Dr. Amen has over twenty-five years of management and consulting experience in the food, nutrition and pharmaceutical industries. For over twenty years he provided these services as a Principal in ABIC International Consultants, President of Techenterprises and an Associate of Jasra, Inc. During these years Dr. Amen contributed business development, marketing strategy, licensing and acquisition support, new product development and clinical and regulatory services to domestic and foreign multinational companies, as well as start-up ventures. During this period Dr. Amen was called upon by clients to assume interim-CEO positions at Nextech Healthcare (nutrition and biotech) and the Avicena Group (nutrition and pharmaceuticals).He is a founder of three pharmaceutical companies, and a machine vision metrology company, and is presently on the Board of Directors of five start-up technology-based companies.
Dr. Amen's prior management positions within the pharmaceutical industry include that of Department Head, Nutritional Sciences for Syntex Laboratories and Director of Clinical and Pharmaceutical Research for McGaw Laboratories. In these positions Dr. Amen was responsible for all new drug and nutritional research and product development. At McGaw he was also a member of the international licensing and acquisitions group.
Dr. Amen received his doctoral degree in nutritional physiology from Rutgers University and did graduate work in business administration at Santa Clara University. Dr. Amen holds several patents in the pharmaceutical, nutrition, and food fields.