Staff Bios


















Ryan Bethencourt

Managing Director
Ryan Bethencourt is Managing Director at LITMUS where he oversees strategic growth initiatives.

Ryan began his career in the pharmaceutical industry at Pfizer. Over the span of the past two decades, he has worked with major biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies based in the United States, United Kingdom, and Japan. His expertise is in developing and managing successful clinical research programs (Phase I - IV).

He held strategic positions at Cephalon, Genescient Pharmaceuticals, Halpin Neurosciences (co-founder), ICON, Merck, PAREXEL, Pfizer, Quintiles, just to name a few. Before joining LITMUS, he held the position of Director of Business Development for the west coast of North America at ICON. During his tenure at ICON, he worked with large and emerging biotechnology firms to efficiently and effectively manage translational clinical research programs.

Ryan is also co-founder of two not-for-profits in the San Francisco Bay Area focused on advancing STEM and biotechnology education. He is a published author in the field of biotechnology business development and speaker on innovative biotechnology business models.

He is passionate about innovation and working with emerging biotechnology companies that test the boundaries of human knowledge creation.