Maya K. Desai, PhD, is a director in Guidehouse's Health segment. She heads commercial excellence as part of the company's life sciences practice. Desai is passionate about driving the creation, adoption, and evolution of strategies for organizations to remain competitive in the evolving healthcare environment.
Desai has been providing strategic commercial advisory support to biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, and digital medicine companies since 2006. She has also been a trusted advisor to investors, start-ups, and emerging companies. Desai has led multiple product launches through large and complex engagements across a range of organizations and therapeutic areas. She and her team are experienced in delivering innovative solutions and business models throughout the product life cycle and developing pipeline, franchise, and corporate strategy. Desai also has expertise across various therapeutic areas, including neurology, cardiovascular, oncology, rare diseases, infectious diseases, and immune disorders.
Prior to joining Guidehouse, Desai consulted for life sciences and technology start-ups in Silicon Valley, where she worked on new product design and market entry expansion strategies.