July/August 2019

Letter from the Editor

August 1, 2019

Imagine if… When we introduced the PharmaVOICE 100 most inspiring people in the life-sciences industry 15 years ago it began a movement. We sought to capture that intangible measure of a person’s influence: inspiration. And we thought who better to identify these individuals than you, our readers. For 15 years, you have put thoughtful consideration […]

PharmaVOICE 100 Who’s on the List – By Category

August 1, 2019

Who’s on the List — 2019 Indexed by Category Commanders & Chiefs Paul Balagot precisioneffect Percival Barretto-Ko Astellas US Udit Batra MilliporeSigma Dan Bradbury Equillium Dr. Pablo Cagnoni Rubius Therapeutics Sharon Callahan TBWA\WorldHealth Dr. Donald Deieso WIRB-Copernicus Group Drew Desjardins Dudnyk John Donovan Compas Dr. Susan Dorfman CMI Media Jeffrey Erb McCann Health Don Feiler […]

Commanders & Chiefs

August 1, 2019

These forward-thinking leaders are inspiring their teams to achieve far-reaching goals and strategically positioning their companies for success as they navigate complex industry challenges. Committed. Kind. A Celebration of Leadership Sharon Callahan Titles and Companies: CEO, TBWA\WorldHealth and Chief Client Officer, Omnicom Health Group Industry Awards: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association Woman of the Year, 2019; MedAdNews […]

Entrepreneurs

August 1, 2019

These visionary leaders recognized an opportunity to fill an industry need and are successfully leading their companies to new heights. Pioneering. Passionate. Breaking Scientific Barriers David Chang, M.D., Ph.D. Title: President, CEO, and Co-Founder Company: Allogene Therapeutics Inc. Industry Awards: Prix Galien Award — Best Biotechnology Product, 2018; Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and […]

Change Agents

August 1, 2019

These forward-thinking individuals are disrupting the status quo and setting the strategic direction for their companies to capitalize on the opportunities that will shape the future of the healthcare ecosystem. Intuitive. Strategic. Solutions-Oriented, Patient-Focused Amy Bybee Title: VP, Strategy Company: Targetbase, an Omnicom Company Awards: Sales Leadership, President’s Club Award Associations: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, American […]

Patient Advocates

August 1, 2019

Patient-centricity is all the buzz, but for these leaders patients have always been at the center of everything they have done and continue to do. Centered. Mindful. Transforming Medical Affairs Across the Industry Ramin Farhood, Pharm.D. Title: VP, Head of Global Medical Affairs Company: AveXis, a Novartis Company Industry Awards: Alumnus of the Year Award […]

Researchers & Scientists

August 1, 2019

These visionary thinkers are driving innovation around scientific breakthroughs and new technologies. Fierce Advocate. Collaborative. Uniting for Cures Shao-Lee Lin, M.D., Ph.D. Title: Executive VP, Head of Research and Development, and Chief Scientific Officer Company: Horizon Charged with building a robust, sustainable R&D portfolio and driving the next transformative phase of growth for Horizon Therapeutics, […]

Clinical Experts

August 1, 2019

These clinical development experts are redefining clinical operations to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and timelines, and improve the safety profiles of bringing new medicines to patients. A Rare Passion for Patients Energetic. Unrelenting. L. Mary Smith, Ph.D. Title: Senior VP, Clinical R&D Company: SpringWorks Therapeutics Associations: American Society for Clinical Oncology. Twitter: @Lmsl66 In healthcare, […]

Marketers

August 1, 2019

Effective marketing in today’s highly complex healthcare arena needs to address myriad stakeholders, and these marketing vanguards understand not only the channels but the patient populations to be successful. Compassionate. Courageous. A Patient Connector Ian Ross Title: Senior Marketing Manager Company: Genentech Company Awards: Pfizer, Sales Excellence; Genentech, Sales, Two-Time Region of the Year; Passion […]

Creatives

August 1, 2019

The strategic development and execution of exceptional brand assets requires vision and creative flair as well as strong agency-client partnerships. Passionate. Creative. Creating Breakthrough Campaigns Jody Van Swearingen Title: Senior VP, Creative Director Company: AbelsonTaylor Inc. Industry Awards: Clio; MAN Ad of the Year; Rx Club Golds and Grand Global awards; PM360 Elite Community Awards: […]

