Catherine Calarco

Lecturer, Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship


Catherine Calarco
Catherine Calarco has over 18 years of experience in general management, sales and marketing, science and software product development, change management, and innovation for companies in the United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Early in her career, she created and sold the intellectual property for a disposable gel electrophoresis apparatus to a multinational corporation. In 2000, Calarco established Onezone, a division of Biolab NZ Ltd, to create a New Zealand digital marketplace dedicated to providing online supply chain management to the health industry. Prior to this, she was general manager of Biolab New Zealand Ltd. and Marketing Director for Sabre Pacific, a provider of computer reservation systems. At Applied Biosystems, Calarco successfully developed and commercialized protein separation and electrophoresis products to reach the number one market position.

As CEO of Calarco Enterprises, she has worked as a consultant within the technology sector assisting companies' strategic development and regional growth programs in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States.

Calarco established the Polymer Advisory Council in the USA, which represents chemical companies around the world. She sat on the Board of Directors for the Institute of International Research, cochaired the E-Commerce Action Team, and was a member of the New Zealand ICT Industry Taskforce. A recognized lecturer, she has also presented papers at APEC Workshops, conferences and universities around the world. At MIT Sloan, Calarco conducted strategic management projects in digital entertainment and medical device industries including strategy papers for DreamWorks Animation and one on sustainable business in the biomedical industry.


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