Alan Naidoff

Contracts Manager

If it needs to be said, Sondheim already said it better and with a clever rhyme.

JD, Widener Law School
DMD, Temple Dental School
BS, Molecular Biology, Cook College - Rutgers University
Current Affiliation
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I was the Founder and President of InnovationAdventure, L.L.C., an independent consultancy firm in the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry, focusing on all aspects of enabling the transformation of ideas into reality via transactional excellence. Concurrent with my general consulting activities, I was also a Corporate Engagement Officer in the Office of Princeton University’s Dean for Research for eighteen months.

I spent over fifteen years in Merck’s External Scientific Affairs and Business Development and Licensing Departments, culminating in the position of Site Lead: Research Contracts Management and Director, Business Development and Licensing.

Although now officially retired from the formal practice of law and dentistry, I earned a JD with an emphasis on Health Law and Policy from Widener University School of Law, a DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry (with an emphasis of Oral Medicine and Pathology) and a BS in Molecular Biology from Cook College – Rutgers University. Additionally, I was Chief Resident in a two-year Hospital Medical Residency program focusing on internal medicine, emergency medicine, oral/maxillofacial surgery and oral pathology, and general dentistry for severely medically compromised patients at the Medical College of Pennsylvania.

In my free time, I am the President of the Pennington Players, a not-for-profit New Jersey community theater group producing high quality, inclusive, and diverse theater since 1951. I have studied voice performance since high school and have performed in many choirs as well as numerous community theater productions such as Into the Woods, Titanic, Evita, Big River (inspired by the Deaf West production incorporating American Sign Language and deaf and hearing impaired actors), Ragtime, Merrily We Roll Along and many more over my 25 year “theatrical career.” If one knows where to look, I can be found singing, dancing, and acting in the depths of YouTube, forever preserved, but carefully hidden.

In addition to my musical activities, I am a visual artist working mainly in mixed media abstract expressionist constructions examining pain, chaos, and the transformation of sentimental objects.

I seriously collect Contemporary American Studio Glass including such artists as Dale Chihuly, William Morris, Harvey Littleton, Dick Marquis, Marvin Lipofsky, Toots Zinsky, Claire Kelley, Jon Kuhn, Toland Sand and many others. If anyone is interested in seeing my collection, I can arrange a video tour.

Every year we try to commission an artist to produce a work for my husband, Wayne and me. The picture is this year’s commission by Poughkeepsie, NY artist, Carl Grauer of us in our living room surrounded by some of my art and some of our Glass collection. The two figural glass pieces were a previous commission by Stephan Cox.