Summary: Venkatesh runs the global P&L for the North America business and leads an integrated team of Sales and Marketing, Supply chain & Operations, Customer service and Corporate functions for the North America geography.
Venkatesh has 24 years of work experience in multiple industries (consumer products, foods, pharmaceuticals) and multiple functions (marketing/ P&L, business development and commercial operations). Venkatesh has extensive global experiences in his last few work assignments (Pfizer, Dr Reddys, Zydus Cadila) including commercial operations, M&A, licensing and alliances. Venkatesh's academic background includes double Masters (Chemical Engineering – Washington State University and Business Administration – IIM Ahmedabad).
Summary: John has been in the industry since the early days of generics. John headed the Pharmaceutical side of the Moore Medical business prior to that company being acquired by McKesson. During that time the Moore Medical sales team was named “Best in America” by a leading industry Journal. From there John started and ran a small consulting company that served both manufacturers and dispensers until putting that company together with what today is Ascend Labs.
John’s tenure gives him unique insights into the many changes the industry and business has seen and has help guide Ascend along the pathway of steady growth. Building a solid company infrastructure and an exceptional team to interact with customers and provide service second to none are the foundations John has used to help develop Ascend from a startup to a fully functioning important component in today’s health care industry.
Summary: Jim is responsible for the Financial and Accounting related functions within Ascend. Prior to Ascend he was the Finance head with Wockhardt USA LLC. Jim has over 25 years of Financial experience, predominantly in the Pharmaceutical industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is a CPA in the state of NJ.