Mike Guerra, President and Chief Executive Officer
Mike Guerra serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of California Life Sciences (CLS), the state’s most impactful and influential trade association advocating for California’s life sciences industry. Representing more than 1,100 member companies, he strives to advance California’s leadership as the world-leading life sciences innovation ecosystem by advocating for effective national, state and local public policies and supporting entrepreneurs and life sciences businesses. A seasoned business leader with extensive experience within the California life sciences community, Mike currently sits on the Board of Directors for California Life Sciences (CLS), California Life’s Sciences Institute (CLSI) and Council of State Biotech Associations (CSBA). He has held senior leadership positions with VWR International, a leading global distributor and manufacturer of products to the life sciences industry for over a decade. In his last role at VWR, he was Vice President of Sales for the Western Region of the United States, responsible for companies in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, industrial and production businesses. Prior to joining CLS, Mike was Vice President of the Americas for Avidity Science, a worldwide leader in water purification systems and laboratory equipment. While there, he helped build and lead their life sciences business and channel strategy. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree from San Jose State University.