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Jason Seifert

Chief Financial and Operations Officer

Jason Seifert joins Open Therapeutics after serving the last 9 years as the Chief Financial and Operations Officer for Goodwill Easter Seals Minnesota. There he played a major role in developing operational plans and strategy to boost the organization’s revenue by nearly 300% during his tenure, helping the organization achieve its financial goals.

Jason is a highly successful finance executive with more than 20 years of experience driving quantifiable achievements through precise financial management and company development within for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike. He has strong qualifications in developing and implementing financial controls and processes in addition to productivity improvements and change management. He has a proven success with increasing revenue and expanding market share while controlling expenses, and demonstrated ability to streamline business operations that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom-line profit.

Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and holds a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant Certificate.

We Believe

Open Therapeutics crowdsources orphan and dormant therapeutic intellectual properties (IP) to scientists around the world. The goal is pushing forward research that ordinarily would not generate a public value while particularly helping underserved scientists to collaborate.

How open science helps researchers succeed
Open access, open data, open source, and other open scholarship practices are growing in popularity and necessity. However, widespread adoption of these practices has not yet been achieved. One reason is that researchers are uncertain about how sharing their work will affect their careers. We review literature demonstrating that open research is associated with increases in citations, media attention, potential collaborators, job opportunities, and funding opportunities. These findings are evidence that open research practices bring significant benefits to researchers relative to more traditional closed practices.