Scott Kozak '88
Chief Business Development Officer
Scott Kozak ’88 received a BS in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, School of Business, and earned an MBA in (International) Marketing from Georgia State University’s Kennesaw State University Michael J. Coles School of Business.
Scott has over 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical/life science industry and has held senior positions in marketing, brand management, business development, licensing & corporate development. He is currently the Chief Business Development Officer for AI Therapeutics, a 4 Catalyzer company founded by Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, inventor of next-gen DNA sequencing.
Scott has helped companies partner assets, raise funds and go public. Over the past decade, he co-founded three companies, two healthcare and one white chemistry/renewable biofuel/specialty chemicals company. In addition to the corporate work, Scott has had a consulting business since 2008 which helps life science companies with fundraising, partnering and general business development. As a consultant, most recently he was the Head of Business Development for Universal Sequencing Technology (UST), a next-generation DNA Sequencing company located in Boston and Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Head of Licensing & Business Development for AlloMek, a New Haven, CT-based Rare Disease & Oncology company, founded by ex-Bayer scientists & backed by the CT-based venture capital group Connecticut Innovations. Scott has also worked with a UCONN Incubator company, Potentiometric Probes, a company that is marketing Voltage-Sensitive Dyes for cardiovascular & neurological drug discovery, to help them raise funds and find global distribution partners.
In 2018, Scott became an Adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut Graduate School of Business, Connecticut Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CCEI). He is currently teaching Biomedical Entrepreneurship and helped create a new course, Entrepreneurship Mentoring, an Independent Study opportunity for students trying to determine viability for their products & ideas. Since 2017, Scott has been a mentor to undergraduates in the UCONN School of Business as well as at CCEI, supporting several of their NSF iCorp funded courses and programs.
“Being a UConn Mentor is fulfilling and educational. While being able to give back to the community that helped shape who I am, it’s always great to be able to keep a pulse on the next generation of business people and their ideas and capabilities.”
– Scott Kozak ’88