Devyn Smith

Head of Strategy for Pharmatherapeutics, Worldwide R&D


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Devyn joined Pfizer Pharmatherapeutics R&D Division as Head of Strategy in Jan, 2014. This role has focused on developing and implementing core strategies in Winning by Design in Small Molecules as well as optimizing the ROI on novel technology inventions. Prior to this, Devyn was part of Pfizer's Neusentis Research Unit in the UK as Chief Operating Officer responsible for strategy, operations and implementing key strategies. He joined Pfizer's Strategic Management Group in August 2009 partnering with the Pharmaceutical Science Leadership and was in the lead role supporting Research. Prior to joining Pfizer, Devyn was a principal for The Frankel Group (a boutique management consulting firm in New York City and Cambridge). In his consulting experience, Devyn led a wide range of projects, across multiple therapeutic areas and a host of technology platforms, including basic R&D tools, regenerative medicine, gene therapy, and macromolecules/biologic products. Client relationships have ranged from large pharma to small biotech companies. Regenerative Medicine has been an area of strong focus with over 30 engagements, several published papers, and numerous invited conference presentations. Prior to joining The Frankel Group, Devyn worked as a management consultant at Adventis Corporation focused on clients in information intensive companies.