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Expert in Pharmaceutical/Biotech Marketing | Brand Marketing | P&L Management | Commercial Strategy

Expert ID: 729380 New Jersey, USA

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Expert. Expert is a strategic advisor to the life sciences industry drawing on more then 25 years of sales, marketing and managed markets experience in commercial healthcare organizations. He has worked both as client and vendor (pharma/biotech executive and ad agency leadership roles). He has provided insights to pharmaceutical & biotechnology companies, leading investment firms and consultancies in areas of: corporate, franchise, and strategic brand planning; commercial integration; organizational design; and operational effectiveness. Expert. Expert’s firm has been pivotal in the launch of an oncology business unit for an emerging pharmaceutical client; lead development of the managed markets, trade, and distribution strategy for the launch of a 505(b)2 for an established organization; and provided commercial assessment and recommendation of various licensing and co-promote deals between organizations.

Expert. Expert is an active mentor with various biotech/healthtech accelerators in the tri-state area; serves as council member and advisor to numerous market research firms serving the financial industry; and teaches pharmaceutical marketing and product develop that the Silberman Business School, FDU, in his spare time.

Before launching his own consulting firm, Expert. Expert held leadership positions of increasing responsibility including sales, marketing, account management, state & federal policy, pricing/contracting, and commercial operations. His roles have spanned across 11 therapeutic areas (including orphan and ultra-orphan disease states) and 40 marketed products (oral solid and injectable/IV formulations) with various organizations including: Zeneca, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Pfizer, Roche, and Eisai.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York - Yonkers, New York - Newark, New Jersey - Jersey City, New Jersey - Paterson, New Jersey - Elizabeth, New Jersey - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: BS Subject: Biology Institution: Baldwin Wallace College
Year: 2004 Degree: Subject: Multiple Reimbursement and Billing and Coding Certifications, Non-Accredited Institution:

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2017 to 2020 Employer: Havas Hematology & Oncology Village, NYC, NY Title: Chief Strategic Officer, Hematology & Oncology Village Department: Strategy, Planning, and Commercial Medical Responsibilities: Recruited as employee #1 by the network CEO to build out a new offering focused specifically in oncology. Achieved growth and profitability targets (18 months and 9 months respectively) ahead of plan by securing the primary AOR position for Novartis Benign Hematology globally, providing access to 29 brands across 10 regions. Current responsibilities include oversight of strategy, planning, medical and business development functions.
• Architect agency design, scoping of each department, personally recruited all department heads
• Secured $25M in new business in the first 6 months.
• On-boarded 4 global brands inside 60 days, while simultaneously building from 4 FTEs to staff of 65.
• Year two topline growth of ~125% via a combination of new AOR awards and strategically projected project based work.
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Providing organizational design, commercialization insights, and strategic business planning to the C-suite of emerging pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as leading investment firms and consultancies.
• Designed corporate, portfolio/brand strategy for small oncology focused organization launching their first 505(b)2 product. Created trade and distribution, and pricing strategy for infused chemotherapeutic.
• Conducted commercial due diligence and business development support, including partner selection and deal structure for acquisition and divestment of existing assets.
• Provided expert analysis on the pharmaceutical, biotech, and healthcare marketplace including likelihood of various new product J-code awards.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: EISAI INC. Title: Head of Commercial Operations – Americas (2013-2015) Department: Responsibilities: Appointed by the CEO/President to launch a commercial operations business unit with responsibilities for the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazilian markets for all primary care, oncology, and established products; includes oversight of market research, business analytics, management sciences, digital marketing, sales training and development, incentive compensation, fleet services, samples, convention and meeting planning, in addition to a contract sales organization (Quintiles).
• Facilitated strategic product performance & market research discussions as Secretariat of the Americas Commercial Leadership Team between C-suite, commercial VPs, and global business unit presidents.
• Championed successful reorganization of field sales and leadership development training department including curriculum re-design, staffing, and resource allocation measured by sales force effectiveness audits.
• Established a digital strategy department providing comprehensive project management-- concepting, solution design and delivery-- creating significant time/cost savings for brand teams and business groups.
• Expanded contract field operations in 3 separate CSO expansion campaigns (428 FTEs in total), reducing concept to deployment timeline from 4-6 months to 10 weeks.
• Developed cost-effective strategies to expand reach and frequency with healthcare providers including virtual representative, representative on-demand, and proprietary pharmacy capabilities.
• Led annual environmental assessment/situation analysis, 1&5yr brand plan, and budget reviews for all products.
• Provided commercial assessment of business development opportunities for Eisai product portfolios.
• Evaluated services, technologies, and strategies across Eisai to identify opportunities for driving additional value, encouraging solution re-use, and engineering cross-departmental efficiencies of scale.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: EISAI INC. Title: Head of Marketing - Primary Care, CNS & GI Department: Responsibilities: Selected by CEO to manage and develop commercial specialty marketing teams for the United States with P&L ownership of a 5 product portfolio; included responsibility for brand strategy, control of US marketing budget, and oversight of a 13-person team.
• Partnered with senior leadership to guide brand strategy and franchise expansion through oversight of existing in-line product teams, co-promote marketing agreements, and launch of pipeline and acquisition based products.
• Championed launch planning of Eisai’s BELVIQ and Fycompa brands as well as end of life cycle transitions for Aciphex and Aricept as part of 5 product marketing portfolio worth $2.2 Billion in net sales.
• Led a company-wide transition from print to e-detail and multi-channel closed loop marketing solutions while remaining budget neutral to existing print budgets.
• Non-voting member of executive pricing and contracting committee.
Years: 2009 to 2011 Employer: EISAI INC. Title: Brand Director Department: Marketing Responsibilities: Recruited by senior leadership to lead the successful launch of Fragmin’s (physician administered, J-coded product) Oncology indication; included responsibility for brand personnel, lifecycle product management, budgeting, and strategic guidance sufficient to introduce innovative sales and marketing strategies and ensure a successful product launch and rebranding.
• Oversaw and mentored a highly cross-functional team consisting of an Associate Director, Sr. Product Manager, Product Manager, as well as a CSO consisting of 30+ Registered Nurses.
• Developed and managed $48 million budget for field force, medical, promotional, and consulting expenses.
• Drove implementation of lifecycle management strategies designed to reduce gross-to-net through aggressive production optimization, trade (reverse logistics/return management), and payer/provider contracting strategies.
• Developed company’s first-ever specialty pharmacy and retail channel management/contracting strategies, which resulted in an increase of 20% retail market share after 6 months in targeted geographies.
Years: 1999 to 2007 Employer: PFIZER (FORMERLY PHARMACIA & UPJOHN) Title: Associate National Sales Director Department: Oncology Sales; National Accounts Responsibilities: Managed 20+ Specialty Market Account Managers tasked with educating providers on coverage, coding, and payment (reimbursement) for all of Pfizer's injectible products (oncology/opthamology/urology); as well as influencing coverage appropriate policy within Medicare and managed care carriers.

