Avancer Group – Our People

Our People

Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco
Mr. Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco
M.Sci., M.Eng., B.Sci., CSSBB
Founder and Executive Director
+1 215 275 1080
Jeffrey.DiFrancesco@AvancerGroup.com
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Jeffrey is the Founder and Executive Director for Avancer Group, Inc. His professional conviction is "Closing the gap between vision and reality!"

Professionally, Jeffrey has thirty-five years of technology, healthcare, and life science-related experience. He has led and advised companies (typically those with novel and market disruptive technologies) to predictably formulate, execute and transform their business strategy and operations. Jeffrey has held numerous senior positions, including the chief executive, chief financial, chief operating, chief product, chief business, and chief strategic planning officer of start-up, growth, and mature companies. He has formulated and commercialized new business start-ups, new markets, and new products and managed their profit loss. Guided emerging and Fortune 500 organizations to develop and execute their strategic initiatives and corporate turnarounds and restructurings. Advised corporate boards, coached executives and organizational leaders on their corporate, business, and new product planning, financial pro forma development, corporate start-up formulation, and provided interim leadership. Jeffrey has been a pivotal contributor to significant financial transactions, including $1.3 billion in public securities, $100 million in divestitures, $1 billion in acquisitions, and $35 million in private securities. He has performed primary research, published in peer-reviewed journals, and chaired and spoken at nearly forty industry conferences.

Academically, Jeffrey has been an adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Business, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. He teaches graduate courses in capital investment and finance and performs primary research on the operational performance of clinical trials. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at St. Joseph's University Graduate Program and an adjunct faculty member at Drexel University's Bennett S. Lebow College of Business.

Educationally, Jeffrey holds a Master of Science in Finance from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Engineering in Engineering Science from Penn State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology. He also has certificates in mergers and acquisitions from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Level 1 Change Agent from Conner Partners, and Black Belt Six Sigma from Goodwin College of Drexel University.

Philanthropically, Jeffrey is or has been on the not-for-profit boards of the Salvation Army (Board Officer, Executive Board, Task Force Chair), Girl Scouts Council of Eastern Pennsylvania (Property Committee), United Nations on Global Leadership and Capacity Development (OHRLLS) for Business Leading Global Change, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy (Executive Board of Advisors), Boy Scouts of America (Executive Board) and National Adoption Center (Board Member).