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Nancy Zeleniak

CPRIT Commercialization Review Committee Member

Ms. Zeleniak has more than 26 years of experience in roles that cross healthcare research, marketing, corporate communications, business development, and operations. Her consulting firm Optimus Strategies, LLC, works with companies to develop revenue-generating business models and strategies. Prior to founding the firm, she was global head of venture relations at PPD, a $1.6B R&D services provider. Zeleniak has held management roles with Glaxo and Burroughs Wellcome, helping launch eight biopharmaceuticals and market 10 products. She also served as an associate dean at Duke University. Current roles include serving on the STEM Advisory Council for the Belize Prime Minister, CPRIT Commercialization Review Council, Sante Ventures Strategic Advisory Council, NSBRI Industry Council, and Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation Advisory Board.