College of Business Administration

Russell Odegard


odegardManaging Partner and Cofounder,

His 27 years of experience spans basic research, product development, operations and quality management, in the medical diagnostic, life sciences, and pharmacy industry segments. Russell has used his experience and knowledge, as well as his skills in communication and influence to establish a successful track record of mobilizing global cross functional teams around the definition and attainment of common goals and objectives. These strengths combined with his expertise in project and program management, has translated into the successful world-wide launch of more than 700 products over his career.

Russell cofounded DYNALABS in 2003, an analytical laboratory that specialized in servicing the compounding, hospital and industrial pharmacy markets. His current responsibilities include working with the DYNALABS executive team on setting strategic direction for the company, and on managing the daily operations of the laboratory. He also plays a key role in facilitating the design, construction and continual improvement of the DYNALABS website, and on the design and development of a new "point-of-use" testing instrument targeted at assuring patient medication safety in hospitals and pharmacies world-wide.

Previous positions held include Director of Projects with Sigma Aldrich Life Sciences Division, Director of Quality with Sigma Aldrich Diagnostics Division, and as Operations Manager with Biomira Inc. (currently Oncothyreon Inc.)
Russell has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Missouri, St. Louis (2002) and a Bachelor of Science majoring in Microbiology from the University of Alberta (1983).

Outside of work: Russell is a member of the Financial Advisor Board at the University of Missouri St. Louis, and has volunteered his time as a guest speaker and mentor at the Washington University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy, Fontbonne University, and University of Missouri St. Louis.