Brian Scanlan

Operating Partner - Life Sciences

Brian Scanlan


Brian has spent nearly three decades in the pharmaceutical services sector, developing and growing companies offering highly differentiated technologies and services. He is currently engaged with several Edgewater portfolio companies in advisory roles spanning commercial, operational, and Board advisory. He is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Freedom Bioscience Partners, a consultancy firm focused on M&A and strategic business advisory to the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries. Prior to launching Freedom, Brian served as Chief Executive Officer at Cambridge Major Laboratories, a global pharma contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) focused on active pharmaceutical ingredients, solid state chemistry, and analytical services.


BS in Chemistry from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology.



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