence-based decision making are critical including online advertising, media and pharmaceutical development. Prior to joining UC Berkeley, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at the neuromarketing firm Innerscope Research. Mr. Marquis was also founder and CEO of Amplyx Pharmaceuticals, an early stage drug development company backed by Life Science Angels and Tech Coast Angels that creates improved small molecule drugs. Andre was founder and COO of Chorus (www.choruspharma.com), a group inside Eli Lilly that radically increased the efficiency of the Pre-Clinical through Phase II drug development through outsourcing. Andre was the CTO and Senior Vice President of Marketing at Internet Pictures Corp [NASDAQ: IPIX]. iPIX was the world’s largest manager of Internet visual content with partners including Microsoft and Yahoo!