Stewart McNaull, PhD, Joins Wheeler Bio as SVP, Chief Business Officer

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Stewart McNaull, PhD, to develop commercialization and expand access of Wheeler Bio’s products and service offerings.

Wheeler Bio, a quickly growing CDMO, retained Life Science Partner to recruit their President and Chief Operating Officer in 2022 to accelerate their advancement as an industry leader in biologics development services. After a thorough search, the company hired a seasoned executive to lead their strategic business opportunities and joint ventures. Early in 2023, Wheeler Bio contacted Life Science Partner to repeat the search to better fulfill the needs of the company.

As a result of reconvening the search and in partnership with the Wheeler Bio Board, Life Science Partner recruited Stewart McNaull, PhD, former Vice President and Business Unit Head, Biologics and Vaccines for Resilience, to serve as Wheeler’s Senior Vice President, Chief Business Officer.

With his extensive commercial experience in the CDMO industry, McNaull will have a tremendous impact on the establishment of Wheeler’s strategic alliances and sales channel development.”

Tom Callaway, MD, Founder of Life Science Partner. 

While at Resilience, McNaull managed the business operations and strategy for the Biologics and Vaccines commercial franchise encompassing seven development and manufacturing sites worldwide. Leading the design and execution of the company’s network development and sales/marketing strategy, McNaull was successful in spear-heading rapid growth and expansion of the company’s Biologics and Vaccines business.

Prior to his role at Resilience, McNaull served as Senior Vice President, Business Development for KBI Biopharma where he had global responsibility for the company’s sales and marketing strategy. Earlier in his career, McNaull served in business development and scientific engineering leadership roles for Diosynth Biotechnologies and Bayer Biologics.

McNaull received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.