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Our team includes experts in strategy, regulatory, pricing, market access, communications, scientific affairs and C-Suite management – all with decades of commercialization experience.

Michael Cloutier

Founding Partner & Business Development Lead

  • CEO/President/GM of seven Canadian companies and affiliates including: Searle, Pharmacia, AstraZeneca, COTI, InterMune, PTC Therapeutics, Canadian Diabetes Association
  • International Experience (US, Europe, Latin America) in global marketing, operations and human resources
  • Network of over 3000 individuals in Canada/US/EU
  • Advanced Insight and Market Relationships: Board Chair OBIO (Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization); Board Member Joule (Canadian Medical Association Affiliate); Board Member Cameron Institute

Deborah Brown

Managing Partner

  • Extensive North American leadership experience including:
  • President, EMD Serono Canada (division of Merck KGaA, Merck Serono)
  • Executive VP, Neuroimmunology, North America, Serono
  • Deep Bench Strength in both commercial and technical functions:
  • BU Director, Marketing, Regulatory, Quality Affairs & Medical Research, Clinical Data Analyses
  • Long term advocate for thriving Canadian health sciences ecosystem:
  • Former Board Member of Life Sciences Ontario (LSO), Chair & Exec Committee Member of Rx&D (now IMC), Board Member & Exec Committee of BIOTECanada

Charles Pirraglia

Senior Partner, Strategy, Insights & Analytics

  • 13 years leading Podium Strategic – Canadian experts in market assessment, corporate and brand strategy for Canadian health product launches
  • Leads a team of analytic and strategy experts, offers best-in-class launch tools and performance metrics
  • Project support in the areas of corporate/portfolio/brand vision development and strategic planning, market opportunity assessment and management support programs
  • 15+ years in big pharma in Canada in progressive sales and marketing roles

Lindy Forte

Senior Partner, Health Technology Assessment

  1. Founder, NaviCa Market Access (formerly Patient Access Solutions)
  2. 20 years of pharmaceutical and biotech experience
  3. Proven success in:
    1. Market access strategy
    2. Development of formulary submissions (CDR, pCODR, provincial, private, and hospital
    3. Outcomes research
    4. Health economics
    5. Budget impact analysis/market forecasting
    6. Medical marketing and medical writing
    7. Drugs for rare diseases and targeted populations

Ryan Clarke

Senior Partner, Advocacy & Stakeholder Relations

  1. CEO and Founder, Advocacy Solutions
  2. Founded in 2003
  3. Business committed to providing a voice to organizations and individuals through the development and implementation of impactful advocacy strategies
  4. Three core services:
    1. Training and development
    2. Creation of strategic plans
    3. Implementation of strategies
    4. Focus on virtual advocacy solutions

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