Anthony Sardella

Senior Research Advisor, Center for Analytics and Business Insights
Washington University

Mr. Sardella is Adjunct Professor at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also Senior Advisor to the University’s Center for Analytics and Business Insights.  He is Chair of the API Innovation Center at Cortex focused on advancing innovation in the field of drug manufacturing to foster US health security. He has recently published a series of papers on US health security and fragility of the US drug supply chain. He also serves as Chair of the Bellwether Foundation Commission studying analytical solutions to detect diversion of opioids in the drug supply chain.

He also serves as Vice-Chairman of evolve24 a firm he founded in 2004 which is a leader in predictive analytics and decision sciences that drives greater certainty in strategic decision making. The company has been repeatedly ranked among the top big data and analytics companies by CIO Magazine and Forrester Research for helping Fortune companies across diverse industry sectors achieve successful growth strategies.

Previously, Anthony served as Chief Innovation and Growth Officer for a privately held company where he led innovation and investment efforts aimed at driving profitable growth opportunities for the portfolio. He also served as the Director of Analytics at Monsanto Company and contributed the development and implementation of strategies for faster adoption of Monsanto’s suite of biotechnology products.

Mr. Sardella is a toxicologist by training and has authored or co-authored over 25 papers in the field of human health and environmental risk assessment prepared on behalf of government agencies, and non-governmental scientific bodies. He teaches and is a recognized leader in the development of strategies to address non-market externalities that enable the adoption and acceptance of novel technologies.

His career of breakthrough work was honored by induction as a Laureate of the Smithsonian Institute for his visionary work leading to significant social, economic impact in the field of science and technology.

He earned his MBA at Northwestern University and currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri with his wife and children.

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