As a Principal Advisor for Larta's Commercialization Assistance Programs, Xiao-Wei helps NSF, NIH and NIST awardees build business models with optimal financial structure and grow their market positions through effective go-to-market strategies.
Xiao-Wei Zhu is a dynamic global executive with 25+ years of experience in P&L, strategic alliance, corporate development, marketing and sales. She held executive positions in a wide range of commercial entities from multi-billion dollar publicly traded corporations, to mid-size growth companies, to early stage startup firms including EMC, Genuity, Polaroid, Perceptive Informatics, Cytel and Kendall Square Research. Some of her accomplishments include negotiating and establishing joint venture and strategic partnerships in Asia and Europe, growing profitable business from $0.5M to $30M in three years and achieving 30+% channel/OEM/ISV revenue growth annually in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific.
Xiao-Wei holds a PhD in mathematics from The Johns Hopkins University and completed the executive programs in Business Analysis and Valuation at Harvard Business School.