About Todd Applebaum, Managing Director, Converge Consulting
Todd Applebaum has a distinguished track record in business strategy, manufacturing, operations, and supply chain management, working with a spectrum of life science companies across the pharmaceutical, biologics, and medical device sectors. Most recently, Mr. Applebaum served as Vice President of Technical Operations at Ovascience, Inc., leading the manufacturing, quality, supply chain, and technical services functions as the company transitioned from research to commercial operations. He played a key role in building the global operations organization and infrastructure, establishing Ovascience's manufacturing and cell processing network to support commercialization of the company's innovative fertility treatments.
Before Ovascience, Mr. Applebaum analyzed industry strategies and best practices as Vice President of Research for the healthcare and life science industries at Gartner, Inc. In this role, he provided strategic insights to both industry executives and authored numerous reports. The focus of his research included many critical industry topics, such as building patient outcome-focused operations, impacts of personalized and precision medicines, global planning, and track and trace technologies, in addition to operational and performance excellence.
Mr. Applebaum's leadership in the industry has continued to grow from his increasing focus into Life Science Operations. While in manufacturing at Deloitte Consulting, he worked with many multinational manufacturers on business process re-engineering and software assessment and selection, as well as best-practice implementation efforts. As a partner with Benchmarking Partners, Mr. Applebaum was part of a team of practitioners who taught a Massachusetts Institute of Technology course for executives and graduate students entitled, "Developing the CEO Team's Value Chain Network Strategy." As co-Founder of Maxiom Consulting Group, Mr. Applebaum built and led an award-winning management consulting practice focused on the needs of life sciences companies, providing operations strategies, commercialization, launch planning, and operational excellence services.
Mr. Applebaum's work with manufacturers began in the automotive industry at General Motors and TRW. He holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.