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Leadership: TeamMember


Das Leadership Team von CYTO Consulting ist stolz Ihnen dienen zu dürfen. Jedes Beraterprojekt wird von einem unserer erfahrenen Experten geleitet.

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Founder and CEO

Odilo is the founder and president of CYTO Consulting. Odilo started CYTO Consulting in 2014 with the vision to help companies with the successful commercialization of novel technologies. Having first-hand experience with the very successful launch of the world’s first analytical microfluidics platform, he focuses on helping international companies to avoid common mistakes and to maximize their return on investment.


As a global strategist with proven ability in assessing future needs and opportunities, Odilo has helped develop innovations and drive business growth for over 18 years during his leadership roles in leading diagnostic and life science companies such as Agilent, Merck/EMD Millipore, and Danaher/AB SCIEX.


Odilo has a long history and extensive experience in both the research market as well as the clinical and molecular diagnostics market. His in-depth expertise with novel technologies, especially in the genomics and proteomics market, has allowed him to successfully provide consulting services to global Fortune 500 companies as well as international startup companies. Odilo has proven his knowledge of the life science industry with over 15 publications in peer reviewed journals and holds multiple patents.


Odilo received his Ph.D. in Analytical Biochemistry from Northeastern University and a BS in Chemistry from Saarland University in Germany. 

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Senior Partner

Peter has had an extensive career in business development and marketing for leading life science manufacturers in the US and Europe. He earned his stripes as the sole field representative in Germany through the building up customer database from scratch, direct visits, intensive lead finding and hunt for new opportunities. Subsequently, he progressed through all organizational stages of commercialization: sales, marketing, product management and business development for product classes as diverse as consumables, capital investment and concepts.


Until recently, Peter served as Scientific Liaison Officer at the German Consulate, Boston, where he served as key point of contact to the local scientific community and facilitated fact finding missions on innovation and entrepreneurship.


Peter received his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, an MBA from City University and is a licensed amateur (ham) radio operator.


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Senior Partner

Mr. Heid has more than twenty-five years of product marketing, business development, and R&D experience in the life science industry. 

Prior to consulting for CYTO Consulting, Mr. Heid was the V.P. of marketing of HumanZyme. Previously, Mr. Heid served as Director of Marketing at Fluidigm. He has also served in senior business development, marketing, and research roles at Agilent, Genentech, and Thermo Fisher. 

Mr. Heid holds an MBA from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, an MS in Cell & Molecular Biology from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Microbiology from UC Santa Barbara.

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Junior Partner

Ishita joined the CYTO Consulting team in 2018 with a strong entrepreneurial drive and a relentless passion for the business of healthcare.


Prior to joining CYTO Consulting, she was a part of several strategy and marketing consulting projects for biopharma companies and life science start-ups within Boston’s healthcare innovation ecosystem.


Ishita received her MS in Biotechnology – Biotech Enterprise from Northeastern University in Boston, and her B.E. (Hons.) in Biotechnology from Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Dubai.



Junior Partner

Prior to joining CYTO Consulting in early 2019, Thaisa spent time working for several software startups where she focused on production management, inventory administration and cultivating client relationships. These experiences have given her a strong passion for life sciences and partnering with businesses to help them achieve their goals.

Thaisa earned her Bachelor degree in Veterinary Sciences from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Brazil.

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