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Russell Odegard

Russell Odegard

Cofounder & Managing Partner

UMSL Business – Supply Chain & Analytics Advisory Board

Russell Odegard

Russell Odegard is the cofounder and a Managing Partner of DYNALABS LLC, an internationally recognized contract laboratory and quality assurance service supplier to the hospital, pharmacy and pharmaceutical market places.  Russell possesses over 30 years of experience that spans basic cancer research, product development, and operations and quality management in the medical diagnostic, life sciences and pharmacy industries.  Over course of his career, Russell has held executive level positions in small start-ups as well as large corporations, and successfully launched 2 companies, coordinated the development and commercialization of over 700 products worldwide, and received 2 patents. Mr. Odegard graduated Beta Gamma Sigma with an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and has a B.Sc. with specialization in Microbiology from the University of Alberta, Canada.  Russell, his business partner Michael Pruett, and their wives Lina Odegard and Leslie Compton-Pruett fund student scholarships at the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and at the University of Missouri St. Louis.  Russell serves on the Financial Advisory Board at UMSL, the MOBIO Board of Directors, and enjoys guest speaking at the local colleges whenever he gets the chance.  In his spare time Russell enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, and exercising, riding motorcycles and traveling with his wife Lina.


UMSL is the only public university in the region to carry dual AACSB accreditations for its business and accounting programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

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