Stephen Thesing serves as Chief Business Officer, a position he has held since 2021. In this role, Stephen has led the company’s Series B financing and public listing activities and secured strategic biopharma collaboration agreements and licensing agreements on the company’s behalf. Stephen joined Calidi in 2016 and previously served as Chief Operations Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Operations, during this time he oversaw the integration of Calidi subsidiary StemVac GmbH into the company.
Stephen has extensive experience in strategic licensing and dealmaking having served in several high-growth companies across multiple industries prior to joining Calidi. Stephen served as Vice President of Business Development and Marketing for HiPaaS Inc., a software technology provider and systems integrator for Healthcare Payers, where he closed revenue deals with several large payers and cultivated valuable strategic partnerships with Dell-Boomi, and Qlik. He also held executive level business development roles at several startups including Civica Software (acquired by Granicus), Parametric Sound (acquired by Turtle Beach Corp), Anakam (acquired by Equifax), Dot Hill Systems, and Troika Networks (acquired by Qlogic).
Mr. Thesing received a Bachelor of Science in Business, Information Systems, and Marketing from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.