Howard Hechler

Chief Business & Strategy Officer


Howard Hechler joined Lumicell in 2020 as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development, and now serves as Chief Business and Strategy Officer, where he is responsible for M&A/partnering, investor relations, next-indication development, market access, and sales analytics. Howard brings almost 20 years of focused life-sciences experience in M&A, strategy, and operations spanning a wide range of medical devices, diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, and drug-device combination products. Over his career, he has been involved in more than $500M in strategic transactions and has led cross-functional teams to develop business cases and C-Suite strategic plans. Prior to Lumicell, Howard worked at Locust Walk, PolarityTE, Smith & Nephew, Medtronic, and Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals. Howard graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, and he received his Master of Business Administration and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Virginia.