VP, Business Development

Shane Cerrato, MBA

Shane Cerrato joined AiViva BioPharma in 2022 as head of Business Development. Mr. Cerrato has 20+ years of experience in life sciences encompassing, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device space; with, successful leadership disciplines in corporate and business development, global commercial development, product launches, investor relations, strategic marketing, and sales management.

Mr. Cerrato has raised capital from international venture capital firms, closed strategic deals with large and small-cap companies, and led alliance management in cross-functional objectives. In addition, he has successful led and launched multiple products, including a global pharmaceutical drug from Phase III to commercialization. His therapeutic experience span from surgical devices, ophthalmology, neurology, cardiology, urology, diabetes and obesity products within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. He has held progressive leadership positions at Solva Holdings, Bausch + Lomb, Allergan, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Serono Biotech, Salu Inc., and Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

He holds an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a BA from Colorado State University. He honorably served in the United States Marine Corps with multiple combat deployments in Desert Shield and Desert Storm and was also an elite triathlete competing in Iron man distances including the World Championship in Hawaii.