Sabrina Martucci Johnson is a life sciences executive with a record of achievement in capital formation, business development, and commercial leadership. Highlights from her 20+ year career include transforming a small cap stock from retail to institutional ownership and raising nearly $170M in the process, a business development deal sheet comprised of in-license, out-license, and M&A, and executing 6 successful product launches. Sabrina’s unique background spans finance, global marketing, and bench research experience.
She is currently COO and CFO at WomanCare Global, a non-profit specialty pharmaceutical company in the female reproductive healthcare space. Sabrina cultivates investors and accesses capital, negotiates licensing and product acquisition transactions, executes strategic alliances, and supports the grant application process through budgeting and contracting. She oversees finance, customer service and logistics, legal, IT, regulatory and quality.
Prior to joining WomanCare Global Sabrina provided executive advisory services to clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and diagnostic industries. Clients included: HUYA Bioscience International (COO, CFO); Kyalin Biosciences, Inc. (Secretary, Treasurer); WomanCare Global (CFO); Ridge Diagnostics (business development); 1798 Consultants (marketing strategy); Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. (international brand strategy); Algynomics, Inc. (business plan, funding strategy).
Sabrina was formerly a key member of the executive management team at Cypress Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYPB) where she most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. At Cypress she executed mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic partnerships, and capital raises (~$170 million), managed investor relations and commercial organizations, launched 4 products, and oversaw competitive analysis and market opportunity assessment and planning. She was part of the transaction team that negotiated a 160% premium for Cypress shareholders with a deal valued over $250 million.
Sabrina previously held marketing and sales positions with Advanced Tissue Sciences, where she was responsible for global product positioning for 2 product launches, including development of promotional materials, strategic marketplace analysis reports and technical product support, and spent a year in technical sales at Clonetics Corporation. She began her career in the biotechnology industry as a research scientist with Baxter Healthcare, Hyland Division, working on their recombinant factor VIII program.
In the community Sabrina is dedicated to organizations that serve women and girls and promote education. She serves on the YWCA of San Diego County Board of Directors as Vice President and Treasurer, Athena Board of Directors, Tulane University School of Science and Engineering Board of Advisors, University California San Diego Librarian’s Advisory Board, and Project Concern International Audit Committee. She has been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the CONNECT Springboard program for entrepreneurs, and has been a Career Horizons Mentor for Just in Time for Foster Youth. Sabrina is on the leadership team of Women Give San Diego, which funds non-profit organizations serving women and girls.
Sabrina has an MIM from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) with honors, a MSc. in Biochemical Engineering from the University of London, and a BSc. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University, where she graduated magna cum laude.
COO, CFO at WomanCare Global International
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