Rusty Warren

Rusty WarrenCareer Summary

Philip H. Warren (Rusty) is a senior leader with over 25 years of experience in Government and business enterprises. He has led R&D, product development, manufacturing, sales and marketing operations in the defense and life sciences industries. He is also the founder of SMW Advisors, a consulting firm dedicated to helping companies bring technology products to market.

Consulting Domains

  • IP to Market Strategy
  • Proposal Management
  • Intellectual Property Discovery
  • Technology Commercialization
  • Market Research & Intelligence
  • Organizational Performance Improvement

Significant Achievements

Commercial Markets:

  • President of Polestar Products; Rusty used government contracts to develop commercial products for the biopharmaceutical industry and tripled sales in three years.
  • CEO of BioXcell (now INVO Bioscience); Rusty developed the go-to-market strategy, built the team, obtained financial backing, and launched a new product into the infertility industry.

Defense Industry:

  • Vice President for Integration, SAIC – Led an organization realignment to support the integration of acquisition of GEO-CENTERS by SAIC
  • Vice President for Life Sciences, GEO-CENTERS – Turned around a failing services operation and tripled profits in four years


  • Deputy Director and Division Chief for Physical Sciences, Biotechnology and Behavioral Sciences Divisions, US Army, Natick Soldier Systems Center
  • Led an organizational realignment to streamline research operations and develop a customer focused culture
  • Member of Acquisition Corps – Managed contracts, served on source selection boards, served as contracting officer’s technical representative (COTR)

Government Business Development Experience

  • US Army, Soldier Systems Center, Center for Environmental Health Research,
  • Research Institute for Infectious Diseases
  • US Navy, Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory, Naval Health
  • Research Center, Naval Medical Research Center – Bethesda.
  • US Air Force, Electronic Systems Command National Institute Standards and Tests
  • US Department of Agriculture


  • Founder, SMW Advisors, a consulting firm in the Defense and Life Sciences industries
  • President, Polestar Products, a division of Polestar Technologies
  • CEO, BioXcell, a start-up company in the infertility industry
  • Vice President, SAIC, Life Sciences and Integration
  • Vice President, GEO-CENTERS, a private defense contractor
  • Deputy Director, Science and Technology, US Army, Natick Soldier Systems Center

More About Rusty


  • University of Rochester: Ph.D. in Neurobiology and Psychology
  • Harvard Medical School: Conducted post-doctoral research in behavioral pharmacology
  • Harvard Business School: Program for Management Development

Community Service

  • Mentor with the Massachusetts Medical Technology Veterans Program
  • Member of the Friends of Fumbelo (a poor village in Zambia), part of the Communities Without Borders
  • 15 Year veteran of science fair judging at Massachusetts State Science and Engineering Fair (MIT) and Worcester County Science and Engineering Fair (WPI)