Luis T. Gutierrez, Jr.



I am a business leader with over 25 years of experience in managing companies providing consulting, clinical research, informatics/digital, and commercialization services to the life sciences industries. My specific area of expertise is in helping novel medical technologies with scientific and clinical promise make the transition to becoming successful commercial enterprises.

Immediately prior to joining Popper & Company, I served as President, CEO, and Board Member of a revenue-stage molecular diagnostics company that provides proteomic testing services to oncologists, academic institutions, and the biopharmaceutical industry.

Prior to that, I served as EVP and CCO of Aptiv Solutions, which was an innovator in designing and executing adaptive clinical trials and other clinical studies for developers of biopharmaceutical, medical device, and diagnostic products. We ultimately positioned that company for a successful sale to industry leader ICON, PLC.

I spent 19 years rising through the ranks at Covance Inc., ultimately serving as President of Covance’s Commercialization Services group, where I was responsible for over 800 employees and $100M in revenue. The group l led helped biopharmaceutical and medical technology companies quantify the clinical and economic value of their products. We also designed and managed a variety of innovative programs to address risk management and patient access issues in a real-world clinical practice setting.

My wife is an attorney and we have two children who are presently in college. I earned a Master’s in Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard College.