Richard Sherman, Esq. - Secretary
Richard Sherman, Esq.
Vice-President of Business Development and General Counsel,
Hawai'i Biotech Inc.
Dick Sherman is an attorney, entrepreneur and investor who has been active in health-related industries for nearly 40 years.
He joined the Aloha Medical Mission Board of Directors in February 2010.
His nonprofit and charitable activities have included services on the boards of the Pennsylvania Biotechnology Association, the Delaware Valley Chapter of the American Corporate Counsel Association (where he also served as president of the chapter), the American Music Theater Festival (also serving as president), The Sbarro Health Research Organization, the Hawai'i Venture Capital Association, and the Hawai'i Science and Technology Council.
He has also served as a member of the investment advisory committee of the Ben Franklin Technology Center, the Executive Board of the START Technology Partnership (a consortium of universities), The Technology Advisory Board for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, and the Advisory Board of the University of Hawai'i John A. Burns School of Medicine.
has participated actively in capital campaigns for a number of organizations, including Kaua'i Hospice
, the American Cancer Society
and Boy Scouts of America
has participated in multiple overseas medical missions, including to Vietnam and Bhutan.
Mr. Sherman is the Vice President of Business Development, Secretary and General Counsel of Hawai'i Biotech Inc. (a company developing vaccines for infectious diseases), and serves as a consultant to the law firm of Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel, in Honolulu.
He spent more than a decade (1976-1989) as Deputy General Counsel of SmithKline Beckman Corporation (now GlaxoSmithKline), was a partner in the Philadelphia law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP (1989-1992), and was founder and managing officer (1992-2001) of QED Technologies, Inc., a life-science business consulting firm purchased in 1999 by The Omnicom Group.
He maintains an independent consulting practice in the life sciences industry, and is a principal in a private SBIC Investment fund, CIP Capital, L.P. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as well as a Venture Partner of SCP Private Equity Partners and of Vitalife II, venture funds located in suburban Philadelphia.
He has also served on the board of directors of a number of for-profit companies.
Mr. Sherman graduated magna cum laude from the University of Nebraska (1968), where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
As a Root-Tilden Scholar at the New York University School of Law, he received his Juris Doctor in 1971.