John Westman, MA, MBA

Executive Vice President, Novellus Inc.
John Westman has led commercial efforts, including marketing, sales, business development, and strategic partnerships resulting in improved business results for healthcare companies. He is currently co-founder and executive vice president for Novellus Inc., a biotech start-up that develops transformational therapies for devastating diseases. Prior positions include vice president of marketing and sales for ElizabethArden Rx, a dermatology start-up with products that reduce the effects of sun damage and visible signs of aging; vice president for Fresenius Medical Care's hospital business; general manager for NxStage Medical's critical care business; and vice president of business development for PharMetrics, Inc., a venture capital backed pharmaceutical information start-up that was purchased by IMSHealth in 2005. Westman was vice president and corporate officer at Decision Resources, where he led global marketing, sales, new product, and customer service functions. He held leadership positions at Baxter Healthcare's renal division in global and North American marketing and sales, and at a Bain and Baxter consulting firm. He has a BA in French and English from Colgate University, an MA in international relations from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA in marketing and finance from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and was a Fulbright Scholar. Westman served on the board of directors for Athletes Serving the Community and for the Alliance for Healthcare Strategy and Marketing, and ran the United Way campaign for Baxter's renal division.


  • MA University of Wisconsin
  • MBA Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management