Brian McMillan is Founder, CEO and President of Bravado Pharmaceuticals in Lutz, FL. McMillan is a Pharmaceutical Development scientist with 30+ years of Analytical and Formulation Development Experience at nationally acclaimed laboratories such as Roxane Laboratories, Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceuticals, and MDS Pharma Services, as well as co-founder and CTO of CoreRx Inc. located in Clearwater, FL. McMillan specializes in developing multi-layer tablet dosage forms, combination products, and bio-availability enhancement utilizing complexation and solid-state dispersion among other techniques. Brian has also developed ophthalmic, solid oral, liquid oral, semi-solid, parenteral, and topical dosage forms over the course of his career which includes development of over approximate 200 products.
Director Project Logistics
Molly Berberich is a Michigander who transplanted to Florida in 1993. Married with three grown daughters, Molly joined Brian in Dec 2019; together they launched the Bravado team and the company’s opening on March 2, 2020. Molly brings a background of 30 years sales experience and business ownership in the corporate apparel and marketing industry. She is effective at managing projects, organizing the administration process, coordinating marketing events, and establishing a collaborative work environment. Her focus is centered on excellent customer relationships with clients and vendors.
Brandon has been working in Analytical GMP laboratories for 25+ years, primarily in pharmaceuticals. He has spent many years testing finished products, raw materials, and stability samples. His experience continued to develop as he performed method transfers and validations, instrument trouble shooting, data review, and training. Brandon would eventually move to Florida, where he met and worked with Bravado CEO Brian McMillian at CoreRx Inc. After starting in the GMP lab at CoreRx, Brandon would take on the new role of Metrology. This time was spent calibrating laboratory and manufacturing equipment. He assisted in the growth and development of the Metrology department. His most recent ventures have included testing and method development in Formulations and data review as a Quality Assurance reviewer. No matter what the task, his focus continues to be quality work.
Director of Quality Assurance
Shannon Kennedy joins the Bravado Team as Director of Quality Assurance. Shannon has almost 25 years of experience split between academia and the pharmaceutical industry. She taught chemistry at the high school and collegiate levels prior to joining industry in 2013 where her skills were quickly recognized moving her up the ranks in the lab and into quality assurance. Her expertise is in GMP analytical testing, method development and validation, and quality assurance for non-sterile products. She was instrumental in the development of a formal training program for lab personnel and significantly reducing investigation timelines at CoreRx. She also has experience with quality assurance of both sterile and non-sterile compounded products. Bravado is pleased to have Shannon’s knowledge and skills leading our lab team.
The University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, M.S. in Pharmacy
(forensic science concentration), 2015
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, 2007
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, M.S. in Chemical Physics, 2004
Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A. Chemistry, 1998
Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A. Comprehensive Science Education, 1998
Bravado Board of Advisors
Mark Licarde has been in the Pharmaceutical industry for more than 30 years. Mark started his career with Bristol Myers Squibb in a commercial manufacturing facility. Upon leaving BMS, Mark remained in manufacturing, but his main focus was in clinical supply and contract research.
Mark is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history working with startup companies in the pharmaceuticals industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Facility Management (FM), Verification and Validation (V&V), and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). Mark is a problem solving professional with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management and Operations. Mark was Co-Founder and Vice President of CoreRx, Inc. where he worked closely with Bravado President and CEO Brian McMillan, also a CoreRx, Inc. Co-Founder.