Joshua Raley

Joshua Raley

Fellow at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Location
Greater New Orleans Area
Industry
Biotechnology

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Joshua Raley's Overview

Current
Past
  • Co-Founder and VP of Brand Development at Macon Ridge Foods
  • Contributing Writer at Silicon Bayou Media
  • Assistant Manager at RaleyBros LLC
Education
Connections

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Joshua Raley's Summary

Entrepreneur and business analysts with experience raising capital, developing products, and taking them to market. Proven track record analyzing new markets, building relationships, and executing business plans.

Currently working as the Commercialization Fellow at the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

Enjoy traveling, video and photography, and being outdoors.

Joshua Raley's Experience

Biotechnology Commercialization Fellow

New Orleans BioInnovation Center

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Biotechnology industry

November 2012Present (1 year 11 months) Greater New Orleans Area

Provide clients with industry, market, and financial analysis to establish company valuations, raise outside capital, and go to market. Enjoy working with startups and established companies to build relationships, research customers, and build new processes.

Co-Founder and VP of Brand Development

Macon Ridge Foods

2009July 2012 (3 years)

- Product Development, worked with industry recognized suppliers to advance the brand from the concept stage and deliver a line of viable products to the market
- Marketing and Branding, communicated with multiple vendors to deliver a consistent brand experience across all marketing touch points including packaging, promotion materials, brochures, press kits, branded website, blog posts, print ads and coupons
- Event Promotion, Represented the brand at promotion events, performed demos at trade shows, retailer events, etc.
- Helped grow sales to over 1,000 grocery stores in less than two years

Contributing Writer

Silicon Bayou Media

20112012 (1 year) Greater New Orleans Area

Worked with the website’s founder as the first contributing writer, produced original stories, interviews, and blog posts

Assistant Manager

RaleyBros LLC

January 2009January 2010 (1 year 1 month)

- Worked with Credit Manager and sales team to update the credit policy, analyze customer data, prioritize accounts, set credit limits, saved $450,000 the following year
- Created 30 page business plan and other information for a $14 million USDA Loan on the company’s fixed assets

Research Associate

Louisiana Tech University

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

February 2005December 2008 (3 years 11 months)

- Provided market analysis and cold called companies to explain technologies and enable licensing deals
- Convinced researchers at Syngenta, a Fortune 100 global chemical company, to visit and evaluate Tech's nano-technology research
- Co-authored and won ITRS grant for $150,000 from the National Science Foundation
- Explained new university technologies to companies in order to land new licensing deals

Consultant

North Star Resource Management Services

May 2008September 2008 (5 months)

• Researched the market size, cost savings, and pricing for a new biomass gasification system

Business Support Intern

Hunt Guillot & Associates

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Mechanical or Industrial Engineering industry

April 2006February 2007 (11 months)

- Maintained and updated an Access database containing resumes of free-lance/contract engineers
- Measured the market potential for new office locations in multiple states

Joshua Raley's Education

Louisiana Tech University

Master of Science (MS), Engineering and Technology Management

20072008

Louisiana Tech University

BS, Entrepreneurship & Management

20032007

Activities and Societies: Center for Entrepreneurship and Information Technology (CEnIT); Louisiana Tech Top Dawg Business Plan Competition; Delta Sigma Pi

Joshua Raley's Skills & Expertise

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Sales
  3. Market Research
  4. Project Management
  5. Strategic Planning
  6. Secondary Research
  7. Grant Writing
  8. Vendor Management Skills
  9. Product Development
  10. Product Design
  11. Fundraising
  12. Marketing
  13. Start-ups
  14. Leadership
  15. Public Speaking
  16. Program Management
  17. Management Consulting
  18. Market Analysis
  19. Research
  20. Data Analysis
  21. Biotechnology
  22. Blogging
  23. Brand Development
  24. Financial Analysis

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