Marc Beer has proven his entrepreneurial abilities over and over again with incredible success. Having a career that has gone for more than 25 years, Marc Beer has several different companies to the pinnacle of success all for one simple reason. That reason is that he is an absolute master at developing very unique solutions that are workable and salve both pressing and immediate problems.
Marc Beer graduated from fro9m Miami University with a Bachelor of Science and Business degree in 1987. This education paired with his natural talent prepared him for the career path that he has been following ever since. This path started in pharmaceutical marketing and sales and eventually lead to the position of Vice President of Global Marketing at Genzyme. It was this position that put Marc in front of the world. He was able to promote the companies line of products which were geared to the more than 350 million people across the globe that were medically underserved. These people were suffering from any of the 7,000 rare diseased that are afflicting humankind. Experiencing the effect of helping the underserved got Beer to think about upping his game. He wanted to push much further and actually make a difference by addressing the problems that were extremely difficult to solve in the pharmaceutical industry. This is exactly what lead him to launch his very first company.
By 2007 Marc Beer felt like he was on top of the world. ViaCell, his first venture, that had been launched in 2000 just after his time in pharmaceutical marketing and sales had been blossoming very successfully. The company has employed roughly 300 people and decided to go public in 2005. They specialized in the preservation and collection of blood stem cells from umbilical cords for its ability to be used to treat a huge variety of illnesses in the human body. Beer decided to sell ViaCell in 2007 to PerkinElmer for $300 million. At this point, he had the world by its tail. With having his very first extreme entrepreneurial success under his belt and a very loving family behind him, he felt like nothing could go wrong. Sadly, unbeknownst to him tragedy was not far away. Learn more: https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/08/21/ex-aegerion-chief-beer-raises-42m-for-womens.html
Not long after the sale of ViaCell, at the age of 42 Beer’s wife passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. Beer was completely devastated. This meant that he had to figure out how to raise his 3 kids on his own. However, just 2 years later, his 14-year-old daughter told him that he needed to get back on the entrepreneurial horse and start a new company. She was able to turn the sage advice that he had given her about “living with purpose” onto him. She informed him compassionately that the purpose of his life was not to drive her and her siblings to and from school every single day. Fortunately, he decided to listen to her and decided to relaunch his entrepreneurial career and came up with Renovia.