Ted Toburen Managing Director - Life Sciences at EFL Associates

Ted Toburen

Managing Director - Life Sciences

EFL Associates


Ted Toburen’s combination of consultative work, broad global experience and extensive life sciences corporate tenure allow him the ability to truly understand an organization, from company culture to business model, before searching for its next leader or key management position.

Before joining EFL Associates, Toburen most recently served as Principal and Founder at T-Squared Consulting where he provided expert strategic advice and analysis. Prior to T-Squared, he spent several years with Sanofi as managing director of the Asia Pacific region, as well as with Pharmacia & Upjohn as head of the animal health division in Japan and then managing their United Kingdom & Ireland business. He also held positions with Eli Lilly/Elanco, Novus International, and the start-up organization, Pulse NeedleFree Systems.In addition to Toburen’s extensive international experience, half of his career was spent in US sales, marketing, and managing US business units.

Toburen fine-tuned his consultative skills working as an independent consultant with pharmaceutical, market research and financial enterprises advising on strategy, best business practices, divestments, mergers & acquisitions, and resource optimization.

Industry expertise in the life sciences comes natural to Toburen because of his body of work in the corporate pharmaceutical world. Additionally, his broad consultative background has exposed him to a multitude of business cultures, circumstances, and environments throughout his career so he is able to help most any organization with executive search needs.

Toburen participated in NCAA Division I football at Colorado State University. Maintaining his ties to CSU, Ted is part of the Colorado State University Rams Former Athletes Association. He is an active member of the United States Navy League.


B.S., Animal Science/Business Management, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado

Ted has continued his executive education at The Columbia Business School (Marketing & Strategic Planning), Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University (Mergers & Acquisitions), and The Darden Graduate School of Business at The University of Virginia (Financial Analysis).

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