January 27, 2016 – Life science and healthcare executive search firm Strawn Arnold & Associates has added Jim Alexander as an executive vice president.
With his practice focused in the pharma/biotech sector, Dr. Alexander is a seasoned pharmaceutical executive with 30 years of experience in the pharmaceutical and consumer products business, including significant experience at Pfizer and Warner-Lambert in business development and licensing, marketing, regulatory, and medical affairs.
During his 10-year leadership of the Rutgers post-doctoral fellowship program, Dr. Alexander trained over 400 PharmDs who currently work at all levels of the pharmaceutical industry. He also founded the Industry Pharmacists Organization, the first and only professional association for pharmacists working in industry. Most recently, he was SVP and general manager of HME/myCME.com, a CME website.
Thirty years of business experience, together with his PharmD background have helped Dr. Alexander to develop an extensive network across many functional areas in the pharmaceutical and consumer products industries, including commercial, medical, regulatory, safety, HEOR, business development, and clinical development. Those connections are expected to come into play now in his role at Strawn Arnold.
Founded in 1974, Strawn Arnold is a boutique search firm focused in the life sciences, medical devices, diagnostics, healthcare IT and the payer/provider sectors. All of the firm’s partners have held significant executive and line management positions with major healthcare companies in North America, Europe and Asia.
The global healthcare and life sciences sector is in the midst of a turbulent transformation, making the need for visionary, well-connected and savvy leaders more important than ever. And hiring within the sector has been on the rise. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that healthcare employers added 39,000 new jobs last month, with most of the increase occurring in ambulatory health care services (+23,000) and hospitals (+12,000). Job growth in healthcare averaged 40,000 per month in 2015, compared with 26,000 per month in 2014.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media