Mr. DiFrancesco has over thirty-five years of experience leading technology, healthcare, and life science companies with novel and market-disrupting technologies. He is responsible for leading Tabula Rasa’s life science division, that serves pharmaceutical manufacturers, contract research organizations, and drug regulators. Tabula Rasa’s life science division provides comparative safety research and in silico clinical trials, based on real-world populations, to optimize clinical development, regulatory and market access decisions for New Molecular Entities (NME), Safety-related Label Changes (SrLC), Risk Evaluation & Mitigation Strategies (REMS), and expanded approval of marketed products.
Academically, Mr. DiFrancesco is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Business, Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, University of the Sciences. He teaches graduate courses in capital investment and finance and performs primary research on the operational performance of clinical trials. Previously, he was an adjunct faculty member at St. Joseph’s University Graduate Program and an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University’s Bennett S. Lebow College of Business. He taught graduate courses in mergers and acquisitions, strategic marketing, and six-sigma.
Philanthropically, Mr. DiFrancesco has served on not-for-profit boards or advising committees of the Salvation Army, Girl Scouts Council of Eastern Pennsylvania, United Nations on Global Leadership and Capacity Development (OHRLLS) for Business Leading Global Change, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy, Boy Scouts of America, and National Adoption Center.
Educationally, Mr. DiFrancesco has a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Engineering in Engineering Science (Computer Design) from Penn State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology. He also has certificates in mergers and acquisitions from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Level 1 Change Agent from Conner Partners, The Curriculum for Living from Landmark Education, and Black Belt Six Sigma from Goodwin College of Drexel University. He has published original research in journals and chaired or spoken at over 32 industry conferences.