Joe Ramelli


Joseph has nearly 30 years of experience in the Biotechnology, Biopharmaceutical and Financial Services industries. He is a seasoned investor and consultant who specializes in business strategic planning and development, capital raising, talent acquisition, and corporate governance. Joseph served as Interim CFO and was a founding member of ValenzaBio, a privately held biopharmaceutical company, where he established and grew all the finance functions of the company. He also served as CEO of Marina Biotech where he helped close a business development deal to keep the company afloat and negotiated and closed merger to navigate the company out of bankruptcy and forge a successful path forward.

In his spare time, you can find Joseph shooting hoops or riding waves in Ventura County, California, where he makes his home with his beautiful wife and two sons.

Industry Expertise

  • Biotechnology
  • Biopharmaceutical
  • Financial Services


  • Strategic planning
  • Capital raising
  • Business development
  • Mergers/acquisitions
  • Financial modeling and forecasting

Education & Certifications

  • BA with honors, Business Economics, University California, Santa Barbara.
  • Director Education and Certification Program, UCLA Anderson School of Management