Business Advisory Board

Laurie Halloran, BSN, MS 

President & Chief Executive Officer, Halloran Consulting Group

Laurie founded Halloran Consulting Group in 1998. Her vision in forming the company was Life Science that Works: Product, Process and People. She realized through working with early stage life science companies that senior level expertise is critical at early stages of navigation through the regulatory and operational challenges of product development. She has built a successful consultancy of likeminded experts who are dedicated to the idea that every company deserves the best practices and know-how in the life science world, regardless of its size, its name or its financial situation. She is recognized as an industry expert in improving the organizational effectiveness of those companies, providing actionable strategies for product development, regulatory agency navigation while planning for successful value inflection milestones.

She has grown Halloran from a start-up to a highly-regarded national consultancy with over 150 ongoing clients. The self-funded business has grown between 20-30% year over year and has been profitable from its onset. She has navigated the challenges of the financial crisis in 2009/10, and refashioned the business to enable growth beyond her original biotechnology foundations to working with clients across the product development spectrum. Halloran’s medical device clients range from pre-funded startups who require product clearance strategies for medical devices that span all classes as well as patient monitoring and clinical informatics products, combination drug-device and delivery systems. Halloran has a thriving practice working with global medical device companies who need expertise managing product development challenges. She is able to draw additional expertise from her team in identifying and solving questions around strategy, regulatory, quality, complaint handling, human factors, manufacturing, medical affairs and compliance issues.

Advisory Board positions include Boston University’s School of Public Health, Leslie University Alumni Advisory Board, & Merck/EMD Serono’s Precision Medicine. She serves on the New England Women in Science Executive’s Board of Directors.

2015, Laurie was honored by the Boston Business Journal as a Woman of Influence, and the company has received a ranking in the INC 500 fastest growing companies for the past 2 years. In 2010, Laurie was selected as one of the 100 Most Inspiring People in Life Science by PharmaVoice and in 2009, she was awarded Clinical Researcher of the Year by the New England Chapter of the Associate of Clinical Research Professionals.  She lectures at Boston University Medical School and the Tufts Center for Drug Development Post-Graduate program. She has previously taught at George Washington University and Harvard University.

Laurie earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Russell Sage College and a Master of Science in Management from Leslie University. She is also a Prosci certified change management consultant.