CHRISTOPHE J-P. SEVRAIN:
 
Bobby Bringi




 
 
 
 
 
Founder and CEO, CJPS Enterprises, LLC, and CJPS Medical Systems, LLC, and CEO of www.TechTransferOnline.com in Auburn Hills. CJPS Enterprises has grown to nearly 50 employees and recently announced a revenue increase of almost 20 percent compared with last year. The company also moved to a new, larger 50,000-sq.-ft. facility. CJPS Medical is seeking to hire some 30 new employees to intensify its sales efforts in the U.S. following its purchase of an advanced, remote patient monitoring device product line from Delphi Corp., which it relocated from Colorado and Indiana to Michigan. The company also recently announced a worldwide technology license agreement with Independence Technology, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, to manufacture and distribute power-assist technology to enhance manual wheelchairs. Previously, Sevrain was managing director of Delphi Medical Systems Corp., which he launched and grew to $104 million in revenues and approximately 400 employees in its first 24 months. He was also vice president, global technology, of the IV systems and medical products division of Baxter International. Sevrain holds more than 20 international patents and was a three-time nominee for the Arthur Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, twice for the Wisconsin Governor's New Product award, and once for the Wisconsin Innovation and Research award. Sevrain has been a featured speaker on innovation, growth, short time-to-market strategic alliances, and intellectual property protection at Rice University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Forum, Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, the International Economic Development Council, Licensing Executive Society, Association of European Science, and Technology Transfer Professionals. He is a former director of MichBio and a member of Rice's Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship life science advisory board. Sevrain serves as a director of the Judson Center. He is a member of the biomedical and entrepreneurial advisory committees at Lawrence Technological University. He received his bachelor's degree in engineering physics and applied mathematics from the University of California-Berkeley.


WHERE BORN: “Paris.”

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS: “It sounds cliché maybe but my parents. My father has always been an entrepreneur and CEO, which gave me the entrepreneurial spirit and confidence that everything’s possible and no obstacle is big enough to stop a Sevrain.”

LAST BOOK READ: “Business books: Marketing Warfare by Al Ries and Jack Trout and The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book that Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen.”

WORDS THAT DESCRIBE ME: “Impatient and driven to make a difference and create results.”

WHERE MY FIELD/INDUSTRY IS HEADED: “Our medical device company is focused exclusively on products that we acquire and manufacture. The home care industry is the future ‘surgery’ of the country - preventive measures that patients need, watched and monitored from home. Especially with an aging population, the growing need for doctors and nurses, and living longer, more and more people are going to use technology at home so the future is in providing a lot of preventative health maintenance and early detection of problems.”

FAVORITE TECHNOLOGICAL GADGET: “The one I spend the most time with is my iPhone.”

FAVORITE PLACE: “The U.S. It’s a big place but it’s my 30th year here. I moved here when I was 19. When I do travel out of the country, Paris is lovely to visit.”

FAVORITE HOBBIES: “I love music; I don’t play instruments but I play CDs. And spending time with family.”

FAVORITE FOOD: “I have to say French food or I might lose my passport.”

MY HIDDEN TALENT: “I used to play drums in a band.”

HOW I WANT TO BE REMEMBERED: “For making a little difference. If my short time here helped a few people by what we do, then we did something for society. And being a good role model for my kids.”