Associate National Sales Director - Oncology/Ophthalmology
National Accounts Oncology Account Manager
Clinical Practice Liaison/Reimbursement & Business Consultant
Managed 20 specialty markets account managers distributed across two regions.
• Led USPDI/AHPS Compendia submissions for oncolytics (J-coded products), expanding coverage for Medicare beneficiaries to nineteen additional tumor types.
• Eliminated access to care issues and utilization controls for Camptosar and Ellence within Palmetto GBA by developing and influencing alternative channels to traditional CAC-Medical Director coverage review.
• Provided HCPs with appeal guidance (including but not limited to J-coded products), through Administrative Law Judge hearing, with a 98% success rate.
• Launched various business development programs to health systems/providers on HIPAA/OIG/Medicare compliance; medical school accreditation course requirements and program measurements; and in-services.
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Roche Title: Customer Development Director Department: Medicare Segment Responsibilities: Guided parts of Roche oncology/specialty (buy-and-bill, J-coded product) reimbursement policy as a strategist focused on payer markets and health policy; included responsibility for successfully designing and implanting pre/peri-launch plans for reimbursement operations and field-based teams to address coverage, coding and payment hurdles for small molecule and biologic portfolio.
• Created strategies and pull-through tools to leverage physician group and local Medicare carrier influence on permanent J-code assignment (out of cycle) for MIRCERA, and ACTEMRA.
• Mentored account managers on strategy & tactics to influence access-to-care with Managed Markets/ Medicare.
• Developed and submitted formal comment to CMS local carriers, FIs, and MACs to advocate for appropriate product coverage and reimbursement.
• Developed and submitted formal comment to CMS local carriers, FIs, and MACs to advocate for appropriate product coverage and reimbursement.
• Consulted on the business rules and program expansion for new/existing patient assistance programs, reimbursement support services, and account management customer relationship management platform.
Years: 1996 to 1999 Employer: Astra Zeneca Title: Oncology Sales rep Department: Sales Responsibilities: Manage sales territory, launch and promote oncology/urology products.

Oncology/Urology Sales Representative
• Including sales support for multiple physician administered, J-coded products
Primary Care Sales Representative

Career Accomplishments

Professional Appointments
Pharma Marketing & Product Development MBA Program, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Lecturer, 2015.
3rd Annual World Congress to Improve Adherence & Enhance Patient Engagement, Chair/Panel lead, Mar ’15.
“Solving The Rx Adherence Puzzle” Leadership Exchange UNCUT. Medical Marketing and Media, Jan ’15.
“Leadership Exchange: If We Could Start Over….” Medical Marketing and Media. Dec ’13.
“Co-Pay/Loyalty Program: Shuffling the Pack.” Medical Marketing and Media. May ’13.
“Leadership Exchange: Pact With the Payer.” Medical Marketing and Media. Oct ’12.
“ICD-10 Poses Major Challenges for Pharmaceutical Companies.” Becker’s ASC REVIEW. Mar ’11.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Medicare phyisican practice Audit (OIG, FBI)

23 year career dealing with coverage, coding (i.e. HCPCS & J-code), and payment topics from various perspectives including: pharma manufacturer, consultant to physician and health system, advisor to wall street, consultant to emerging pharma & biotech organizations requiring managed markets and/or pricing strategy.

Pharma executive deposed (plaintiff) on anti-competitive contracting case.
Pharma executive legal/commercial team prep (defendant) for patent infringement case.
Training / Seminars
Evaluation & Management, Billing and Coding Education a crossed specialties.
Billing and coding, reimbursement training for physicians and office managers
Medicare Compliance Plan development
Vendor Selection
Developed RFI, competency review, RFP and responsible for selection of: Marketing Agencies of Record, strategic services, print, promotion, reimbursement/patient assistance programs, trade, reverse logistics, health policy, market research, various vendors typically associated with brand management
Marketing Experience
Buy and bill products; reimbursement; hospital trends; oncology practices; CRO; CSO; life cycle management; biogenerics; oral competition to injectible products; LOE; Established products; health policy; legislation; HIPAA; Medicare; healthcare reform

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