Talent Managers

August 1, 2019

In today’s evolving ecosystem, talent management is paramount to a company’s success and requires skills beyond on-boarding to ensure employee engagement. Solutions-Oriented. Humble. Growing and Retaining Top Talent Lisa Tamborello Title: Executive Director, Human Resources Company: Elevate Healthcare Marketing Industry Awards: PM360 Elite Award, 2019 Company Awards: Lisa Appreciation Day, Elevate Associations: Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association; […]

Technologists

August 1, 2019

Big data and technology are key drivers of future innovation in the industry, and these leaders are always looking forward to the next big idea. Client-Centric. Passionate. Driving Technology Transformation Sriraman Nagarajan Title: VP Company: Cognizant Company Awards: Client Service Excellence award, Cognizant, 2013 Associations: Cognizant Outreach, Crossing Thresholds Twitter: @ilsri With a relentless focus […]

2019 Red Jacket Honorees

August 1, 2019

Leaders for today and tomorrow PharmaVOICE introduced the Red Jacket Award, now in its fifth year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the PharmaVOICE 100. One of the criteria for being named a Red Jacket — our version of a Hall of Fame — is having been recognized previously as a PharmaVOICE 100 honoree, but […]

Red Jacket Nancy Berg

August 1, 2019

Nancy S. Berg Title: CEO and Executive Director Company: ISPOR Industry Awards: PharmaVOICE 100, 2016, 2017, 2018; PM360 Elite 100 award for transformational leadership, 2016); multiple Stevie awards recognizing women in business, 2016, 2017, 2018) Company Awards: ISPOR awards: ASAE Power of A Award for Good Practices for Outcomes Research Reports; multiple awards for ISPOR’s […]

Red Jacket Craig Lipset

August 1, 2019

Craig Lipset Title: Former Head of Clinical Innovation Company: Pfizer Industry awards: PharmaVOICE 100; PE’s Emerging Leaders; CenterWatch Top Innovators; AlleyWatch Who’s Who in eHealth Industry awards: DIA Outstanding Service Award Associations:,People-Centered Research Foundation, board; MedStar Health Research Institute, board; Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research, board Twitter: @CraigLipset Craig Lipset is regarded as a visionary leader […]

Red Jacket Chris Perkin

August 1, 2019

Chris Perkin Title: CEO Company: Altasciences Industry Awards: PharmaVOICE 100, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018; Gamechangers of the Year, 2018 Company Awards: Clinical and Research Excellence Awards (CARE), Winner, Most Successful Early Phase Research, 2019; Top 10 CRO, Pharma Tech Outlook magazine, 2019; CRO Leadership Awards, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019; Best Early Phase CRO in […]

Red Jacket Dr. Ahnal Purohit

August 1, 2019

Ahnal Purohit, Ph.D. Title: Founder and CEO Company: Purohit Navigation Company Awards: More than 100 awards: Global Awards, Grand Global; the RX Club Show, Gold, Silver, Award of Excellence; DxMA awards, First Place; National Health Info awards; Doctors’ Choice Awards; IN-AWE awards, Gold, Silver, Bronze Industry Awards: Asian Women in Business Entrepreneurial Leadership Award; Top […]

Red Jacket Dr. Ryan Saadi

August 1, 2019

Ryan Saadi, M.D., MPH Title: Global VP, Evidence, Market Access, Strategic Pricing Company: CSL Behring Industry Awards: PharmaVOICE 100, 2011, 2015 Associations: Voting Member, Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services In everything he does, Ryan Saadi, M.D., is always ready to challenge the status quo and siloed thinking […]

Red Jacket Timothy Walbert

August 1, 2019

Timothy Walbert Title: Chairman, President, and CEO Company: Horizon Therapeutics plc Industry Awards: PharmaVOICE 100, 2010, 2015, 2019 Company Awards: Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma, Fortune Magazine, 2019, 2018 – No. 1; 50 Companies that Care, People Magazine, 2018; 100 Best Medium Workplaces, Fortune, 2018; Best Places to Work in Chicago, 2018; Crain’s […]

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