Clay Siegall is the kind of guy that does not let one thing identify who he is. A lot of successful cancer researchers may hang their hat on the fact that they are smart enough to investigate this disease. But the CEO of Seattle Genetics is passionate about all facets of his business as well as the NFL, space and the country’s political climate when it comes to healthcare.
You can skip on over to his blog if you want to see just how eclectic the man really is. He posts about NFL player movements in the off-season just as much as he posts about healthcare. He also shares with the world how interesting and unique space is with articles by NASA. Apparently, a star is creeping a little bit too close to a black hole and slowly getting absorbed by the giant ball of mass. NASA is watching the entire dance unfold and Clay Siegall wants to share that with you.
Clay Siegall wasn’t always the CEO of a multibillion dollar company. During the 80s and 90s he worked for a variety of different health institutes as a scientist investigating cancer. He slowly began to realize that each cancer is individually different which would require an entire array of different treatments in order to attack the disease as efficiently as possible.
He took his deep understanding of cancer and cofounded Seattle Genetics with another cancer scientist. The company went public in 2001 and he has been busy raising money for the cause ever since. He has infused his company with over $1.2 billion that is dedicated to research and treatments. But when he talks to different news media outlets, he is just as passionate about distribution, licensing, vertical integration and everything else that has to do with his business.
I feel confident that we will come up with some sort of cancer cure in the near future because of men like Clay Siegall. If he is really focused on all the different aspects of his company, and he is as eclectic as his blog shows him to be, we have a great leader in the healthcare world.