William Dorsey

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Title
Senior Manager Business Development

Industry
Mergers and Acquisitions (Finance and Strategy)

Mergers and acquisitions are both aspects of strategic management, corporate finance and management dealing with the buying, selling, dividing and combining of different companies and similar entities that can help an enterprise grow rapidly in its sector or location of origin, or a new field or new location, without creating a subsidiary, other child entity or using a joint venture.

Fields of Study
Biochemistry
Medicine
Business Management

Education

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Bachelors of Science (BS) in Biochemistry

University of Virginia

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

University of Michigan

Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

University of Virginia

What inspired you to enter your profession?

My Journey from practicing surgeon to business was inspired by interest in math (finance) and science. Business development at Zoetis (a pharmaceutical company that specializes in developing and selling medicines and vaccines for animals), has allowed me to be stimulated daily by the science of curing disease and the financial implications of our companies decisions.

Tell us about the greatest challenge you had while you were in school.

My biggest hurdle was deciding how to integrate my varying interests in math and science into a career that can positively impact society and stimulate my interests.

What innovations should we watch for in your industry?

The world is going to grow to 9 billion people by 2050. We have limited resources with which to use for farming. My day to day job is based on determining what technologies are available to help the world feed 9 billion people and not destroy our planets natural resources.

How do you give back to your community?

Organizations such as PSF provide the perfect outlet for busy young professionals to interact with young people that are exploring their academic and professional interests. I look forward to growing PSF into a powerful voice for STEM education especially in underrepresented communities.

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