David Twersky is a business executive with more than thirty years of pharmaceutical, life-science and venture capital experience.
David was founder and CEO of Dixon-Shane Drug Company, a Philadelphia-based wholesale distributor, private-label manufacturer and packager of branded and generic pharmaceuticals, servicing public health clinics, hospitals, retail pharmacies, physicians, and managed-care organizations.
The companyâ€™s 3000-sku product line included a trademarked house brand ("Dixon's") consisting of over 150 generic prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications and vitamin supplements.
By 2002, Dixon-Shane's success as a vertically integrated pharma operation gave the company a national presence, at which time David
negotiated the sale of the company.
While leading Dixon-Shane, David co-founded and was the first President of the Premier Distributor Group, a dynamic group purchasing organization (GPO) of independent pharmaceutical wholesalers located throughout the United States.
Prior to entering the business world, David, who holds graduate degrees in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Social Work, was a practicing family therapist and a college-level Social Sciences instructor.
David's background in these fields has played a significant role in shaping his
approach to business relationships and management.
David currently serves as Chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Angel Group Fund and previously was President of Robin Hood Ventures, a Philadelphia angel investor group.
As an advisor to innovative early-stage companies, he
provides business mentoring and strategic consulting, and participates as a judge and guest speaker at entrepreneurial program events.
David has served on many advisory and governing boards including Carecam Innovations (mHealth), Molecular Detection (diagnostics), Afaxys Pharma (pharma), Take Care Health Systems (healthcare), Mid-Atlantic Angel Funds I and II (venture capital), Robin Hood Ventures (venture capital), Ben Franklin Technology Partners (venture capital), Planned Parenthood (healthcare), Synova Healthcare (diagnostics), Ethidium Health Systems (healthcare IT) and Montgomery County Community College (education).