Stan Russell is currently Head of Quality-Due Diligence, Partnerships and Integration at Shire. He started his career at Abbott Laboratories in 1989 after receiving his BS in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University. With Abbott, Stan progressed through product/process development and project management roles, implementing novel manufacturing and business processes in synthetic and biologic pharmaceuticals, nutritionals, and diagnostics. In 2001, Stan joined the consulting firm Automated Systems, Incorporated (ASI). In nine years at ASI he drove expansion of engineering and quality systems solutions into new markets and progressed from an individual consulting position to a role on the Senior Leadership Team. Stan transitioned to Baxter Healthcare in 2010 and lead global Quality operations and programs in the IV Solutions arena. In 2014; he moved to Baxter BioScience (subsequently Baxalta, now part of Shire) to lead the Quality Team responsible for development and commercialization of in-licensed products in the Oncology and Immunology franchises. In his current role at Shire, Stan leads a team of Quality Management professionals responsible for providing a global, enterprise-level Quality perspective to Shire’s external growth strategy, including the Baxalta/Shire integration. Outside the office, Stan enjoys family-focused activities with his wife, son (20) and daughter (18); as well as volunteering (including a medical mission trip to Ecuador in 2014 with his wife and several friends).