RQR Partners is a firm which specializes in guiding global life science and health care entrepreneurs towards identifying, evaluating, and validating their technology’s commercial viability potential from ideation to market entry in the United States.
Founder and Managing Partner / 20+ years of life science experience / Pfizer, Boston Scientific United States and Boston Scientific Asia
Jim was responsible for penetrating new countries and integrating acquired companies into the US market. During this time, Jim also served as the Chairman of the Medical Devices Committee for the Korean delegation of AMCHAM. From this cultural and commercial foundation, Jim formed RQR Partners, focused on developing and evaluating commercial strategy and investment decisions for new innovations and technologies from across the globe. Jim’s main focus is our corporate development in international markets. Working directly with our foreign government partners and their respective life science ecosystems, he identifies investment needs and opportunities for their startups as they assess commercial strategy for the United States.
Managing Partner / 30 Years life experience / Boston Scientific, smith and Nephew, Olympus and Coloplast
Eric has mastered the dynamics of the global life science market place, and has a great appreciation for cultural nuances and norms. He started his career with Boston Scientific and was an inaugural member of the urology business unit. Having also lived in Europe during his 12 years at BSC, Eric experienced firsthand the differences in the healthcare markets. Later, Eric took on General Management roles at Olympus (Japanese company) and Coloplast (Danish company). During his 30 years, he built fast growing companies, turned around underperforming businesses. As an executive for the strategics, he led several successful acquisitions, with a keen eye toward the commercial viability and strategic fit. As a past and current board member for numerous Medical Device and Digital Health companies, along with Physician Specialty Societies, he brings to RQR Partners in-depth expertise in the field, real life operating experience, and years of customer facing interactions. Eric has a strong track record of building new businesses, and making strategic acquisitions. He has successfully executed and integrated acquisitions into strategics ranging from $10M to $1.9B in size.