Mr. Mario joins TAXIS with more than 15 years of experience in the life sciences industry as a sales, marketing, business development, and licensing and acquisition professional. Prior to his role at TAXIS, he served as the Senior VP of Business Development with Talk America, a local-long distance telecommunications provider, and was Partner at MFP, LP, a private equity investment entity focused on the life sciences sector. Mr. Mario founded and co-founded the Brownstone Advisory Group, a real estate investment fund, and Prodaptics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., an early stage antiviral drug discovery concern targeting influenza viral polymerase.
Mr. Mario received a B.S. in Biochemistry from Trinity College. He earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing at the Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.