Joseph M. Migliara is a senior level biomedical executive and proven builder of successful fast-growth businesses. He is an experienced CEO and group president of a multinational operating division. Migliara developed and implemented strategies to finance, staff and commercialize products and services for both private and public enterprises. He is deeply experienced in M&A transactions. He co-founded and sold two companies. He also participated at the board and senior management levels in sale of two public companies with a total value of $2 billion and spearheaded acquisition of domestic and foreign companies.
Migliara was the president of North American Operations at NFO World Group from January 1999 to May 2001 and served as its president of consumer and healthcare divisions from September 1997 to January 1999. Migliara joined NFO upon the acquisition of Migliara/Kaplan Associates in January 1996. In 1980, Migliara co-founded Migliara/Kaplan Associates, a strategic market research and consulting firm serving diagnostic, pharmaceutical and biotech clients worldwide. MK completed more than 3,000 client studies focused on new product strategies, pricing, forecast modeling and market segmentation. He was president and CEO from 1980 to 1995.
Migliara began his career at Becton-Dickinson where, as a senior marketing executive, he managed and directed strategic planning for several divisions, directed a rapid succession of new product introductions and helped drive its product lines to worldwide dominance.
He is an investor and board member of VRF Holdings. He was lead independent director of Digene Corp. which was sold to QIAGEN in 2007 for $1.4 billion. He was an investor and director of XLHealth Corporation, a Medicare Advantage insurer targeting diabetic and CHF enrollees. He served as president of the Biomedical Marketing Association. Migliara serves as trustee of Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland. Migliara holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA. from Fairleigh Dickinson University.