Charlie Harrison currently serves as President of Critical Strategies, LLC. He was formerly Global COO of Medical Compression Systems, Inc. (MCS), having served MCS in a series of leadership positions since September 2009 and as a Director of its parent Company from 2004 to 2009. MCS is a leader in innovative, non-invasive solutions for the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Charlie brings extensive marketing and operating experience in driving new product and business commercialization in medical and pharmaceutical markets and has served as an officer and director in both public and private companies.
Prior to joining MCS Management Charlie was President, CFO, Director and a Founder of Wynden Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a private pharmaceutical company focused on improving electrolyte management in cardiovascular and diabetes patients. Early in his career, Charlie led Organon’s entry into the surgical muscle relaxant business, where they achieved a market leadership position. Charlie then shifted to lead marketing for Organon Diagnostics and, subsequently, for a division of SmithKline. After SmithKline, Charlie became President, CFO and a Director of Unimed, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on Cancer and AIDS therapies, taking the company from a research focus to a direct sales and marketing presence. Subsequently, he served as CEO in the launch of Creative Products Resource, a development company focused on dermatological and other consumer products that was ultimately sold to Dial Corporation.
More recently, Charlie ran the therapeutics business of Serologicals Corporation, a division he grew to revenues in excess of $100 million through organic growth and acquisitions. Prior to his involvement with Wynden Pharmaceuticals, Charlie founded and led Critical Strategies, a consulting business that provided commercial and financial strategic advisory support to life science companies, with primary focus on business development. Charlie serves as a Director of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region. Charlie received his BS in Mathematics from Pennsylvania State University and his MBA from the University of Massachusetts.