Dr. Clay Siegall is both the founder and the current chief executive officer of a Seattle Genetics. Dr. Siegall went to The University of Maryland where he studied zoology. He also holds Ph.D. in genetics which he received from George Washington University.
Seattle Genetics was founded back in the year 1998. The firm under the leadership of Dr. Siegal has been able to accomplish a lot within a short time. Some of the accomplishments include the development of the robust pipeline of over 20 drugs also making company partner with various drug manufacturing companies. Dr. Siegall skills and commitment has made the company grow from a small firm of few researchers to a renowned company that can research and develop all sort of drugs.
The idea of starting Seattle Genetics by Dr. Siegall was due to his passion for solving medical problems and his willingness to help people get medications that would enable them to overcome the deadly diseases. He started taking an interest in cancer while studying zoology in the university when a family member got sick.
The company generates revenue by selling its proprietary drugs as well as from production partnerships not forgetting to mention the licensing of technologies that they have developed on their own.
Before co-establishing Seattle Genetics, Dr. Siegall worked for about seven years with Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharmaceutical Research Institute. Also from 1988 to 1991, he was with National Cancer Institute. He once served as one of the board’s members of Altragenyx Pharmaceutical as well as Washington Roundtable. He has been awarded numerous awards. He has written several publications, and he has about 15 patent.
The company has sales staff who are well connected particularly in biotech, and they understand business so well. The sales staff that were recruited in the 2000’s were determined, and some deals were closed for the company. Also, the company has unique products.
Finally what makes Seattle Genetics a successful company Is hard work. Charles Darwin, the scientist who wrote about the evolution, said in a letter that he wrote to his cousin that men don’t differ much in intellect. The only difference is the work habit.