Avancer Group – Our People

Our People

Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco
Mr. Jeffrey J. DiFrancesco
M.Sci., M.Eng., B.Sci., CSSBB
Founder and Executive Director
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Jeffrey is the Founder and Executive Director for Avancer Group, Inc. and its predecessor company BioPharm CA, Inc. His professional conviction is "Closing the gap between vision and reality!"

Professionally, Jeffrey has over twenty-five years of corporate and life science related experience. He has held numerous senior positions – including chief executive, chief financial, chief operating and chief strategic planning officer – and has served as a member of the board of directors of public and private organizations. As an executive, he has planned and commercialized new businesses and product lines, and managed day-to-day profit-loss, operations and global strategic investments. Jeffrey has also orchestrated major transactions including $1.3 billion in public securities, $100 million in divestures, $1 billion in acquisitions, and $30 million in private securities. As a management consultant, he has advised many emerging and Fortune 500 organizations. As a thought-leader, Jeffrey has published original research in peer-reviewed journals, chaired and spoken at over 40 industry international conferences, and has been quoted and interviewed by numerous industry trade journals. In addition, he is a recipient of industry recognitions and corporate awards.

Academically, Jeffrey is an adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Business, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy, 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).