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ANDREW N. ALEXANDER Verona, Wisconsin 53593 608.848.9009 email@example.com OBJECTIVE: A leadership position in a pharmaceutical development, scientific product, or medical device R&D company that values innovative solutions to further the success and profitability of business units and enhance signature client service. SUMMARY Strategic and influential technical business leader applying over 10 years of drug development project experience, program management, business process strategies, strategic R&D project planning, and collaborative operational experience to exceptional individual and team performance. A globally effective medical project director with a reputation of developing and managing process improvement and revenue driving initiatives in the US and Europe. Innovative results-oriented professional with a proven record of developing and leading strategic project teams that consistently increase market penetration. Major strengths include business and technical leadership, problem solving skills, broad scientific, medical, and business experience, an MBA degree, and proven ability to work well in a global matrix environment with multiple stakeholders. PROVEN ABILITES AND RESULTS Business Development Strategies • Strategic global business leader for a specialty medical R&D service line with sustained year-over-year growth in highly competitive markets • Demonstrated expertise in strategic global business development, technical operations, process improvement, program and project management, marketing, sales, fiscal oversight, and client satisfaction • Establish and maintain trust-based, high-value business relationships with internal and external clients • Directs, trains, and focuses global drug development project teams to outperform corporate targets • Proven track record of identifying business opportunities and implementing business initiatives • Prepares multi-year strategic business project plans, budgets, and capitol equipment requests Drug Development Director • Demonstrated experience in lead optimization, medical safety and efficacy testing, transitioning drug development projects into Phase 1 patients, and designing and interpreting Phase I/II clinical trials • Medical project director for over 125 GLP compliant preclinical drug development projects • Medical R&D technical expert for the Standard for Exchange of Nonclinical Data (SEND) initiative with the FDA in Washington, D.C. • Broad-based scientific and medical drug development experience and a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology • Global strategic business director leading a team of study directors and R&D scientist conducting complex medical projects to generate high quality scientific results on behalf of pharmaceutical clients • Project R&D expert employing strategic collaborations with commercial departments to design marketing campaigns, deliver scientific and commercial lectures, and participate in sales calls and commercial initiatives Page 2 Demonstrated Operational Expertise • Develops new technologies, optimizes procedures, and coordinates R&D project teams to enhance profitability and client signature service, and increase market differentiation • Directs cross-site committees to establish best practices between sites (US, Europe, and China) • Employs Six-Sigma methodologies to optimize current processes and implement new processes • Validated several new intravenous drug delivery systems that significantly reduce labor costs, and improve study execution and data quality Leading Talented R&D Medical and Scientific Teams • Directs cross-functional teams that developed and validated a new cutting edge medical device which reduces labor costs, increases data quality, and provides a significant competitive market advantage • Chairman of the Global Infusion Expert Working Group • Global R&D director and mentor for a team of study directors, toxicologist, and technicians conducting preclinical drug development projects • Phase I/II team coordinated for a team of doctors, scientists, and technicians investigating gene-based therapies for the treatment of advanced melanoma PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE R&D Project Director || Senior Study Director, Covance Laboratories Inc., Madison, WI, 2008 - Present Global Projects Study Director, Covance Laboratories Inc., Madison, WI, 2003-2008 R&D Scientist || Clinical Medical Instructor, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 2000-2003 Research Associate || PhD Candidate, Department of Comparative Biosciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, 1996-2000 EDUCATION MBA, Master of Business Administration (honors), University of Wisconsin, 2012 PhD, Animal Health and Biomedical Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000 Large Animal Medical and Surgical Internship, School of Veterinary Medicine, Urbana, Illinois, 1994 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin, 1993 Majored in Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1985-1989, no degree earned. ADDITIONAL TRAINING Six Sigma Methodologies Challenger Sales Strategy Training PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology AFFILIATIONS Beta Gamma Sigma – International Honor Society for Business Scholars American Veterinary Medical Association Society of Toxicology American College of Toxicology
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