Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco, MSci, MEng, BSci, CSSBB

Jeffrey DiFrancesco

Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco MSci, MEng, BSci, CSSBB

Adjunct Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business


MSci, Finance, Johns Hopkins University

MEng, Engineering Science, Penn State University

BSci, Applied Mathematics, Illinois Institute of Technology

Conner Partners – Atlanta, GA; Change Agent Level 1 Certificate, 2007

Drexel University – Goodwin College, Philadelphia, PA; Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate, 2004

University of Pennsylvania – Wharton, Philadelphia, PA; Mergers and Acquisitions Certificate, 1996


Jeffrey has over twenty-five years of corporate and life science related experience. He has held numerous senior positions – including chief executive, chief financial, chief operating and chief strategic planning officer – and has served as a member of the board of directors of public and private organizations. As a business leader, he has planned and commercialized new businesses and product lines, and managed day-to-day profit-loss, operations and global strategic investments. Jeffrey has also orchestrated major transactions including $1.3 billion in public securities, $100 million in divestures, $1 billion in acquisitions, and $30 million in private securities. As an advisor, he has guided many emerging and Fortune 500 organizations in developing and executing their strategic initiatives as well as leading corporate turnarounds and restructurings. As a thought-leader, Jeffrey has performed primary research and published in peer-reviewed journals, chaired and spoken at over twenty industry conferences, and has been quoted and interviewed by numerous industry trade journals. As an academic, he has developed and teaches courses on making optimal strategic and financial investment decisions in the life science and healthcare sectors while factoring the distinctive challenges of life-cycle uncertainty, investigational risk and product novelty.  Professor DiFrancesco's research interest include Business and “Life Science” Forecasting & Financial Analysis, Corporate Governance, Open “Sunshine” Payments,, Bioresearch Monitoring Information System, and Clinical Operations Productivity.


Contact Information

Mailing address: University of Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

j [dot] difran [at] usciences [dot] edu