Wolfe Laboratories adds Paul Oakley as SVP and general counsel
Wolfe Laboratories has expanded its senior management team through the addition of Paul Oakley, who has joined as senior vice president and general counsel. In this role, Oakley will be responsible for the company’s corporate and financial strategies and general operations. Oakley brings more than 20 years of experience as an executive and entrepreneur, building and managing high-growth, mission-oriented teams and organizations, as well as an external general counsel for a vast portfolio of emerging growth companies.
“Paul is a tremendous addition to our team. He brings uniquely integrated business, legal and strategic perspectives which will be invaluable in helping us navigate during this time of rapid growth,” said Janet Wolfe, president and CEO of Wolfe Laboratories and to whom Mr. Oakley will be reporting. “With the tremendous demand for integrated pharmaceutical development services, Paul is arriving at the perfect time to lead and optimize our business and operational strategies, ensuring we capitalize on the considerable opportunities before us.”
Prior to joining Wolfe, Oakley served as chief administrative officer for Truelight, an innovative energy firm engaged in short-term trading in the wholesale electricity markets through its proprietary hedge fund, TrueLight Energy Fund. He was also responsible for delivering analytics and business intelligence solutions to the $78B-and-growing competitive retail electricity supply sector and to the multi-billion-dollar clean energy development community through its subsidiary, TrueLight Energy.
“I am delighted to join Wolfe, particularly at this important moment in the company’s development, which is advancing rapidly,” said Oakley. “Wolfe’s integrated pharmaceutical development services for small molecules, biologics and complex molecules, and its key location in Boston’s thriving biopharma ecosystem, provides significant opportunities for value creation over the coming months and years. The strength of Wolfe’s integrated services presents multiple avenues for achieving growth, and I look forward to leading that process.”
Previously, Oakley was a corporate finance and transactional partner at Sullivan & Worcester, one of the leading private law firms headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. He advised management teams and corporate boards on a wide variety of matters, such as financial strategies and legal precedence, in a range of industries including software, telecommunications, information technology, life sciences, medical devices, energy and clean tech. He began his legal career as an associate at firms in New York City and Washington, D.C. Prior to practicing law, Oakley held communications positions in advertising and public relations, and also as a reporter.