Dr. Marquita M. Qualls
professional corporate career began at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world\’s leading pharmaceutical companies. During nearly a decade at GSK, she held roles of increased global responsibility spanning drug development, technology evaluation, program management, strategy development, and people development. She is the Founder and Senior Managing Partner of Entropia Consulting, a boutique management consulting firm that focuses on helping individuals become more effective leaders, and helping organizations cultivate and align business strategies to achieve maximum productivity.
Dr. Qualls possesses the rare combination of strong technical ability and impressive soft skills. Though she is a scientist by training, she commands a masterful understanding of the human aspects needed to thrive in today’s fast-paced and competitive business environment. Her technical side drives an ability to gather perspectives and analyze feedback while at the same time connecting with clients and guiding them towards achieving results. This has enabled her to function and make seamless transitions between the scientific and non-technical worlds. She holds BS and PhD degrees in chemistry from Tennessee State University and Purdue University, respectively.